While it’s unsurprising to find pop stars and A-list actors breaking into the top ten, what’s interesting is that male athletes’ hairstyles have shot up in popularity. It appears that footballers, in particular, have become the people to look to for hairstyle inspiration — likely due to them sporting easy-to-emulate styles that their sizeable fanbase can mimic.
UK’s Most Popular Celebrity Hairstyles Overall
1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 17,200 average monthly searches
Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the sport’s greatest assets. As such, he has a lengthy list of sponsorships, most of which involve his appearance. This is one of the many reasons why Ronaldo’s hair has become a big part of his image.
His fans have witnessed the footballer transform his hairstyles over the years, with him sporting everything from natural curls and frosted tips to man buns and even a mullet.
2. Jack Grealish - 12,100 average monthly searches
Whereas many celebrities in this list are well known for how many different hairstyles they’ve donned over the years, Jack Grealish is remembered for his trademark look.
Paired with a headband when on the pitch, the England star sports an undercut with a very short back and sides, while the top is left long to be slicked back.
3. Jennifer Aniston - 6,600 average monthly searches
Some might find it surprising that Jennifer Aniston’s influence over women’s hair endures still. But her ability to reinvent herself has always kept her in the style spotlight.
As recently as December 2022, her statement cover shoot for Allure — in which she dons stunning hip-length locks that are a stark contrast to her famous ‘Rachel’ cut in the 90s — has garnered plenty of attention. So much so, in fact, that ‘Rachel hair’ still receives an incredible 31,100 average monthly searches globally.
4. Phil Foden - 4,400 average monthly searches
The young football prodigy is known for having hair that is cut short and is full of density. Sometimes called a cropped cut, the standout features of Phil Foden’s hair are a clean skin fade and a very short, blunt fringe.
While Folden’s hair has remained mostly unchanged over the years, he decided to shake things up in the 2020 EUROs by dyeing his hair blonde as a tribute to former England player Paul Gascoigne. He also shaved his shirt number, 47, into the back of his hair during a now infamous trim that left Man City fans ‘begging him to get a haircut’.
His search popularity is likely due to British football fans, however, as globally, Foden drops down to the 45th most searched for celebrity hairstyle.
5. Ariana Grande - 2,900 monthly searches
Early in her career, Ariana Grande sported striking red hair when playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon show, ‘Victorious’. Unfortunately, four years of regular dyeing took its toll and left Grande with some serious hair damage.
This led to the birth of Ariana Grande’s now famously sported sky-high ponytail hairstyle. Despite being born from necessity, Grande’s hair is one that clearly resonates with her fans as a celebrity hairstyle that’s easy to replicate.
6. Billie Eilish - 2,900 monthly searches
It’s unsurprising that Billie Eilish is still one of the most searched-for celebrity hairstyles. From neon green to bottle blonde, Eilish is a hair chameleon who can pull off more looks than most.
For those looking to emulate the pop icon, Eilish’s most recent hairstyle is a shaggy wolf cut with a full fringe, dyed raven-black for a cool, low-maintenance look.
7. Harry Styles - 2,900 monthly searches
Ever since Harry Styles first auditioned for The X Factor way back in 2010, fans of the singer have been obsessed with his hair — so it’s no surprise that his hair is the most searched for male musicians.
The 28-year-old has made his hair a big part of his image, sporting a number of big and bold haircuts over the years. From voluminous quiffs to shoulder-length locks, Styles has put his natural curls to good use, resulting in some unforgettable styles that fans are always looking to emulate.
8. Chris Hemsworth - 2,900 monthly searches
Chris Hemsworth is unique in that he has two signature looks: his Hollywood hair and his everyday hair.
Hemsworth has notably starred in several blockbuster movies that require long blonde locks: notably as British F1 driver James Hunt in ‘Rush’ and as the god of thunder himself in the ‘Thor’ Marvel franchise. More commonly, Hemsworth can be found with neatly clipped sides and styled floppy layers on top.
9. David Beckham - 2,900 monthly searches
For men, it was David Beckham whose 90s influence loomed large in the modern era. He gained his fame off the pitch just as much as he did on it with an ever-changing wardrobe of hairstyles that were a weekly topic for the tabloids.
From boyband curtains to shoulder-length locks, Beckham has tried his hand at every look in the book. Recently, though, he’s settled into a simpler quiff that’s easier for men to replicate than the wild mohawks and ponytails of old.
10. Neymar - 2,900 monthly searches
For those looking for a flamboyant new hairstyle, you’ll find no better muse than Neymar. The football superstar has become a hair icon, spotting looks that would make others envious.
Peroxide blonde, shocking pink and copper are just some of the shades that Neymar has toyed with over the years. But it’s not just the colour that the footballer changes, he’s been seen with every cut under the sun, including new-age dreadlocks, tribal tram lines and mullets.
Popular musician hairstyles in the UK