Jaden Smith Hair (Detailed Look)

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

Is there a hairstyle Jaden Smith hasn’t tried at this point? And yes, that was a rhetorical question. In all seriousness our Jaden Smith Hair Gallery is a great demonstration of his unique styles as well as the vital importance his hair has played in his personal brand and image.

Jaden Smith’s hairstyle history ranges from   

  • Dreadlocks
  • Twisted Afro Fades
  • Bleached Hair
  • Buzz Cuts
  • Afros
  • Braids

Not only will our editorial highlight his bizarre hair moments we have compiled a gallery of his signature hairstyles too.

Jaden Smith Hair Gallery



Dreadlocks in of themselves are quite a unique hairstyle, when you add jewellery, shaved sides and fold your locks to one side it becomes that much more distinctive which we previously saw on the actor.

jaden smith hair in dreadlocks

He cut off his trademark dreadlocks to star in a romantic drama, Life in A Year, which he plays the boyfriend of Cara Delevingne’s dying character.

jaden smith cuts dreadlocks

With that in mind its possible he could grow his dreads back since it was originally cut for a movie and not a personal decision of his own.

Fun Fact: Jaden Smith Cut His Hair, Then Wore It to The Met Gala


Twisted Afro Fades

Twisted fades to black men are what quiff hairstyles are to white men, if that helps paint the picture.

jaden smith hair in twists

We have seen Jaden place twists in his hair as the foundation for his dreadlocks as well as just being a standalone hairstyle.

We can see his tapered sides which gives it a complimentary look and has been worn by him on short, medium, and tall hair levels.

Bleached Hair

Show business is about having a strong brand identity and visual cues which the audience can recognise you from. In Jaden’s case he has used his hair to do just that.

bleached hair

Whilst colouring hair may be a result of boredom for some people Jaden has coloured his hair pink, green and blonde amongst other colours which subconsciously communicates to fans his spontaneity and ability to be bold.

Love it or hate it this is not the last time we will see him colour his hair, he’s still got more colours to try and we bet our last penny he will!

 jaden pink hair

Buzz Cuts

If the bleached hair communicates spontaneity and fun then the buzz cut is the complete opposite, disciplined and uniform.

buzz cut

This classic look is one that won’t go away and were willing to bet most men at one stage of their lives has had a buzz cut.

Jaden can be seen in a buzz cut which he kept in his natural colour before he began colouring his hair.


As a kid Jaden was often seen alternating between multiple braided hairstyles, however in between these styles his hair was left to be out and free which allowed us to see more of his length, density, and natural curl pattern.

afro hair

We also saw him sporting an afro wig during his appearance in the Netflix series The Get Down in NYC, and whilst it wasn’t his real hair it helps to paint a picture of what his afro would like it as an adult.


When we think about Jaden Smith’s cornrows we automatically think about his role in the movie Karate Kid.

jaden cornrows

During the movie this was his characters hairstyle and one he wore mostly off set during this period too.

We can’t imagine him in cornrows today but you never know anything could happen!

Key Take Away: Maintenance

Braids are always going to be desirable for the simple fact that there easy to style, low maintenance and a great protective hairstyle. In addition to this actors such as Jaden previously styling his hair in dreads and braids influences fans to do the same.

If you find yourself as one of those individuals influenced by our Jaden Smith hair gallery and wanting to cultivate the best hair growth journey follow these tips below.

  • Oil your scalp
  • Keep them in for a maximum of 6 weeks
  • Protect hair at night or doing any physical activity
  • Moisturise our Hair

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