Being a corporate dude doesn’t always mean that you have to conform to a short hairstyle. Depending on where you work, you might have the option to showcase your naturally long hair. The one caveat to the corporate casual lifestyle is styling and maintenance. Sorry, you really shouldn’t show up to that big board meeting with unkempt and messy long hair. Whether you’ve had long hair your whole life, or recently grew it out, you’ll have to modify your style a bit in the business world. For some inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite hairstyles for guys with long hair that we hope will inspire your look at work.
Keeping it Casual: Cool Hairstyles for Guys with Long Hair
1. Man Bun
We’ve certaintly professed our love for the man bun in the past, and the man reason is it’s ease of styling while also looking effortlessly sexy. An excellent style for long-haired guys, the man bun represents an ode to a clean-up style as you still have your awesome long locks.
2. Simple Straight
You’ve been growing your hair out for a very, very long time, and boy does it look good! As you enter the workplace, you can still showcase your long locks but make sure your hair is styled, groomed, and of course always washed! You may find that a flat iron when getting ready for work in the AM is your BFF. Just don’t forget to use some heat protectant like the TRESemme Get Sleek Heat Protection Spray before you heat styling your hair!
Maybe you’ve been wearing this look since your college years, or maybe you’re just giving it a go with dreads. Either way, you can still look professional with this cool and modern hairstyle. The key to dreads in the business world is to twist and wash them regularly.
4. Braided Style
Who says that women have to have all the fun when it comes to braided looks? No one! Guys with long hair can still have their free-flowing locks, while also keeping them in control with braids. We particularly love the half-up, half-down look that allows you to look polished as you let the locks on the bottom dangle.
5. Free-Flowing Curls
Corporate life is ever-changing, which also includes how guys wear their hair. If you have long curls, you might just find that you can let them hang loose in the business world. This style looks especially incredible on clean and well-styled hair. Start your day by washing by using some of the Axe Dark Temptation 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner whose formula will get your hair clean and touchably soft.
6. Modern Mullet
The mullet is back and it’s better than ever. We’ve seen this modern iteration with fluffy bangs and long hair on the sides. A look rooted in Southern culture, the modern-day mullet is all about the length where ‘the party’ has moved from the back to all-over fest. In some work situations you may have to contain it with a hair tie or use some hair paste like the Bed Head for Men by TIGI Pure Texture Molding Paste to define the front section.
Which of these corporate looks are you going to try on your long hair?