Celebrity hair

How to Get the Hottest World Cup 2010 Hairstyles

by sophieh / June 10, 2010

For the next month, all eyes will be on the World Cup in South Africa from where cameras will be beaming live images of footballers, on and off the pitch, around the clock.

Thanks to stars such as David Beckham, David Ginola and Frank Lampard, footballers have become style icons, with male clients coveting their look. So what is the latest trend for men’s styling?

“There’s a lot more grooming, styling and experimenting with products this season,” says HJ’s 2009 Men’s Hairdresser of the Year Desmond Murray. “Clients can choose from sleek and groomed or textured and wearable. The short-back-and-sides look is still huge, and fringes have made a bit of a statement.”

Here we look at a selection of stylish soccer superstars and tell you how to get their look.

Fernando Torres

centre forward, Spain

Fernando-Torres-spain.jpg“Before he had his blonde locks cut off, Fernando’s look was a simple, popular, modern classic that was both easy to maintain and style at home. Although it is a look that will suit most face shapes and hair types, he made the most of texture and colour, making his thin hair look fuller and thicker. To impress, a little mousse and a hairdryer will really bring this style to life, but for a day-to-day finish, a tub of moulding paste will make this look good in seconds.”

Alfie Booth, Andrew Collinge, Manchester

How to get the look

  • Hairplay Molding Paste by KMS California adds texture and thickness to all hair types, so your clients can shape, sculpt and mould hair without stickiness.

    Price: from £16.90

    Contact: 01323 413200 or visit www.kmscalifornia.com

  • OSiS+ FlexWax from Schwarzkopf Professional offers ultra-strong definition without the extreme greasiness associated with high-control waxes.

    Price: £9.20 50ml

    Contact: 01296 314000 or visit www.schwarzkopf-professional.co.uk

  • Kevin.Murphy Night.Rider has a matte-paste formulation that is easy to mould and sets hard and dry. It has a scent of boronia, pink grapefruit and tangerine.

    Price: £15.45

    Contact: 01282 613413 or visit www.theiconconsultancy.co.uk

Rafael van der Vaart

Winger, The Netherlands

Rafael-Van-Der-Vaart-Hollan.jpg“This look is very versatile and would look good worn both flat or texturised. Using a small amount of product, I would add rough texture to the crown while keeping hair smooth around the sides. Rafael’s style is good on many levels; it would suit most face shapes except very thin and long faces, which would need more hair around the sides.”

Philip Bell, Ishoka, Aberdeen

How to get the look

  • Supervisor by Goldwell modelling clay is ideal for a strong, yet flexible hold with an invisible finish.

    Price: £8.70

    Contact: 01323 432100

  • High Hair Texture Touch from Wella Professionals matte clay tames all hair types. It uses advanced technology to leave hair feeling touchable, while its blend of waxes and minerals leaves it with a natural matte finish.

    Price: £11.49

    Contact: Wella Professionals on 01256 320202 or visit www.wellaprofessionals.co.uk

Cristiano Ronaldo

Winger, Portugal

Cristiano-Ronaldo.jpg“This is quite short and very low maintenance, although it would need a trim every four weeks to keep it in shape. It doesn’t suit big features such as prominent noses, but it’s suitable for both businessmen and young people, because it works as well with a smart suit as casual dress. The cut is a short back and sides with a little bit of length and texture on top. It’s easy to style – just warm some wax in the fingers and work through the hair, then flatten the sides.”

Karine Jackson, Karine Jackson Hair & Beauty, London

How to get the look

  • The Hairbond Sculptor is a putty that gives great emulsion-type texture to the hair, leaving it with separation and definition. Soft and easy to mould, it’s ideal for dry hair and separating thicker manes.

    Price: £11.95

    Contact: www.hairbond.co.uk

  • Aveda Men’s Pure-Formance grooming clay adds texture, thickness and definition to hair. Lightweight micro-fibres offer flexibility, so the hold is pliable, yet strong.

    Price: £19

    Contact: 0870 034

Júlio César

Goalkeeper, Brazil

Julio-Cesar-Brazil.jpgJulio has a great natural texture to his look. It requires some length on top and a great texturising product, which is roughly applied to the hair to achieve an effortless yet groomed feel. This style will suit someone with a symmetrical face shape and strong jawline.”

Gary France, Toni & Guy, London

How to get the look

  • Men-ü Muscle Fibre paste provides a strong, long-lasting flexi-hold in seconds. Lightweight micro-fibres bind together, leaving the hair thicker and voluminous.

    Price: £9.95

    Contact: 01256 701788 or visit www.men-u.co.uk

  • Keune Care Line Man Mineral styling crème offers shine and definition to hair. It contains rock crystals for strength, carbo-hydrators for condition, rooibos for brilliancy and smoothness, and styling polymers for hold.

    Price: £11.50

    Contact: 0333 123 4411 or visit www.keune.com

  • Clynol Style Texture Titanium extreme hold gel includes Pro.CreaTex.Complex for fixing and texturising exactly where you need it.

    Price: £9.50

    Contact: 01296 314100 or visit www.clynol.com

Andrea Pirlo

Midfielder, Italy

Andrea-Pirlo-Italy.jpg“Andrea has a 60s-inspired style, which we are seeing more of at the moment. For this longer, shaggier look to work, you need a long, lean face; if you have a round face, receding or fine hair, forget it. It is fairly high maintenance as clients will need to blow-dry it and use straightening irons and product to tone it down, rather than wash-and-go.”

Stevens, Errol Douglas, London

How to get the look

  • Redken Get Groomed finishing cream has a water-based formula that provides light control, high shine and smoothness.

    Price: £9.65

    Contact: 0800 085 4956 or visit www.redken.co.uk

  • Apply American Crew Defining Paste through the midlengths and ends of longer hair for an instantly dishevelled finish.

    Price: £11.95

    Contact: 01282 613413 or visit www.theiconconsultancy.co.uk

  • TIGI B for Men In Check curl defining cream gives control and definition to curls and waves, helping to fight frizz and retain moisture to make hair more manageable.

    Price: £8.35

    Contact: 0844 844 0944 or visit www.tigihaircare.com

David James

Goalkeeper, England

David-James-England.jpgTurning Afro hair into bouncy curls takes some work, but it is achievable. Invest in a conditioner for dry/damaged hair and allow it to sit on the hair after shampooing for a few minutes. While the conditioner is on, use a wide-tooth comb through the hair before rinsing. A tiny amount of light oil applied to damp hair works wonders too, again combing through on application. Follow these tips and your clients will be left with soft, spring-like curls, minus matted tangles.”

Desmond Murray, Atherton Cox, London

How to get the look

  • Matrix Loosely Defined cream-gel creates styles with control, definition and shine. Suitable for all hair types, it leaves the hair soft, touchable and squeaky clean.

    Price: £8.95

    Contact: 0800 387 608 or visit www.matrixhaircare.co.uk

  • Terence Renati Rock Hard hair wax contains carnauba wax to create a hard finish, together with anti-humidity polymers to hold the hair in place in high and humid temperatures.

    Price: £13

    Contact: renati@gebetterton.com

  • Beever No.3 Gloss Putty is perfect for defining curls or waves, offering an instant healthy sheen.

    Price: £10.50

    Contact: enquiries@beever.co.uk



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