Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin ditches headbands for new haircut in fresh look

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Allan Saint-Maximin showed off his new look on an Instagram Live.

Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin is known for more than just his talents on the pitch. The winger’s iconic hairstyle is very well-known and recognisable.

He is known for his dreadlocks, which he has previously had bleached blonde. He teams the hairstyle with headbands, most notably sporting luxury fashion brand Gucci headbands.

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In a conversation with Goal, Saint-Maximin explained his reasoning behind the iconic look, saying that he took inspiration from a 1980s movie classic. He said: “I’ve always loved the karate kid”, in the film the characters wear karate headbands, similar to the ones Saint-Maximin dons on and off the pitch.

He also explained that he decided to grow his long dreadlocks to suit the headband style. He told Goal: “Wearing a headband while being bald is not the best look. That’s what also made me want to find a haircut that could go with my headbands.”

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However, Saint-Maximin surprised his fans when he revealed a new look on Instagram. Sporting a buzz cut, he captioned the post: “New man” accompanied by the scissor emoji to reiterate his new haircut. The new look was met with shock from fans, one commenting: “Why you cut it bro. No Gucci headbands now.”

However, that wasn’t the end of his new hair journey. Last night, in an Instagram Live he revealed a brand-new detailed hairstyle. He also showed the look off in a post uploaded today to his 853,000 followers.

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