20 cool A-list men with long hair: Mane inspiration

Get your long hair looking like the rich and famous.  

You might think that rocking long hair isn’t for you, but we’d like to see if we can change your mind! After all, if these inspirational A-listers can sport longer tresses, we think it’s worth taking a second look. Be it filming for their latest movie, or making a red carpet appearance, this round up of noteworthy gents with long locks is bound to make you reconsider.

Whether you’re thinking about growing your hair out, or are already sporting an impressive mane, take a look at our list of celebrities, guaranteed to convince you that men with long hair are some of the finest around.

A-list men's long hairstyles: Jared Leto with long brown wavy hair with blonde ombre ends and facial hair
Jared Leto has become the poster boy for long hair – and for good reason, too. Credit: Getty Images

1. Jared Leto

Jared Leto is the poster boy when it comes to long hairstyles for men – and it’s no surprise. His long locks are now a signature in Hollywood and he does a great job of styling them for various occasions.

During formal red carpet events, Leto rocks a sleek and polished man bun, and when he’s off-duty, he chooses to wear his hair down with relaxed waves.

A-list men's long hairstyles: James Bay with shoulder length straight brown hair and a black fedora hat, wearing black tie attire
James Bay donning his signature Fedora hat. Credit: Getty Images

2. James Bay

The British singer and songwriter captivates us with both his music and his hairstyle. So take a leaf out of Bay’s book and accessorise your locks with a hat. It’s a great way of adding personality to your look, and if you’re time-poor, it’ll also a good way to hide your less-than-fresh mane (a win-win!).

A-list men's long hairstyles: Orlando bloom with long dark wavy hair swept to one side
Orlando Bloom has donned long locks both on and off screen. Credit: Getty Images

3. Orlando Bloom

Okay, Orlando Bloom hasn’t had long hair for a while. However, we still think his previous lengthy ‘dos (on and off screen) definitely warrant a place on our list.

He also scores extra points for rocking cool curls as Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean series and for pulling off a platinum mane as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Editor’s tip: If your hair is on the curlier side and you want to rock longer lengths, then make sure you reach for the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil to fight frizz, boost shine and tame flyaways.

A-list men's long hairstyles: Russell Brand with curly long brown hair and a beard and moustache
Russell Brand works his naturally wavy textures to their advantage. Credit: Getty Images

4. Russell Brand

Russell Brand might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but love him or hate him, the British funny man has lovely long hair that’s worth taking note of. (Just try and forget those early days when he backcombed his mane into oblivion!).

Instead, draw inspiration from his current look that’s more casual and effortless – a positively grown-up take on the long hair trend – especially if you have naturally wavy or curly textures.

A-list men's long hairstyles: Red carpet shot of Harry Styles with long brown wavy hair pushed back and swept to one side
One Direction star Harry Styles has had his fair share of experimental hairstyles. Credit: Getty Images

5. Harry Styles

The One Direction singer is another great example of how men with long hair can sport wavy tresses. Harry Styles has been quite daring with his locks, trialling man buns, headbands, half-up ‘dos and even half cornrows.

We’ve got to hand it to the pop star, he’s definitely been great at experimenting with tons of hairstyles!

A-list men's long hairstyles: Austin Butler with long wavy blonde hair wearing a tux
Austin Butler’s got effortless Cali cool down to a T. Credit: Getty Images

6. Austin Butler

The actor and model has grown out his hair and distanced himself from his sleek, polished image. Why should you consider him as your hair hero? Because Vanessa Hudgens’ beau does a fantastic job of rocking the effortless and cool look of a Californian surfer.

Editor’s tip: For that effortless, fresh-off-the-beach look, make sure to spritz your hair with a texturising spray. For this look we always turn to the TONI&GUY Messy Salt Spray for giving us that surfer look.

A-list men's long hairstyles: Chris Hemsworth with long blonde hair parted down the middle in a '90s style
When it comes to rocking long hair, Chris Hemsworth’s a natural. Credit: Getty Images

7. Chris Hemsworth

Like Orlando Bloom, we have to applaud Chris Hemsworth for being able to sport long hair on and off the screen.

Whether it’s a polished bro bun, Norse-inspired locks or a casual half-up ‘do, there’s no denying the Australian actor’s a natural at rocking sun-kissed long hair.

A-list men's long hairstyles: Kit Harrington with long dark curly hair
As famous for his hair as his role, Kit Harrington works it! Credit: Instagram.com/kitharingtonn

8. Kit Harington

His alter ego John Snow may have made him a household name, but we think that his dark, long curly locks are worthy of celebrity status in their own right!

Part of his signature look, he’s definitely the poster boy for curly hair. Suave and sultry, we like your style Mr Snow, sorry Kit, we mean Kit! Credit: @kitharingtonn

A-list men's long hairstyles: Ben Barnes filming Dorian Grey with long dark hair
Throw it back to Dorian Grey and when Ben Barnes rocked long hair. Credit: Instagram.com/benbarnes

9. Ben Barnes

When Ben Barnes was filming Dorian Grey he sported longer, messier tresses. While he tends to keep his look a little more styled these days, we actually really dig this look on him. Credit: @benbarnes

A-list men's long hairstyles: Christian Bale in his role as Jesus with long brown hair
Christian Bale with long hair while he was filming his role as Jesus. Credit: Instagram.com/christianbale_

10. Christian Bale

In his role as Jesus, Christian Bale rocked wavy, long hair. We imagine there weren’t many barbers back then, so this look was all about natural-looking hair, that had no specific style. Still, we think it rather suits him! Credit: @christianbale_

A-list men's long hairstyles: Keanu Reeves with dark brown hair in a flow hairstyle wearing a suit jacket and white tshirt
Keep it classic like Keanu Reeves with his long hair. Credit: Instagram.com/keanureeves__official/

11. Keanu Reeves

As one of Keanu’s iconic looks, longer locks have done this actor proud. It’s a little bit bad boy, a little bit mysterious and a great look to try if you want to dip your toe into the world of longer hair. Credit: @keanureeves__official

A-list men's long hairstyles: Josh Holloway with long blonde surfer style hair
Josh Holloway rocks surfer dude worthy hair. Credit: Instagram.com/officialjoshholloway

12. Josh Holloway

Channel your inner surfer dude with this messy blond look that’s a favourite with Josh Holloway. Perfect for those who would still like to slick back their tresses to feel like they’ve got shorter hair.

You’ve got movement, texture and length to play with, without having to grow your hair really long. Credit: @officialjoshholloway

A-list men's long hairstyles: Leonardo DiCaprio with long dark rugged hair filming The Revenant
Leo looks great filming The Revenant. Credit: Instagram.com/leonardodicaprio

13. Leonardo Dicaprio

When filming his Oscar winning movie, Leo grew his hair out to look like the legendary explorer Hugh Glass.

While we want to bet that the frontiersman, cared more about the angry bears then he did his hair, we think that this edgy ‘long hair don’t care’ look is a must try for gents who like adventure. Credit: @leonardodicaprio

A-list men's long hairstyles: Model and actor Brock O'Hurn with long hair wavy hair
Channel your inner Viking like Brock O’Hurn. Credit: Instagram.com/brockohurn

14. Brock O’Hurn

If the Vikings taught us one thing, it was that long hair not only made them look fierce, it was also a pretty fierce style statement!

American actor Brock O’Hurn loves to keep his locks long and flowing and we must say, we think he rocks this look. Credit: @brockohurn

A-list men's long hairstyles: Brooklyn Beckham in a black and white photo with long hair
Like father like son – Brooklyn keeps his locks long. Credit: Instagram.com/brooklynbeckham

15. Brooklyn Beckham

Taking a leaf out of his famous father’s style book, we would expect no less from Brooklyn Beckham, than to rock an achingly cool hairstyle.

Think rebellious boy band member, with outgrown tresses and you’re there. This style has plenty of movement and texture, allowing you to just wake up and go. Credit: @brooklynbeckham

A-list men's long hairstyles: David Beckham with medium length dark hair in a floppy quiff
David Beckham rocking his longer hair slicked back. Credit: Instagram.com/davidbeckham

16. David Beckham

This famous footballer father has often led the way in the style stakes and he’s still making waves when it comes to his mane.

Here we see Becks with longer tresses, that are still short enough to sweep back and off his face, with the help of a little gel. We can see why his sons would look to him for style tips! Credit: @davidbeckham

A-list men's long hairstyles: Matt Damon with long hair in a low ponytail
Why not try a low ponytail like Matt Damon? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

17. Matt Damon

The best thing about having long hair, is that when you’re tired of your flowing locks, you can easily sweep your tresses up into an oh-so stylish low ponytail – or even a man bun – should the mood strike you. We’re not used to seeing Matt Damon with longer hair, but we think he totally rocks this look.

A-list men's long hairstyles: Star Wars actor Adam Driver with long dark hair parted to the side, wearing a suit and red tie
May the flow hair be with you. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

18. Adam Driver

If you’re wondering how long hair can work as an everyday style, Adam Driver is the perfect source of inspiration. His shaggy cut is low-key enough for everyday wear but still scrubs up like a charm for fancier occasions too.

Editor’s tip: To give your mid-long length hair hold without making it feel stiff or hard, try the VO5 Matt Styling Paste. The reworkable formula gives your mane just the right amount of definition and staying power, with a natural-looking matte finish.

A-list men's long hairstyles: Actor Timothée Chalamet with long wavy dark hair worn in a messy undone style, wearing a grey suit and red and blue tie
Timothée Chalamet has the most coveted hair around right now. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

19. Timothée Chalamet

Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet is about as famous for his majestic mane as he is his acting accolades. Wavy and full of texture, if you’re looking for a style that’s totally of the moment, this is the way to go.

A-list men's long hairstyles:
Style it out skater boy style like the Biebs. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

20. Justin Bieber

If man buns and monytails (that’s man ponytails, fyi) aren’t really your vibe, Justin Bieber‘s casual cap look is another option for styling out long hairstyles. While they look cool, they’ll also help hide any unfortunate hair days which can only be a good thing.