Giannis Antetokounmpo Hair (Detailed Look)

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

Since his 2013 NBA draft we have seen various Giannis Antetokounmpo Hair styles which have consisted of his,

  • Signature Sponge Twists
  • High Top
  • South of France
  • Mohawk

His athleticism has drawn global attention to areas outside of his sporting career with his fashion, lifestyle choices and grooming being the areas of most interest.


Our editorial covers Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Hair in its entirety, from his signature look to his hair type and texture.




Giannis Antetokounmpo Hair Type

From the chart below we can see that Giannis Antetokounmpo hair falls under the Type 4 category being a 4B or 4C. His hair is afro textured.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Hair Type

The 4B and 4C hair pattern is tightly coiled which requires the most moisture of all hair groups due to easy breakage.

Hair type is dependent by genetics and race which can be seen here by the Nigerian athlete. 




Giannis Antetokounmpo Hair Gallery


Signature Sponge Twists

At this point it’s evident to see that Giannis’s sponge twists is his signature hairstyle. The athlete has gone through buzz cuts to mohawk but his twists have served him best.

Giannis Antetokounmpo hair twisted

On afro textured hair twists and coils are accentuated with the use of a sponge which we can see Giannis doing. There are various twists for men styles, however this is best suited for those with shorter hair.

1. Purchase your hair sponge from your local hair store or amazon

2. Slightly dampen hair with A spritz

3. You may also apply some of your styling product to the sponge.

4. Use sponge and go in a circular motion across your head.

5. Visit the barber before or after twisting for a fresh line up




High Top

The influence of 90s faded high tops continually presents itself with modern rappers and athletes styling their hair this way which we have seen all through Giannis’s career.

Giannis Antetokounmpo hightop hair

We should warn you though, your face shape plays an important role in deciding whether or not the style will be best suited for you. Have an oval face shape? Then your game!

Visit your barber every week or 2 to keep hair fresh and low on the sides.



South of France

One of the most distinctive hairstyles for black men is the south of France haircut which is simply a mohawk with burst fades on the sides.

south of france

Today the style is also known as the Usher Haircut since he is single handily responsible for bringing the style mass attention which has resulted in athletes pulling off the same look.




Giannis Mohawks are classy which enables him to pull it off for all formal affairs whilst also sporting the look on game days.

afro mohawk

In addition to this his mohawk naturally highlights his thick curls and something we have seen him do throughout his career.



Key Take Away: Have a Hair Routine & Maintenance

Most of the hairstyles seen on Giannis Antetokounmpo are simple which only require a small level of commitment and maintenance. In order to achieve similar looks follow the tips below


  • Select the best products for your hair type to ensure your curls are highlighted
  • If you have afro textured hair invest in a hair sponge to further curl your hair
  • Visit barbers once a week or every 2 weeks for a line up and fade
  • Moisturise your Hair (Use a hair spritz or leave in conditioner)


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