Jaden Smith Resembles Dad Will Smith in Facebook Teaser Despite Dreadlocks

Jaden Smith Resembles Dad Will Smith in Facebook Teaser Despite Dreadlocks
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It’s no secret that Jaden Smith wants to be just like his dad. The teen posted a picture to Facebook on Monday night, comparing the looks of he and his father, Will Smith, when they were a similar age. The resemblance is almost uncanny, even though the two have different hairstyles, as Jaden Smith is sporting a longer hairstyle with dreadlocks.

See the pic here!

Not only did Will Smith pass on his good looks, but he also passed on his acting gene. At only 18 years old, Jaden Smith has starred in films such as The Karate Kid, The Pursuit of Happiness, and After Earth. With these blockbusters and more under his belt, he’s well on his way to becoming an even more successful actor than Will Smith!

Jaden Smith’s Hair Evolution

Jaden Smith isn’t just an actor—he’s often in the spotlight for his style choices, too. Encouraged by his parents to express himself through fashion, Jaden found himself veering off the beaten path of clothes and hairstyles, often making unique and uncommon choices. A style icon of his generation, this teen isn’t afraid to take risks and try new things when it comes to fashion, or even his hair. As we look back at Jaden Smith’s hairstyles throughout the years, it’s clear that he embraces change and loves taking style risks.


A young Smith rocked cornrows back when he starred in Karate Kid. Though this was a cute preteen look for the up and coming actor, he switched up this style not too long after.


Will Smith’s son took it back to the 90’s with this fun twist hairstyle!


Embracing his natural hair, the teen let his hair breathe by letting it all out. We love this look, as he makes sure that he takes his hair care seriously.


A popular hairstyle for men, Jaden Smith wore a fade when he cut almost all his hair off. A big change from his previous long hairstyles, this style suited him just as well.


We suspect the fade was a little too mainstream for him- he opted to lighten his locks by adding a little blonde to the mix. Jaden definitely gave us an edgy vibe with this look- is there anything he can’t pull off?


Growing out his hair once more, this remains his most recent look. From short dreadlocks to now being long enough to be tied up, this hairstyle offers the versatility he’s obviously been looking for. Will this one stick? We doubt it.

It’s obvious that this teen loves to change up his hair, and we love him for taking the risks we’re not brave enough to. The young actor has tried out so many different hairstyles, from growing it out, cutting it off, adding in some color—and he’s only 18. We’re sure Jaden Smith’s hair evolution won’t stop with his dreadlocks, and we can’t wait to see what he does next!



A. Berg., “Jaden Smith’s Hair Evolution shows He’s Always Had Awesome Taste,” Bustle web site, February 18, 2016; https://www.bustle.com/articles/141071-jaden-smiths-hair-evolution-shows-hes-always-had-awesome-taste-photos, last accessed December 13, 2016.

“Jaden Smith,” IMDB web site; http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1535523/, last accessed December 13, 2016.