In a revealing segment of the Netflix docuseries, “Beckham,” David Beckham, now 48, takes a nostalgic look back at his famous buzz cut from the year 2000. Known for his long, blonde locks, the football legend decided to make a drastic change that would become an iconic moment in his career and pop culture.
David shared that his decision to chop off his signature hair came after a conversation with his hairdresser, Tyler. The transformation, however, didn’t go unnoticed by Manchester United Coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who questioned the new look before a match against Leicester City in March 2000. David remembered the encounter, saying, “Stubbornness,” was the driving force behind his decision to keep a cap on.
The buzz cut made its grand debut on the football field during a game, leaving commentators and viewers in awe. Despite the widespread attention it garnered, David emphasized that seeking “attention” was never his intention. “I never did it to create attention. I’m not that person,” he clarified.
The docuseries also explored the buzz cut’s impact on David’s fans, with many youngsters eager to emulate their idol’s style. James Clarke, a Manchester paparazzi, shared, “When David Beckham shaved his head, I honestly thought a member of my family had died. Because my phone went off… We haven’t got it documented yet.”
David’s wife, Victoria Beckham, also reflected on the memorable transformation, describing it as a pivotal moment where her husband transitioned “from a boy to a man.” She believed the haircut boosted his confidence, leading him to embrace his newfound image.
Discover more about David Beckham’s remarkable journey through life and style in the Netflix docuseries, “Beckham.”