28
Jun

USA superfan gets Tim Howard haircut to celebrate national team’s success

Following Tim Howard’s heroics as part of the United States men’s national team’s success at the 2014 World Cup, one hardcore fan got his hero etched into a fresh looking haircut resulting in Howard giving praise to the fan and barber on Twitter.

Check out the finished piece:

"Rob The Original" is the man responsible for the Howard restyle and a similar cut featuring Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa:

(H/T: USA Today)

23
Jun

CR7’s new haircut reportedly matches scar of a young fan who’d just undergone surgery

You may recall that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo quietly donated over $85K to pay for 10-month old Erik Ortiz Cruz to undergo brain surgery in March.

Sunday, Ronaldo was seen sporting a fresh zig-zag cut in his hair during the USA and Portugal game — reportedly cut in to match the scar young Erik has been left with after his surgery.

Unfortunately, the official World Cup account on Instagram described the haircut instead as showing the number seven — which of course is the number Ronaldo wears:

The tagline for the Instagram picture was: “7: a shirt number, but also the number of games @cristiano wants to play at this #WorldCup. Barbers will be asked for this around the world tomorrow! #Portugal #Copa2014″.

Maybe. But after hearing about CR7’s kind act, we’d rather believe it’s a show of solidarity with brave young Erik.

(H/T: 101GG)

26
May

Luka Modric cuts his flowing locks after winning Champions League

Aside from starring in Real Madrid’s midfield, Luka Modric is perhaps best known for his bouncing, flowing locks. He’s been rocking the “long hair, don’t care” look for as long as we can remember, and it suits him quite well:

imageModric in 2006, hair still intact. (Image: Getty)

But no one realized just how much his hair ‘made’ his look until he went and chopped it all off!

No. Just, no Luka. This was a mistake. Take it back. Take it back!

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Yes, that is a grown adult next to Arbeloa. (Image: Modric’s Facebook)

What in the world led Modric to undergo this appalling transformation?

Apparently, the Croatia star had promised Real teammate Arvalo Arbeloa that he would get a new hairstyle if they won the Champions League. He didn’t wait long to make good on that promise, chopping his hair off the day after Real won the coveted trophy.

You would think that the man who also cuts Cristiano Ronaldo’s hair could’ve given Modric a better look! Let’s just hope his hair grows quickly.

7
Mar

Chelsea’s Willian suggests he’s cutting off his afro. We have hairstyle suggestions

Willian has had a strong debut in the Premier League for league leaders Chelsea, but every player knows there are edges to be gained.

Perhaps after studying aerodynamics, Chelsea’s speedster realized an afro isn’t the most streamlined look. On Friday, he posted the photo below on Instagram, suggesting that his afro would be no-more:

That got the FOX Soccer Blog crew thinking: What kind of looks could Willian opt for? With some help from our crack photo team (and some inspiration from Andy Warhol), we came up with a few possibilities:

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Yikes. Here’s to hoping his barber knows what he’s doing.

Image provided by FOX Sports

3
Feb

Mario Balotelli shows off flashy new haircut

If there’s on thing that’s certain in world football, it’s that Mario Balotelli will never stop fascinating us in new and different ways. Today, he showed off what can only be described as an intersting new hair cut.

That had to have taken at least an hour. Just look at the details. That’s some serious hair dedication.

You do you, Mario. We’ll keep admiring it.

Pictures via @FinallyMario

28
Dec

Tom Huddlestone ends 2-1/2 year goal drought, can finally cut his hair

imagePhoto courtesy of Action Images

To the delight of everyone at Hull City, Tom Huddlestone can finally head to the barber.

Huddlestone, who last season vowed not to cut his hair until he ended a goal-scoring drought that dated back to April 2011, netted the fourth goal in Hull’s blowout 6-0 victory over Fulham. And to celebrate, a member of Hull’s coaching staff even brought out the scissors and chopped off some of Huddlestone’s glorious mane.

We wonder how long someone from Hull’s staff has been carrying around a pair of scissors, just in case.

17
Jun

Say hello to Neymar the barber

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Image via @Njunior11

Not only can the young Brazilian score incredible goals, looks like he can give a pretty good haircut too.

In preparation for their Confederations Cup clash with Mexico, midfielder Lucas Moura decided he needed to look as fresh as possible. Neymar decided to lend a helping hand and give his teammate a brand new buzzcut outside of their team hotel.

If it doesn’t work out for Neymar at Barcelona, he might just have a second career to fall back on.