How To Get The Lionel Messi Haircut - World Cup 2018

Messi has experimented with a number of different haircuts over the years, but in recent times, he appears to have settled on his current classic hairstyle with a beard.

We're not all guys that want to follow the latest trends, and Lionel Messi is a lesson to us about finding a hairstyle that suits you, as sometimes it pays just to keep things simple and go with what works for you.

So what is the Messi haircut and how can you get it?

How To Get The Lionel Messi Haircut - Messi World Cup 2018 Hairstyle

What Is The Lionel Messi Haircut?

The Lionel Messi haircut is a classic short back and sides with a longer length through the top so that it can be worn pushed back. 

How To Get The Lionel Messi Haircut - Messi World Cup 2018 Hairstyle

How To Ask Your Barber For The Lionel Messi Hairstyle

We'd always recommend showing a picture of the haircut to your barber, it's by far the easiest way to make sure that you're both on the same page!

But for your knowledge you want the front of the top to be around 4-5 inches and the rest of the top to be cut shorter towards the back. This will allow the hair to have something to sit back on when pushed back.

The back and sides are probably around a 3 or 4 guard in length and Messi sometimes wears it with a shorter taper through the ears (around a 2). 

How To Get The Lionel Messi Haircut - Messi World Cup 2018 Hairstyle

How To Style The Lionel Messi Haircut

If you want it to look it's best then you're best to master the blow dryer. For any slightly longer length hairstyle, the blow dryer will be your best friend and will help you to get the hair into shape and add volume.

To style, finish with a matte clay or paste. Messi keeps the hair looking very natural and also has this reworkable, so you don't want anything with a high shine or with too stiff of a hold. 

How To Get The Lionel Messi Haircut - Messi World Cup 2018 Hairstyle