Fortunately, the actor – who plays footballer Dani Rojas in the hit show, alongside Phil Dunster – was never at risk of having to chop off his luxuriant hair for the part.
In a 2021 Fashionista interview, Ted Lasso hair and make-up designer Nicky Austin shared, “I would never touch his hair” and recalled a conversation with the producer once Fernández was cast. “I said, ‘I’ve got a question for you,’ and she went, ‘It better not be about cutting Cristo’s hair because that’s not happening.'”
Top tip: regular trims might seem counterintuitive for long styles, but they’re key to keeping your hair in healthy shape. A handy reminder for the next time you’re considering a raincheck on that appointment…
- For Cristo Fernández’s long wavy hairstyle, take a photo reference and chat with your barber about what’ll best suit your hair texture and styling goals.
- Cristo’s haircut has a centre part and falls just past his shoulders.
- Your barber may build in layers to create shape and movement, as well as balance out any bulk/weight.
- Book in regular cuts to remove split ends and any damage as well as encourage healthy hair growth.
- Recreate Cristo Fernández’s long volume-packed style by prepping damp/wet hair with a leave-in detangling and conditioning product.
- A wide-tooth comb can be great for gently navigating knots and creating your part.
- Gently towel dry your hair using a microfibre towel, which helps to reduce friction and frizz.
- Work in some pre-styling product – like a golf-ball-sized amount of volumising mousse or a few spritzes of sea salt spray – then blow dry on a low-to-medium heat setting.
- As you dry, start gently pushing, flipping and moving your hair to build volume. A diffuser dryer attachment can also help to spread and control the air flow, so waves and curls stay structured.
- Warm a small amount of styling product (like a styling cream with a flexible hold) between your hands and work it through your hair. Remember a little goes a long way and you can always add more if needed.
- Use your fingers to loosely sweep your hair back off your face and shape your finished style.