Looking for a little bit of hair inspiration? Check out these 30 male singers with long hair! From classic rockers to soulful crooners, these talented men know how to work their manes.
So whether you’re looking to grow out your locks or just need some ideas for a new style, these male singers are sure to inspire you!
- 1. Kurt Cobain – Nirvana
- 2. Axl Rose – Guns and Roses
- 3. Keith Urban
- 4. Harry Styles
- 5. Steve Tyler – Aerosmith
- 6. Dave Davies – The Kinks
- 7. Michael Jackson
- 8. Joe Elliott – Def Leppard
- 9. Bob Marley
- 10. Jon Bon Jovi
- 11. Sebastian Bach
- 12. Snoop Dogg
- 13. Prince
- 14. Hyunjin – Stray Kids
- 15. Jim Morrison – The Doors
- 16. Russell Brand
- 17. Bret Michaels
- 18. Booboo Stewart
- 19. Slash
- 20. Roger Daltrey
- 21. Mick Jagger
- 22. Brian May
- 23. Joe Cocker
- 24. Gerard Way
- 25. Wiz Khalifa
- 26. Lil Wayne
- 27. Juanes
- 28. Nathan James
- 29. Bob Dylan
- 30. Bob Weir
- Final Thoughts
1. Kurt Cobain – Nirvana
First on the list is Kurt Cobain of the famous rock band Nirvana. Cobain was known for his unique sense of style, and his long hair was a part of that. He often wore it in a messy, unkempt style that became iconic. A crazy fact is that 6 strands of his hair were auctioned for over $14,000!
2. Axl Rose – Guns and Roses
During the peak of their career, Axl Rose of the band Guns and Roses was known for his long, silky hair. He loved wearing a bandana over his head, which became one of his trademark looks. These days, he is still rocking his signature style with gray, wavy hair.
3. Keith Urban
Keith Urban is a country music superstar born in New Zealand. He often wears his hair in a smooth, clean style that looks effortless. Even though critics come at him for his “flat-ironed” hair, he doesn’t seem to care and continues rocking his soccer-mom hairdo.
4. Harry Styles
Harry Styles started keeping his hair long when he was in the group One Direction. Now that he is pursuing a solo career, he has kept it longer and it instantly became a trademark. The curly, bouncy locks look very stylish!
5. Steve Tyler – Aerosmith
Another ’70s rocker on the list is the singer-songwriter Steve Tyler of Aerosmith. He is known for his long, flowing hair and grunge style. He also loves to add highlights to his hair and keep it wavy for all his shows and shoots.
6. Dave Davies – The Kinks
The next man is Dave Davies of The Kinks. He was born in 1947, making him one of the older musicians on this list. He is known for his choppy, jet-black hair. Despite the unfortunate turnout of his life, he’s still active on some social media.
7. Michael Jackson
How could we forget the legendary Michael Jackson? He was not only a musical icon but also a style icon. His hair was always perfectly coiffed to show off his natural curls. He also straightens it sometimes, like in the “Remember The Time” music video.
8. Joe Elliott – Def Leppard
The next long-haired male singer is Joe Elliot of the band Def Leppard. He was born in Sheffield, United Kingdom, in 1959. He has had shoulder-length hair for most of his career and still rocks it to this day. Here’s to more years of rocking the long hair.
9. Bob Marley
This reggae superstar needs no introduction. Bob Marley was born in Jamaica and is known for his Rastafarian beliefs, which are reflected in his music and lifestyle. He often wore his hair in dreadlocks, which have now become synonymous with his image. The late singer is still hugely popular and is considered one of the greatest musicians of all time.
10. Jon Bon Jovi
The frontman of the popular ’80s band Bon Jovi is, of course, Jon Bon Jovi. He was born in New Jersey in 1962 and has been rocking his long hair for almost his entire career. In recent years, he has started to experiment with different styles and colors, but the fact is, his trademark look is his classic locks.
11. Sebastian Bach
Next on the list is Sebastian Bach, the former frontman of Skid Row. He was born in 1968 in Freeport, Bahamas, and is of Canadian descent. He is famous for looking effortlessly glamorous with his long, silky hair. He now has white hair because of old age but he still kept his hair long.
12. Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is a rapper, singer, and record producer who was born in Long Beach, California, in 1971. He is known for his signature look of wearing a bandana over his long braids. He has also experimented with different hairstyles over the years but always comes back to his iconic look.
His purple majesty, Prince, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1958. He was a musical genius and won several music awards during his lifetime. He often wore his hair in an afro or had it braided into cornrows.
14. Hyunjin – Stray Kids
The next singer on the list is Hyunjin of the K-pop group Stray Kids. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 2000. He is known for his bleached blonde hair, which he often keeps in a messy style. It is quite a unique look!
15. Jim Morrison – The Doors
Jim Morrison was the lead singer of The Doors and one of the most iconic musicians of the ’60s. He was born in 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, and passed away tragically at the age of 27. He was known for his long, curly hair and mysterious persona. He loved to part his hair in the middle and let his bangs fall near his eyebrows.
16. Russell Brand
Aside from being a singer, Russell Brand is also a comedian, an actor, and the husband of Katy Perry! He keeps his hair long and often wears it in a messy, textured style. He uses several products to keep his trademark hairstyle.
17. Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels is the lead singer of the band Poison. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1963. He has been rocking his long hair for most of his career and even though he’s now in his 50s, he still looks great with it. He often wears it in a bandana or a cowboy hat.
18. Booboo Stewart
Booboo Stewart is an actor, model, and singer who was born in 1994. He’s of Native American, Caucasian, and Chinese descent. He often keeps his hair loose and wavy. His breakthrough role was in the “Twilight” series, where he played Seth Clearwater.
This singer is from the rock band Guns and Roses. He was born in 1965 in London, England. He is known for his top hat and long curly hair. He now has white hair but he still keeps it long!
20. Roger Daltrey
Another English rocker, Roger Daltrey is the lead singer of The Who. He was born in 1944 in London. He often lets his curly hair loose when performing. He has also experimented with different hairstyles over the years but always goes back to his signature look.
21. Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger is the lead singer of The Rolling Stones. His charming aura and long hair made him a heartthrob in the ’60s. He is now in his 70s but he still looks great!
22. Brian May
Brian May is a singer and the lead guitarist of the band Queen. He was born in the United Kingdom in 1947. He had jet black curly hair during the peak of their career. Now that he’s already in his 70s, he’s still rocking his long hair but this time, in white.
23. Joe Cocker
During the peak of his career, late singer Joe Cocker was one of the most popular singers in the world. He was born in 1944 in Sheffield, England. He was known for his unique voice, long curly hair, and bushy beard.
24. Gerard Way
Gerard Way is the lead singer of the rock band My Chemical Romance. He was born in New Jersey in 1977. He has dyed his hair black, red, and blonde over the years but he always keeps it long. Sadly, he no longer wears his hair long.
25. Wiz Khalifa
Another singer/rapper on the list is Wiz Khalifa. He was born in 1987 and is known for his dreadlocks, which he often keeps in a messy style. He also has a beard and tattoos all over his body. His award-winning personality is also known for his love of marijuana.
26. Lil Wayne
This Hip-Hop singer was born in 1982. He is known for his long dreadlocks, which he often keeps in a braided style. He has been keeping this hairstyle for years and it suits him well! He is a Grammy-winning artist and one of the most successful African-American artists in the world.
Juanes is a Latin singer from Colombia and he is known for his long straight hair. He often keeps it loose or ties it back in a ponytail. He has won Latin Grammy Awards and is one of the most popular Latin singers in the world.
28. Nathan James
Nathan James is the lead singer of the British rock band Inglorious. He was born in 1987 in Southampton, England. He has long wavy hair which he often keeps loose. He is a talented musician and can also play the guitar, bass, and piano.
29. Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter who often keeps his curly locks down while performing. He was born in 1941 and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
30. Bob Weir
Finishing the list is Bob Weir, the American singer, and guitarist of the rock band Grateful Dead. He was born in 1947 and has kept his hair long and straight for most of his appearances. He now has white hair but he still keeps it shoulder-length!
These are just some of the male singers with long hair. Most of them are lead singers of rock bands. Long hair on men has always been associated with a certain level of rebellion. For these singers, long hair is part of their identity and it helps them stand out from the rest.
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