Jared Leto 's hair is a riddle we've been trying to work out since he bestowed his ombré mane upon us last year. How is that color so perfect? How does he accomplish that bedhead texture? How does he have us paying as much attention to his hair as we pay to the leading ladies showing face during award season? To try to comprehend the mystique of Jared's strands, we've taken a look back at all his best hairstyles, from the pink mohawk to the Beatles cut to his most recent appearances in Paris. Just keep scrolling for pure Jared magic.
How Jordan Catalano in My So-Called Life is Jared in this photo? He can't hide that baby face under all that scruff!
Somehow, that peroxide-blond-between-dye-jobs hair color looks gorgeous with Jared's blue eyes (and matching-hued jacket).
Before there was Bieber . . . there was Jared. On anyone else bangs and a mullet would seem silly, but on Jared, we'll go with "hipster chic."
Let's be real: 2001 was a weird year for a lot of us when it came to our hairstyles. But it's comforting to know Jared also went through an awkward phase with these cornrows.
Hey Jared . . . do blondes have more fun?
A sign of things to come? Jared has some envy-inducing beach texture and a slight hint of ombré in 2004.
Oh, and the Bieber fever is back. In 2004, he mastered the art of the sideswept bangs.
Jared cut it all off in 2005, and the women of the world wept in despair.
On location for Chapter 27, Jared took his hairstyling cues from dads everywhere.
If there's one thing we can say about Jared, it's that the guy doesn't have a fear of color cosmetics. And of course, he artfully pulled off the wet-hair runway trend.
Even Jared went through an emo phase. Just look at his red locks and eyeliner (guy-liner?)!
The eyeliner makes a comeback, but this time it's blue and smoky. Meow!
Remember that one time Jared had a Beatles-style bowl cut? And of course he added some hot pink war paint. This overall look makes us want to start the hashtag #WWJD (What Would Jared Do?).
Jared gave us his best Kurt Cobain impression at New York Fashion Week.
While celebrating his Nylon Guys cover, Jared put his second-day hair to work and spiked it way, way up.
And then he kept it gelled up but shaved the sides. And alas — we're brought to the days of Jared's daring mohawk.
When Jared felt a little lazy, he let his mohawk hang in his baby blues.
Jared embraced color once again by dying his 'hawk blond and adding some bright magenta tips.
His pink hair was short-lived, though, as he dyed the mohawk completely blond in July.
Hey Jared, can we get a side shot of that epic mohawk?
Just a month after the mohawk hit its highest height, Jared shaved it off and let his roots show a bit. Here, he does his best blond Don Draper with side part and comb-over.
Even Jared Leto  isn't above frosted tips. Was someone a secret *NSYNC fan?
Redheaded Jared is just as visually pleasing as blonde Jared and brunette Jared.
Yo, Jared. Pauly D called. He wants his blowout back.
We applaud Jared's appreciation of the choppy, spiky layers complemented by a glossy Kate Middleton-brown dye job. Classy.
Hipster Jared returned when he grew out a seriously bushy, Williamsburg-ready beard.
While shooting Dallas Buyers Club, Jared's svelte frame was further intensified by his beardless face and slicked-back hair.
Jared managed to make the Indiana Jones look cool in 2012.
We got our first glimpse of Jared's insanely gorgeous ombré in mid-2013.
Jared kicked award season off with a bun-ponytail hybrid at the Golden Globes, and the ladies took notice of his enviable red carpet style.
Move over, Jennifer Aniston . Jared debuted beachy waves at the Critics' Choice Awards, placing him at the tip-top of our hair envy list.
His hair was once again the object of our affection at the SAG Awards, making us contemplate an ombré dye job for the Spring.
His beard and ombré combination at the Grammy Awards was more than a little alluring.
Jared tucked his strands behind his ears at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which allowed his scruff to steal the spotlight.
At The Hollywood Reporter's Nominee Party, hat hair didn’t scare Jared from rocking a sleek fedora.
We say oui to Jared’s honey waves peeking out from under his hipster hoodie in Paris.
Though there was much speculation that Jared would rock another ponytail bun or even wet strands  for the Oscars, he went with his classic beach waves. And here's how you can get his effortless hairstyle .
Beard? Check. Incredible waves blowing in the wind? Aways. Scarf? You know it! Jared was spotted sitting front row at Miu Miu  during Paris Fashion Week.