Whether they are actors, musicians, or sports heroes, there are many famous men with long hair. Each is a bit of a legend in his respective field. Here, we are going to take a look at some of these men, what has made them famous, and their cool hairstyles. Here are the 30 most famous men who were mostly actors and singers with long hairstyle:
Famous Male Celebrities With Long Hair
What do the most famous men with long hair have in common? Well, besides their long hair, they have style, panache, bravery, and flair in common. Seriously, lengthy tresses were in fashion for guys not so long ago. The trend is slowly creeping its way back in vogue, but I think we should give it a little push.
1: Axl Rose
Axl Rose long hair style.
One of the most famous singer with long hair. Born William Bruce Rose, Axl Rose is the lead singer and only remaining original member of the band, Guns N Roses. MusicRadar named him the Greatest All Time Heavy Metal Lead Singer in 2023.
Rose has always worn his hair long. When he was younger, Rose wore his hair loose with it parted on one side or the other. Most recently, he has taken to wearing cornrows in which the braids continue the entire length of his hair. He has also grown a mustache and a beard which makes look more his age.
2: Joe Elliott
Lead singer and co-founder of the band, Def Leppard, Joe Elliott is an English singer/songwriter and musician. Joe was born in England on 1 August, 1959. When Def Leppard first rose to fame in the 1980s, the mullet was a very popular hairstyle for musicians of many different genres. Elliott wore his mullet with the top and sides cut just a bit longer than average so that he had more styling options. Today, he wears his hair in a shag.
3: Hugh Jackman
If you are thinking for famous actors with long hair, he is one of the top 3 for sure! Every so often, the Wolverine decides to let down his hair. Seriously, though, Hugh has stepped out with luxurious tresses on more than one occasion. By opting for a similarly layered, shaggy style, you can keep your hair tamed without taking the scissors to it.
4: Jim Morrison
The late Jim Morrison was the primary lyricist and lead singer for the American band, The Doors. He was born in Melbourne, FL 8 December, 1943 and died in Paris, France 3 July, 1971. Morrison wore his hair at about shoulder length. It had some curl to it which provided body. He generally parted his hair in the middle while allowing his bangs to come down to just above his eyes. His style required very little product or effort to maintain.
5: Bob Marley
One of the most popular Ska and Reggae singers of all time, Bob Marley helped to introduce both these music genres and Rastafarianism to the world. He was born in Jamaica in 1945 and died in Miami, FL in 1961. Because he was a practicing Rastafarian, Marley wore his hair in dreadlocks. This is one of the most difficult hairstyles to achieve, but easiest to maintain. The hair is allowed to grow out and knot itself together, sometimes with assistance. Once the dreads form, the only way to get rid of them easily is to cut them off.
6: David Beckham
David Beckham long hairstyle.
English soccer player, David Beckham, is the midfielder for the LA Galaxy professional soccer team. He has a long and storied career in his chosen sport with many awards earned along the way. Beckham has worn many different hairstyles through the years, but here, we are interested in his long hair.
While wearing his hair at shoulder length, David typically kept it parted in the center for casual wear. When he needed it out of his face, he put in a half ponytail that tied his bangs back and the third ponytail for the top.
7: Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson hairstyle.
Often referred to as “The King of Pop”, Michael Jackson was an American singer/songwriter, dancer, and musician. He was born into a musical family and started out his career as the youngest member of the Jackson Five while still very young. Jackson holds several Guinness records and multiple awards for his music, dance, and video performances.
Although he was born black, Jackson underwent plastic surgery and bleached his skin due to a rare skin disease. He also had his hair straightened and wore it at just below shoulder length in the latter years of his life.
He typically wore it parted in the middle and allowing his bangs to partially conceal his eyes. He was also known to let some of the natural curl return to his hair and to pull one or two clumps out to hang in front his face. This style required the use of gel to hold the hair in place.
8. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt long hairstyle
The most famous actor with long hair. If you have wavy hair and want to achieve this look, you will need to have your hair straightened in order to get the smooth look that you are seeking. The illusion of fullness and volume is achieved through the use of highlighting and lowlighting that is strategically applied to give the style a sun-kissed look.
9: Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi hairstyle
From the big, frizzy, waist-length hair in the 1980s to the dark colored mullet, Jon Bon Jovi was deservedly termed as the glam-rock’s pin-up boy during that era.
10. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp long hair.
Of all of the celebrity guys who are famous for their hair, perhaps Johnny Depp has the biggest fan following solely for this reason alone. This man has to be like the king of fabulous and varied hairstyles. He has worn them all with class and ease, and rocked them in a way that made all men want to run out and do the same.
11: Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler long hairstyle.
is one of America’s most iconic rock singers. He is also a songwriter, multi-talented instrumentalist, and one of the newest judges on the television talent search, American Idol. Tyler has been the lead vocalist for the band Aerosmith since 1964 and still records and performs concerts with the band. Tyler has worn his hair at about shoulder length for most of his career.
12: Daniel Radcliffe
It’s probably just because he’s been starring in so many period pieces, but even Harry Potter himself joins the ranks of hot Hollywood actors with long hair. His loosely waved bob is appealing, to be honest, particularly with the sideburns.
13. Tom Cruise
Action star and enthusiastic Scientologist Tom Cruise let his locks grow once upon a time. Maybe he shouldn’t have, but he did, so he counts.
14: Kenny G
Kenny G long curly hairstyle.
Music icon and jazz saxophonist, Kenny G, was born 5 June, 1956 in Seattle Washington. He is a wildly successful composer and instrumental musician. Kenny wears his curly hair at about shoulder length. Because of the natural body his curls impart, there is little effort that goes into maintaining his hairstyle. The curls just hang loosely down the sides and back of his head.
Richie Sambora hairstyle.
Richie Sambora (was born on July 11th, 1959) is the lead guitar player for Bon Jovi, a hard rock band from New Jersey, USA.
Hollywood Actors With Long Hair
Since everyone gets fashion and style advice from the stars, let’s hope that admiring famous musicians and actors with long hair can convince men everywhere that there’s nothing girly or lame about wearing your hair long. You can style it, wear it up, condition it, even straighten or curl it if you want. Who cares? It’s your hair; of course, you want it to be gorgeous.
16. Jared Leto
Long before cutting his hair for a turn as the Joker, Jared Leto was well-known as one of the hottest men with long hair in all of Hollywood. He’s been rocking the long locks since back during his “My So-Called Life” days when he set off heart palpitations in every ’90s girl. It fits his rockstar persona, too—he heads up 30 Seconds to Mars. To add some brightness to his otherwise dark brown tresses, he often highlighted the ends. Can’t beat that shine, either.
17. Jason Momoa
Woof! Even before breaking hearts all over “Game of Thrones,” Jason was known—and loved—for his long, wavy hair. Women just want to run their fingers through it. Again, to take away from all that darkness, you can see that he added a few golden streaks. Bravo, Khal Drogo.
18. Emile Hirsche
You probably don’t think “Emile Hirsche” when you picture long hair, but he’s proof that pretty boys are perfectly capable of letting their locks grow, too. You don’t have to grow your hair super lengthy for it to qualify as “long,” either.
19. Sam Elliott
You heard me. Sam Elliott has been a manly man with long hair for decades. The Western veteran turned his luxurious silver-white hair into his trademark, right along with his legendary mustache. If Sam Elliott can wear his hair long, any man can. Take a page from his style book, however, and keep that hair conditioned.
20: Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain hairstyle.
American singer/songwriter, artist, musician, and lead singer of Nirvana, a very popular Grunge band, was born in Aberdeen, WA 20 February 1967. He was found dead in his home 8 April 1994. Cobain’s hairstyle was one that fit with the image presented by his music style. He wore it at shoulder length, usually parted in the middle. He could flip the hair back behind his ears or allow it to hang naturally, covering part of his face. No products were necessary and very little conditioning or other maintenance went into this style.
21. Harry Styles
Say what you will about One Direction, but fans adore Harry Styles. Frequent comparisons to Mick Jagger aside, the guy likes to experiment with his look. With his long curls and badass ink, he almost reminds you of a rockstar, right? Almost.
22. Norman Reedus
Even when he’s not kicking zombie butt on “The Walking Dead,” Norman Reedus keeps his shaggy, unkempt hairstyle. Something about it manages to come off as high fashion even when it’s oily and stringy. In the glittering world of famous men with long hair, that’s no small feat.
23. Craig Horner
Craig Horner is more famous down under in the land of Oz, but so what? Do you know how many talented actors Australia bestows upon the world? Anyway, his long hair is on the shorter side of lengthy, but it still brushes below his collar. As with Norman’s hairstyle, it’s an excellent transitional cut. You’re somewhere between short and long, which can allow you to fall through any dress code loopholes.
24. Chris Hemsworth
Speaking of Australian imports, how could I forget Thor himself? Chris Hemsworth digs long hair. Sometimes it cascades down past his shoulder blades, sometimes it hits just below his neck, and at other times it falls in between the two, but whichever way he wears his hair, it’s always hot as hell.
25: Sebastian Bach
Canadian, Sebastian Bach is the former lead singer of metal band, Skid Row. He was born in Freeport, Bahamas on 3 April, 1968. Bach wears his hair at a length that reaches about halfway down his back. It is parted on one side and brushed over so that it covers one eye part of the time. Other times, he parts in the middle and brushes it out of his face. His hair hangs in natural waves that would make many women jealous.
26: Russell Brand
Russell Brand hairstyle.
One of the most popular stand up comics to come from England is Russell Brand. In addition to comedy, he is an actor, an author, and a singer. Brand married singer, Katy Perry, in October of 2023. Russell wears his hair in a very complex style that only an expert can cut and maintain.
The back and sides are razor cut into layers to provide texture. The top is cut with a razor to give a jagged appearance. He uses a large amount of product to hold his hair in place after styling each morning.
27: Charlie Hunnam
WOOF. During his brilliant turn as Jax Teller on “Sons of Anarchy,” Charlie Hunnam frequently grew out his hair to fit in with the SAMCRO aesthetic. He’s proof positive that you can look like a bad boy and a model at the same time.
28: Ashton Kutcher
Check out Ashton’s little flip. This particular hairstyle was hella popular in the late 1990s and early ’00s. Like so many other trends from those decades, it’s coming back. You can achieve this style with layers, but a flat iron works just as well.
29: Tom Hiddleston
Anybody think Tom Hiddleston resembles Tommy Wisseau here? No? Uncanny resemblance or not, you can’t deny that those dark curls are kind of irresistible. There’s a reason everybody loves Loki.
30: Christian Bale
Is Christian Bale really a famous man with long hair, or is he just method acting? It’s hard to tell with this guy, honestly. Unlike some of the alterations he’s made to his appearance for the sake of his acting and his art, however, long hair actually flatters him.
There aren’t nearly enough famous men with long hair if you ask me. Put down the clippers, guys, and throw away the clippers. Why can’t you experiment with longer locks?