The Jonas Brothers’ Glow-Up Was Worth The Wait

Refinery29 | Samantha Sasso

On October 30, 2013, the Jonas Brothers broke the news to Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts that they were breaking up the band. Now, nearly six years later, the trio — Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas — is officially back with a brand-new single. After the midnight drop late last night (or early this morning), the world is abuzz with the potential upcoming tour and that star-studded music video.

As excited as we are for what’s to come, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic, especially considering how much the Jonas Brothers have grown up since we last saw them together as a band: Nick was on Broadway and married Priyanka Chopra; Joe found his own solo success in another band, DNCE, and met Sophie Turner; and Kevin started a family and a short-lived reality show. It’s been a long time since the trio could confidently shout, “We’re the kids! We’re the kids! We’re the kids of the future!”

With all three guys now in their late 20s and 30s, it’s safe to say they’ll be rethinking their boy-band beauty looks. But you can’t appreciate what you have until you know where you’ve been — so, for the sake of nostalgia, we revisited the band’s best looks through the years, leading up to their latest reunion. Ahead, the Jonas Brothers: then and now.

We were first introduced to the Jonas Brothers 13 years ago, when they released their first album It’s About Time. Remember that song “Year 3000”? Yep, these are the curly-haired boys who sang it.
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One year later, we knew the boys as the new “It” band who redefined Beatlemania — at least, according to Lady Gaga. But instead of bowl cuts and mustaches, JB rocked shaggy mops of hair and purity rings.
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By the Teen Choice Awards, the boys got new looks: Kevin grew out his sideburns, Nick trimmed his curls, and Joe lowered the heat on his flat iron.
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By 2009, the boys were recognized by the Recording Academy and nominated for their first — and only — Grammy award in the Best New Artist category. Unfortunately, the golden record went to Zac Brown Band that year, but in our eyes, the boy band won with these red-carpet looks.
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For Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, the brothers had minor transformations: Joe cut his hair, while Nick and Kevin discovered shinier hair gel.
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Nothing says young rockstars quite like henley shirts, scarves, and new facial hair — right, Joe?
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Nick and Joe joined the facial hair bandwagon for MTV’s Europe Music Awards. Still, Joe won as hairiest JoBro (those eyebrows are iconic).
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The beginning of the end — and we should’ve known. After all, Joe did suspiciously ditch his luscious curls in his own version of a breakup haircut.
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One month later, Joe and Nick swapped looks to announce the band’s separation on GMA — with Joe’s hair longer than we’d seen in a year and Nick’s the shortest, ever.
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Six years later, the brothers are older, and quite a bit hairier overall. That said, Nick’s signature curls are nowhere to be found, and Joe’s arms are notably covered in ink — including that one Sansa Stark tattoo.

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