Trending Hairstyles of Popular Male Athletes (Infographic)

Athletes are adored by fans around the world. These people perform feats that many of us only dream of doing. Whether it’s a three-point shot, a perfect catch, or a home run, these people continuously inspire and delight people around the world. Given this, it only makes sense that their fans would want to adopt their hairstyles.

Some people simply sport the same cut, while others literally get an image of the athlete shaved into the side or back of their head. You laugh, but it does happen.

Today we’re going to take a look at some of the biggest athletes in five different sports, and how you can adopt their hairstyles.

Male Athlete Hairstyles


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The Top 5 Iconic Hairstyles of Today’s Athletes

If you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and wondering what to do with your hair, then you’ve come to the right place. Today’s top athletes are sporting styles for all manner of hair types and length. There’s something here for everyone.

  1. Low Fade

This look has been popularized by athletes like Stephen Curry who keep their hair short and tight. A low fade refers to hair on the sides and back that slowly decreases in length until it reaches the bottom. If you want this style, simply bring a picture with you to show the barber, or ask for a short top with a low fade on the sides and back.

  1. Faded Frohawk

This look has had some serious attention after the all-star football player Odell Beckham Jr. was seen sporting it after his miracle of a catch, or should I say catches? A frohawk combines the look of an afro with the upper level management of a faux hawk. It’s a crazy look, but if you’ve got the hair for it, it’s a winner.

Be sure to ask your barber to style your afro in a faux hawk fashion while tapering the sides and back with a low or high fade of your choosing.

  1. Combover Fade

No longer is a combover something only old guys with thinning hair wear. This style is back and it’s all thanks to David Beckham and his epic hair. Tell your barber to keep the length on top while tapering the sides with a low fade. Think of it like a disconnected undercut, only modified to fit your style.

  1. Man-Bun Mohawk

This style practically demands that you pair it with a massive beard. It just so happens that baseball player Brian Wilson decided to do just that. A short and tight mowhawk down the middle of your head pairs perfectly with a man-bun on the back. If this haircut was a sentence, that man-bun would be an exclamation point.

Your barber may give you a weird look when you ask for this, but tell him you want a short mohawk with shaved sides and some length in the back to pull into a man-bun.

  1. The Classic Combover

Sometimes you just have to return to basics. That’s exactly what Henrik Lundqvist did with his classic slicked combover. All you really need for this timeless style is some product to keep everything in place and enough length to sport the combover. You’ll want to slick it to the side without letting it get greasy.

Go Forth With Style!

These five athletic hairstyles represent the finest options in today’s fashion scene. If you want to sport the looks that the greatest players in the game have, these are your options. Keep this page bookmarked so you can reference our infographic and hairstyle guide.