If you follow Cristiano Ronaldo, award-winning soccer forward for Real Madrid and the national team of Portugal, you know he is one of the top football players in the world.
But Ronaldo is also active in the fashion industry. He owns two CR7 boutiques, named for his initials and jersey number, located in Madeira and Lisbon, Portugal. Recently, Cristiano partnered with JBS Textile Group and designer Richard Chai to launch his own fashion brand. With lines of men’s shirts, underwear, shoes and a fragrance that all bear his brand, Cristiano is well invested in fashion.
It’s not surprising that Cristiano is rapidly becoming a style icon! Therefore we show you five amazing Christiano Ronaldo Hairstyles!
1. Head Spike
One of Cristiano Ronaldo’s most iconic looks is the spiked hairstyle. He customarily wears it neatly trimmed along the sides and from 2 to 3 inches in length on top. Long, tapered strands add a fringe element in back in some photos.
To get the Ronaldo head spike, towel your hair until it is just damp. If it is naturally wavy, comb it straight upward as you blow it dry to lay a good foundation for your spikes. If you have especially curly hair, you may need to coax out the curl with a straightening iron.
At this point, be sure to add some holding product to get Cristiano’s spiky look. Choose a gel or mousse that offers a medium hold for average hair, like By Vilain Sidekick, or a matte styling powder such as By Villain Blow to enhance the texture and volume of thinner, finer locks. Distribute the styling product throughout your hair from scalp to ends. Cristiano likes to comb the short sides forward, Caesar-style.
To get the faux hawk version of his spiky style, lift and separate tufts of your hair between your fingers, shaping them toward the center. To imitate his more casual allover spike, just pull sections upward and smooth them to tousled points. Pull a lockdown over your forehead for a dash of Cristiano’s brashness.
If you experience limp spikes, try adding a dab of By Vilain Gold Digger hair wax. Work it through your hair and then sculpt it to perfection. Take a cue from Cristiano, and customize your head spike hairdo with short yet sleek stiletto sideburns.
2. Stay-Put Pompadour
No one wears this classic hairstyle better than Cristiano with the possible exception of his “colleague” David Beckham. Cristiano keeps it neat, shaved short but not skinned, from the crown of his head to the lower edges. For everyday play, he might simply comb it to one side with the help of some gel for hold and shine. For a photo shoot or night out, he is likely to comb it up and back, getting volume on top for true pompadour fashion.
To duplicate this handsome style, your hair should be a uniform 4 to 5 inches on top, with defined lines separating it from shorter sides. Blow dry sections of long top hair as you lift them up with a round brush, pulling them backwards and slightly to one side. Work a volume-adding styling wax like By Vilain Silver Fox into your newly dried hair, and use your fingers to sculpt in the extra volume, shine, and holding power.
Get the signature Cristiano style by adding custom touches. Masculine earrings complement the well-coiffed effect for off-field events. Alternatively, take your cue from a winning 2014 World Cup look and add lighter streaks to your contemporary Cristiano Ronaldo pomp.
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3. The Wave Caesar
For athletes like Cristiano who have naturally curly hair but not much time to spend in the salon, a close-cropped Caesar style is an all-around winner. Cut short enough that it requires minimal upkeep but just long enough to rock some cherubic curl, this classic do’, makes fans of the athlete want to get up and cheer. You don’t have to have the same type of hair to get a similar look, but if you want the real Cristiano Caesar, you need the wave.
Ask your hair stylist for a short cut – not shaved – all over, but to leave it a little longer on top. When it’s wet, spray your hair with some medium-hold product – By Vilain Sidekick works great – and comb the sides forward, taking care to keep it curly. Brush the very front up and back to get the ridge that makes the Caesar, Cristiano-style, all the rage.
4. Frosty Updo
Speaking of curl, when you’ve got it, flaunt it just like your favorite soccer idol. This style was a fabulous pick for a budding heartthrob like the younger Ronaldo. Forget the straightening iron, but have the holding gel handy to get Cristiano’s curly updo. Unlike his later precision-trimmed hairstyles, he leaves the sides and top longer, say 4 to 5 inches, getting a close shave just above the ears along the sides and back. His signature stiletto sideburns add dreamy detail to the tumble of curls up top.
Get the look by starting with a medium-hold styling product, or choose a By Vilain Silver Fox for more unruly locks. Concentrate the product near your scalp. Lift the curls straight up to get some loft around the roots, and leave the ends naturally wavy. Cristiano tops his off with frosted tips that imbue the style with edgy star quality.
5. World Cup Heads Up
When the competition gets tough, Cristiano ups the ante with an edgier than ever hairstyle. The 2014 World Cup soccer tournament saw the Portuguese soccer star detailing his familiar spiked style with razor-cut lines. He debuted this groundbreaking ‘do for his team’s tiebreaker matchup with the U.S. A trio of lines zigzagged along the sides of his head, giving his fans a focal point as well as a topic for conversation. Some said it was meant to be the number “7,” just like on his jersey. Others speculated the cuts were a tribute to a young fan. In any case, Cristiano certainly succeeded in drawing their attention. From time to time, the athlete has sported less daring shaves, too, like a single line below the part, double lines all the way around the sides, and parallel lines razored into the back of his hair.
Duplicate one of his edgiest World Cup looks by adding shaved zigzag lines along the sides of your head, a few inches south of your natural part. Best done by a steady, expert hand, the razor-cuts must be clearly defined, etching scalp-toned marks on a canvas of closely cropped hair.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s top five hairstyles are easy to duplicate, so you can look just as good as the soccer star himself. These styles also allow you to add your own signature details if you choose.
Whether you upgrade the style with trendy earrings, etch in some edgy lines or add some subtle highlights, following Cristiano’s flawless sense of style is sure to lead you in the right direction. Try all five cuts, or select the do that suits your hair type and personality.
Which of these different classic Cristiano styles do you think would work best for you?