Amidst Henry Cavill’s ‘Argylle’ Hair Memes, Here Are 5 Times ‘The Witcher’ Served With His Locks

Published 09/30/2023, 5:30 PM EDT

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After losing his sword and cape, Henry Cavill is making his big comeback through Matthew Vaughn’s spy thriller extravaganza, Argylle. Apart from the fact that the movie has been marinating in the studio since 2021 despite the likes of revered names such as Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, and John Cena attached to it, there was not much known about the movie until the recent release of Argylle’s official trailer following which fans have started questioning if perhaps the movie was not marinating but forgotten in the oven. All of this is due to Henry Cavill’s questionable coiffure.

While nowhere in the two-minute-long well-packed trailer does it reveal an antagonist, fans seem to have identified one in the British actor’s hairstyle. But one bad hair day cannot triumph over a decade of magnificent hairstyles delivered by Henry Cavill. To remind you of the same, here is a list of five hairstyles that added an extra touch of elegance to the fan-favorite actor’s on-screen brilliance.

5. Henry Cavill’s silver mane for The Witcher

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There is no dearth of reasons behind why Henry Cavill’s portrayal of Geralt will always be iconic. In fact, fans will be willing to argue that the iconic lines from the 2017 Beauty and the Beast ‘Gaston’ track, “No one’s slick as Gaston, No one’s quick as Gaston, No one’s neck’s as, incredibly thick as Gaston” are a proof of the Mandela Effect and that they clearly remember the original version was waxing poetic about Cavill’s Geralt. A pivotal reason behind this is that there is truly no one as sick as Geralt or his half-up, half-down hairdo.

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Throughout the three seasons, the actor sported the silver locks that albeit being messy remain arguably more lore-accurate than most of the series. Henry Cavill made sure that he portrayed Andrzej Sapkowski’s character perfectly down to the last morsel, and this meant having the perfect locks. Even if it drove one crew member to a questionable state of mind. Cavill extended this good hair luck to The Witcher promotions as well.

4. The sophisticated comb-over

During the earliest season of The Witcher, which required a lot of convincing on Henry Cavill’s part for the audience to tune in, the actor’s stylist opted for a very smart hairstyle. A stark contrast from the loose and messy locks of Geralt, Cavill’s stylist gelled his hair up in a neat side comb-over. Also known as a squared cut hair, this hairstyle is recurrent on the actor’s crown.

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Henry Cavill, despite the role he plays, has proven to be quite a gentle-hearted specimen over the years. Therefore, he often uses hairstyles such as this one to exude gravitas in interviews. His adoption of a sophisticated comb-over hairstyle demanded attention and the smart use of it during The Witcher promotions had fans from several continents tuning in to see what Netflix made of Sapkowski’s Continent.

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3. The Sherlock Holmes with the slick side part

In a filmography that was enriched with him flying over Metropolis, walking in sandy desserts, and reloading his biceps, a serene sequence of him reading his newspaper as Sherlock Holmes in a slick side part, did wonders for Henry Cavill, and much more for his fans. The actor skillfully utilized his naturally beautiful curls while portraying the sharp-witted brother of Enola Holmes in the Netflix money-maker starring Millie Bobby Brown.

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This was not the first time Cavill had let his natural curls shine in front of the camera, yet it was quite a Pearl-Harbor-esque moment for his fans. While the long-hair-do might prove to be a hassle for those looking for inspiration in Henry Cavill’s history of hairstyles, the actor’s chopped-up look during the promotions may prove to be a better option.

2. The trademark Henry Cavill promotional hairstyle

The British actor who has grown popular through his portrayal of fantasy characters is known for his attention to detail. This included the actor diving neck-deep into the Superman comics during Man of Steel and coming too close to swords during The Witcher. Adding to the hobbies that he picks up with each multi-million dollar project that he signs, Henry Cavill also proudly identifies as a nerd with an extraordinary knowledge of science fiction books and an obsession with  World of Warhammer. On top of all this, the actor does not have the time to maintain long hair.

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Therefore, be it after The Witcher shooting or Enola Holmes, Henry Cavill mostly opts for a short hairstyle during promotion. But just because the actor himself might not be well versed on the side of the internet that waxes poetic about his hair, it does not mean that his hairstylist is not. Therefore, bringing the best of both worlds, Cavill’s hairstylist enhances his short hair length by combing over his curls in a side part or a slick back.

1. The iconic Henry Cavill buzz cut

Throughout his phenomenal career, Henry Cavill’s hairstyles have been an unsung hero. Barring the recent buzz around his hairstyle in Argylle, the actor’s mane has always been a symbol of elegance. Moreover, as he changed it up with each role, Henry Cavill also became the one-stop inspiration for men’s hairstyles on all occasions. While most of his looks over the years have brought attention to his natural curls, at the beginning of his career in The Tudors, the actor had chopped them all off.

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The hair that has come to become one of the actor’s most talked about features could not steal much of the spotlight during his earliest performance as the actor sported a buzz cut. Surprisingly, chopping off Henry Cavill’s luscious locks did not prove to be as much of a debacle as making every strand of it stand at attention as Argylle did.

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Which Henry Cavill hairstyle from the above is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

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