World Cup is inspiring, but what is even more inspiring are the epic hair styles. If you ever needed a little extra push to step up your hair game, now would be the time. Take note from the men who know success best — the men of the 2014 World Cup.

 

Sergio Ramos (www.uefa.com)

Sergio Ramos (uefa.com)

Sergio Ramos. Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid knows how to mix professional with casual. Not only is he a champion after scoring the equalizing goal for Real Madrid in the Champions League Final, but he also wins our pick as first place for most wearable hair (and best tattoos, but that is another story). His hair-do can be worn by men from all walks of life: the office man, the adventurer, the partier, the surfer. If you are looking to change your look but don’t want to go too extreme, this is definitely the pick for you.

 

 

Oliver Giroud (www.activeauctionpro.com)

Oliver Giroud (activeauctionpro.com)

Olivier Giroud. Oliver’s hair is sleek and edgy, but does a lovely flop in the wind when it is all messed up. If you like Ramos’ look but want to try something that is more bold, Giroud’s hair is definitely the way to go. It is just as versatile but crisper and smoother. He can gel it back or ruffle it a bit for a wavier look. Either way, this look is a winner.

 

 

 

 

Raheem Sterling (www.hji.co.uk)

Raheem Sterling (hji.co.uk)

Raheem Sterling. England’s young 19-year-old midfielder has created quite a name for himself, not just for his superior soccer skills, but also for his ever changing hair styles. His latest look is the high top with faded sides that he has been sporting at the 2014 World Cup. Previous looks have included an asymmetrical high top and his infamous curling tong style. This high top would work best for men with thick, tight curls. To keep the style upright, try using a wide-tooth comb to back comb throughout the day.

 

 

Dante (www.fifa.com)

Dante Bonfim Costa Santos (fifa.com)

Dante Bonfim Costa Santos. This Brazilian player is known for his crazy hair. 2014, in fact, is a relatively tamed year for him, with a cut that is a few inches shorter than his usual locks. Although this style won’t work with every hair type, it was too fun to leave out. If you do happen to be blessed with curly hair, this is a perfect carefree look to try for summer. It requires little to no work and looks amazing. One thing is for sure, with hair like this you are sure to stand out from the crowd.

 

 

Neymar (www.globezhair.com)

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (globezhair.com)

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. Also of Brazil, this is clearly another winning look. This year’s mohawk, which he wears both gelled up and down, is definitely a look for champions. Both fun and edgy, the mohawk is actually a very good option for summer, as it will keep you cool without having to cut all your hair off. Regardless, the cut is a great look for anyone who wants to try something new, especially those who are eventually planning on buzzing their hair.

 

 

Kyle Beckerman (www.gettyimages.com)

Kyle Beckerman (gettyimages.com)

Kyle Beckerman. This United States National team player is known as being the soccer world’s Rasta man. His dreadlocks have been his signature look ever since his days on the Seattle Sounders and have stayed with him through the World Cup. Dreadlocks are by far the hardest look to achieve on our list, but with time and dedication they are possible. Before you begin dreading, try to grow out your hair a bit, so that you have a better length to start with.

 

 

For more soccer hair inspiration, be sure to keep watching the World Cup, and take note of your favorite styles.

 

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