31 Cool Men with Long Hair Who Will Inspire You to Grow Yours Out, Too

Looking for a sign to grow your hair out? This is it.

Long hairstyles for men have become ever more popular lately, thanks to the likes of Jason Momoa, Harry Styles and Jared Leto. There are lots of benefits to rocking flowing lengths, from having to visit the barbers less frequently to being able to change up your look with styles like the man bun.

Whether you’re thinking about growing your hair out or are already sporting an impressive mane thanks to lockdown, take a look at our list of celebrity men with long hair, who are guaranteed to convince you to join their ranks.

Jason Momoa’s Tousled Waves

Jason Momoa with long brown wavy hair with facial hair
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Jason Momoa is one of, if not the first person we think of when it comes to men in Hollywood with long hair. From Game of Thrones to Aquaman, his ever-present tousled waves are his signature style and we can’t imagine him with anything else!

Dev Patel’s Grown-Out Curls

Dev Patel with long curly brown hair with facial hair
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Lion and Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel is a great example of how to rock a longer look if your hair is naturally curly. Here, his relaxed, grown-out curls are effortlessly styled with a few piecey curls around his face.

Jared Leto’s Balayage Waves

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

Jared Leto is the poster boy when it comes to long hairstyles for men – and it’s no surprise.

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.

Timothée Chalamet’s Rom-Com Hair

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

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.

Bradley Cooper’s Swept-Back Flow

Bradley Cooper with brown wavy flow hair
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Bradley Cooper has rocked long hair a few times over the years. Less of a statement than full-on long hair, this brushed-back flow style has just enough length to give you plenty of texture while still being easy to style.

James Bay’s Shoulder-Length Hair

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

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!).

Booboo Stewart’s Flowing Locks

Booboo Stewart with long dark brown wavy hair
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Actor Booboo Stewart has come a long way from his Twilight days, with his now-trademark long dark hair. His natural waves give a natural, undone feel and the contrasting lighter and darker pieces help to give his strands even more dimension.

Wavy Ponytail & Beard

Man with dark brown wavy hair in ponytail
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Hate it or love it, hipster hairstyles like a ponytail and beard are a great combination for men with long hair. Credit: @mario.prawira

Editor’s tip: Keep a well-maintained beard with the TIGI Bed Head Grooming Lion Tamer Beard and Hair Balm.

Warm a small amount of beard balm between your palms and apply to your beard. Scrunch, style and go!

Kit Harington’s Thick Curly Hair

Kit Harrington with long dark curly hair
As famous for his hair as his role, Kit Harrington works it! Credit: Instagram.com/kitharingtonn

Kit Harington’s 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! Credit: @kitharingtonn

Straight Viking Hair

Man with long straight blonde hair
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Get the Viking look by teaming your long hair with a full beard. Credit: @lasselom

Russell Brand’s Layered Long Hair

Russell Brand with curly long brown hair and a beard and
Russell Brand works his naturally wavy textures to their advantage. Credit: Getty Images

Draw inspiration from Russell Brand’s casual and effortless – a positively grown-up take on the long hair trend – especially if you have naturally wavy or curly textures.

Harry Styles’ Boyband Hair

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

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.

Austin Butler’s Blonde Curls

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

The actor and model has grown out his hair and distanced himself from his sleek, polished image in favour of this cool, Californian surfer vibe.

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 recommend spritzing the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray through damp hair before drying to give you that surfer look.

Chris Hemsworth’s Highlights

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

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.

Orlando Bloom’s Curly Flow Hair

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

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.

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.

Ben Barnes’ Messy Long Hair

Ben Barnes filming Dorian Grey with long hair
Throw it back to Dorian Grey and when Ben Barnes rocked long hair. Credit: Instagram.com/benbarnes

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

Natural Curls

Man with naturally curly long hair
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Worried how your natural curls will look with long hair? Follow this stylish guy on Instagram for all the hair inspiration you’ll ever need! Credit: @hank_ge

Christian Bale’s Waves

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_

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_

Keanu Reeves’ Choppy Hair

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/

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

Half-Up, Half-Down

Man with long brown half-up, half-down
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Give off that cool guy factor while still remaining incredibly stylish with this half-up, half-down hairstyle. Credit: @peaceoot

Jeff Bridges’ Silver Flow Hair

Jeff Bridges with long grey hair with facial hair
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Now in his ’70s, Jeff Bridges is the epitome of the mature silver fox with his mid-length flow hair. He’s rocked this windswept, voluminous look for as long as we can remember, affirming that once you’ve found a look that works – you stick to it!

Josh Holloway’s Curtains

Josh Holloway with long blonde surfer style hair
Josh Holloway rocks surfer dude worthy hair. Credit: Instagram.com/officialjoshholloway

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

Leonardo Dicaprio’s Rugged Locks

Leonardo DiCaprio with long dark rugged hair filming The Revenant
Leo looks great filming The Revenant. Credit: Instagram.com/leonardodicaprio

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 an adventure. Credit: @leonardodicaprio

Classic Shoulder-Length Cut

man with mid-length brown hair and goatee
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We know one f the biggest concerns for men growing long hair is how to keep it looking smart and professional for work.

If that sounds like you, stick to a shoulder-length cut and comb hair back away from your face like this long-haired gent. Credit: @ricketwehrtsich

Brock O’Hurn’s Viking Hair

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

If the Vikings taught us one thing, it was that long hair not only ade 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

Patrick Dempsey’s Silver Streaks

Patrick Dempsey with long hair with silver streaks
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Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey keeps his dark brown and grey streaked hair shorter on the sides for a neat look, while the top is left long for a swooped-back finish.

Brooklyn Beckham’s Textured Hair

Brooklyn Beckham in a black and white photo with long hair
Like father like son – Brooklyn keeps his locks long. Credit: Instagram.com/brooklynbeckham

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

David Beckham’s Swept Back

David Beckham with medium length dark hair in a floppy quiff
David Beckham rocking his longer hair slicked back. Credit: Instagram.com/davidbeckham

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

Matt Damon’s Ponytail

Matt Damon with long hair in a low ponytail
Why not try a low ponytail like Matt Damon? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Adam Driver’s Shaggy Cut

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

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.

Justin Bieber’s Casual Surfer Hair

Justin Bieber with long blonde hair and moustache
Style it out skater boy style like the Biebs. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.


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