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Champion Footballer Hairstyles

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Loyal fans: German footballers love sport classics – a chignon or ponytail plus hair ribbon (to keep hair out of the way while playing)
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Nice header! The Women’s World Cup is earning more and more fans: In addition to exciting games and goals, it features world champion hairstyles. We present trendsetting and title-worthy footballer hairstyles plus tips and tricks for sporty hair

  • World class! The kickers of the Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada exhibit an unerring sense for the trends: In addition to their sports performance, the hairstyle tactics are worth seeing too! The ladies no longer rank behind their world-famous male colleagues in any way, setting exemplary trends like Neymar, Ronaldo & Co. Increasingly the stylish yet practical hairstyles of these footballers are sending the proven, classic ponytail to the penalty box. Here are the most promising newcomers: pert short cuts, edgy colours, braided details and cool undercuts – every cut a hit!

    Browse our gallery to see which hairstyles are leading the pack when it comes to in-styles:

  • The best footballer hairstyles on the pitch

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    Footballer hairstyle: Ponytail with braided elements

    It’s coming home: Englishwoman Karen Carney played against Colombia with tightly braided sections of hair and a ponytail. A great and especially attractive trick to secure your hair! 

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    Footballer hairstyle: Pixie cut

    Jeon Gaeul won gold long ago. The South Korean brings the frayed pixie cut in warm blonde to the top of the hairstyling league: light, changeable and very hip! And a winner when time is running out – just secure with a hair band over the forehead and off you go!

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    Footballer hairstyle: Top knot

    New kick. Celia Sasic from Germany ties her hair up into the team’s favourite hairstyle: The high chignon. Celia Sasic’s advantage: Curls! Curly hair gives the knot a great deal of volume

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    Footballer hairstyle: Pastel pink

    Now colour comes into play: The Canadian midfielder Sophie Schmidt shows boring hair colours the red card! She wears the longer hair on the crown in light pink as the perfect team player for cool blonde. The best thing about the pink quiff: As the colour fades, the pastel effect is intensified and appears even more modern

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    Footballer hairstyle: Braided centre parting

    American sweetheart. Alex Morgan from the USA attracted lots of attention in the game against Nigeria: The hair on the sides is braided together on the crown as a stylish alternative to the straight, linear centre parting. The hair band in pink adds a nice splash of colour and keeps strands of hair out of the firing line (and the face)

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    Footballer hairstyle: Undercut

    The signs point forward: Gaelle Enganamouit from Cameroon points the way with her eye-catching hairstyle – forward! The 23-year-old centre forward styles her blonde top hair from the back over the crown into the forehead. The cool undercut frees her up

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    Footballer hairstyle: Hair pattern

    Letting patriotism go to your head: Canadian goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc as host leads by example and demonstrates what a winning hairstyle can look like: The maple leaf shaved into the side of the head and the red tips on the crown are extravagant and potentially trendsetting! 

  • Footballer hairstyle: Rules of the game

  • Sporty hairstyles need to stay in shape, perspiration and motion notwithstanding, and must persevere in training. Here are a few tips and tricks for proper hairstyle discipline for professionals:

    The equipment

    World champions: Hair elastics are widely used in sporty hairstyles – often to accompany a classic ponytail or chignon. A hair band is ideal to keep the fringe and other short hairs from falling into the face. Unlike the Alice band, the elastic hair band is also suitable for headers. And: Thanks to different colours, the hair accessory can be matched to the outfit.

    Let the game begin!

    Warm-up: Top-notch footballer hairstyles require the right preparations. Mousse is needed to keep the hairstyle in top form. From the undone chignon to the braided style or short cut, a bit of mousse lends natural hold and volume to the hairstyle.

    Play: Change tactics and try a new sporting hairstyle often. This prevents hair from being stressed by clips and elastics in the same places all the time. Tie the hair at the crown, at other times at the back of the head, or braid it on the side.

    The final: Secure the finished style with some hairspray. This ensures even better hold and prevents loose strands of hair from distracting you.

    Final whistle:

    Regenerating care: Brush hair before washing to loosen strands knotted by sports and remove residues of styling products. A conditioner revitalises your hair and gives it new strength. Stressed hair needs to be cut regularly so it falls well and maintains a healthy gloss.