World Cup scores India hair salons big business

JALANDHAR, India (NBC/RTV) — World Cup fever has translated into brisk business for some hair salons in Northwest India.

Young men have been asking barbers to mimic the hairstyles of their favorite soccer players.

Some have shown stylists pictures of soccer stars on their phones and asked for a similar look.

At a salon in Punjab Thursday, one young man was getting a haircut like Cristiano Ronaldo’s, a soccer player for Portugal who is known for his good looks.

The World Cup kicked off in Brazil on June 12.

The U.S. and Germany will face-off Thursday at noon Eastern time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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