Gone are the days when long hair on men were considered messy and unprofessional – well, in a way. While some would say a man must only sport a stereotypically clean cut, there are many long hairstyles for men that are still dignified. Here are some great examples of medium to long hairstyles that you can wear with pride.
Sleek Man Bun
Let’s start off with what is no doubt the most well-known long hairstyle for men. Love it or hate it, there’s just no escaping an encounter with the man bun every once in a while. The most common variation of this is the messy full man bun, but meet its more polished sibling – the sleek man bun.
What is lob? The answer is not “Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me no more.” The term ‘lob’ refers to the long version of the more widely known bob haircut, which looks great on straight, wavy, and curly hair. It’s a classic yet edgy hairstyle that needs to be worn with confidence and the right attitude.
Yes, the twist-in bun is still a man bun, just much fancier. Just twist the hair a little on both sides, pull them back together, and tie as you would a regular man bun.
If women have the Hollywood curls, men with long hair have the side part. Sure the name is not as fancy, but side swept hair with the charming little wave at the top should frame your face quite nicely. When pulled off right, this classic look will make you look undeniably attractive.
Doesn’t a guy’s hair look sexy pushed back? If you’re a guy reading this who made a face and said you don’t know, just trust us on this. Your hair looks sexy pushed back. And it is by far the easiest style to achieve as well. Step one: Have long hair. Step two: Get a little bit of styling product on your fingers and rub them together. Step three: Use your fingers to comb through your hair from the hairline and sweep back. Done.
Just pushing hair back not good enough for you? Coat your hair with pomade instead of gel or hairspray to keep it in place and for a nice, matte finish, then comb it back from the forehead hairline to the back of the head. Make sure to keep the edges and sides clean to prevent the helmet look.
Top Knot (with faint taper)
Can’t decide between having short or long hair? Get the best of both worlds by going for a long crown and faint taper. That’s when you keep the hair long at the top, but the sides are much shorter. The short hair will seem like they’re the same length with the very faint taper effect seen around the temple and ears. It’s a much less dramatic look compared to an actual taper but a lot more classy. Finish the look with a top knot and you’re ready to take on the world.
If you think long hair with taper or undercut is only good for top knots, think again. Get the right ratio (think wide Mohawk) and keep it to one side.
Some guys just look fantastic with a regular ponytail…
…or even the half-ponytail. This is otherwise known as the half up, half down hairstyle. It’s laidback and keeps your hair away from your eyes. What else do you need?
It goes without saying that the outcome of each style will depend on the cut of your hair, the length, colour, and of course the texture. Facial hair will also play a huge role in the final look. At the end of the day, it all comes down to experimenting. Try different hairstyles to find the one that suits you best and don’t forget to put some effort in hair care. Most importantly, don’t you ever for a second think that having long hair is unmanly! Remember, KhalDrogo wore his hair down to his bum and he was a powerful and accomplished warrior.
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