So, of course everyone knows that celebrity styles and trends shape the way most people see popular and trendy fashions, including clothes, hairstyles, even down to our attitudes. People look towards the world’s famous and elite to set the standards for the new styles and trends of the season. Some would argue that this is shallow or over-idolizing and that fame should not dictate the standards for our culture. Some would also ask questions like ‘is lip gloss whale sperm?’ However, across the pond, researchers at University of Leicester seem to disagree with the casual conclusion that celebrity-inspired trends are just pointless fads. Research into the neurological influence of celebrity on our brains, has shown that seeing images of a famous person activates a host of interesting cellular activity in our brain. Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, who headed up the neurological study explained his findings using what he dubs the “Jenifer Aniston neuron,” which accounts for our ability to recognize famous faces such as Tom Cruise or Oprah Winfrey so quickly and instinctively.
Now, for women, who often take style and fashion advice from celebrity sources this biological drive seems to almost go without out saying, However, the same neurological excitedness with celebrity appearance has been reported to be equally as strong in men, as well. So for men, who may be a bit apprehensive about how they may be perceived by others for looking to the stars for the grooming tips, fret no more, because you can’t help it, you’re biologically wired to want George Clooney’s hair. And with that said let’s start our countdown…
- Channing Tatum
At number 10, this Alabama native bucks the traditional Hollywood shag carpet and prefers to keeps his hair close cropped. His atypical style is fresh out of the barber shop not the stylist, If you’re looking for an example to guide your barber during your next haircut, tell him to cut you “like the guy from the new GI Joe movie.” If you want to achieve this kind of hair style, you should check some great Limelight Reviews. Here, you can find great hair style that will perfectly fit your personality
- Eric Bana
Alright, so Eric Bana gets his style points for keeping his look very natural and much less contrived than most of his celebrity counterparts. The main attraction here are the waves that Bana sports, which are by expert account au natural. Sideshow: Rough layering on the top, neatly trimmed around the sides of the head and neck. I suppose a natural style is quite convenient with all the time travelling he’s been doing recently.
- Matt Dallas
The theme of 27-year old Dallas’ style seems to be ‘keeping it young.’ The star of the recently retired ABC Family show Kyle XY played the role of a high school teen with amnesia, apparently he forgot that he was easily about 10 years older than the part he was play. Dallas’ style uses the illusion of the closely cut sides in order to emphasize the flare and texture at the top. Expect to see Dallas tone down the youthful hair in his new role in the ABC series Eastwick premiering this fall in which he will play playing opposite the seasoned actress Rebecca Romjin.
- Leonardo Nam
A sharp, jaggedly styled Nam was recently seen at the Los Angeles premiere of “He’s Just Not That Into You,” where he was determined not to be outshined by his started studded cast to include Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, and Scarlett Johansson. Nam who typical sports a more relaxed and let down style, decided to pull out the spikes with some very intense and favoured texturing.
After years of rocking cornrows, rapper Ludacris recently made the decision to cut them off and roll with the short cut fade, releasing and album and revamping his image in the process. Ludacris accents his new cut with long shaped side burns that have attracted many copycats. Looking back his decision, Ludacris believes he made the right decision losing the braids and calls the new haircut a form of “release therapy” (He and Britney must be seeing the same psychologist).
- Zac Efron
Though he has recently cut off a good portion of his golden locks, Zac Efron’s iconic “wind swept” hair has kept many wishing they were 17 again. The key to this style that is often underplayed is cutting the hair according to the natural contours of the head, add a Hollywood wind machine and you too can keep your hair like this all day long.
- Adam Levine
There are two ways to pull of this style, both start with Adam. Adam Levine sports the more conservative style, which I can stand behind or in front of and appreciate. However Adam Lambert, who wears a similar style seems to just do or say too much for my taste. So Levine wins this battle with apologies to Lambert make up et al. Step One: Cut close with a clipper. Step Two: Spike It All! Wash, Rinse, and Repeat.
- Ben Affleck
For Ben Affleck it seems ‘less is the new more,’ as the Hollywood star continues to appear with shorter and shorter hair with each sighting. The key here is in the pinch, styling the hair up towards a peak adds a hint of touch to what would otherwise be an average style. Kudos to Ben for keeping it professional as his roles seem to be headed in that direction as well.
- George Clooney
No hairstyle list would ever be complete without tribute to George Clooney, who gave us all hope that even as older men we can still win a Sexiest Man Alive award. So thank you Mr. Clooney with a little luck, we all hope to age so gracefully.
- Kanye West
Okay, now I’mma finish this Top Ten list, but before I do I just want to say that Kanye West had one of the best haircuts of all time. Of all time! Whether or not you forgive Kanye West yet, he still remains one of the most trendsetting artists of our generation. Expect a lot of young people to start cutting crop circles, or hieroglyphics in there head once this whole incident finally blows over. Its new, its revolutionary, and its so Mr. K West.