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By | April 8, 2014

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Get Jared Leto’s Hair

With our male hair crush hitting Aus this week, what better time to recreate his awesome ombre locks?

It was that ashy golden blonde only achievable by genetics. Thick, glossy locks that fell just-so. I was nine, and I wanted that hair. I am of course talking about Taylor Hanson, lead singer of nineties pop legends, Hanson. He had the most beautiful hair I’d ever seen, but no amount of lemon juice (the only colouring product I was allowed at that age) would turn my brown hair blonde. Sigh.

For those of you too young (or too cool) to have grown up singing MMMBop, you may be experiencing your first male hair-crush in Jared Leto and his similarly gorgeous mane. Like the rest of the world post-Oscars.

Jared’s hair is the perfect mix of ‘I woke up like this’ and salon-esque shine. There is even a Tumblr dedicated to it (jaredletohassexyasshair.tumblr.com). And with the multi award winning actor hitting Aussie shores this week with his band 30 Seconds To Mars, what better time to recreate it? Luckily it’s totally doable. Here’s how…

The colour: according to his stylist Chase Kusero, Leto has been growing out an ombré dye job for several years. If you’re in the same, dedicated boat – ideal. But if not then this is easy to fake using the L’Oreal Préférence Wild Ombrés ($19.45). Just be sure to follow the instructions on the box.

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The shine: For Jared’s hair-so-shiny-McConaughey-could-see-his-reflection-in-it you could pop into the salon for a gloss treatment, O&M’s Liquid CCT gloss is divine. Or for an at-home fix, rub two or three pumps of Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe Classic Shine Gloss Serum ($15.99) through the lengths and ends of your hair post blow-dry.

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The style: Jared rocked second-day hair at the Oscars, with a few extra bends. ‘Bending’ with your hair iron is something between straightening and curling. Firstly, spray a light heat protectant (like label.m Heat Protectant Spray, $34.95) over your ends then run your straightener through your hair to knock out any natural waves. Turn your wrists at the ends to create the bends. Remember the aim is to achieve polished kinks, not curls. And centre part. Always.

Now for that goatee…

(Too far?)