PICTURES: Crazy hairdos and all
FRIDAY FEATURE: The Blues’ Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign certainly got off to a good start with an impressive 30-20 win over Hurricanes.
There were certainly loads of talking points; from Beauden Barrett’s presence, Otere Black’s impressive boot and Dan Carter starring as a waterboy.
However, what caught the attention was the colourful and cutting edge hairstyles.
Rieko and Akira Ioane were two of the Blues member rocking blond and pink dyed hair, respectively. While Hoskins Sotutu and Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu were also spotted with bright and funky new colours.
Whether it was boredom or just setting a new trend, the Blues’ veteran hooker James Parsons jokingly told Stuff on Thursday that he is fully supportive of the new looks, but he won’t be “dabbling” in them himself.
“One of the things on our wall is being your real self and we’re all really supportive of that,” Parsons told the New Zealand media outlet Stuff.
“We love that aspect of our culture and celebrate it.”
He told media each look was up to the individual.
“It’s their personality, it’s their character.”
The Blues team is certainly not the first or last team to spot interesting and creative hairdos.
The Top five most eye-catching hairstyles:
1 Elton Jantjies is the first name to pop up when spoken of eye-catching hairstyle. The Lions flyhalf can always be spotted with a funky Mohawk.
2 Crusaders Jack Goodhue is another player who has no problem stealing the hair show with his mullet.
3 In England, Joe Marler keeps his bad-boy image intact with his Viking-inspired haircut.
4 Rosko Specman not only brought his sevens flair to the 15-man code but also colour and finesse with his blue and white dreadlock at the Bulls.
5 Last but not least it’s the big afro of Wallabies wing Henry Speight.
Will certainly be amazing to see what hairstyles other players will be hairstyle when their respective tournaments resume.