Gangster films inspire mob haircuts

December 26, 1990|By Orlando Sentinel

Gangster movies are back and so are sideburns. Could there be a connection? Kathy Weaver thinks so.

"It's gangster chic," said Weaver, director of education for the Supercuts chain of hairstyling salons.

She predicts that fashion-conscious young men will be sporting the look that's big in the latest spate of gangster movies, including "Goodfellas," "Godfather III" and Dustin Hoffman's "Billy Bathgate."

Essentially, the hair is long and slicked back on top, but fairly short at the back and sides except for those sideburns on the cheeks. Think Sean Penn, John Cusack or Nicholas Cage and you've got the picture.

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