The men whose hair we want

We've had a hair crush on actor Jared Leto ever since the promotional tour for last year's hit film Dallas Buyers Club took him to red carpets around the globe.

Rather than timidly tying his long locks into a low ponytail, Oscar-winning Leto has been unapologetic about his fabulous follicles and it's not hard to see why; his ombré hair - which fades from a rich chestnut to sun-kissed copper at the ends - is too glossy and desirable to conceal.

But there's a new contender for his beautiful beach-hair crown. Step forward Marco Perego, the Italian artist husband of actress Zoe Saldana. The newlyweds attended the Cannes Film festival in his'n'hers Saint Laurent tuxedos at the weekend, and while Saldana was obviously professionally groomed, she wasn't the mane attraction. Instead, Perego's sweeping, golden-blonde, Gisele Bündchen-esque hair caught our attention.

Celebrity hair stylist George Northwood is of the opinion that the laissez-faire attitude of these chaps is why their hair looks so enviable. "Most guys just wash and go, and let their hair dry naturally, so there's no mechanical damage to dry hair out," says Northwood, who tends to the tresses of Alexa Chung and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. "Of course, these are guys that have naturally good hair, and perhaps they have a colouring treatment once a year, but aside from that they're really low maintenance, which is key to keeping hair healthy."

Perego and Leto's born-with-it mops have prompting us to celebrate the best-tressed men currently in showbusiness. So, in no particular order, here they are:

Jared Leto, actor, 42

The look: Supermodel Erin Wasson before coming into contact with a comb

Why we're coveting it: What's to explain? Leto has mastered the dip-dyed look more nonchalantly than Jessica Alba and Drew Barrymore ever could. And the shine - look at that shininess!

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Marco Perego, artist, 34

The look: Gisele Bündchen off-duty in Los Angeles

Why we're coveting it: This is the hair we dreamed of having as a child (and erm, still do). Sadly for us, it's all Marco's

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Alexander Wang, fashion designer, 30

The look: Art student - but without the accompanying greasiness

Why we're coveting it: This is a style that will withstand the test of time; it's become Wang's signature

Daniel Tighe, model

The look: Sienna Miller with moddy, black hair

Why we're coveting it: Tighe's tresses are so versatile - sleek and poker-straight in one campaign, slightly frizzy and undone for the catwalk. We could totally work with that

Miles McMillan, model, 23

The look: New York hipster - without the skateboard

Why we're coveting it: No-one wears a side parting better than McMillan

Rockhampton hairdressers get to style at Sydney Fashion Week

IT'S Sydney Fashion Week.

And there's plenty going on, especially backstage.

Models are getting their hair and makeup done, fashion designers are frantically running around and a crowd is waiting.

Erin Zackeresen was lucky enough to be right in the middle of all the chaos.

The Rockhampton woman was a hair stylist at Sydney Fashion Week earlier this month, styling the hair of models from around the world.

Erin got the chance to work at fashion week after competing for a spot on the Redken styling team in Brisbane.

Peter Tickner and Erin Zackeresen at Studio Pedro. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

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It wasn't only Erin who had the opportunity of a lifetime, her boss, Peter Tickner of Studio Pedro, was styling the hair of models with the GHD team.

Peter even got the chance to style the hair of Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio.

The entire experience was one Erin and Peter will remember, getting the chance to mingle with hair directors from across the country.

Erin said they got to work on hair styles from blow drying to loose curls and pony tails, but getting the style right is harder than it sounds.

"It sounds like easy styles to do, but they are very particular when getting the finish look right," Erin said.

"You only really get two hours to do the hair of 30 models and they need the exact same hairstyle for the show they're in."

While Erin's experience at fashion week was unbelievable, the hairdresser said she's happy to be working in Rockhampton.

"(Fashion week) is a good opportunity too, it's good fun," Erin said.

"(But) I love working in Rockhampton at Pedro's Studio, and having the relationship with my clients."

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