The Evolution of Nick Jonas's Hair

a young nick jonas with curly hair; nick jonas at 26 with short hair

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Nick Jonas has come a long way since his days on Disney Channel when his floppy mop of curls, smoldering stare, and dreamy voice swept a young Miley Cyrus off her feet. For starters, the "Sucker" singer is married to one of the most beautiful women in the world—aka Priyanka Chopra. He's also back to performing together with the Jo Bros after releasing a number of solo hits. And just as his love life and music career has matured, so too, has his look—specifically, his stylish mane. Keep scrolling to see how Nick Jonas's hair has evolved over the years.

01 of 08

The Shag

Nick Jonas Shaggy Style

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In the early days of his popularity, circa '08, Nick wore his curly dark brown locks in long, tousled layers that every Jonas Brother-loving fan fell for (and with good reason, we might add). This shag proves that a casual look doesn't have to sacrifice good style.

02 of 08

The Classic Curly Coif

Nick Jonas Curly Hairstyle
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Next up, Nick cropped his curls slightly closer to his head, but they were definitely still a huge part of his signature boy band singer aesthetic. While #curlyhairstruggles are real, Nick makes having curly hair look effortless and if we're being honest, giving us some serious hair envy. What are your styling tips, Nick? Oh please, teach us your ways.

03 of 08

The Bedhead Moment

Nick Jonas Curly Hairstyle

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While he's clearly got a great head of hair, Nick has never been one to seem cocky about it—nor the type to fuss over it much. Here, he rocks a slightly messy, surfer dude-esque style that we're sure won the hearts of many. Side note: He likely used a curl defining hair cream here to add separation, and it works. 

04 of 08

The Close Crop

Nick Jonas Short Haircut

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This specific cut was a game-changer for Nick—not to mention a major celeb makeover moment—as it was his first real foray into the world of short hair. While it was shocking at first, fans quickly came to love his new sophisticated 'do. 

05 of 08

The Buzzcut Babe

Nick Jonas Buzzcut

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While it's unclear whether Nick went to a stylist for this cut or if he grabbed a pair of clippers and buzzed his head at home, there's no denying this one was a major move for the singer. Fans wept, record execs panicked—it was the buzzcut that rocked the world. Some might say it was a transition for Nick from boy to man, but we just think it was an amazing way to shock everyone. 

06 of 08

The Subtle Fade

Nick Jonas Tight Fade Haircut

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Then came the tight fade. The hair at the sides and back is cut short and tapers into the hair on top. Here, the soft contrast between the scalp exposure on the sides and the slightly longer top (though still long enough to let his texture show) made for a clean, mature look.

07 of 08

The Classic Taper

Nick Jonas Classic Taper

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Another fan-favorite hairstyle Nick has sported is known as the classic taper. Here, his hair is clipped aggressively short on the sides and back and blended into a few inches on top. His hairstylist likely used a light pomade to add shine and help tame any flyaways. 

08 of 08

The Pompadour

Nick Jonas Pompadour Haircut

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Who could forget Nick's iconic pompadour days? Not us, that's for sure. With a pomp, the hair is cut short on the sides and left with considerable length on top. If you're looking to pull of this 'do, make sure to invest in the right products and tools. Nick generally wore it sleek and slicked-back, which of course, made for many head-turning red carpet moments. 

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