In the realm of late ‘70s and early ‘80s iconic television characters and their signature styles, Bo from “The Dukes of Hazzard” left a lasting impression that was rivaled by very few. Played by actor John Schneider, Beauregard “Bo” Duke was known for his charming personality, his fast driving, and yes, that unique hairstyle. Let’s take a closer look at this legendary haircut and the way in which this style has maintained its popularity over the past four decades.

The Bo Duke Haircut

The Bo Duke style was a symbol of rugged Southern charm that inspired a sense of adventure in men across the U.S. and beyond. Characterized by medium-length wavy locks, the hair is parted cleanly, allowing those waves to fall naturally on both sides. To achieve this look, you’ll need to grow your hair out to a length that falls just past your ears. Of course Bo was a blonde, but the style will work well with other hair colors too. The real key to making this style your own is to simply embrace its effortless, windswept appearance.

Maintaining the Look

The beauty of the Bo Duke hairstyle lies in its simplicity. While this look won’t require hours in front of a mirror, it does call for some basic maintenance:

  1. Regular Trims: While you want your hair to be of medium length, occasional trims are necessary to avoid it becoming too unruly. To keep the shape intact, we recommend a trim at least every 6-8 weeks.
  2. Natural Waves: To enhance the wavy appearance, use a light mousse or sea salt spray when hair is damp. Scrunch your hair and let it air dry for those natural-looking waves.
  3. Parting the Hair: Your part should be centered. Make sure to use the right tool to create that clean divide, such as a fine-toothed comb.
  4. Be Mindful of Product: Avoid overloading your hair with products. The Bo Duke look thrives on the “just rolled out of bed” perception – so keep product usage to a minimum.
John Schneider/”Bo Duke” Credit: Pinterest

Cultural Impact

The Bo Duke hairstyle initially popularized by John Schneider in “The Dukes of Hazzard,”  embodies a sense of adventure and free-spiritedness. The series ran from 1979-1985 and inspired a movie in 2005, as well as a line of toys that sell for enormous sums.

In recent years, we’ve seen a resurgence of interest in classic hairstyles such as the Bo Duke, and have revisited the look by giving it a modern twist to make it relevant for today’s fashion trends. If this style is calling to your inner Bo Duke, and your hair is at a medium length or longer, we can make it work for you – with no hazards ahead.

Enjoy your hair!!