Monday, 17 December 2007

News from Brylcreem

Gary Barlow’s barnet is the best - Take That Robbie!
Brylcreem Best Male Celebrity Hairstyle 2007

Gary Barlow has the Best Male Celebrity Hair of 2007, a survey by Brylcreem, the UK’s number one men’s styling brand*, has revealed. In the year that Take That has conquered the charts, had sell-out stadium shows and landed lucrative advertising deals, Gary Barlow proves to be the ultimate come back king. His neat short back and sides were voted top look with 65% of the votes, while his rival Robbie Williams limped in with 4.2% of votes.

The research, carried out to celebrate the 6th annual Brylcreem National Men’s Hair Week**, questioned people from across the UK to find out which male celebrities score best and worst in the hairstyle stakes in music, sport, TV and film.

Top of the flops in the music chart is notorious Babyshambles front man Pete Doherty, whose dirty and dishevelled styling failed to impress and is awarded Worst Celebrity Hair of 2007, followed closely by Oasis front man Liam Gallagher, who is still stuck in the 90s.

In the sporting field, Beckham’s style is still streaks ahead, with 32% choosing the LA Galaxy scorer as the winning sports-star hairstyle, leaving previous 2006 winner Jonny Wilkinson trailing behind with 19% of the votes. Heading up the worst sporting hairstyles is flamboyant Ryder Cup winning golfer Ian Poulter, respondents deemed his bizarre red and blond style as unforgivably awful.

From the small screen, war is declared at Top Gear with Richard ‘The Hamster’ Hammond coming up in pole position to be crowned with Best TV Personality Hairstyle (45% of the votes) whilst fellow petrol-head presenter James May slides off track coming in last place.

Meanwhile, for once has Sienna Miller made the wrong style decision? Having started the year with Jude Law, who wins Best Film Personality Hairstyle, her new beau and known scruff Rhys Ifans tops the list of worst film stars’ haircuts.

Previous winners of the prestigious accolade for best celebrity hairstyle include Welsh rugby union star Gavin Henson, Blue’s Duncan James and England’s drop kick rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson.

Louis Byrne, Men’s Hairdresser of the Year and Brylcreem Style Director comments:

‘Gary Barlow has experienced a truly fantastic year and to be the overall winner of Brylcreem Best Male Celebrity Hair of 2007 is the crowning glory. Gary’s gone from being the brunt of boy band jokes to the king of the charts and in the process has seen a huge style transformation. He sports a classic, groomed look, easy to achieve with a product such as Brylcreem’s Shaping Wax which creates a style that is impressive yet effortless. This year, it is timeless styling that has inspired British men, rather than the non descript rock and roll look of his old band mate Robbie’

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