It was a good year — for men’s hair, at least. That’s because this generation found its very own version of heartthrob hair and truly let it flourish. It showed up on the heads of famous guys from the CW all the way to HBO, and on the heads of famous guys who walked everything from red carpets to lingerie runways. It was wavy, it was damp, and it was downright alluring.
By now, all the gifts have been opened; the cookies, pies, and cakes eaten; but there’s still some eye candy for the consuming, and it’s in the guise of this year-end roundup. Here is a look back at some of the best heartthrob hair we witnessed in 2018, even before we knew what to call it. See you (and hopefully more of it) in 2019.