Get the look: David Beckham

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Let's be honest, we’d all love to look like David Beckham.

In what has become a near monthly staple of the hair industry, the former footballer is once again catching eyes with his immaculate style.

Last weekend he was photographed at the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix sporting the latest evolution of his short top finish.

Here, Sovereign chief Kyle Ross, winner of Best Barber UK, explains how you can get the look.

THINGS TO CONSIDER FIRST

Before choosing this style, bare in mind that Becks has the ideal face shape for men. While woman desire an oval face shape, square is best for blokes.

He has a strong jawline and although has had many different hairstyles, he generally tends to avoid anything with too much height or a long beard so as not to elongate his face shape. So discuss with your stylist first if this style would suit your face shape.

Factor in your hair density and texture. Beckham has a decent amount of hair. Not too thick and not too thin. Relatively straight but can be manipulated easily to create movement if necessary due to his hair not being too course or to abundant.

WHAT TO ASK YOUR BARBER FOR

To get this style, you’ll be looking for around the length of a #2 guard, if your hair is thick, drop to a #1 or #1.5 to avoid the sides looking too full in comparison to the relatively short top.

The sides are taken quite high, creating disconnection between the sides and the length at the top. However every good hair cut should connect somewhere and this is always at the crown. This cut is no different and the top starts off short, gradually getting longer towards the front.

The top is cut relatively square, slightly following the uniformity of the head shape as it reaches the sides to avoid it looking like a flat top. There’s plenty of texture cut into it, but this is kept quite soft by point cutting into the hair to create a mixture of short and long layers. This adds movement and keeps it looking visually interesting through the length of the cut.

The edges are quite soft. There is a soft taper at the neckline in and the outline is clean without showing particularly hard lines. This is a stark contrast to the balding techniques and straight razored edges that we have seen be the trend the past few years.

WHAT PRODUCTS DO I NEED?

The style is finished by finger drying the hair into shape. Encourage movement and distortion of those textured layers, and blast that fringe up the way.

Add some Hanz De Fuko Quicksand to the hair while damp prior to drying, this will add a grit like texture to the hair to aid the hold while still looking natural.

Once dried into shape, add some Hanz De Fuko Claymation to maintain the matte finish, but adding extra hold and showing off the texture. Add a little Hanz De Fuko Style lock to hold that style in place all day.

And don’t forget the skin! You don’t look that good at his age without a good skincare regime. Doers of London Hydrating Face Cream will keep the skin looking smooth and fight against ageing.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

"Had my haircut by Kyle for around 2 years, still the best haircuts I’ve ever had - always the best service at Sovereign! The new facial service is amazing I would recommend to anyone who is looking to either keep up their regular routine or for anyone new and wanting a start and get some advice!"

Calum Fowler // Facebook // 19th April 2019
"Really can’t recommend this place highly enough. Complete professionalism every time. I always book with Carlanne who is always forthcoming with advice and tips. I walk away after every amazed by how knowledgeable the staff are with their 'no question is a stupid question approach'."

Andrew Stephen // Facebook // 19th Feb 2019
"I’ve been cut from the very best over the years such as Rainbow Room in Glasgow as well as Toni and Guy yet Kyle’s authentic yet modern approach to hairdressing at sovereign is one of the best, if not the best I’ve experienced."

Adil Shahid // Facebook // 18th Feb 2019
"What a great brand Kyle from Sovereign is building. Such a friendly and professional place to get your hair and beard done. Keep up the good work!!"

Mark Dryden // Facebook // 17th Feb 2019
"After taking my son to other barbers, who I always found really rough, Nathan from Sovereign took his time and was so gentle while cutting my son's hair. He made him feel at ease and relaxed - not only that, he now has a decent style growing after constantly getting it cropped short from other barbers."

Jenna Doran // Facebook // 16th Feb 2019
"Good service, great haircut. They really know what they are doing."

Josef Schachner // Google Review // 6th September 2019
"I had a fantastic experience at Sovereign. Really good haircut and the nicest cut-throat shave ever."

Mike Murdock // Google Review // 20th October 2019
"Really great place to get your hair done. Nathan always listens to the style I want then gives me tips and pointers to keep it. Yesterday I had the my first mini facial & brows done with Paula. I will definitely be adding that to my appointments going forward."

Scott Bremner // Facebook // 20th April 2019

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