55 Top Cristiano Ronaldo Haircuts You Should Try

This icon doesn’t need an introduction. However, if we were to sum it up with 5 words, perhaps the term “The Greatest of All Time” would be appropriate.

Cristiano Ronaldo, also known as CR7, has taken over the world of football ever since he made his debut in 2003. He kick started his career in Sporting CP, formerly known as Sporting Lisbon, and things only got better from there.

The sky had no limit for Ronaldo, as he kept improving with each day. He put in a relentless amount of hours even back then, and the results were apparent.

His bright future was further ensured when Sir Alex Ferguson, one of the best managers in the history of football, signed him to play for Manchester United. From then on, Ronaldo’s chances to achieve success became never ending.

Over the past two decades, he has broken countless records, has written history by creating his own records, and won a whopping 32 trophies. There’s no one who can doubt his hefty contribution to football and his legacy.

Ronaldo isn’t just good at football, however. He’s also one of the bigshots in the fashion scene and has showcased his progress on that over the years. He’s also got his own brand, CR7, which he often promotes on his social media.

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Best Cristiano Ronaldo Haircuts & Hairstyles

Ronaldo’s known for his quick footwork, his goal scoring abilities, and his rapid pace on the pitch. Off the pitch, he’s known for his taste in fashion, his habit of giving back to the people and carrying out multiple experiments with his hair. Loads of them.

As much as we’d like to be dismissive about the last achievement, we’d be lying if we say that it isn’t anything but impressive. Truth be told, if we were blessed with his genes, we’d have tried out all the hairstyles that he’s had, and more!

Furthermore, to express our gratitude towards CR7 and the joy he has brought for us since 2003, here is a list of hairstyles that he’s pulled off since the beginning of his journey to greatness.

Short Quiff with Blended Sides

Short Quiff with Blended Sides

This was one of the first photos of Ronaldo during his time with Lisbon. He was the first ever player to play for Sporting Lisbon’s U16, U18, U19, U21, B team and their senior team in one season. Guess he was meant to achieve greatness from the beginning.

Furthermore, as for the hairstyle, he seems to have grown out curls styled in a quiff. The sides are slightly shorter but blended in with the hair at the top.

Faux Hawk with an Undercut

Faux Hawk with an Undercut

Ronaldo had a knack for switching up hairstyles since the beginning of his career. He showcased this faux hawk when he was playing for Lisbon B. The sides were supported with a skin fade and the top was sealed with a pomade or water based hair gel.

The M-shape Curtain

The M-shape Curtain

Cristiano Ronaldo always had a knack for fashion, even when he was solely focusing on football. This M-shape curtain was worn by Ronaldo right before his career took off in Lisbon. Since his hair is naturally curly and contains a ton of volume, it was convenient for him to opt for this look.

To achieve this look, perhaps he only splashed some water to his hair and styled it back with a pintail comb. His hair contained subtle highlights at the ends and were framed upfront to bring out his best facial features.

However, if your hair is not on the thicker side, you may use a water based pomade to add the shine and to make sure your hair stays in place.

Slick Back Curtains

Slick Back Curtains

This hairdo was showcased by Ronaldo when he signed for the “Red Devils”, Manchester United. He had caramel highlights to support the hairstyle. To achieve the glossy finish, he used a water based styling pomade. Since his hair is naturally curly, brushing it back gave the curtains plenty of volume.

Curly Hair with Frosted Tips

Curly Hair with Frosted Tips

Ronaldo had the curtain-esque hairstyle for a while, but he did change the variation and appearance of it every now and then. Although most of the variations were glossy, this form was a bit more on the matte side. It was also free of styling products but contained a chunky amount of highlights.

To achieve this look, the use of a round brush or paddle brush would be ideal. You may also use a hair dryer to give yourself a blowout and achieve that never-ending volume. To recreate it accurately, you may also scrunch the strands of your hair to achieve those springy curls.

Brushed Back Side Part

Brushed Back Side Part

Ronaldo really embraced the awkward stages of his hair during his spell at United. Some of the variations, like this one, were very low maintenance.

To achieve this look, Ronaldo probably splashed a handful of hair gel and used a volumizing hairbrush to conceal the look.

To make the process easier, you may wear an Alice band to ensure the placement of the hair before applying styling products.

Side Part with Blonde Highlights

Side Part with Blonde Highlights

Ronaldo switched back to the haircut that he had during his last year in Lisbon afterwards. He changed the visuals up a bit by adding in a new shade of blonde highlights. It seemed more vibrant as opposed to the caramel highlights he frequently used. To frame his face up a bit, he allowed some loose curls to hang on the sides of his hairdo. This allowed his facial features to pop out more accurately.

Long Hair with a Headband

Long Hair with a Headband

Maintaining long hair isn’t easy for anyone, not even for Ronaldo. To prevent it from hampering his performance, however, he pushed the hair back up a bit through the use of a headband. This variant looked rather presentable and the headband gave the hair a puffy appearance.

Dreads with Alice Band

Dreads with Alice Band

Even though this never gained attention from the media and never made it to an official game, Ronaldo was seen sporting this look during one of the training sessions. The Alice band separated the hair shafts into a dread-like manner. Even though the curls were under a bit of stress due to the friction, the Alice band made the curls look more defined than usual.

Grown Out Curls with an Alice Band

Grown Out Curls with an Alice Band

Ronaldo wore his hair in an Alice band for quite some time, but changed up the layout of his hair regularly. He also switched his light blonde highlights with the caramel highlights that he adores so much.

People with naturally wavy hair can pull this hairstyle off effortlessly. To make sure there are no drawbacks, however, make sure to place an Alice band to push up the strands only when your hair is dry. Failing to do so might cause aggressive hair loss.

Regular Side Part with Uneven Loose Strands

Regular Side Part with Uneven Loose Strands

This haircut is a great choice for people that want to give their voluminous curls a fresh start and chop a significant amount of them off. To give more life to the appearance, installing vibrant highlights will work effectively. The sides can be showcased with blends so that the hair on top becomes more enhanced with thickness.

Air drying instead of using a styling tool will really make the strands look more similar and give it a natural look.

Spiky Haircut with Frosted Tips and Blends

Spiky Haircut with Frosted Tips and Blends

Ronaldo presented a new hairstyle during Euro 2004 and brought back a faux hawk and mohawk hybrid. He went for a clean look and kept the sides shorter to give the highlights at the top a raise. The appearance of it was obtained through the use of hair clay with a matte finish.

Recreating this look will be very easy. However, to give it your own touch, change the highlights up a bit. Use a similar color that is vibrant, like indigo blue.

Short Mohawk with Taper

Short Mohawk with Taper

CR7 gave his fashion instincts a chance and adjusted his hairstyle once again in 2004. For this look, he shortened his sides up a bit more and got a taper fade. To make the mohawk more apparent, he used a styling gel to make it more pointy. He also shortened the hair by a minor portion to give the mohawk more volume.

Medium Length Modern Slick Back

Medium Length Modern Slick Back

Hair can be styled wonderfully when it’s longer, and this is one of the more notable pieces of evidence. Cristiano Ronaldo’s hair was pretty lengthy during his spell at United. He also went back to embracing his natural hair color and hair type.

When styling the hair, he went for a classic slick back with the use of a glossy styling product. He either styled it using his fingertips or a paddle hair brush.

To achieve this look, you’ll probably have to grow your hair out for quite some time. It will take around 8 months and multiple maintenance cuts to properly mimic this look. Remember to stay calm and let your hair grow without taking the assistance of harmful chemicals.

Messy Curls with a Mullet

Messy Curls with a Mullet

To keep the strands healthy, Ronaldo used to keep his hair chemical free when growing it out. He would often achieve this hairstyle through the help of his fingertips and use a blow dryer to maintain the messy texture.

This is an excellent mullet choice for the ones who want to save a huge portion of time from their hair care routine and go for a laidback look.

The Metro Mullet

The Metro Mullet

Cristiano Ronaldo used to love mullets so much that they named one after his hair: The Metro Mullet. Since no one pulled a mullet with a hybrid of a faux hawk and a mohawk on top more than CR7 himself, his hair earned a new name.

To achieve this look, he used to gel his hair up a bit when it was damp, and air dry it to attain the messy yet fluffy texture.

Messy Faux Hawk Mullet

Messy Faux Hawk Mullet

This look is great for those that adore the faux hawk. It’s a rather appealing variation and the mullet gives it a vintage-esque appearance. It was worn by Ronaldo after he had a memorable year with them in 2008, where United were crowned kings of Europe.

This hairstyle is even in every section, but it’s a bit short up front to create a wavy and voluminous faux hawk.

M-shape Curly Mullet

M-shape Curly Mullet

This option is a combination of a mullet, a curtain hairstyle, and a fade. It’s a great choice for those that want to recreate vintage looks with a modern touch to it. The sideburns also contain some length in order to give the overall look a neat impression to it.

When mimicking this hairstyle, you may use styling products that will enhance your curls and give your hair a matte finish.

Short Mohawk with Mullet Tail

Short Mohawk with Mullet Tail

This short look is a great choice for the ones that are tired of growing their mullet tail out and need a change of scenery. Trim the hair off a bit. Go to a reliable hairdresser and ask them to get rid of the split ends and some size. Use some hair gel to seal the hold of the mohawk.

Short Side Quiff with Mullet

Short Side Quiff with Mullet

Anyone can take this hair into account if they want an option that offers them the best of both worlds. This can be worn at a formal event, and can also be worn when you’re kicking it back with your friends and family members.

Similarly to Ronaldo’s hairstyle in the picture, you may incorporate some highlights onto the hair to increase the appeal of it. Pick a shade that is light so that the hair looks lively.

Glossy Mohawk Mullet with Taper

Glossy Mohawk Mullet with Taper

Maximize the grease of your hair product and recreate this hairstyle of Cristiano Ronaldo’s. The hair is pretty even in general, giving the mohawk some volume and length. To style the hair, you may use a volumizing comb and some hair putty. Make sure you make changes to the hair only when it’s wet and brush gently.

Triple Zero Buzzcut

Triple Zero Buzzcut

Ronaldo made the most of his experimenting habits during lockdown, and changed up his hair to a triple zero buzzcut. This involves shaving your head entirely with a zero mm guard. The length is similar to the sides of a skin fade haircut.

This variation doesn’t require a complex hair care routine. It also looks very clean and is a great choice for people with mature hairlines and thinning hair.

Moreover, this hairstyle also brings out the best facial features of a person and narrows down the shape of their face.

Pompadour Comb Over

Pompadour Comb Over

Stand out at a formal event and pull off a hairstyle that will leave people in awe. This is an option that can be worn regardless of what your hair type is.

For people with straight and wavy hair, use a volumizing comb and hair clay that adds a bit of shine to the hair without weighing it down. Finalize the look with a can of hairspray.

On the other hand, if you have curly hair, use a blow dryer and a comb to give yourself a blowout. Use a gentle container of hair putty and seal the look with hairspray. Make sure to use a hair dryer that allows you to change its temperature. Using hair dryers that are cheap might damage your curls and ruin its texture in the long run.

Top Knot Undercut

Top Knot Undercut

Top knots have always been a staple for athletes to wear. It keeps the hair away from their face and makes them feel fabulous at the same time. It is also a somewhat convenient way to control the long hair and show it off to the public at the same time.

Ronaldo wore his hair in a bun for quite a while during his spell with Juve. The disconnected undercut really gave the volume a helping hand and helped the bun with looking nicely groomed.

Duo Tone Noodle Blonde

Duo Tone Noodle Blonde

Ronaldo brought his old hairdo back in 2018 during Madrid’s clash against Liverpool. He brought back his noodle-like curly hair in hopes of winning the Champions League, which worked! The Los Blancos defeated Liverpool in a dominant fashion and outscored them by scoring three goals against one.

His hair garnered quite the attention on social media, but his performance overshadowed it by a significant amount.

Disconnected Side Swept Undercut

Disconnected Side Swept Undercut

An undercut can either be a hit or a miss. However, this is one of the safer bets to make when opting for one. This disconnected undercut is rather famous because of how organized it looks, but teaming it up with a buzzcut hasn’t been done as much until Ronaldo pulled it off.

The best trait about this look is how nicely groomed it looks. It can be worn at office meetings as well as late night parties. It will outshine any other hairstyle in the room and tends to go well with any attire.

Mohawk Fade with Blonde Highlights

Mohawk Fade with Blonde Highlights

Ronaldo might as well become an advocate for subtle highlights, cause he knows how to wear them correctly! This mohawk fade contains tons of volume because of the vibrant highlights that it contains, and the bald fade really makes the texture look more healthy than usual.

When recreating this look, wet the hair up a bit, and apply some hair protectant spray. Use a bristle brush for the mohawk and some volumizing hair wax for a plentiful finish. To seal the look, you may use hairspray or just leave the hair to air dry.

Outgrown Buzz Cut with Disconnected Fade

Outgrown Buzz Cut with Disconnected Fade

This solely made it to the list because of the facial hair it was paired up with and the memory it created.

Cristiano Ronaldo was never known for growing out his facial hair, until this hair was unveiled. He was first seen wearing it during his nation’s clash against Spain in match 3 of the 2018 Fifa World Cup. What took the fans by surprise was the goatee that accompanied the hair.

His iconic look further worked in his favor when he scored a hattrick to seal the draw against the Spaniards.

Military Buzz Cut with High Fade

Military Buzz Cut with High Fade

A military buzz cut is a great option for those that want to avoid the awkward stages of growing their hair out. It contains a clean presence due to the skin shaved sides and the chemical free procedure. Although a buzzcut doesn’t result in thicker hair, it does allow the scalp to grow new strands of healthy hair, which gets healthier over time if maintained correctly.

Taper with Curly Top

Taper with Curly Top

This option has always been a great look for those with naturally curly hair that is extremely dense and detailed. It has a laid back appeal to it, and carries an ample amount of volume. It also consists of a very minimal routine, which makes it a perfect choice for you if your schedule is as hectic as Cristiano Ronaldo’s

When styling this hair, you may use an afro comb to shape up the hair and bring the curls from the bottom to the top. To keep the hair moisturized, make sure to apply a dime sized amount of leave in conditioner on a regular basis.

Skin Fade with Two Tone Side Part

Skin Fade with Two Tone Side Part

This is an exceptional option if you don’t know how to present your voluminous hair. Part the quiff to the side that you usually don’t resort to, as the inactive side of your hair usually brings in a hefty amount of density. For the highlights, you may either use the one in the photo or pick a vibrant color of your own choice.

An important trait of this look is the healthy ends that are achieved through frequent trimming. Make sure to visit your stylist every three weeks to get rid of the split ends.

Hazel Brown Curly Locks

Hazel Brown Curly Locks

Ronaldo came out of his ponytail phase and let his hair free for a while. However, he exchanged his initial jet black dye for a hazel colored one. This not only gave the curls a new positive appearance, but it also brought out some of his best facial traits. For instance, since he has hazel colored eyes, the hair really brought out the best form of them.

To achieve this hair, you need healthy ends. To ensure healthy ends, you might need to change your hair care routine up a bit and buy a nourishing conditioner with a leave-in conditioner.

Slick Pompadour with Cleaned Up Blends

Slick Pompadour with Cleaned Up Blends

A pompadour contains a little bit of everything: Texture, volume, and definition. A glossy hair putty increases the presence of it and eases down the process of controlling thick hair.

It is an excellent choice for anyone and everyone, especially because it gives the face a slimming effect. As a result, the face receives an endless glow and a ton of definition.

Comb Over with Race Stripe Decals

Comb Over with Race Stripe Decals

Footballers are known for their flamboyant hairstyles, and we’re all for it!

There was a time when Ronaldo used to add lines to his hair, but this is by far one of the more polished variations. The race stripes are very subtle and complement the blonde ends rather nicely. The matte finish of the hairdo also makes this a convenient choice for anyone to wear.

Zig Zag Haircut with Scar

Zig Zag Haircut with Scar

This zig zag haircut got a lot of attention from journalists around the world for how peculiar it looked, but the motive behind this hairdo was rather inspirational once it was addressed.

Ronaldo installed these lines to the sides to pay homage to a fan of his in Spain. He got the patterns to show his support to the young fan who had just received a brain surgery back then.

90s Mullet with Taper

90s Mullet with Taper

Ronaldo sure knows how to pull off the mullet! For this variation, he went for the original 90s mullet which contained loads of volume upfront. However, instead of installing highlights to mimic the frosted tips, Ronaldo stuck to his original jet black hair dye. He achieved the slick appearance through the help of a water based styling pomade.

Mohawk with One-Lined Taper

Mohawk with One-Lined Taper

We all had a phase in our lives when we preferred shiny hair, and Ronaldo wasn’t any short of that, either. The one lined taper balanced the mohawk out graciously, especially since it was free of any product. Even though it would be a questionable choice today, it was a rather daring and intimidating hair option back in 2007.

Side Parted Faux Hawk with Disconnected Fade

Side Parted Faux Hawk with Disconnected Fade

Ronaldo often preferred hairstyles that gave his strands a ton of density and made his hair look vibrant. He stuck with this haircut for quite some time and clearly had a lot of fun when pulling it off.

The contrast of the highlights are really noticeable and the glossy finish of the faux hawk fits in perfectly. The disconnected fade adds to the tidiness of this look, which makes it one of our favorite hairstyles on this list.

Auburn Red Quiff with Disconnected Undercut

Auburn Red Quiff with Disconnected Undercut

Auburn red is a color that needs to be recognized and utilized more often. It gives an ordinary haircut the upgrade that it needs. It also is a great option for people that are all in for experimenting with their hair and adore changing the color every now and then.

Glossy Combover with a Clean Up

Glossy Combover with a Clean Up

This is a great choice for anyone and everyone attending private events. It will blend in with any type of outfit while adding tons of definition to your face.

However, if you feel as if the appearance is too glossy and have hair that is on the finer end, switch the product up and replace it with a matte-oriented hair product. It will add tons of density to your hair without making it look excessively shiny and thin.

Straight Quiff with Disconnected Fade

Straight Quiff with Disconnected Fade

Once Ronaldo became the face of football, he graced our eyes with multiple haircuts. This was one of the most mind-boggling ones out there. The quiff has a very neat finish, and the caramel highlights enhance the overall presence of it, even though they’re pretty subtle.
To achieve this look, perhaps he used a styling product beforehand to ensure the firm hold of it, and used a blow dryer to seal the look. To add some volume to it, a bristle hairbrush was used along with some hairspray.

Short Curly Top with Skin Fade

Short Curly Top with Skin Fade

Ronaldo is a fashion icon for a reason. He always knows how to dress his age and change his hair.

He hasn’t done much to his hair color since rejoining Manchester United, but he has readjusted the hairstyle multiple times in moderation.

This option contains a rather minimal routine, and contains zero products. The top looks eerily similar to a curly flat top, but it isn’t nearly as lengthy or enhanced. The sides are shaved from the temple, to increase the thickness of this look’s appearance.

Medium Taper with Tight Curly Comb Over

Medium Taper with Tight Curly Comb Over

Over the past few years, the Portuguese superstar’s natural hair type really grew on him. He hardly ever readjusts the shade let alone add highlights to it.

For this look, he went product-free on top and paired it up with shaved sides in hopes of adding more volume to the natural strands. Perhaps the most eye-catching aspect of this variation is the hair color, which really stands out when the length of the sides are shaved to the skin.

Buzz Cut with a Clean Line

Buzz Cut with a Clean Line

Having a buzz cut didn’t stop Cristiano Ronaldo from having fun with his hair. To get rid of a simple outgrown buzz cut, he added a modification that increased the appeal and energy of the hair tremendously. The line that he added gave his short hair a lift and added a bit of definition to his already chiseled face.

Mohawk with Clean Lines

Mohawk with Clean Lines

This look is initially an undercut with a mid length top. The hair does seem shorter from afar, but that’s only because of the styling product that it’s controlled with. The mohawk is wrapped to the side to bring out the best version of the clean razor lines near the hairline.

Short Curly Quiff with a Temple Fade

Short Curly Quiff with a Temple Fade

An amazing hair color for people with tight thick curls is jet black. They can showcase a simple hairstyle and pull it off in the highest manner. A temple fade is a favorable option for anyone and everyone, since it tends to add volume to the hair and darkens the shade of it. The darker shade increases the overall outlook of the hair and makes it very attractive on the eye.

You may use hair mousse or texturizing powder to recreate this iconic look. Make sure to regularly get the sides trimmed in order to maintain the consistency of this look.

Scrunchy eBoy Hairstyle

Scrunchy eBoy Hairstyle

Ronaldo appreciated every fashion trend enough to give it a go. He rocked the eBoy look in the early 2000s, but also added his own modifications to it. As opposed to the traditional eBoy haircut that involves the use of hair straightening irons, he let his hair be and made the most of his tight curls. To make it even better, he added his all time favorite caramel highlights near the ends of each curl.

Short Side Part Taper with a Detached Line

Short Side Part Taper with a Detached Line

Ronaldo really knows how to wear his hair at high-profile events.

For this look, he kept it discrete but elegant. The side part meant all business with its polished appearance, while the disconnected sides were achieved to make the hairstyle one of the trendiest hairstyles at that event.

To recreate this flawless hairdo, make sure to get rid of the split ends every now and then. Healthier hair has more volume, which is a vital requirement for this option.

Undercut Quiff with Chopped Up Ends

Undercut Quiff with Chopped Up Ends

This is a great choice for people that desperately need a maintenance cut. Since maintenance cuts usually consist of getting rid of the length on the sides, resort to a haircut that will bring out the best in your hair’s density. Add a grease free hair product in the mix to make your hair look shiny without feeling heavy.

Moreover, ask your hairdresser to give you a blowout so that straightening and styling it is easier.

Combover with Taper and Geometric Lines

Combover with Taper and Geometric Lines

Make your regular fade stand out and get creative with it. Adding some lines to the sides will be quite a bold choice to make. It will really leave people feeling curious, which could be a pro for you if you’re an extroverted person and sociable.

More Hairstyle Variations That Were Created by CR7

Here are a few more remarkable hair transformations that Ronaldo has had over the past 2 decades!

Messy Curly Top with Light Golden Blonde Highlights

Messy Curly Top with Light Golden Blonde Highlights

Man Bun With a High Fade

Man Bun With a High FadeLong Hair Slick Back Skin Fade with an Alice Band

Long Hair Slick Back Skin Fade with an Alice Band

Side Part Faux Hawk Undercut with Caramel Highlights

Side Part Faux Hawk Undercut with Caramel Highlights

Disconnected Undercut with a Professional Mohawk

Disconnected Undercut with a Professional Mohawk

Glazed Faux Hawk with Curly Tips

Glazed Faux Hawk with Curly Tips

FAQs

Mimicking Ronaldo’s hair won’t be as easy. There are loads of requirements that need to be met before a person can pull off one of his hairstyles. The primary requirement is that the person must have naturally curly hair.  Moreover, for the ones that won’t be able to copy it word for word, perhaps the use of styling products will be mandatory.

To be of some assistance and make the process a bit easier, here are some queries on CR7 and his hair that we’d like to respond to!

1. What does Ronaldo do to his hair?

Ronaldo’s hair is very dense which makes his styling routine very simple. He tends to use water based hair pomades to part his hair and seal the look. Since his hair is naturally wavy, he usually uses the application near his tips so that they don’t fall in his face during a gut-wrenching football match and hamper his performance.

2. What type of hair does Ronaldo have?

Ronaldo has curly hair. Although he used to straighten his hair to experiment with it once his career started to lift off, he went back to his old roots after he departed from Santiago Bernabeu to join Chiellini at the Allianz Stadium in 2018.

3. What is Ronaldo’s Hair Color?

Although he rarely shows it, Ronaldo’s hair color is jet black, which is rather appealing on the eye. However, Ronaldo frequently switches it up with a caramel-like hair color. He also adds highlights to his hair regularly and is known for choosing frosted white blonde.

Conclusion

To be frank, we’re very much impressed and content at the numerous variations of hairstyles that Cristiano Ronaldo has worn over the years. It’s remarkable how he pulled them off effortlessly as well!

To make things even better, he’s given us various hairstyles that we can recreate and introduce to our own arsenal. Make sure to add some of your own features so that it changes your life for the better.

Furthermore, preventing a botched haircut is essential. Make sure to carry a photograph if you struggle to describe the hair. Have a chat with your stylist on how you can achieve the most desirable haircut.

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