Colton Haynes for Essential Homme

Posted on July 13, 2012

And now… another Boy Break, brought to you by Essential Homme.

Teen Wolf’s Colton Haynes covers the July/August 2012 issue of Essential Homme magazine photographed by Matthew Lyn and styled by Terry Lu.

We don’t know Thing One about this kid’s career (color us stunned that there is currently a second season of Teen Wolf airing), but damn, if he doesn’t know how to wear clothes. What a nice counter to all those “standing in the desert next to a car/a gas station/a diner, wearing jeans and a white t-shirt” guyditorials we’re subjected to on the regular.


[Photo Credit: Matthew Lyn for]

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  • Maya KC

    Never heard of him, but I fully approve of both his face and his name.

    • RebeccaKW

       His smile.  Mmmmm.

      • Nancy B. Mauldin

        he has more than one facial expression (2 and a half, I’d say)

  • blogless

    I want to know what are the “organic products for your personal ecosystem”. 

    And just what is a personal ecosystem?  

    Very cute guy.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      I was going to ask the same question. Somehow I suspect there is an ick factor involved. Pretty boy, in some nice duds.

      • Vlasta Bubinka

        It might involve drinking your urine but only if your diet is organic raw macro goodness…

        • Kiltdntiltd

          Thanks for that, um, image. (snert)

      • JosephLamour

        How did you two read the words on that page with that face staring at you?

        • Kiltdntiltd

          To be really blunt, he’s not even close to my hottie wheelhouse. So I can look at the details, undeterred.

          • JosephLamour

            Ahh. He does look like he suffers from a slight case of bro-voice, so I understand. 

          • Kiltdntiltd

            The pouty lipped fallen angel look, usually is not my thing. Plus he is WAY too young, even in my fantasy world. So, I release him to you to lust upon, at your leisure.

          • Aurumgirl

             I can’t stand it anymore.  Please define “bro-voice”, or I will not be able to sleep at night.  Thank you.

          • JosephLamour

            google “yeah bro” and look at the first video lol. its also possible is he sounds like he “picks things up and puts them down”.

          • Aurumgirl

             Okay!  That was an education.  Thank you (?) again.  I imagine that language coming out of the second photo, and that pretty much decides things for me. 

          • librarygrrl64


  • Frank_821

    hmmm….. huge feet.

    I heard of the show and it gotten decent reviews, but never got a chance to see it. It’s rare there’s anything decent on MTV anymore

    • Leah Burns

       It and Awkward are both atypically good. Teen Wolf is basically every horror movie with half-naked boys instead of half-naked girls.

  • halleygee

    The photo where he’s smiling – wow, very nice!

  • marlie

    And he has more than one facial expression (2 and a half, I’d say). 

  • sockandaphone

    I have a couple of friends obsessed with the show/cast and yeah, hes gorgeous. 

  • kirkyo

    The smiley guitar pic seems totally wrong when considering the rest of the spread, which is pretty damn hot. Nice sweaters.

  • SassieCassy

    I had a mini-crush on him until I saw him in blackface for Halloween or a costume party or something. Ended any and all goopy feelings!

    • theblondette

       seriously, he did that? omg.

      • SassieCassy

        Yeah he did that. He went as Kanye West

        I get that hes young but even when I was 14 i knew there was some fuckery you should just not pull.

    • Catiline

      *needle scratch*

  • Leah

    Hot damn! Also yes. Great pics, nice change from the “scared to be anything but macho” styling/posing. He’s great looking and he gives good face. Good boy.

  • another_laura

    Apparently he is one of those “photograph only the right side of my face” kind of folks…..

  • Abigail Speltz

    The photographer clearly thought the right side of his face was his better side… 

  • formerlyAnon

    Unusual range of facial expressions for one of these editorials, although a couple of them *are* the usual tortured or blank stare.

  • Qitkat

    I miss the days when they actually used to cast real teenagers for teens on screen. At 22, at least he’s not as far off as some of the Glees. And Google let me know today is his birthday. Happy Birthday to a guy I’ve never heard of! Doesn’t do a thing for me but then I’m old enough to be his gran. This *cougar* draws her line at 41 (so that’s older than my oldest kid) ;-p

  • Emily Wilkerson

    Maybe he should be in the Magic Mike sequel.

  • Sara Munoz Munoz

    That second-to-the-last sweater is pretty fugly, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t look good on him!

    • Kristin Hanson

      Totally a Cosby sweater.

  • littlemac8

    Isn’t the shot with the guitar de rigeur for guyditorials?

  • Coralie Legister

    Never heard of him either but I want the last 2 jumpers so i can put them on my boyfriend.

  • MilaXX

    kid looks good

  • Rex Griffin Pyle

    I’d really like to have him, but I’d settle for having his shoes.

  • Dani Colman

    Don’t know who he is, but I like his smile.


    HOLD EVERYTHING. Who is THIS, now? Actually, you know what? Don’t tell me. I tend to start hating them after I know too much. It’s better when they don’t talk.

  • AuntieAnonny

    The photos are too angst-y for me, but at least there’s no car in sight.

  • guest2visits

    Yes he does put some life into these pics. I really like the b/w of him lying on the ground, eyes closed.
    There’s also a little of a younger Christian Bale in his face, I think.

  • gabbilevy


  • UglyCasanova

    Teen Wolf … campy, kind of bad but damn, half naked guys running around?  I’m sold.

  • donkeygospel6

    Colton Haynes is the kinda guy you swallow. 

  • librarygrrl64

    No on the name “Colton” alone. I work with kids in a fairly wealthy area, and the plethora of pretentious/ridiculous/made-up “names that end with an ‘N’ sound ” are out of control. His name is like a character from The Bold and the Beautiful.

  • redgauntlet

    Yes, why do I fear his mother will never have grandchildren?

  • robertinjapan

    BBC- Before Bill Cotton

  • quiltrx

    I have no idea who this boy is, but he has a good name, gives great face, and gets to wear fabulous shoes.

  • Natalie

    Teen Wolf is actually great. I scoffed at it first, then watched it and feel bad for not giving it a chance. 

  • carpediva

    Wow. Never heard of this kid and his unfortunately pretentious name before but he’s quite beautiful. The cover actually does him no favors; I almost skipped this post because of it but man… does it get better from there.

  • mrspotts66

    the clothes are meh.
    i’m totally digging the shoes.
    and the pic with the guitar is amazing!

  • PhillipWilde

    I love those sweaters.

  • Lindras

    Teen Wolf is actually the first scripted MTV-series EVER that got picked up for a third season. And it’s full of homoerotic subtext, which is always a good thing.

  • P. Capet

    i sing the body electric!

  • ccm800

    this kids face is so effing handsome I think he was baked in a lab. 

  • Kim Pham

    He modeled for abercrombie & fitch before~ I think it shows well in these photos!

  • Shawn EH

    It’s a crazy shoe-ditorial, but it works. And he’s werqing it!

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    That sweater is to die. My blue-eyed little bro would look fantastic in it. 

  • fursa_saida

    Third, fourth, and fifth pictures: give me all the shoes and I’ll just be on my way.