Growing your hair out at least shoulder length will be one of the best styling decisions you ever make. There’s just something about medium hair that looks so casual yet slick, confident, and sexy and all at the same time.
So without further talk, let’s check out this list of great men’s shoulder length hairstyles starting with some of the best looks of your favorite male celebrities!
1. The Jason Momoa
He came into everyone’s attention as the fierce yet handsome warrior Khal Drogo on the incredibly successful TV show Game of Thrones. Then, he turned heads as the coolest Aquaman ever. Jason Momoa is a stylish guy and a perfect source of inspiration for mid-length hair ideas.
2. The Kit Harrington
Speaking of Game of Thrones, there was no way we could have made this list of men’s shoulder length hairstyles and not mention Kit Harrington’s curly tresses. Jon Snow had the medium-length cut and curls that got him all the curls.
3. The Chris Hemsworth
The thunder from down under, actor Chris Hemsworth will forever be remembered as the god Thor in the Marvel universe. He sported men’s shoulder length hairstyles in real life as well, his blonde hair highlighting his blue eyes.
4. The Christian Bale
From Marvel to DC, here’s a look at Batman (one of them) himself. In between projects, actor Christian Bale wore his shoulder-length hair in its natural brown and frequently paired it with a very well-groomed beard and quite a bushy mustache.
5. The Johnny Depp
Here’s a throwback picture of actor Johnny Depp from his youth. He used to sport medium length hairstyles for men – most commonly, free flowing locks in a man bob. His bob was light and feathery with just a few blonde highlights to sweeten up his visage.
6. The Ben Barnes
Ben Barnes wore medium-length hair longer for the best part of his early career. He was usually cast in period pieces where he portrayed handsome yet troubled characters – just take The Picture of Dorian Gray or the successful Westworld as an example of what we mean and how he looked.
7. The Diego Luna
Actor Diego Luna has been favorably pulling off the wet look for years, way before it became a hot trend. This look demands quite a lot of hair products but hair gel is the most important one – this will help you look as if you’ve just stepped out of the shower.
8. The Charlie Hunnam
Hollywood hunk Charlie Hunnam is famous for movies such as Arthur and The Lost City of Z, and he is here to show us how to wear straight blonde hair and men’s shoulder length hairstyles without looking like a surfer.
9. The Harry Styles
Harry Styles undoubtedly has one of the best heads of hair in the business. His locks are dark brown in color, shiny, silky, and luxurious. He also has pretty thick hair which he styled in man buns or with bandanas.
10. The Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves has been wearing this particular haircut or slight variations of it ever since he was a teenage boy and we became acquainted with him in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
11. The Orlando Bloom
Even though he became famous for wearing a long, blonde, wig as the elf Legolas in the Lord of the Rings series, Orlando Bloom has dark and curly hair in real life. He usually wears mid-length hair in real-life too.
12. The Jared Leto
Is there any hairstyle out there that Jared Leto hasn’t tried yet? He dyed his hair platinum blonde, he chopped it all off, he wore an emo swoop for a while, and we even saw him with a neon pink mohawk. He is now sporting slightly wavy hair at about mid to long length.
13. The Tom Cruise
Do you remember the days when Tom Cruise wore men’s shoulder length hairstyles? Probably not. Here’s a picture of him in a very 80s to 90s heartthrob haircut with layered wavy medium hair.
14. The Brad Pitt
It’s no secret to anyone that Brad Pitt has always flirted with long hair. He wore it in movies such as Legends of the Fall and Troy but in his private life as well. Here he is showing his allegiance to men’s shoulder length hairstyles.
15. The Adrien Brody
Actor Adrien Brody decided to pair his lovely curly and dark brunette hair with a fantastic bushy beard. We just love how the whole ensemble sets off his magnificent olive-colored eyes and gives him a soft look.
16. The Russell Brand
Another hot celebrity in love with men’s shoulder-length hairstyle is none other than funnyman Russell Brand. He has naturally curly hair which he loves to show off by letting his hair grow out until it reaches medium length.
17. The Zayn Malik
Another former member of One Direction who grew out his hair for a while is Zayn Malik. He used to slick it all back with some hair wax and let the wavy locks fall carelessly down his shoulders.
18. The David Beckham
Even though he is not a natural blonde, former soccer player David Beckham has sported this hair color for most of his life. He has also tried on men’s shoulder length hairstyles and look how good they fit him.
19. The Hugh Jackman
If you ever wondered what Hugh Jackman would look like with long hair, this is it. He is sporting a classic 90s haircut with layered bangs parted down the middle and swept to the side that curtain his face.
20. The Henry Cavill
British actor Henry Cavill has worn long hair in a number of his movies, so we’re quite used to it. He has naturally curly hair which cascades down his shoulders beautifully, making us understand why he was cast in all those period dramas.
21. The Mick Jagger
Here is a photo of Rockstar Mick Jagger from 1972, when he was watching the final cricket test between Australia and England. He was wearing his iconic shag style with baby bangs and brightly patterned suits.
22. The Joe Manganiello
Sofia Vergara’s husband looks better and better as he ages, there’s no doubt about that. Here he is sporting men’s shoulder length hairstyles and a gray beard that shows off his rugged handsomeness.
23. The Ashton Kutcher
One of our all-time favorite comedy guys, actor Ashton Kutcher has come a long way since his days as Kelso on That 70s Show. However, he could have fit right back in with this haircut, a sleek and feathery subtle side part.
24. The Collin Farrell
Here’s something you don’t see every day – Colin Farrell with long hair. But we must say that he is just as handsome as ever with his raven-black tresses showcasing them off at this red carpet event.
25. The Tom Brady
Football player Tom Brady has dark blonde hair which he wears in men’s shoulder length hairstyles. The cut is rather simple, resembling a modern mullet in the back with overgrown bangs and a feathery finish.
26. The James Bay
This singer’s iconic look is unmistakable by now. He always wears his hair medium long and shaggy, as if he just got out of bed accompanied by the same type of hat. The James Bay brand is easy to copy – both the long and short one too.
27. The Austin Butler
Here’s another take on men’s shoulder length hairstyles that you can try to follow. Austin Butler had blonde hair which he wore tousled and parted on the side. The coolness factor, however, that’s entirely up to you.
28. The James Franco
Is there any haircut that actor James Franco does not look good in? This is a light brown shaggy hairdo with a middle part that highlights his coffee-colored eyes. He wore it for one of his movies.
29. The Josh Holloway
This Lost star has the perfect surfer-dude haircut. It’s sandy blonde and very low maintenance. You won’t need any hair care products for this one because the sea breeze will take care of everything.
30. The Matt Damon
As far as men’s shoulder length hairstyles go, Matt Damon has got it locked. He grew his hair out for one of his roles and, on his off-duty time, used to wear it in a simple ponytail at the back of his head.
31. The Jon Bon Jovi
Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the glorious world of glam rock. And who better to take us there than Jon Bon Jovi himself? It was an age of scandalous rocker outfits and, of course, massive hair.
32. The Steven Tyler
Let’s continue our trip down rocker alley with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. This is a photo from his younger days with the band when he used to sport curly shoulder-length tresses and a set of bangs parted down the middle.
33. The Sebastian Bach
Undoubtedly one of the most good-looking men in rock history, Sebastian Bach was the frontman of heavy metal band Skid Row. But where do you know him from? He’s the bassist of Hep Alien, Lane’s band in Gilmore Girls.
34. The Kenny G
Who here hasn’t heard of Kenny G? Or one of his songs? This is the man himself. He is famous for his smooth and sultry sax and jazzy tunes. In real life, Kenny has deeply curly hair and loves men’s shoulder length hairstyles.
35. The Norman Reedus
We’re back to actors as we focus on Norman Reedus and his wet look. Norman has longer than average bangs and a layered hairstyle to match. He also sports a goatee.
36. The Daniel Radcliffe
In a major departure from the role that made him famous, actor Daniel Radcliffe can be seen wearing Victorian garb and men’s shoulder length hairstyles as he embodies Igor, Victor Frankenstein’s assistant in Frankenstein.
37. The Tom Hiddleston
Without a question the most famous role of his entire career so far, Tom Hiddleston flawlessly played the trickster god Loki. Here he is with his signature slicked-back long hair and Loki’s well-tailored black suits.
38. The Richard Armitage
He’s a fantastic and handsome actor whom you might know better as Thorin. Richard Armitage became famous worldwide when he played the leading dwarf in The Hobbit. Here he is with a small ponytail.
39. The Michael Huisman
When styled perfectly, the slick back wet look can be an amazing choice and works no matter the hair type. However, make sure you put it all together very well and refrain from wearing this look at the office. Keep it casual and simple.
40. The Viggo Mortensen
Although his hair was wavy to curly in the epic that made him famous, Viggo Mortensen actually has straight natural texture in real life. His artistic side makes him a huge fan of men’s hairstyles.
41. Sean Bean Men’s Shoulder Length Hairstyles
We saw the King, so now it’s time for the Steward. Sean Bean has straw blonde straight hair which he wears in a medium and layered cut, especially when he’s asked to grow his hair out for different movie projects.
42. The Jared Padalecki
He has known immense success with his series Supernatural, but he will always be Dean to, maybe, an equally large crowd. He was Rory’s first boyfriend on Gilmore Girls, and we’re glad to see he still wears a version of his 2000s haircut.
43. The Rupert Grint
Here’s a throwback pick of everyone’s favorite ginger. This was Rupert around the time of The Goblet of Fire when he grew his hair out and wore men’s shoulder length hairstyles. And who wouldn’t when you have such a gorgeous natural hair color?
44. The Rafael Nadal
If you want to feel like a champion or if you need some inspiration, why not model your haircut after the one worn by tennis superstar Rafael Nadal?
45. The Jamie Campbell Bower
We absolutely love this look with the shaggy blonde hair that highlights his amazing blue eyes. Jamie Campbell Bower really knows a thing or two about styling, which is why he is definitely one to watch.
Men’s shoulder length hairstyles have the fantastic quality of being very low maintenance yet also very versatile and easy to style. All you need is a good conditioner to keep your locks hydrated and some hair oil for extra shine, and you’re good to go!
Now that you’ve seen the many ways guys with shoulder-length hair can wear, let us know in the comment section below which one of these celebrity-inspired haircuts was your favorite!