The Best Celebrity Men’s Hair Looks That Defined A Decade

by charlottegw / last updated December 11, 2019

men's hair trends in the 2010s

Man buns, fades and long flowing locks – the 2010s was a decade of extremes when it came to celebrity men’s hair trends. Here we look back on the key men’s hair trends in the 2010s that defined a decade.

Harry Styles’ gorgeous curls from his One D days

Cast your mind back to 2010 (can you believe it!) and remember Harry Styles’ curly barnet from his days on The X Factor. Inappropriate swoon.

Jared Leto’s flowing locks

Q: What could be better than one Jared Leto head complete with glossy, tousled locks? A: Two Jared Leto heads complete with glossy, tousled locks. Jared’s 2019 Met Ball look was an absolute bonkers corker and did for guys with long hair what Kim Kardashian did for glass hair.


Jaden Smith’s colour chameleon vibes

Although he’s the youngest on our list, the impact Jaden has had on men’s hair trends in the 2010s completely belies his age. The actor/singer has sported many hues including pink and slime green and has spearheaded the trend for modern men dipping their hair into colour.

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Bruno Mars’ pompadour

When Bruno burst onto the music scene he brought with him a retro pompadour look. He got men the world over reaching for their (or their other halves’) hairdryer.

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Jonathan Van Ness’ long, long hair + handlebar moustache combo

Why shouldn’t men rock long hair, a moustache and a beard? (See also Eurovision 2014 contestant Conchita Wurst.) JVN from Queer Eye showed the world what hirsute-d and booted looked like in the 2010s.

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Timothee Chalomet’s heartthrob hair

Soft, long and messy, heartthrob hair was everything in 2019. A throwback to the heartthrobs of the 1990s (yes, the nineties are firmly retro now) the look encouraged men to grow their hair longer and embrace their natural wave.

David Beckham’s man bun

Early adopter of the man bun, David knows how to translate a tricky style for mass appeal. In 2015, we were said to have reached peak man bun – but judging by high streets up and down the country, the trend still prevails.

Zayn Malik’s fade

Zayn’s fade was referenced in countless barbershops up and down the country in the 2010s. A little bit street, but vastly wearable the look launched a thousand copycats.

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