Breaking Down Neymar’s Hair Evolution

As Neymar awaits his hotly anticipated PSG debut in the coming weeks, we're celebrating the soccer superstar’s iconic hair moments over the past six years.

Neymar's Best Hair Moments

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Neymar's Best Hair Moments

Neymar has always stood out on the soccer field. The 25-year-old Brazilian forward is a magician with the soccer ball—he’s impossible to keep our eyes off of—and after participating in his first World Cup in 2014, his star power is only shining brighter thanks to his recent move from Barcelona to the French club, Paris Saint-Germain. Not just any move but one worth a world record-breaking 222 million euros. There’s nobody hotter than Neymar right now.

But there’s another reason Neymar stands out on the turf: It’s that hair, a signature of his though ever-changing. Since he was a young soccer player just getting his footing, Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. has always had a memorable ‘do. He’s gone blonde, he’s gone emo-band straight, he’s had his sides shaved, and he’s let his fro grow out. And he’s been documenting his style evolution over these past few years on his Instagram, which boasts almost 80 million followers. The public just can’t keep their eyes off him. As Neymar waits to make his highly anticipated PSG debut in the coming weeks (and to toast his recent appearance on Complex’s Sneaker Shopping), let’s take a look back and celebrate the soccer superstar’s iconic hair moments over the past six years.

Aug. 10, 2011

Neymar in 2011

April 19, 2012

Neymar in 2012

Oct. 22, 2012

Neymar in 2012

June 19, 2013

Neymar in 2013

June 23, 2014

Neymar in 2014

March 26, 2015

Neymar in 2015

Long and slicked on top and shaved on the side—this is one of Neymar’s best looks. Has anyone ever sported a better coif than this one? Here, Neymar gels his locks for a one-side swoop that looks like a cresting ocean wave. It’s even better when he’s got serious game face on, since his hair ends up matching his arched, expressive eyebrows. But that slight curl at the tip tells us he’s still playful (though we should already know that from his constantly changing hair).

Sept. 10, 2016

Neymar in 2016

May 6, 2017

Neymar in May 2017

Aug. 5, 2017

Neymar in August 2017

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