The pitch is tense. The world is cheering the two teams battling it out for Ultimate Cricket Glory. You can feel the beads of sweat pause their trickle in anticipation. You can hear hearts thumping inside chests. There is nervous, electrical energy; a palpable charge exuding from the ether. Amidst all this, the Hairo Minions are scouting for further inspiration. They want crackling hairdos to give us humans something worthwhile to ape. And when they found these five hair gods, we got our notebooks out to jot down some style lessons.
Faf du Plessis's Bold Gelled Spikes
Slicing the air with strokes that has the world on its toes, say hello to Faf du Plessis. Applause worthy are those stand-up gelled spikes that crown his ever smiling eyes.
How to get the look: Keep the sides and the back a minimal fuzz. Let the crown of your head hold short waves of hair.
Style Helpers: Style it by gelling your short hair boldly and spiking it up with these:
Mitchell Johnson's Messy Soft Spikes
The best batsmen quiver slightly in their socks when Mitchell Johnson comes to bowl. This left-arm fast bowler and batsman can give you serious cuteness goals with his messy soft spikes do.
How to get the look: Keep your hair short enough for a neat cut. Not an undercut fuzz, but not bouncy locks, either. Gel your front spikes high while keeping the gelling light across the crown and the back.
Style Helpers: Soft spikes can be yours with these:
Nathan Coulter-Nile's Crew Cut
This fast bowler had it in for us with the crew cut. A look that is effortlessly badass and requires minimum fuss, this is perfect for guys who don’t like paying too much attention to their hair.
How to maintain the look: Go for a trim at least twice a month and shampoo at least, three to four times a week.
Style Helpers: Crew cut maintenance must-haves:
Virat Kohli's Undercut, Side Up-do
The undercut has never failed Kohli, especially with the side gelled do that he dons in such a kingly manner. To a man who inspires a nation of cricket-heads, we only wish to say this, “Continue being awesome.”
How to get the look: Keep the crown of your hair enough to retain a bounce with mid-length locks. Fuzz the side and the back. Lightly gel and comb your locks to any one side.
Style Helpers: Undercut superstars forever:
Mitchell Starc's School Boy Hair
A left-arm swing bowler, Mitchell Starc is bringing back school boy hair with flourish. Even the occasional stem of hair that refuses to settle down, looks perfect when Starc’s playing it cool.
How to get the look: Ask your Barber for a classic English boy haircut of the 90’s. Why not highlight your locks to spruce things up a bit?
Style Helpers: Add bounce and spritz with these never-fail products:
We think the Hair Minions are pretty happy with their stash this IPL season. Until next time, folks! Sending you’ll happy hair vibes*