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Sachin’s hair a hit

entertainment Updated: Jul 04, 2010 15:26 IST
Minakshi Saini

Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar’s looking different these days. The stylish new hairdo that he sported in the stands during the Wimbledon match between Serena Williams and Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday is getting a thumbs up from hairstyle experts, though they make it clear that his crop of wavy, thick hair is thanks to some cool styling and not hair weaving or transplants.

“It’s a textured cut where lots of wax has been used. He’s certainly not got a transplant done as he is gifted with naturally good hair texture,” said stylist Jawed Habib. According to Shanti of Hair n Shanti, “To add volume to his hair, Sachin seems to have used styling gel that also gives the illusion of straight and neat hair.”

“I cannot even believe how good Sachin looks. He has used a product to tame the frizz and dry curls,” said stylist Sapna Bhavnani.

“It could be retexturing, like temporary rebonding meant to smoothen the hair. With such styling, one doesn’t have to apply gel everyday,” said hair expert Simi Ghai.

Sachin’s fans, however, seem least bothered about the technicalities and are raving about the look. “He looks 10 years younger,” says Smriti Mehta, 21. “The style is going to be a hit with all youngsters as it is short and smart,” said Jay Aggarwal.