Curtained hair

Curtained hair
Example of curtained hair, 1993

Curtained hair is the term given to the hairstyle featuring a long fringe divided in either a middle parting or a side parting. When used, it generally applies to males. This haircut was popular in Europe and North America throughout the 1990s and briefly in the early 2000s.


Popularity among entertainers

Some of its main patrons included Hugh Grant, Matt Damon, David Beckham, Leonardo Dicaprio, Brendan Fraser, Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, Lifehouse's Jason Wade (in the early 2000s), Stephen Baldwin, Westlife's Brian McFadden, Matthew Lawrence, Devon Sawa, Ben Adams, Michael Pitt (on and off in the 2000s, notably in 2007 film Funny Games U.S.), Christian Ingebrigtsen, Edward Furlong, Chris Crocker (in the mid-late 2000s, mainly 2007), Rider Strong.

Pop culture


It is unsure when this style became fashionable in the Far East, but evidence of it in Japanese media can be seen from before the 1990s. Many anime characters, such as Dragonball Z's Trunks and Fullmetal Alchemist's Edward Elric have this haircut.

Video games

The haircut is featured on many video game characters, such as Resident Evil's Leon S. Kennedy, Legacy of Kain's Raziel and Onimusha's Samanosuke Akechi. Gambit and Nightcrawler in Wolverine and the X-Men had this hairstyle. Animated films

Animated films

The hair style has been often featured in animated films. Characters who had it include; Dimitri from Anastasia (1997), David Kawena from Lilo & Stitch (2002), Jim Hawkins from Walt Disney's Treasure Planet (2002), Milo James Thatch from Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Cale Tucker from Titan A.E. (2000) and Gary Johnston from Team America: World Police (2004).

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