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Long and Loving It! Celebs Who Let Their Sons' Hair Grow Long (Photos)

Hank Baskett Jr.What a mop top!

Young Hank Baskett Jr., son of Kendra Wilkinson and NFL star Hank Baskett, is almost as well known for his gorgeous head of hair as he is for his famous parents.  His locks are a perfect combination of his mother’s lustrous color and his dad’s thick, curly texture.

He’s just one of many celebrity boys whose parents don’t rush them to the barber every time their hair grows slightly past their ears. Some moms – notably Celine Dion and Kate Hudson – have caught flak from critics in the past for their sons’ long ‘dos.

Some folks still grumble a bit at the sight of a young boy with hair chin-length or longer. Too girly. Too unruly. Too sloppy-looking. But I’m not one of them. I may not like the way long hair looks on some of these kids, but as long as it’s clean and Mom can get a brush through it once in a while, what’s the big deal?

In the case of a toddler like Hank Jr., it may be a simple haircut issue. My own son didn’t get his first cut until he was almost 3; whenever we tried to get him into the chair, he cried and squirmed so fiercely that the barber was afraid to go near him with the scissors.

So, as the song goes, “Gimme a head with hair – long, beautiful hair, shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen. Give me down-to-there hair, shoulder-length or longer, here baby, here, Mama, everywhere, Daddy, Daddy!”

Have a look at our gallery of long-haired lads and let us know what you think. Who sports it best?


  • Bronx Mowgli Wentz 1 of 8
    Bronx Mowgli Wentz
    Ashlee Simpson is an unconventional mom in many ways - including the choice of her son's name and her preference for letting his gorgeous blond curly hair go natural.
  • Liam McDermott 2 of 8
    Liam McDermott
    Tori Spelling's son typically sports a slightly longer version of a bowl haircut. Not exactly flower-child length, but not super-short, either.
  • Maddox Jolie-Pitt 3 of 8
    Maddox Jolie-Pitt
    The 10-year-old son of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt looks cool in his longer 'do.
  • Mason Disick 4 of 8
    Mason Disick
    Kourtney Kardashian's son has brown hair like his mom's - though not quite as long.
  • James Wilkie Broderick 5 of 8
    James Wilkie Broderick
    Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick dote on their 9-year-old son - and give him the freedom to wear his hair as he pleases.
  • Rene-Charles Dion Angelil 6 of 8
    Rene-Charles Dion Angelil
    His hair is a little shorter now, but the oldest son of Celine Dion and Rene Angelil was once noted (and criticized) for his shoulder-length locks.
  • Moses Martin 7 of 8
    Moses Martin
    Back when Gwyneth Paltrow's son was 3, he had quite a head of hair. At 6, more recent pictures show him with a shorter cut.
  • Jayden James Federline 8 of 8
    Jayden James Federline
    Britney Spears' son has hair long enough to stand on end while bouncing on a trampoline!

[Photos: via Twitter, PacificCoastNews.com, PRPhotos.com]

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