June 16th, 2010
World Cup: Hair Horrors To Watch Out For
Image credit: AP Photo/Hussein Malla; AFP/Getty Images; Matt Slocum for AP Photos.
Bad hair. Each of the 32 teams competing in the World Cup has got at least one coif to be embarrassed of. We bring you the best of the worst hair styles.
The Festival Freak
If you’re of the mindset “why have vanilla cupcakes when you can add pink food colouring for fun”, then you’ll appreciate Bacary Sagna (France) and Djibril Cisse’s commitment to the rainbow. We have an inkling these Frenchmen share a stylist with Honduras national team player, Walter Martinez.
Similarly, Greece’s Kostas Mitroglou looks as if he lost a serious battle with a Gillette Fusion ProGlide.
No fun zone.
Alternatively, but still from the same uncontrollable hair follicle family, is Spain’s “slippery when wet” hair scare from Carles Puyol. We are seriously dreading the possibility of seeing his modern mullet go the tournament’s distance.
The Farrah Fawcett
Pretty self-explanatory, we think.
The “Just Put Us Out of Our Misery Already”
Heavily receding in the front, with questionable results at the back end, let’s face it: there is little-to-no chance of saving these sparse strands. While we empathize with men who aren’t ready to admit to the male pattern baldness, clinging to what little you have left – ala USA’s Landon Donovan and Japan’s Marcus Tulio Tanaka – only prolongs the inevitable.
Instead of ignoring the split ends and stray strands, keep the mocking to a minimum by shaving the head/seriously snipping hair into face-framing shape. That way us gals can finally admire those fresh faces we never focused on before.