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.