July 22nd, 2009

Hair Wars: Battle of the Blondes


It’s a player peroxide fiesta of late, Kickettes.  Not sure if the summer heat has literally gone to everyone’s heads or what, but let’s investigate:

Alan Smith has returned to his former bottle blonde bleached-out avec roots look after a brief dabble in au naturel;

John Arne Riise has gone from ginger to strawberry blond to just plain blonde. We say home hair kit; and

Philippe Mexes decided to edit the blonde. The piggies are gone. Removed suddenly from our lives, like a bottle (or two) of wine on a weekday evening. Instead, there is some sort of textured, road-surface texture situation going on. Plus a quiff-hawk.

Who gets your vote for the best/worst of the bunch? Bigger pics below.


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22 Responses to “Hair Wars: Battle of the Blondes”

  1. FirstTeamCoach says:

    Smithy of course, and I can never quite forgive Riise for kicking the ball that broke Smithy's leg *shudders*. Logically I know it was not his fault……..but all the same!

  2. ThunderGirl says:

    Another vote for Smithy! He is much, much hotter as a blonde, although I kind of like his Sulky Boy look in the "au naturel" photo…

  3. Macacinha says:

    Riise's looks like he did it himself in the bathroom. I'm surprised Smudge's hair hasn't snapped off completely after years of peroxide, but it does suit him, unlike the grim peach melba away top he's got on.

  4. Dani.Mrs Jos? Manuel says:

    i like Mexes' hair !

  5. HiL says:

    Best for me is Alan Smith. I have always loved his hair, natural or blond. Worst is Philippe Mexes. I can’t believe he cut his hair! I loved his crazy hair and now it’s all.. not good.

  6. uneditedmara says:

    I’m sorta a Riise fan girl. Maybe if he just dyed it properly. He’s got the pale on pale thing going on that gets ME going too. <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/wink.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  7. Naomi says:

    phillipe looks freakin hot!

  8. carly says:

    but his arm/leg hair baffles me – does he bleach that too or something?? weirddd lol
    but smudger is too damn hot for words, he’d beat anyone easily <img src="http://www.kickette.com/images/smileys/wink.gif&quot; width="19" height="19" alt="wink" style="border:0;" />

  9. mrs boruc says:

    look at Artur Boruc !!!!!!!!!!
    i love him http://www.malemen.pl/mmmen/30

  10. Boston Red says:

    You know, I have always had a totally weird/inexplicable/dirty hot thing for Riise. But only because he was ginger. He's gone and ruined that now. Smithy for the win.

  11. i_luv_futbol_booty says:

    mmmmmmm……mexes…..i dig the new hair cut riise however i do not like blonde at all

  12. Papira says:

    Alan Smith is the best. Of course !

  13. nicki says:

    Philou because he simply wins at life!! I am heart broken to see the multi-pony-tail concoctions gone they were a massive part of his charm, but who knows what he can style this new-do into…I am hoping he will shape it like various different animals.

  14. lutscher says:

    Smudger of course, he's the only bottle blonde in my life!!

  15. Baby Freya (Mrs Arbe says:

    Lets jsut say it does nothing for Riise. I vote Alan Smith but thats because I'm used to it.

  16. boo says:

    i've no idea how you do it, but u tend to post the most hideous pictures of smudge. i do understand you're buzy hunting for the 6ft+ players so it's ok. mexes is an improvement! i quite like. very gladiator-ish. riise? hmm blonde with red beard? i think not..though in certain parts of the world after 15 guiness he might be quite the sexy devil

  17. Erin says:

    Smith always looks good with the super bleached blond. Riise…I love ya, but I don't think it suits. And I'm liking the Mexes hawk!

  18. carly says:

    Alan Smith was born for the peroxide, there's no other explanation. Riise looks ridiculous somehow. So that's my best and worst.

  19. Liz (Mrs. Vucinic) says:

    Riise’s has been getting steadily blonder over the summer, it’s a bit ridiculous at the moment, but it looked lovely when it was in the in between stages, nearly blond but still a bit reddish.

    I’m still not sure how I feel about Philou’s new hair. We’ll see.

  20. aristeia says:

    Philou FTW. I loved those piggies to death, but I’m so hot for this new ‘do. As in that pic has been been the background on my laptop since yesterday.

    I adore Riise, but I want his ginger back. Smith does look good that color though. But it’s all Frenchie for me.

  21. Becca says:

    Hmm, the best improvement is deffinatley Mexes, he looks much better. But its a hard one between Alan and Mexes. I cant choosee!

  22. LoveLamps says:

    Mexes. While I’ll miss the random ponytail updates on Twitter, he’s still the best looking of the three.