Gordon Ramsay’s hair nightmare: How the star chef’s questionable new ‘do obscured Victoria Beckham’s entire 40th birthday party

Even Harry Styles' new 'do was overlooked, as Ramsay's attention-grabbing follicles went on a seeming tabloid rampage

After weeks of hype, various ‘Style Evolution’ type features and murky looks back over a career that started in bubble gum Nineties pop and is now at the forefront of women’s fashion, Victoria Beckham finally celebrated her 40th birthday in London.

She chose a classy enough venue – The Arts Club on Dover Street in Mayfair – to host the star-studded event, which was attended by family, friends and staggering members of the entertainment world’s elite (if you can call Chris Martin that).

It was poised and ready to take the tabloids by storm – further powering the seemingly inexhaustible ‘Brand Beckham’ publicity wheel and catapulting the family ‘wot done good’ back into the headlines.

And all would have gone to plan, too, had Gordon Ramsay’s new hair not turned up and obscured the entire thing.

The star chef took a break from shouting at people who can’t cut vegetables properly to debut a haircut with a life of its own – part breathing toupee, part undercut, finished off, say The Mail, with “a fibrous spray to give the illusion of hair density”.

They went on to speculate all sorts of things about hairline treatments and hair loss and the like, almost as if they hadn’t noticed that whoever had cut the thing in the first place must have used a) a bowl and b) a cruel sense of humour to have ever conceived the idea of creating such a style in the first place.

Wife Tana turns the other cheek as Ramsay's 'do laps up the attention. Wife Tana turns the other cheek as Ramsay's 'do laps up the attention. Needless to say, it was one of the only things that the paps were interested in snapping that evening, and promptly made it into Twitterfeeds the world over as a result.

Spiky but sedate: Ramsay's style used to let him do the talking. Spiky but sedate: Ramsay's style used to let him do the talking. They almost entirely missed all the other guests who arrived, jostling for attention, but falling too far short of Ramsay’s follicles to get a look in. Find out who they were above… And then take another look at Gordon Ramsay’s hair. It really is something quite special.

It even trumped the hype around Harry Styles’ new hair, debuted in Brazil and born out of sheer humidity. No mean feat. Or hair:

Read More: Gordon Ramsay Uses Camera To Spy On Daughter
Gordon Ramsay Tells Presenter He'd 'Drown Him In A Fjord'
Clare Smyth - What It's Really Like Working For Gordon Ramsay
Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Ashdown Group: HR Manager Shared Services - Uxbridge, - 1 Year contract

£50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: HR Manager Shared Services - Uxbridge, Stock...

Recruitment Genius: Graduate Human Resource Officer and Executive Assistant

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join one of...

Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events business) - Central Manchester - £20K

£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...

Recruitment Genius: Project Engineer

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This privately-owned company designs and manuf...

Day In a Page

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence