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The Best Celebrity Haircuts Of 2016 (So Far)

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By Liza Corsillo for GQ.

Getting the approval of style-minded guys these days (and, well, us) takes more than great personal style. It also takes some serious grooming game. This is especially true for the world's leading men, who spend their days and nights basking in the limelight. After all, fame comes with responsibilities, like staying ahead of the curve when it comes to hair trends. It's a simple thing to expect when you realize these guys have some of the best hands in the business sculpting their perfect ’dos. In fact, without them how would you, or any guy, know what kind of haircut to ask for? And whose photo would you bring to the barber, for that matter? The good news is that this year has already gifted us with a fresh batch of hair gods, and more are soon to come (i.e., when Jon Snow comes back to life) as 2016 rolls on. To get you started, here are 2016's very best famous haircuts, so far.

OSCAR ISAAC, THE WAVY GENTLEMAN

This enviable head of hair has lots of great waves without going overboard.
This enviable head of hair has lots of great waves without going overboard.

RYAN GOSLING, THE OLD HOLLYWOOD

Gosling's Old Hollywood hair is as stylish as Gatsby himself.
Gosling's Old Hollywood hair is as stylish as Gatsby himself.

HARRY SHUM JR., THE HIGH AND NOT-SO-TIGHT

Neat and tidy on the back and sides, and pure shining vibes on top.
Neat and tidy on the back and sides, and pure shining vibes on top.

JOE MANGANIELLO, THE SEXY SIDE PART

Is it weird to call Manganiello a stallion? Who cares. His mane is as glorious as those of the finest thoroughbreds.
Is it weird to call Manganiello a stallion? Who cares. His mane is as glorious as those of the finest thoroughbreds.

GORDON HAYWARD, THE BULLETPROOF UNDERCUT

Hayward's hair looks this good before, during, and after a full 48 minutes of game.
Hayward's hair looks this good before, during, and after a full 48 minutes of game.

LEON BRIDGES, THE FAUX PART

Bridges is a master of dapper hair, and that small shaved detail is a masterpiece in modern moderation.
Bridges is a master of dapper hair, and that small shaved detail is a masterpiece in modern moderation.

DOMHNALL GLEESON, THE MESSY SWOOP

When it comes to redheads, Gleeson is king and a master of the messy swoop.
When it comes to redheads, Gleeson is king and a master of the messy swoop.

DONALD GLOVER, THE DANDY WILDMAN

Glover is our favorite of all the Dandy Wildmen. Especially when he wears his hair and beard with a magnificent suit like this.
Glover is our favorite of all the Dandy Wildmen. Especially when he wears his hair and beard with a magnificent suit like this.

RYAN REYNOLDS, THE NICE GUY FADE

We're willing to bet Reynolds has never had a bad hair day, and he's quickly replacing Brad Pitt as America's favorite head of hair.
We're willing to bet Reynolds has never had a bad hair day, and he's quickly replacing Brad Pitt as America's favorite head of hair.

AUSTIN BUTLER, THE OMBRÉ SURFER

If you're looking for surfer waves, Butler's are the ones to copy.
If you're looking for surfer waves, Butler's are the ones to copy.

IMAN SHUMPERT, THE BOX

Shumpert's hair is a high-flying super-fade, a retro look that's chock-full of swagger.
Shumpert's hair is a high-flying super-fade, a retro look that's chock-full of swagger.

JUSTIN BIEBER, THE BLEACHED UNDERCUT

Say what you will about Bieber's bleached undercut, but nothing great ever came out of playing it safe.
Say what you will about Bieber's bleached undercut, but nothing great ever came out of playing it safe.

GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL, THE SALT-AND-PEPPER SIDE PART

With these subtle touches of gray, García Bernal is succeeding where many have failed at aging gracefully.
With these subtle touches of gray, García Bernal is succeeding where many have failed at aging gracefully.

GEORGE CLOONEY, THE SILVER FOX

Clooney's had a lot of different haircuts, all culminating in this one perfect, classy side part.
Clooney's had a lot of different haircuts, all culminating in this one perfect, classy side part.

JADEN SMITH, THE GO YOUR OWN WAY

We're digging the short and faded sides and back of Smith's hair and the free form way he ties up his dreads.
We're digging the short and faded sides and back of Smith's hair and the free form way he ties up his dreads.

NICK JONAS, THE POP STAR BUZZ

Very manly and perfect for summer, this haircut is an open invitation for women to caress your dome.
Very manly and perfect for summer, this haircut is an open invitation for women to caress your dome.

JUSTIN THEROUX, THE TOUGH GUY BEDHEAD

Theroux uses wax or styling cream to create wayward pieces that look skillfully undone.
Theroux uses wax or styling cream to create wayward pieces that look skillfully undone.

CHRIS PINE, THE NEXT GENERATION WAVE

Pine is a master of this rich man's slick back. Thick haired gentlemen take note.
Pine is a master of this rich man's slick back. Thick haired gentlemen take note.

IDRIS ELBA, THE LEADING MAN HIGH AND TIGHT

Elba's clean lined cut and forever stubble contrast each other nicely, giving him a rugged leading man vibe.
Elba's clean lined cut and forever stubble contrast each other nicely, giving him a rugged leading man vibe.

AZIZ ANSARI, THE TIGHT AND EASY

THE WEEKND, THE REINVENTION CUT

JEFF GOLDBLUM, THE SILVER WAVE

ZAYN MALIK, THE UNKEMPT CURLS

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