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How to Get David Beckham's New '90s-Inspired Haircut

Becks is bringing the '90s back for all of us.
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Once merely the captain of the English national football team, these days David Beckham's job is considerably more difficult: having the trendiest haircut a good month or two before the rest of us.

No mean task for a man of 42—the age when most of us are eyeing hair thickening shampoos—it is, nevertheless, a duty Becks fulfils with aplomb.

To wit: his latest incarnation, the long center parting, not seen on a genuinely cool man since Kurt Cobain in 1993.

Like so much else from that decade, the look beloved of grunge-heads and pub rock bores is very much back, so we spoke to Denis Robinson, creative director of our favorite barbers Ruffians, to find out how you can copy David Beckham's haircut until the next David Beckham haircut.

What is it?
This mid-length hairstyle is classically styled with a center parting and worn in curtains. This is on trend, as of course to be expected from the godfather of metrosexuals. We have seen variations of this style with the younger generation creating a style know as Millennial Curtains. This is a take on the Beckham curtains that has a lot more volume and is tighter at the sides. 

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Who does it suit? 
Curtains work well on those blessed with oval face shapes or a square jaw. Curtains can also be a godsend for masking a wide forehead. If you are receding, though, be careful as this haircut can easily look like a comb-over. 

How to style it 
Ensure that you keep it well cleaned and apply salt spray before drying for a little volume and texture. Where possible, avoid too many finishing products as they will cause the hair to quickly go greasy.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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