Hairy Fad: Boys Dig Long Locks

Celebs, boys-next-door alike let their hair grow
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 30, 2008 7:09 AM CDT
Musicians Nat Wolff, left, and Alex Wolff of The Naked Brothers Band arrive at the 2008 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, June 19, 2008, in New York.    (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – In what could be a frightening nod to the '80s, more and more boys are growing their hair out. And while most deny pop culture inspired the barber boycott, long locks can be spotted on everyone from the Jonas Brothers to celebrity tots. Despite sometimes being mistaken for girls, notes the Chicago Tribune in a look at the trend, most wouldn't trade their tresses.

“I like it because I'm very unique,” said one 8-year-old whose hair has gained him fame in the classroom. Says mom: "I can't imagine him with a boy's haircut. He'd look naked."