Jim Morrison Hair Style: Get the Look!

Last updated on May 25th, 2013 at 12:38 am

How to get the Jim Morrison Hair Style!

The Jim Morrison is the name of a hair style that I coined after the rock star himself, Jim Morrison; it is a hair style with plenty of volume all around the head that aims to cover the head as if it were a helmet.

 Jim Morrison with his classic long hair style

Hair length category


Suitable hair type

Straight hair, wavy hair

Haircut for the Jim Morrison hair style

For the Jim Morrison hair style, you need 6 inches of hair all around your head, the only areas of the scalp that can be trimmed are the sideburns.

Haircut difficulty

2 out of 5

How to style and get the Jim Morrison hair style!

To style a Jim Morrison, use hair mousse to lift your hair up so that it ends up looking like a helmet. Use your fingers to do the lifting up of the hair, aiming to create a visual helmet-like effect. If you use a leave-in conditioner normally as your hairstyling foundation, it is best that for this particular hair style you either use a smaller-than-usual amount or skip the leave-in altogether to style your mane in a Jim Morrison because the leave-in will weight down your locks. While the Jim Morrison is not a fully puffing-out hair style, it certainly requires a messy volume that defies gravity somewhat.

With the Jim Morrison hair style, you want to elongate the lifting-up motion of your fingers and solely use hair mousse as a hairstyling agent so that the tresses can defy gravity. To further enhance the volume, use a hair dryer as you lift the hair up with your fingers.

The wavy hair of Jim Morrison with his hairstyle

Styling difficulty

3 out of 5

Which male celebrity has sported the Jim Morrison hair style?

Well, the dude him himself, Mr. Morrison! Jim Morrison in any of the covers for The Best Of albums of The Doors will serve to illustrate this wild hair style!

Picture of Jim Morrison on the The Doors cover with his peculiar hairstyle

Men’s hair products to get the Jim Morrison hair style

It’s simple, you just need a good hair mousse and a high-quality hair dryer that gets your the puffing and that will last long. You can get the following on Amazon:

The Jim Morrison hair style is one wild beast that I only recommend if you’re sure that none of the ladies at work or school will be bothering you asking you for your number. Literally, the Jim Morrison hair style will give you a fresher rocker-like look; try it if you’re bored of your current hair style!

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4 comments for “Jim Morrison Hair Style: Get the Look!

  1. Mojo
    June 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Awesome! My hair is 3 and 1/4 inches long right now.

  2. Diego
    April 5, 2015 at 12:46 am

    When they talk about the hair length as 6 inches, do they mean 6 inches from the forehead down?

    • April 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      Hello Diego,

      Correct. Simply pull a lock of your hair softly until it is extended flat and then measure its length from where it starts (i.e. scalp) right till the very end of the lock (i.e. tip).



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