Let’s face it: World Cup enthusiasm is contagious. Especially if you live in Miami, a city known for being the Gateway to the Americas, and a rich melting pot of cultures from South America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. From Calle Ocho to Brickell Ave. and Espanola Way on South Beach, it seems everyone is joining together to watch the world’s best soccer players as they compete for the world championship.
At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we share our city’s excitement as we band together to cheer-on and celebrate some of the best athletes in the world. And while we’re watching, we cannot help but notice:
There are some really crazy hairstyles our there.
World Class Hair at the World Cup
Below are our 10 favorite hairstyles of the World Cup. With so many matches left to play, it’s going to be exciting to see if this list grows! See something we missed? Share in the comments below!
1. Jennifer Lopez
Many celebrities call Miami home, and we were excited to see 2 of our favorites during the opening ceremony of the World Cup. Pitbull, Claudia Leitte, and Jennifer Lopez performed, stoking the crowd into an excited frenzy. Our favorite hairstyle among the 3: Jennifer Lopez, of course.
2. Wayne Rooney
One of our favorites is Wayne Rooney, hands-down. The English footballer has a handsome head of hair that was recently restored with a robotic FUE transplant procedure. Rooney took to social media to discuss the procedure with hundreds of thousands of Twitter Followers, and he uploaded photos afterward to proudly show-off his new hairline.
3. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
Brazil’s star footballer, Neymar, takes the #3 spot on our list of favorite World Cup hairstyles. Long in the front, shaved on the sides, and just a bit in the back, this hairstyle is sure to be seen on both the field and in the stands as it’s a popular look for Brazilian men.
4. Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui
Former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui measures just under 7 feet tall when you include the 6” afro he’s sporting for the World Cup. Marouane gets major points for the disco look, but we can’t imagine it’s easy to play under such a heavy head of hair.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal’s star footballer debuted a classic ’50s era hairstyle for the World Cup that the media immediately dubbed as Superman-esque. Watch Ronaldo play during the World Cup this year, and you might agree; his speed and strength are certainly something that opponents will have to aggressively counter.
6. Bacary Sagna
The French national team boasts Bacary Sagna, a man who is often called the best right back on the Premier League. Those who don’t know Bacary for his ball handling skills know him for his iconic braids, a look he’s been wearing proudly since his younger days.
7. Kyle Beckerman
How long does it take to grow dreadlocks? Ask American footballer Kyle Beckerman, and he’ll tell you he’s been growing them for almost 9 straight years. And while we love the laid-back look, we have to warn our readers: Dreadlocks have the potential to cause premature hair thinning and sometimes even traction alopecia.
8. Kouassi Gervais Yao
Yao is know for his signature look: Long, tightly woven braids held back by a thick black headband. His teammates say he has the best hair on the Roma team, and we have to agree. Not only does the headband keep the sweat from his eyes, but it also helps to hold his braids in place, relieving the scalp of excessive stress during play. This can also keep hair healthy over time, preventing problems of thinning/traction alopecia described above.
9. Asamoah Gyan
Next on our list is Asamoah Gyan, a player who proudly dyed his number into the side of his head. Now, the golden 3 will be seen darting up and down the field throughout the World Cup as Ghana vies for a spot in the finals.
10. Ermin Bičakčić
Ermin Bičakčić has perhaps one of the most easily recognizable hairstyles of the Bosnian team. The center back can be easily spotted beneath his Euro-style mohawk, a tall and thin look that we can only imagine takes a lot of prep time and hair product to last an entire match.
11. Georgios Samaras
Georgios Samaras has a long-hair-don’t-care look that most Greeks are proud to cheer on. He keeps it rock and roll with a five o’clock shadow that looks lazy, but the footballer’s speed and agility are anything but.