Ragnar Lothbrok’s Hair and Beard Styles


Ragnar Lothbrok’s Hairstyles and Beard Styles: The Ragnar Lothbrok hair and beard look is among the most popular hairstyles of 2018. To get the Travis Fimmel to look right you have to make sure that you also have the physique and the body to carry these hairstyles and beard styles off correctly.

Ragnar Lothbrok is a character played by the actor Travis Fimmel on the hit historical TV drama called The Vikings. His hairstyle is one of the most awesome hairstyles ever viewed on television. During most of his appearance on the show he portrays many variations of the normal braid. He did a knot on the top of his head or the man pony with shaved sides and looked as dashing as ever. This style if suit you best if you have the right kind of body to flaunt it. If you look like a warrior who is as badass as Rgnar this look is the one for you.

It is not easy to incorporate this hairstyle as yours. It will require a lot of patience and dedication. If you are ready to put in effort into your hairstyle only then should you opt for this style. Hair growth is majorly dependent on genetics and the right diet. If you eat well and eat right your hair will grow properly and thick. This will also depend upon genes. If you genetically have thick hair then chances of getting this hairstyle right are higher.     

About the Actor Ragnar Lothbrok’s

Travis Fimmel is an 39 year old Australian model turned actor who plays the famous role of Ragnar Lothbrok on the History Channel series The Vikings. He began his career as a model and initially was the first male model to strike a six figure deal with Calvin Klein. He was also voted the sexiest bachelors by the People’s Magazine in 2002. He was regarded as the most sought after model of that time.

Fimmel has been a part of a lot of movies and was selected for the role of Ragnar Lothbrok with a lot of other actors for four seasons. This show premiered in 2013 and his hair and beard styles have been the talk of the town ever since.

Best Hairstyles of the Actor Ragnar Lothbrok’s with DIY Process

It is not easy to attain the Ragnar Lothbrok look. It requires a lot of dedication and determination to grow this type of hairstyle. You need to be precise and perfect with this style. You will need to find a stylist who can do the initial ground work for you so that you can build up on that and eventually get the perfect style.

#1: Ragnar Lothbrok braids

Ragnar looks dashing with braids on the TV series. He wears these in the series with his head shaven from both sides of the braid. There are multiple braids that are made beginning from the temple and the French braid goes all the way to the back. He compliments this look with a beard that is short and a moustache. The beard starts from the temple region and extends to the chin.

Ragnar Lothbrok braids

To get this hairstyle you will need:

  • Clippers
  • A pair of comb
  • A few rubber bands
  • A razor

Steps to follow:

  • Grow your hair a decent length. The length should be enough so that it can be made into a proper French braid.
  • Now start shaving the sides starting from the ears. Now shave till there is hair only left in the middle region of the head.
  • It is a kind of a Mohawk, but not quite because the hair is much longer in length.
  • Now, starting from the temple start braiding the hair in three separate braids.
  • All three braids will be made using the French style of braiding hair.
  • Near the nape of the neck all the three braids shall coincide with each other and form one braid thereon.
  • Now, a rubber-band needs to be put to secure the braid.   

#2: Ragnar Lothbrok’s hair tattoo

Ragnar Lothbrok is also known for his tattooed head. There are two styles in the TV series here he is seen with a tattoo. In one he wears his tattoo with a dread lock pony. In another he is seen wearing his tattoo with a head that is almost completely shaven.

Ragnar Lothbrok’s hair tattoo

To get this look you will need:

  • A razor
  • A trimmer
  • A comb
  • A semi permanent tattoo of your choice

Steps to follow:

  • If you wish to get the look the tattoo and the dreadlocks then all you need to do is put the dread locks into a pony and paste a semi permanent tattoo around it.
  • Other than this if you wish to try the almost shaven tattoo look, you will need to shave your head completely leaving only a round patch on the top of the head.
  • Now, on the left over area apply a semi permanent tattoo of your choice.

#3: Ragnar Lothbrok’s dreads

Ragnar Lothbrok’s dreads

This is the most common hairstyle that Travis Fimmel had throughout the show. It is easy to attain only if you have the guts to be this bold. In this your hair are in dreads all over other than on the sides.

To get this look you will need:

  • A razor
  • A trimmer
  • Hair gel or mousse
  • A comb
  • A strong hold rubber band

Steps to follow:

  • This hairstyle requires you to make dreadlocks in your hair.
  • The first requirement for this is that your hair should be grown to a decent length.
  • After this the hair from behind the ear should be shaved leaving a patch of hair in the middle region.
  • Now, these hair need to be twisted into dreadlocks and hair gel or hair mousse should be used to hold it in place.
  • Let the mousse/ gel dry.
  • Now, tie all the dreadlocks into a ponytail. The dreadlock look is complete.  

#4: Ragnar Lothbrok’s short hair

Ragnar Lothbrok’s short hair

In the series Travis Fimmel is also seen wearing short hair. Well, short is an understatement. In a few episodes of the series he is shown to have very short hair. He is almost bald with hair only on the middle region of the head. At the back there is a ‘V’ of sorts. This hairstyle is complete with a tattoo on the bald part of the head.

To get this look you will need:

  • A pair of scissors
  • A razor
  • A trimmer
  • A semi-temporary tattoo

Steps to follow:

  • Firstly, depending upon the length of your hair start to cut them.
  • Shave the entire head to a complete zero using a razor, leaving hair only in the middle region and some on the back of the head to create the ‘V’.  
  • Now, with the help of a trimmer trim the hair on the top of the head.
  • At the back of the head, using a razor, create a well defined ‘V’.
  • Now apply the semi-permanent tattoo and complete the look with a long beard, you are good to go.  

#5: Ragnar Lothbrok’s shaved head

Ragnar Lothbrok’s shaved head

Ragnar in some episodes went completely bald. This made him look scary, vicious and dark, on the show, which fit the role perfectly. He completes this look with a beard that is not very long. This beard is accompanied by a moustache. The beard is longer on the chin region while shorter on the cheeks and the side-burns.

To get this look you will need:

  • A trimmer
  • A razor
  • A small pair of scissors.

Steps to follow:

  • All you have to do to get this hairstyle is go completely bald. Shave your head to a complete zero.
  • Leave hair only on the side-burns and hair on the rest of the face. The hair on the face is longer on the chin and shorter on the sides.
  • The moustache is kept short in widths but, the length of the moustache is quite long and mixes with the rest of the facial hair at the ends.

#6: Ragnar Lothbrok’s hair extensions

Ragnar Lothbrok’s hair extensions

In the series he is also sometimes seen wearing hair extensions. If you wish to get hair extensions the easiest way to get them is at the salon. A professional barber will be able to do the best job at adding extensions to the hair.

To get this look you will need:

  • Hair extensions
  • Rubber bands
  • Comb
  • Hair Gel

Steps to follow:

  • In this style, in order to increase the length of the hair, or rather give an appearance of long hair you can add hair extensions to your already existing hair.
  • If there is any hair on your head which can be made into a short braid, you can just add hair extensions to it, by braiding them in to increase the length of the hair.
  • In the end you can style your long hair with extensions in any way that you desire. You can make a dreadlock pony, or a braid, and there are plenty of other hairstyles you could try if you have long hair with extensions.  

Ragnar Lothbrok’s Beard Styles

Ragnar Lothbrok wears a beard all throughout the T.V series the Vikings. There is no scene or episode where the actor is seen without a beard. His beard is long and well kept. It is shaped in a perfect ‘V’. Travis Fimmel grew his beard and maintained it on his own without the help of any professional and he did a fantastic job at it.

Throughout the show Travis Fimmel is flaunting varied lengths of beards. In the first season he is seen in a very shot well groomed beard as the show progresses we see the beard length increase as well. His beard was mostly in a ‘V’ shape and was continues to grow in that direction.

Ragnar Lothbrok’s Beard Styles

His hairstyles along with his beard styles complimented each other well. The length of the beard depended upon the length of the hair too. The shorter the beard is the longer the hair, and, vice versa. This has been the trend on the show, and we’ve witnessed it.   


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How to Grow a Beard like Ragnar Lothbrok?

To achieve the Ragnar Lothbrok beard look requires a lot of patience to grow. It is in various stages. It predominantly has a ‘V’ on the bottom part that is the region which grows on the chin. Other than hair on the chin in the shape of a ‘V’ the beard extends to the sideburns too.

Steps to get the perfect beard:

  • Maintain a healthy diet. Include iron and protein in your everyday meals. Both of these help aid hair growth. It will also make the hair denser and thicker than before. Hence, will help you grow a healthy beard. You can also try beard oil to aid growth. It also gives a shine look to your beard.  
  • Trimming and grooming your beard from time to time is of extreme importance. It is important to trim your beard so that it can grow properly. If beard is grown un-groomed then it will grow in a hap-hazard manner and hence will take longer to grow.
  • Washing the beard is another important aspect of growing the perfect beard. If you wash and condition your beard at least twice every month, this will ensure that your beard grows healthy and long exactly like Travis Fimmel a.k.a Ragnar Lothbrok.
  • A trip to the salon is must. Even Travis Fimmel cannot do his beard on his own entirely and seeks professional help at times. It is a great idea to visit the salon at least one every month to perfectly groom your beard. This will help you have an outline of a beard you can maintain at home easily by trimming, using just a razor or an electric trimmer. 

Ragnar Lothbrok’s Beard Styles

Ragnar Lothbrok has had many different types of beard styles all throughout the four seasons of his appearance in The Vikings. Over the years he has had many different styles of wearing his beard and his hair. As his character on the show developed so did his hair and beard styles. Let me walk you through it:

#7: The cute naive look:

The cute naive look

in the initial episodes Ragnar is seen wearing a short beard, as the focus is supposed to be drawn onto his hairstyle rather than is beard as his beard is still in the process of growing out.  

#8: The manly look:

The manly look

during the first two seasons Ragnar grows his beard and by the third season he has a powerful beard because he is to become the powerful Viking King. Since he had to play the role of a king, the team behind The Viking’s played extra attention to his beard and hairstyle. Here his beard starts from his sideburns but he is bald on the sides of the head with a ‘V’ at the back.

#9: The bald, but long bearded look:

The bald, but long bearded look

during the end of the third season, Ragnar is seen with a bald head and a beard which is very long. This look made him appear as wise and powerful. It was perfect because at this time he is the ruler and his hair and beard style did justice to the role completely.

#10: The well-groomed bearded with dreadlocks look:

The well-groomed bearded with dreadlocks look

in the second and the third season when Ragnar’s beard is still growing he is shown with a very sophisticated beard and hairstyle. This suited his physique and his appearance a lot. He coupled this beard style with long dreads tied up together with a half shaven head. This look was classic because of the beautiful eagle head tattoo.

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