There’s a certain appeal that men with long hair exude. They carry a dark, sexy, kind of mysterious vibe that never really goes out of style. Plus, they’re able to create a range of different looks that match any mood, style, or occasion. They can choose to go trendy or sport more classic hairstyles or just switch them up any time they like—talk about versatility! In case you have long locks and running out of hair ideas, we’ve got a bunch of long hairstyles for men that you can try. Check out our list below and upgrade your look, stat!
Long Hairstyles for Men
1. Low Ponytail
If you want it simple, go for a fuss-free low ponytail that gives you a clean, polished look and keeps your long hair away from your face. You can either part your hair in the middle or on one side, or slick it all back if that’s your style.
Editor’s tip: Don’t let dandruff ruin it for you. Wash your hair with anti-dandruff shampoo like CLEAR Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men. Made specially for men and formulated with Activated Charcoal and mint, it deeply cleans & leaves scalp fresh & healthy, and helps keep white flakes from building up on your scalp.
2. Long, Sleek, and Straight
If you have straight hair that goes past your shoulders, take advantage of your length and leave it down. It makes a statement and give guys with long hair character and personality. Just be sure to take care of it properly so it doesn’t look unkempt. Use hair products like wax to tame flyaways.
3. Half-up Pony
Want to keep it neat but at same time be able to show off your long lustrous locks (that are probably more beautiful than your girlfriend’s)? Then do a half-up pony! If you have thick hair, then all the better. Just gather the top quarter section of your hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic. Easy!
4. Man Bun
There are different variations to the man bun—you can do it slick or messy, high or low, pull-through or perfectly round. What’s great about having long hair is you can play around with it and discover your style if you haven’t already. We see guys with long hair sporting this look all the time, it’s a favorite. It gives character to your look and also keep your hair out of your face.
5. Wavy Side-swept or Brushed Back
If your hair’s got natural volume and texture, then you can totally rock this look. The tousled, laid-back vibe that this hairstyle offers adds to the rockstar appeal of men with long hair. It also doesn’t take a lot to make the style work–you can just sweep your locks to the side or brush them back and just let your hair fall naturally (quick tip: run your fingers through your hair every now and then for extra hottie points!)
Editor’s tip: For added texture and hold, use VO5 Rough It Up Putty. It’s perfect for this cool casual look and whether you choose a side-swept or a brushed back style, this product would keep your hair where you want it.
This look is ideal for men with medium length hair. A layered hairstyle will give your hair dimension and keep it looking interesting. You can experiment with the parting and switch it up from side to side or do a tousled, laid-back middle parting. Just try to avoid a stick-straight center parting as this sometimes leaves your locks looking limp or awkward.
7. Man Braids
Incorporate braids into your hairstyle. Credit: Raquel Brust
There’s probably just a handful of guys who would want to try man braids, but if you are one of the brave ones who also happen to know how to do braids, you can incorporate some simple plaits into your hair like this. The tousled, undone look keeps things masculine and definitely interesting.
8. Highlighted Layers
To be honest, there are more women who color their hair than men. But this should not stop you from doing the same thing to your hair if you really want it! If you’re not comfortable with a full head of hue, highlights on your layers is a good place to start. Go for dark brown hues to keep the manly vibe of your hair.
9. ’80s Look of Layers and Curls
Hairstyle trends come and go but some of them come back and stick, just like the ’80s layers and curls. If you want to exude that rockstar vibe, then, get your hair some layers and curls. You can also color your hair to complete the look.
Editor’s tip: To give body to your hair, spray on TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo, which removes oil and dirt. Achieve lively hair that brims with body and shine.
10. Knotted Ponytail
What we love about having long hair is knowing all the styles and options we have for looking good. And if you’re looking for a hairstyle to a wedding or formal event, this knotted ponytail does the trick. It’s sleek in the front and kind of wild at the back, revealing sexy sideburns. Nail this Chris Hemsworth look and win admiring looks.
11. Wavy with a Center Part
Show off your hair’s body and volume by leaving it down. Let the waves flow with the wind and give off that relaxed vibe. You shouldn’t be worried about getting it messed up because this hairstyle looks great in messy style. Just make sure they don’t get tangled by smoothing it with your fingers every now and then.
Editor’s tip: The longer your hair grows, the more prone it is to hair fall. Use Dove Men + Care Strengthening Shampoo and avoid brittle and weak strands. Let it strengthen your hair and make it healthy as it grows.
12. Curly & Messy
Men with curly hair shouldn’t worry about styling their hair. We understand how curly hair oftentimes looks messy. And if that’s the problem, consider it solved! Go for the curly and messy hairstyle and never have to worry about wind-messed hair. Just a piece of advice though–remember that combing curly hair makes it ‘explode’. So, just leave the combing to your fingers and have stylish-looking curly hair all day.
You’ve already got great length, now you gotta work at keeping it from getting boring. Let these long hairstyles for men keep you looking stylish and updated!