7 Best Long Hairstyles for Men (2020 Update)

Show off your long locks with these top hairstyles for men with long hair...

There is no denying that long hairstyles for men have become one of the hottest hairstyles for guys over the last few years. All your celebrity hair heroes are currently wearing their tresses long and even the runway has picked up on the trend. But whether you are currently wearing your hair long, or thinking of growing out your hair, knowing which hairstyles for guys with long hair are worth trying can be tough – until now.

Looking to the runway for inspiration, we’ve shortlisted all the need to know cool hairstyles for guys with long hair, so all your hair inspiration is in one place. See them all in our gallery above and for all our expert tips and hair advice, keep on scrolling.


1. Man-tail

Long hairstyles for men: Asian man on runway with long straight dark brown hair in side ponytail wearing a pink suit jacket.
A man-tail is a cool way to keep your long tresses contained. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Are you here for the man-tail, AKA the newly coined term for a male ponytail? The perfect look to keep your hair neat and tidy with the bonus of being runway-approved, a man-tail is the hairstyle you’ve been missing.

Wear your man-tail to the side for a dapper look for any formal occasion, or simply make it your go-to look for your 9-5.


2. Layers

Long hairstyles for men: Man on runway with long straight brown hair wearing a open jacket.
Add some cool and casual layers to your long hairstyle. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Everyone can benefit from a little layering, if you have thin hair and it needs a little more body – try adding long layers for lift. And if you have thick hair which is being weighed down, add some layers to lighten the load.

Not just a clever hair hack, long haircuts like this layered style are worth trying if you want to add an effortlessly cool vibe to long hairstyles for men.


3. Natural

Man on runway with golden blonde natural afro hair wearing a grey jacket.
It’s time to celebrate your natural hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If there is anything we learnt from the runway over the last few seasons, it’s to embrace your natural hair texture. If you’ve been keeping your coily hair cropped, now is the time to put down the clippers.

Want to go all out with your natural hair transformation? Try a variety of hair colours to make your hair pop!


4. Straight and sleek

Long hairstyles for men: Model on runway with long straight dark brown hair with a beard wearing spectacle glasses and a grey suit jacket.
If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Are you looking for a sophisticated looking hairstyle for your longer length hair? Then this straight and sleek style is for you – if you’ve got it you might as well flaunt it!

Don’t have naturally straight hair? Reach for a hair straightener to get the desired smooth and straight finish.

Editor’s tip: Just like when you use a hairdryer on your hair, be sure to use a heat protect spray like the TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist before using a hair straightener.


5. Classic braid

Dark brown straight hair in simple braid wearing a hat on the runway.
Good hair days can be yours with this simple braid. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’ve exhausted all your usual updos, why not turn your hand to braids. A classic braided style like above is a great way to break up your weekly hair routine.

This simple braided style is not only worth trying for the practical appeal but when you undo the braid you’ll be left with soft surfer waves. We like to think of it as a 2-in-1 look.


6. Dreadlocks

Model with dreadlocks on runway wearing a dark denim shirt.
Black guys with long hair inspiration. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you have natural hair and unsure what to do with it, why not try dreadlocks. While they’ve been around since like forever, several men’s fashion week shows picked up on the style.

While the process of getting dreadlocks can take quite a while to get, the day to day upkeep is minimal. So why not put in the work now and kick back and relax later.


7. Man bun

Man on runway with blonde man bun updo.
Man bun – obviously! Credit: indigitalimages.com

When looking for inspirational looks for long hair, men are often drawn to the much-loved man bun and there is a big reason why – it looks great on everyone.

The man bun can be worn high on the head or low at the neck, twisted or pulled through, with a beard or without. Which one will you choose?


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