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50 years later George Best’s Stylo Matchmakers football boots are remastered and re-released

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50 years later George Best's Stylo Matchmakers football

This iconic British football boot label established itself in 1966, the year England became world champion. After more than 50 years, Stylo Matchmakers are back in challenging the soccer shoe industry today, by serving large pockets of outlets where major corporate brands are unwelcome and unwanted.

The Stylo Matchmakers brand was the first British brand to have broken the soccer shoe market throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, and today they are on a mission to do so again.

George Best was one of the players responsible for the great growth in Stylo Matchmakers. George Best is still ranked as one of the most talented footballers of all time.

Best was an award-winning Irish international soccer player, whose fans around the world have captured a unique touch, never seen before. Best had the skill and agility to beat some of the best football players of his time and with his amazing style both on and off the field, he was a soccer player who went to influence soccer fans in millions.

In 1968, the young Manchester United put a pen on paper and signed Stylo Matchmakers, which was known as the most successful British boot brand, and that before it was also worn by Pele and later became the most popular brand of soccer shoes in the 1970s.

50 years later George Best's Stylo Matchmakers football

George Best signed and designed Heirship Sixty Eyl Stylo Matchmakers. Before that, soccer shoes were usually completely black or even brown. Stylo Matchmakers also added a ‘Quality Bar’ to its designs.

When George Best announced his support for ads, Stylo Matchmakers sales increased. Stylo has sold over one million pairs of soccer shoes around the world. In the months that followed, Best also designed and created his own fashion line with the Stylo Matchmakers team.

At the age of 22, while wearing Stylo Matchmakers, Best undoubtedly helped Manchester United win. They won two league titles and a European Cup. He also called for the Ballon d d’Or Award, an annual football award that is considered a prestigious individual award for soccer players and became the youngest footballer of the year.

Signing the deal with Stylo Matchmakers was pioneering. He led the way for future professional footballers to work alongside sports brands.

Stylo Matchmakers followed Best with the signing of young Liverpool star “Merseyy’s Mighty Mouse” AKA Kevin Keegan. This trend started as Stylo became the largest and largest soccer shoe brand in the English game.

After the Stylo Matchmakers preliminary deal, George Best learned to market himself and in turn became the world’s first famous sports star and original football image. His presence in the football world during the late 1960s and 1970s rivaled the Beatle’s presence in the music industry. It is known that the Portuguese fans of George Best called it “The Beetle”.

 

Stylo Matchmakers today is the brand choice for footballers who do not want to follow the company’s trends, but who want to represent the change of times in football.

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How to style hair like a professional footballer

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How to style hair like a professional footballer

Style hair like a professional footballer

If you want to style your hair like a professional footballer, you will need to make sure you have the right type of hair styling products to get started.

In case you’re not already familiar, let me introduce you to the Hairbond United Kingdom, known in the hair care industry amongst professional hairstylists and barbers as the “Premier League of Hair Styling.”

Due to its long list of Premier League and International footballer endorsements, Hairbond United Kingdom has been nominated as “footballer choice” by awarding organizations including FootballersHair.com.

Here’s a list of some of the professional footballers and football clubs who we found have endorsed the Hairbond brand over the years.

Leicester FC International players Jamie Vardy and Christian Fuchs who both won the Premier League in 2015-2016 with Leicester FC uploaded multiple photos of the Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee across their social media pages in support of the brand.

England and Everton FC Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s was snapped leaving his home barbers in Newcastle who was exclusively stocking Hairbond products. Pickford left holding a Hairbond Texturiser Cream and a Hairbond Distorter clay.

England International and Manchester United defender Phil Jones showed off his huge range of Hairbond products to his 3.8m Twitter followers during the Euros.

Belgian International, ex Liverpool, and now Club Brugge Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet famously signed for Hairbond as a major brand ambassador back in 2014 a year after England cricketer Jimmy Anderson.

England International and Tottenham Hotspur FC midfielder Harry Winks promoted the Hairbond brand on social media when he posted a picture holding the Hairbond Distorter up “in a selfy” on Twitter.

England International and Southampton Captain and midfielder James Ward-Prowse smiling for the camera with his Hairbond Shaper Toffee from his home barbershop in Southampton.

England goalkeeper, now playing at Celtic FC, Fraser Forster, pictured promoting the Hairbond Texturiser and Hairbond Shaper also from his home barbershop.

French International midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin also appeared posing in different pictures with the Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee in captured at his barbershop.

Other notable top league players for the list include Burnley FC striker Jay Rodriguez, when he had shorter hair, French Internationals and Saint-Étienne players Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye, Jordon Mutch of Aalesund, Lazio and Brazilian defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva, Middlesbrough FC Footballers Dale Fry, Adam Clayton, and George Friend, Patrick Bamford of Leeds, Connor Roberts of Swansea City, Stewart Downing, David Dunn, Tony Mowbray of Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United FC Footballers Paul Dummett and Rob Elliot, Grant Hanley of Norwich City, Salford City’s Craig Conway, Paul Gallagher, and the Preston North End team, former England International and Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen, and so many more..

Find more by following @Hairbond on Instagram.
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Belgium International goalkeeper Simon Mignolet becomes official Hairbond United Kingdom Brand Ambassador

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Belgium International goalkeeper Simon Mignolet becomes official Hairbond United Kingdom Brand Ambassador

Belgium International goalkeeper

One of the UK’s most popular hair styling brands, Hairbond United Kingdom announced the famous Liverpool F.C. and Belgium international professional footballer Simon Mignolet as their latest face and brand ambassador after their contract with the England and Lancashire cricketer Jimmy Anderson expired.

To kick start a new endorsement deal, Mignolet met the Hairbond production team for a photoshoot at Liverpool’s Carven Club, a live music bar and venue located on Matthew street, Merseyside, which is still a very popular tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. Not only is this spot iconic with fans of Liverpool football club but for fans of the city and of course, The Beatles.

Hairbond is a professional, premium-quality hairstyling company providing a top range of products that are currently available in over 25 countries including the UK, USA, Australia, and Singapore.

Only sold in professional hair salons, barbershops, and reputable online marketplaces, you won’t find Hairbond products in the supermarket or in the shops on the high street.

On becoming an official brand ambassador, Simon Mignolet commented,

“Hairbond is a high-quality product that I have been using for quite some time now and I am very happy to represent Hairbond product range in the future as their brand Ambassador. Not only are the products of superb quality but also is their founder Scott who happens to be a Liverpool F.C fan. I am thrilled to be working with him and Hairbond.”

Hairbond’s founder Scott Michaels, who is also an avid Liverpool fan said,

“Mignolet’s profile is growing by the minute thanks to his move from Sunderland to Liverpool and his participation in the FIFA World Cup. It’s great to have him on board representing the brand. We have the ambition to grow, to be known amongst consumers as the “Premier League of Hair Products” and aim to sign up endorsement deals with many more Premier League players in the future”

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Hairbond in safe hands with Southampton, now Celtic FC Goalkeeper

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Hairbond in safe hands with Southampton, now Celtic FC Goalkeeper

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Like many top goalkeepers, including ex Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet, England and Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Newcastle’s Karl Darlow, the Southampton FC goalkeeper, Fraser Forster, who is currently on loan at Celtic FC, also keeps his hair place by using the trending footballer’s choice of hair styling products, which are made in the UK, by hairstyling manufacturers the Hairbond United Kingdom.

Fraser Forster, a record-breaking English keeper, has also represented the England national team over the years and was captured not long ago at the popular Southampton barbers, Equinox Gentleman’s Refinery picking up a couple of his favorite Hairbond products, the Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee (Orange) in one hand, and the Hairbond Texturiser Professional Hair Cream (Blue) in the other.

Equinox Gentleman’s Refinery is a popular high-end hotspot for Southampton footballers to visit for their haircuts. Owners Kerri and Claire have made a name for themselves as the local footballers’ choice and whilst partnered with the Hairbond brand has supplied thousands of Hairbond products to their clients over the years.

The Hairbond United Kingdom is a popular world hairstyling brand, which launched back in 2010. As the male grooming industry went boom, the Hairbond brand made waves as a premium, high-quality choice for professionals and became an instant internet success, with marketing-supported by tones of celebrity endorsements including a huge list of Premier League and International footballers who put their faces and name to backing it.

Over the years we’ve seen other Hairbond endorsements by footballers including Jamie Vardy and Christian Fuchs of Leicester City FC, Michael Owen, Phil Jones, James Ward Prowse, Matt Debuchy, Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, Spurs’ Harry Winks, Preston North End’s Paul Gallagher, and team and Wolves’ Matt Doherty.

You can see this list of players on the @Hairbond Instagram page including more from popular players Jordan Mutch, Yohan Cabaye, Lucas Leiva, the Burnley FC striker Jay Rodriguez, as well as Paul Dummett, Rob Elliot, and Grant Hanley whilst playing at Newcastle and lots more players at clubs including Blackburn Rovers FC, Leeds United FC, Middleborough FC, Blackpool FC and many more.

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