Sébastien Chabal takes care of his beard
Sébastien Chabal has an impressive physique, long hair and a long beard. While he is a professional rugby player, he stands out on the field. In effect, the professional sportsmen who accompany him generally sport, at most, a small three-day beard. Most hair is cut short, for obvious reasons. But the rugby player keeps his characteristic haircut, and his beautiful beard.
Better yet, he embarked on the creation of a range of skincare products. Proud of his creation, named Au poil, he talks to Homme Urbain to talk about this surprising career choice:
” I think I have some legitimacy in this area. I was approached by many brands that launched products around the beard. As I have an entrepreneurial soul, I told myself that I was going to do it myself“.
»I wanted products that were accessible to everyone, that represented me, that were easy to use, sold in supermarkets (…) My beauty secret is not to spend a lot of time in the bathroom. That’s why I made this simple range. I’m not trying to transform myself. I brush my beard every morning, like my hair » .
Sébastien Chabal without a beard… in an archive video
Don’t think the now-retired former professional player has decided to get rid of his beard. However, he didn’t always have that long beard. There was a time when he had shorter hair, and a little beard of two or three days, necessarily more discreet. You can discover this in a video archive published by the INA.
We then discover the three emblematic cuts of the rugby player. First very short hair (just like the beard). Then, an in-between with hair and beard that has grown. And finally, the cut he sports when his professional career is at its peak.
He was, at that time, one of the most famous rugby players in France. That’s why, even today, when we think of him, we obviously think of his iconic beard.
Celebrities inseparable from a physical particularity
Sébastien Chabal is not the only public person to be, probably forever, attached to a physical particularity. In the sports world, difficult to forget the performances made on the ground by Cristiano Ronaldo when he does his famous blonde locks. Some supporters are even convinced that they bring him luck. On the French side, Paul Pogba is known for his many original haircuts. But he regrets that the media talk more about his physical appearance than his performance on the pitch.
In the middle of the song, the stars who benefit from certain artifices inseparable from their personality are numerous. Have you ever seen DJ Snake without his famous dark glasses? The singer of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, puts his body covered in tattoos on stage whenever he can. For his part, Justin Bieber has for years been reduced to a famous wick. It’s hard to imagine finding a single image of Serge Gainsbourg without a cigarette in your mouth.
The surprising challenge launched by Sébastien Chabal
Since his retirement, Sébastien Chabal seems to want to touch everything. Before launching his brand of cosmetics in 2020, he embarked on a very different adventure. Then 40 years old, he plans to become a winegrower. In 2017, he launched three cuvées. In fact, one of them is called ” a small wine in the hair“.
” It’s not a marketing stunt to sell bottles, it’s not a commercial operation. I participated in the harvest, the tasting, the assembly. I really followed the whole process of making the wine. I wish this story lasts a very long time “, he explains in 2017 to La Provence.
” I had no particular projects in wine, it was above all encounters that started it all. I was seduced by the winegrowers of this cooperative cellar. They have a real cohesion, an ability to work in a team, with mutual aid. It touched me, of course »