It isn’t just the men who will miss footballing legend David Beckham, we girls have lusted after in our thousands and loved or hated his latest look. This great press release by the team at Karine Jackson have sent us some lovely photos, showing how game he was to create iconic styles.
Feeling sad about David Beckham’s retirement from Football? Us too, which is why we’ve asked some of the UK’s top hairdressers to pick out their favourite ‘Beckham Barnets’ over his career and their top tips on recreating some of his most famous looks…
Rae Palmer, former Southern Hairdresser of the Year shares her tips to recreate David’s 90’s do:
“The current 90s revival means that it’s almost acceptable to re-visit the male hair style that dominated the period. Beware – only the very young and trendy can pull this look off and even then only as an ironic nod to the era. Using plenty of gel make a rough centre parting and pull hair forward at the front and slick down at the back. Hair needs to have a bit of length for this to work.”
“This metrosexual look might be a bit high maintenance for some men but great if you feel like going blonde for summer. For best results go and have a professional consultation. David went a bit too blonde for his natural colour here so I’d advise to tone it down and stay within 3 shades of your natural colour, your stylist will use a colour fan to find the best shade. Use a gentle colour with no ammonia – I recommend Organic Colour Systems – it uses heat to open the hair’s cuticles to absorb the colour instead of ammonia so is much less drying.”
“This is probably the least maintenance out of all of Beckham’s do’s, but make sure you visit the salon to get it cut and avoid the temptation of taking a shaver to your own head unless you want it lopsided! Once it’s cut the styling will be minimal, maybe some hair gel or spray in the morning if anything but that’s it.”
The Normal One
Darren Ambrose, 3 times winner of the British Hairdressing Awards Avant Garde category tells us how to copy Beckham’s current (and arguably most wearable) style:
“This super modern cut suits most men, ask your stylist to keep the sides short with lots of length on top, this might mean leaving your hair to grow out for a few weeks first. To style blow dry the long section with a volume spray and then slick back. Finish with hairspray to keep everything in place.”
Rae Palmer is at We Love Hair and Beauty, 76 Palmerston Road, Hampshire, P05 3PT.
For appointments call: 023 9242 6622
Ken Picton is at 8 Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, CF10 5BZ. For appointments call: 029 2066 2080
Darren Ambrose is at D&J Ambrose, 12 Bridge Street, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 3JE.
For appointments call: 020 8868 9174
Karine Jackson is at 24 Litchfield St, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NJ. For appointments call 0207 836 0300