David Cameron adopts "side-sweep" hairstyle favoured by Clooney, Beckham and Barlow


Chasing the female vote, Cameron PM adopts “side-sweep” hairstyle favoured by Clooney, Beckham and Barlow

Last October, when David Cameron had only been in power for a few months, he raised eyebrows by shifting his side parting from right to left.

Some interpreted the change in hairstyles as a sign of future left-leaning policies following an allegiance with the Liberal Democrats.

The reason behind the Prime Minister”s latest hairstyle choice seems more straight forward. Has he adopted the “side-sweep” in a bid to woo women voters

Dapper like Dom Draper: David Cameron Dapper like Dom Draper: David Cameron

Dapper like Don Draper: David Cameron”s side-sweep was originally inspired by the Mad Men character

The dapper hairstyle has been seen on everyone from George Clooney to Gary Barlow and David Beckham.

Even man of the moment, actor Ryan Gosling, has been sporting the trend.

The style – originally inspired by Mad Man heartthrob Don Draper – features a low side parting with the sides of the hair slicked back with a little gel, then a small quiff, pushed away from the parting, on top.

Inspiration David Beckham and Gary Barlow sport similar styles Inspiration David Beckham and Gary Barlow sport similar styles

Inspiration David Beckham and Gary Barlow sport similar styles

Keep the quiff low, to avoid looking too much like TinTin, and accessorise with that other seasonal must-have – some designer stubble.

The hairstyle is definitely a step up for Cameron. Particularly after his 2008 middle-parting blip.

Hollywood heartthrobs: Ryan Gosling and George Clooney also sport small quiffs Hollywood heartthrobs: Ryan Gosling and George Clooney also sport small quiffs

Hollywood heartthrobs: Ryan Gosling and George Clooney also sport small quiffs

The-then Leader of the Opposition turned up to Prime Minister”s question time sporting a quite ridiculous centre parting that looked like he had just got out of bed.

A spokesman saved the day by explaining that the startling style – “a split down the middle” – was a homage to the Labour party.

CREATE THE LOOK: How to give yourself the side-sweep

Celebrity hair stylist Mikey Kardashian gives tips on how to create the side-sweep:

Depending on the size of the side sweep you are after place the allocated hair into a heated roller, leave for 3 minutes until the required hair has taken shape.
When you remove the heated roller give your hair a little brush to soften it, then give the roots a small back comb and fix into place using hairspray.