Cannes: The best men's hairstyles

Cannes: The best men's hairstyles

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Text: Renée Batchelor

While the men at Cannes may not have shone as brightly as their female counterparts, they still sported cool, understated hairstyles that are perfect even off the red carpet

Xavier Dolan is not only an acclaimed director at the ripe old age of 26, he's also a rising style star. Here he sports natural curls, gel-free.

Xavier Dolan

Up-and-coming actor Nicholas Hoult surprised with his turn in Mad Max: Fury Road. Here he wears very little product on his straight hair. Ask for light layers in your hair to replicate this low-maintenance style.

Nicholas Hoult

Modern pompadour
Jake Gyllenhaal is the picture of cool in his slicked-back style that has less volume on top than a traditional pompadour. Try a pomade or wax to coat strands, but be reminded that this style works best on those blessed with thick hair.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Transporting his laidback Texan cool to Cannes, we're not sure about the scruffy beard, but we like Matthew McConaughey's alternative to a man bun.

Matthew McConaughey

Trust Robbie Williams to show up at Cannes with a platinum pouf on his head. The ex-boybander may be greying, but he's doing it in style.

Robbie Williams