So, I have received quite a few emails this week with a wide range of questions to do with curly hair for men. I enjoy reading your emails and corresponding but one of the most repeated questions has been “who is that curly hair man on the pic for your Ask Rogelio post?”, a question which has been asked by majority by our curly female followers. While you ladies did take the time to do the whole congratulating me for the website and all that (as the guys did too), you were quick to ask about our curly latin pin-up. By all means, I did get some questions by the curly men readers and more in the line of asking how to grow curly hair but I just could not resist giving “him” some free publicity (doubt he needs it though).
Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you David Bisbal, a Spanish singer who rose to fame in the same fashion as our recently illustrated curly Justin Guarini. As a matter of fact, the physical similarities between the two are striking and if you dig a bit into their career background, you will find that they both share the same upbringing into the pop music scene. Bisbal, like Guarini, went from nothing to popstar status in the year 2002 and on a music show similar to American Idol. From there ownards, Bisbal progressed rapidly, astonishing Spanish critics and living up to the expectations placed upon him. He went on to win several prizes and awards such as a Latin Grammy only a year after having finished the show which catapulted him to fame.
He has trademarked several moves as he is quite energetic during his performances. Expect to see Elvis hip swings, aerial Chuck Norris-type kicks, rapid moving Goldielocks curls and female underwear flying all over the stage as groupies drool over him. Bisbal went big in the year 2004, seeing how the Latin American region provided a huge market of Spanish speakers (Latin America has aprox. 500 million people as opposed to the mere 46 million of his native Spain). He started emulating the styles of the most popular Latin American singers such as Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony. Eventually, he also broke into the US and with much success, as the US Spanish-speaking population identified with the fast pace and danceable grooves of his songs.
Short length curls with clipped sides and back emulating a long high and tight hairstyle
Medium length curls will look good even styled somewhat shaggy
Long length curls will have pretty women throwing themselves at you to touch your hair
Careful, only grow to this length if you know you can pull it off
Bisbal has obviously acknowledged his curls and made the most of them, just as we aspire and promote at Manly Curls. His curls have always being a part of his image and music critics have, at times, questioned how far he would have gone if it wasn’t for his “latin lover” image and those vigorous curls. Hence, I am posting our fellow curl head in our Inspirational section, so that some of you, fellow curly hair men, may be inspired and see how curly hair has more hairstyle options than the mere buzz cut.
I am going to leave you now with some of his videoclips. If you browse on Youtube you will find plenty of his repertoire but the following three clips pretty much represent his music style.
All the best,