The year 2016 marked an undeniable shift in hair trends for celebrity men. Just as women are embracing their natural texture and protective styling, our male counterparts are doing the same thing and in turn, erasing the unneccessary gender lines between what "looks" are acceptable for whomever. We've loved watching these 10 celebrity men grow out their tresses and look forward to watching more embrace their kinks and coils in the New Year. Take a look back at the most notable mane moments in 2016 below.
2016 signified a major shift for the NFL player, who not only embraced activism, but a voluminous afro as well.
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The 4 Your Eyez Only rapper has been wearing locs for a couple years now, but they were longer than ever in 2016.
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The Grammy Award winning rapper has come a long way from his Section.80 days, with a look that's evolved to include plenty of braided hairstyles through 2016.
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It's been quite some time since the he blessed us with new music, but it was nice to see the handsome R&B crooner experiment with slightly longer hair in 2016.
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The "Post To Be" singer made his musical debut with braids and although they're long gone, he's since returned to longer hair in recent years.
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The singer's hair evolution is one of our favorites. During 2016 alone, we've watched him take on several hair colors and styles; all of which definitely turned heads.
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The singer and Dope actor has also grown out his tresses for a more unique look that also includes the occasional set of braids.
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The NBA player has one of the most recognizable coifs in the league and we love seeing him embrace longer tresses.
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The California bred MC is known for his lengthy locks and in 2016, he continued that longstanding tradition with locs.
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The Virginia native is practically synonymous with his braids and 2016 was no exception.