Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior or simply Neymar – the bad boy of the football world. We’re looking at the thing that we love most about the Brazilian player – other than his mad skills on the field, of course: his trademark Neymar Haircut.
Neymar’s life came to everyone’s attention after the footballer stood out for his impressive abilities from an early age. He was a star for Santos FC as a teenager, winning four consecutive Player of the Year awards and becoming one of the most popular public figures in Brazil.
Neymar leapt to Europe to join FC Barcelona for the start of the 2013-2014 season, becoming an important member of a club that has claimed numerous domestic and international titles. After leading the Brazilian footballers to their first Olympic gold medal in 2016, the striker moved to Paris Saint-Germain, France, the following year.
Neymar’s life and the Mohawk style years
Neymar is the first Brazilian player to choose the Mohawk haircut style. Nowadays, almost every youth football fan in Brazil gets a haircut like this in an attempt to copy their hero. He is also the first and only Brazilian footballer to appear on the cover of Time Magazine.
Changing from year to year, or even several times a year, Neymar Jr.’s hair has his league of fans by now, not to mention all the men out there who want to copy it. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of amazing Neymar haircut ideas that will surely serve you as inspiration.
1. High and Gelled Neymar Haircut
If there’s one thing we can give Neymar credit for, hair-wise, is the fact that he took a lot of haircuts which we now consider outdated and completely made them his own. Here he is sporting a gelled high top with shaved sides.
2. Combed Forward Long Bangs
As you might have already noticed if you are a fan, Neymar loves his fringe. He does everything he can to highlight it and cover his forehead. Here he is doing just that, with a very simple, yet effective haircut.
3. The Bleached Blonde Neymar Hairstyle
This style is all about the faux bleached Mohawk, which Neymar Jr. adores. He proudly pairs it with long bangs, which he pulls over his forehead, in a signature hairstyle that has made headlines.
4. The Elegant Neymar Haircut
Even though he is all about playing sports and being comfortable, the soccer player can also kick it up a notch and take the elegant road. This hairstyle has trimmed (but not shaved) sides, and a wavy top.
5. Messy and Relaxed Neymar Hairstyle
This is what Neymar’s hair looks like when he is not wearing copious amounts of hair gel or wax in it. It’s long and relaxed, giving him a roguish look and boyish charm.
6. Short and Curly Hairstyles
When he was younger and hadn’t discovered the wonders of the hair gel yet, Neymar used to wear his hair as natural as possible and cut it very short. As you can well see, he has his natural curls as well as his natural dark hair color showing here.
7. The Platinum Blonde Neymar Haircut
When the hunger for blonde strikes, it seems to hit everyone in the Barcelona soccer team. Apart from Neymar himself, who is sporting a short and very blonde hairstyle, you can also see Lionel Messi in the foreground, wearing the same shade.
8. The Brush Top
Here is Neymar wearing a more natural look. His hair has been cut down to a minimum leaving only the top, which resembles a brush. In other words, it’s spiky, messy, and very rugged.
9. The Quiff and Mohawk Neymar Hairstyle
The mohawk is one of Neymar’s favorite hairstyles. Therefore, he has done everything in his power to keep things interesting in that department. For example, Neymar’s mohawk is styled with a quiff too, in this photo.
Love quiff hairstyles? Check out more of them in our separate list of quiff looks.
10. High Top Neymar Haircut
If you feel that you are a bit vertically challenged, then this is the haircut for you. The very high flat beehive will add a few inches of height to your figure. Use high-quality hair products to get this effect.
11. Mohawk with Highlights
We don’t know if the space movie was his inspiration for this haircut or not, but this is surely what it looks like from behind. The hairstyle is a spiky Mohawk, flecked with blonde highlights. It also leaves his neck tattoo exposed, which is a plus.
12. Long Spikes Neymar Hairstyle
Taking a cue from Cristiano Ronaldo, here is Neymar showing his love for spikes. You will need a hefty amount of hair gel or wax for this one. Also, if need be, you can use a straightening iron.
13. Dark Honey Brown Hair Color
For this formal suit and bow tie occasion, the soccer player has opted to dye his hair a dark honey shade. He is also sporting a very simple and elegant hairstyle, which you can easily copy.
14. Two Shades of Mohawk with Shaved Sides
Here is another Neymar haircut that should truly inspire you. It’s a perfectly layered mohawk, made up of two shades. The undergrowth is his natural, we presume, darker color, and the upper locks are bright blonde.
15. Neymar Haircut with Messy Spikes
As you can well see, not all spiked hairstyles have to be formal and well-groomed. You can also take a walk down memory lane back to the nineties and spike up your gelled hair into a messy tangle of spikes.
16. Neymar Haircut with Blonde Top
Neymar is no stranger to the hipster trends, which he seems to love. Here he is combining a very formal attire with hipster glasses, oversized earrings, and of course, his signature blonde quiff.
17. High Top with Razor Lines Neymar Hairstyle
This dark-coloured hairstyle has a very high and flat top and faded sides. To all of this, Neymar decided to add a razor line where his side parting should have been, giving it an extra kick.
18. Gelled Neymar Haircut
As you might have guessed, if you want to copy some or all of Neymar’s looks, the gel has to become a huge part of your life. This is a comb-over in which all the strands have been combed over to the back.
19. The Fluffy Mohawk
Here is a picture of the soccer player from when he was younger. His hairstyle is a mohawk that has not had its parts arranged with mousse, gel or wax. Instead, it’s all-natural, fluffy, and coarse.
20. The Dirty Blonde Neymar Haircut
He has, indeed, sported a lot of shades of blonde so far. However, it seems as though this is the one he should be sticking to, as it perfectly complements his hazel eyes as well as his beautiful skin.
21. Dark Chocolate Brown Hair Color Neymar Hairstyle
However, that doesn’t mean to say that if he looks astoundingly good in dirty blonde, he doesn’t look good in anything else. Take this dark chocolate shade of brown he is wearing in this pic and see how well it frames his face.
22. Disconnected Blonde and Brown Fauxhawk
Now, let’s take the two colors we talked about so far and put them together, adding his favorite hairstyle, the hawk, of course. What do we get? This masterpiece of a hairstyle with platinum blonde undergrowth and chocolaty natural spikes.
23. The Copper Mullet and Mohawk
There aren’t a lot of people there who would brave the mullet in this day and age. However, Neymar is one of them. He dyed his hair a fiery copper, styled it into a mohawk and added mullet bangs and tails to it.
24. The Gelled Fauxhawk with Bangs
Still, that’s not all that he can pull out of this hairstyle. Therefore, if you want to copy it, you must take all of the above, meaning mohawk, mullet, bangs, and tails, and add a copious amount of gel to it. This style can be worn by men with all hair types, even thin hair.
25. Bleached Blonde and Bangs
This Neymar haircut is all about the bangs. Apart from the fact that he has dyed his hair a bleached blonde, he also divided his bangs in half. The lower part rests on his forehead while the upper part is up in the air, in spikes.
26. The Umbrella Neymar Hairstyle
Remember those days in the nineties when you thought this style was just the coolest and your mom wouldn’t let you get it? Well, now you can see Neymar himself endorsing it. Plus, he makes it look so cool!
27. The Red Crew Cut
Here is another hair color that the superstar soccer player has tried over the years. You can easily copy this hairstyle, seeing as it is a simple crew cut, with the top side grown out. However, you might want to visit your stylist if you want to get exactly that shade of cherry red.
28. The Flaming Mohawk Haircut
Yes, indeed he is. This is Neymar sporting a Mohawk with a fringe and a tail, of course. The color is a blazing red, which brings out the color of his eyes, as well as his beautiful complexion.
29. The Gelled Mullet and Bangs with Headband
Even though he managed to pull off this awesome and intricate hairstyle, Neymar still has to go out on the soccer pitch and play. Therefore, he came up with the idea of keeping his locks in place with a headband, which quickly became a trend.
30. The Copper Mohawk with Faded Sides
Here is another Neymar haircut that is bound to serve you as inspiration. It’s a small front Mohawk with shaved and manicured sides. All have been dyed in his now trademark fiery red.
31. The Natural Pompadour Neymar Haircut
Here is the soccer player sporting a very natural looking pompadour, which he managed to pull off with a handful of hair wax. The sides of his head are also shaved, giving him a more slender looking facial bone structure.
32. The Platinum Disconnected Curly Haircut
Seeing as he is now the most expensive player in the world, it’s safe to say Neymar is soccer’s golden boy. Therefore, it is only befitting that he has a hairstyle to match. This is a curly platinum blonde high top with naturally dark shaved undersides.
33. The Elvis Presley-Style Neymar Haircut
This side of the lovely Neymar reminds us a bit of Elvis. Maybe because both men have the same boyish charming good looks which are due, in part, to their wonderfully similar hairstyles.
34. The Warrior Look
When he’s out on the soccer pitch, Neymar looks like the true warrior that he is. Therefore, he usually adopts hairstyles that match that ideal. Here he is with a short and spiky top and faded sides.
35. The Grindelwald Neymar Haircut
Anyone familiar with the Fantastic Beasts movies will be able to tell you that this is one great, Grindelwald-looking cut. The dark undergrowth brings out the faded blonde upper locks, making both men worthy opponents.
36. The Extreme Blonde Mohawk Haircut
Seeing as he loves to play mix and match with his haircuts so much, Neymar went to town with this one. It’s a fluffy Mohawk which he has dyed platinum blonde, for added effect.
37. The Pop Singer Neymar Haircut
If he weren’t a famous soccer player, Neymar could have easily been a teenage pop singer by his good looks and charm alone. Moreover, he has the hair to back that up so, why not?
38. The Bed Head Selfie Hairstyle
All of his fans know that Neymar is absolutely in love with Instagram and taking selfies. Here he is taking one in his bed and wishing his followers a good night. We couldn’t help but notice that even his bedhead looks amazing.
39. The Neymar Haircut with Copper Peekaboos
One way to jazz up your current hairstyle or haircut without changing it too much is by adding some peekaboos to it. Take a cue from our forever inspiration Neymar and dye your dark copper as well.
40. Simple and Sweet Neymar Haircut
No, we’re not talking about his smile, but about this Neymar haircut. It is absolute perfection, seeing as it is based on the soccer player’s naturally curly hair and dark color.
Suitable Hair Type: Curly hair
Favorite Face Shape: Wear this for any face shape as it is quite versatile in trends.
Ideal Age Group: Men in their late 20s to early ’40s can try this style.
Assorted Outfits: Formal and semiformal outfits
Best Opportunity: This look is ideal for work and college.
Season: Winter is the right time to try this.
41. The Feathered Disconnect Neymar Hairstyle
Neymar’s search for the perfect haircut continues as he springs for yet another change in his looks. This time, it’s a very feathery hairstyle which he achieved by using a large quantity of hair wax in the front.
42. The Neymar Hairstyle with Braids
At first glance, you might be fooled that these are dreads. However, upon closer inspection, you will notice that they are, in fact, very thin classic three-stranded braids. The combination with an under shave, a top ponytail, and a beard makes him look cool.
Suitable Hair Type: Long hair length
Favorite Face Shape: Wear this for any face shape as it is quite versatile in trends.
Ideal Age Group: Men in their late 20s to early ’30s can try this style.
Assorted Outfits: T-shirt and casual shorts
Best Opportunity: This look is ideal for parties and night outs.
Season: Winter is the right time to try this.
Wanna see actual dreads? We got you covered here!
43. The Gelled and Curly Neymar Haircut
Here is Neymar sporting a throwback haircut. This curly brunette hairstyle is a major departure from the usual modern blonde he wears. Fans everywhere were surprised to see him go back to what we can presume is his natural hair color.
44. The Spaghetti Blonde Neymar Haircut
This is a new approach to the blonde hairstyle he loves so much, although he did receive his share of memes from his fans for it. The haircut is flamboyant and theatrical enough to have garnered attention from the internet.
45. Brown Hair and Blonde Highlights Neymar Hairstyle
There is no denying that Neymar looks best when he sprinkles even a little bit of blonde in his hair to go with his magnificent complexion and gorgeous eyes. We’re also happy to see that he is embracing his naturally curly hair.
Q1. What is Neymar jr’s latest and most recent hairstyle?
A: Neymar’s haircuts range from high fading to Mohawk. Recently, he also experimented with highlights and hair colors!
Q2. How often should I get a haircut if I want to keep the same style for longer?
A: Depending on the length of your hair, you can go every 3-6 weeks. If you want to continue in a similar style for a long time, you should ask for a regular cut.
Q3. How to properly protect your hair color?
A: Make sure you use the right shampoo. Chemically treated hair requires a lot of care and effort.
Whether it’s the blonde super noodle haircut, a redhead mohawk or man braids, there is no shortage of creativity when we’re talking about Neymar haircut ideas.
This footballer is as good at styling his hair as he is on the pitch. After seeing all his many styles, let us know in the comment section which one is your favorite and why!
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