Stylists have offered Boris Johnson some tips on his hair ahead of crunch dinner talks in Brussels tonight.
Freelance celebrity hairstylist James Johnson and the CEO of Pall Mall Barbers Richard Marshall questioned whether his barnet was done at home.
TV viewers also hit out at the ‘scruffy’ politician who looked ‘like he’d been on an all-nighter’ during Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon.
Some said he looked like a ‘scarecrow’ while others asked if his appearance was suitable for someone leading the country.
Mr Johnson’s hair has been in the spotlight recently, with it appearing to fall out in the Commons in October, followed by a sharp trim before lockdown last month.
And it has come into renewed focus ahead of his make-or-break Brexit dinner with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen tonight.
Freelance celebrity hairstylist James Johnson and founder and CEO of Pall Mall Barbers Richard Marshall questioned whether the look was done from home
London-based hairstylist James Johnson said: ‘Boris has opted for a more textured look.
‘Even though this messier style looks like it’s home cut, I think a more groomed styled would suit Boris.
‘Whilst I empathise with having a vaccine distribute – it would be great to see Boris take the time in the morning to style his hair.
‘Men’s grooming can be difficult to get right. There’s plenty of products out there catered for men, especially men who shy away from maintenance at home.
‘A paste like the Jamie Stevens Thicker Fuller styling aid is great as it keeps the hair in place all day whilst helping combat thinning hair.
‘A simple 10p pence size piece of this each morning would tidy the PM up… to a nice smart and groomed man.’
Pall Mall Barbers in London says on its website it cut Mr Johnson’s hair when he was the Mayor of London.
The company’s founder and CEO Mr Marshall said: ‘The new crunchy style, for final crunchy talks.
‘The haircut is a cross between miss cut 1920 short back and sides with kitchen scissors and 1980’s punkster. Rock on Boris.’
He added: ‘Boris must have done it himself or perhaps had some help from Carrie or even the dog.
‘For all his cuts over the years this one looks the most like a home-done hatchet job to me.’
It comes after TV viewers hit out at the ‘scruffy’ politician who ‘looks like he’s been on an all-nighter’ during Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon
Those watching Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon were also concerned he is going to Brussels looking ‘scruffy’.
One wrote: ‘Boris Johnson looking particularly Worzel Gummidgesque at #PMQs today. Can someone tell him to brush hus hair before he goes to Brussels.’
Another commented: ‘Boris Johnson’s hair looking a particular state at PMQs today. Is he going to brush it for his dinner in Brussels? Looks like a scarecrow in a suit.’
A woman put: ‘WTAF goes on with Boris Johnson’s hair please? What an absolute embarrassment he is – the Prime Minister of out country and he looks like he’s just got home from an all-nighter.’
One person said: ‘Legit question: Why doesn’t Boris Johnson brush his hair? Is he trying to be a living cartoon character?’
And another added: ‘Now Boris Johnson’s hair is thinning, the messy ”I don’t need to bother” style looks even more ridiculous.
‘It’s like Just William grew up to be Prime Minister and stood at the despatch box still wearing short trousers.’
The PM sported a neater-than-usual blonde barnet when he was in the House of Commons at the start of November.
It came just three days before he plunged the country into a second national lockdown.
In October there were fears he was losing his iconic long locks as he stood at the despatch box with strands falling on his suit.
Hair loss is a symptom linked with the coronavirus, which the Prime Minister battled at the start of the pandemic.
The PM sported a neater-than-usual blonde barnet as he arrived at the House of Commons at the start of November
Ahead of his dinner tonight, Mr Johnson warned ‘no PM’ would accept EU demands to obey its rules.
Taking his regular Commons questions session ahead of the talks, Mr Johnson insisted a ‘good deal is still there to be done’ despite the increasingly bitter standoff.
But he made clear the Bloc will have to shift on its edict that the UK must abide by rules that it produces in future.
He said: ‘Our friends in the EU are currently insisting that if they pass a new law in the future with which we in this country do not comply or don’t follow suit, then they want the automatic right to punish us and to retaliate.
‘Secondly, they are saying that the UK should be the only country in the world not to have sovereign control over its fishing waters.
‘I don’t believe that those are terms that any prime minister of this country should accept.’
In a bullishly optimistic performance, Mr Johnson said the UK would ‘prosper mightily’ with or without an agreement.