Featured Style: Wavy Loose Throwback with a Short Beard

Throwbacks are a classic, versatile style that will get you from A to Z and this Wavy Loose Throwback with a Short Beard is no exception. Fresh picked from Uppercut Deluxe Ambassador George Coady this Throwback is a classic example of “trusting the process”, combining modern and traditional barbering techniques to achieve movement without sacrificing length.

This cut pairs a clean, low taper with thick, textured, wavy length on top. Weight has been taken from the top to create shape while still maintaining the natural flow and length. The low taper works to emphasise the length and flow on top, while creating a clean transition for the shaped, short beard. Finished using Uppercut Deluxe Foam Tonic, blow dried in with a few drops of Uppercut Deluxe Beard Oil in the beard to help prevent flaking and itching.

Wavy Loose Throwback with a Short Beard

“The thing for me that stands out with George is he knows how to do the hair type justice, whether that’s keeping or taking length, along with tapers and fades to suit the client. He’s a classically trained barber that executes styles through a flawless process, nothing he does looks forced” Uppercut Deluxe Founder Steve Purcell said.

The first step to nailing this style yourself is having a chat with your barber. This won’t be their first Throwback so trust the process and you’ll come out the other side with a grin. If you’re a little sceptical slip them this photo as a reference or double down and jump on George Coady’s Instagram for the video here.

To achieve this style at home, start by applying a few pumps of Foam Tonic to damp hair. Using a Quiff Roller to direct the flow, blow-dry your hair to style. The heat from the blow dryer will activate the Foam Tonic, adding volume and control for a light, natural finish. Finish using a CB11 Rake Comb to add texture and lock the style in place. If you’re looking for a stronger hold, add a few extra pumps of foam tonic or a dab of Uppercut Deluxe Matte Pomade before blow drying in.


Uppercut Deluxe Foam Tonic takes a modern approach to a traditional barber classic.

This hydrating mousse is the ultimate in hair and scalp care, offering protection against heat when blow drying or as a stand-alone light styling foam.

Our versatile Foam Tonic can be used as a stand-alone styling product, curl enhancer, a cutting agent, or as a pre-styling product for heat protection.

Foam Tonic creates a healthy shine and adds light hold for gentle control in all hair types. Featuring an aerating pump that transforms a liquid into a foam to create a mess-free and easy application ensuring even distribution throughout the hair.


Uppercut Deluxe Beard Oil is lightweight, non-greasy with a Patchouli and Leather fragrance.

Containing Argan, Jojoba, Avocado and Rosemary oils, Uppercut Deluxe Beard Oil has been designed specifically to soften, condition and nourish all types of beards.

Intentionally thinner than traditional Beard Oils, the Uppercut Deluxe Beard Oil was developed to offer a smoother application and lighter finish.

To use, apply directly to beard or hands. Massage the oil throughout the beard and skin until evenly spread throughout.