In the past, long hairstyles for men were mostly reserved to surfer boys and rock or heavy metal musicians; most of them, at least. Recently, however, long hairstyles are becoming more and more mainstream. If you’re planning to grow out your hair, we share essential hair care tips and all 60+ of the best long hairstyles for men.
Long Hairstyles to Try
1. Man Bun
A man bun is as versatile as it is flattering for any face shape. When you’re working with long hair, you’ll be able to get notably bigger man buns as you have more hair to tie up. You also have more flexibility in the styling and height of your bun. It’s a popular go-to hairstyle for men who want something low maintenance but still versatile for their longer mane.
This hairstyle is another easy up-do to keep your hair out of your face. The great thing about longer ponytails is that you can easily transform them into other hairstyles; coil your ponytail into a bun or braid it. You can even add some flair by incorporating some braids to your ponytail at the sides or hanging down the back. However you choose to wear your ponytail, it is a classic hairstyle that anyone can pull off.
3. Long and Textured
Popularized by heartthrobs like Harry Styles, this hairstyle is ideal for any face shape. Scrunch your clean and damp hair with some styling mousse to create some dimension. Let it air-dry or use a diffuser to direct the front section of your hair backward. When your hair is almost dry, lightly backcomb the front section into a relaxed pomp. Set with a flexible hairspray to keep your hair in place.
4. Long Hair with Front Part
This hairstyle is easy to pull off and it works well with any hair type. To achieve this hairstyle, use the end of a fine-toothed teasing comb to part your hair in a straight line from the center of the hairline. Comb down the parted hair to keep it flat or use a bit of serum to smooth things down for a slicker look. Keep in mind this long hairstyle for men should be worn with as little movement as possible, meaning your hair shouldn’t move around too much or too easily.
5. Long Braid
The best thing about braids is that it is stylish as it is versatile. For a more subtle look, you can wear one long, loose plait at the back or go all the way with tight braids that start from the scalp. You can even pair a man bun or a ponytail with simple braids on the side as an interesting detail point.
6. Long Side Part Hair
By parting your hair to the side, this long hairstyle for men adds instant volume and a beachy feel. It works great for any hair type and can be styled in different ways to suit any occasion. You can choose to keep your fringe long to sweep aside with the rest of your hair or cut them short to get some side-swept bangs. For a more textured look, apply some sea salt hairspray and scrunch the ends of your hair for extra dimension.
7. Long Undercut
If you are trying to add more life to your hairstyle, this is one style you should try. Shave all around the sides and the back of your head, only leaving your long hair at the top. This creates a contrast between the shaved parts and longer hair on top. Style your hair from there however you like. Show off those edgy shaved sides with your hair tied up or brushed to the side in a comb-over or you can leave your hair down to let the shaved hair peek out slightly.
8. Long and Messy
This look is sexy, cool, and gives the just-out-of-bed vibe. Use a fair amount of hair wax to achieve this look. Use your fingers to comb through your hair and slightly ruffle it up. Pair this hairstyle with a casual tee and jeans and you’ve got that perfect bad boy look that all the girls love.
As the name suggests, the half-up style has half your hair tied up and the rest left down. This is one of the swoon-worthy long hairstyles for men that accentuates your jawline and neck. With long hair, it creates a more distinct length contrast between the up and down hairdos. Gather about a third of your hair from the top and tie it up in a simple bun or ponytail. Make sure to not secure too tight to protect your hair and allow for some movement in your hair.
10. Long Hairstyle and a Beard
Pair your long hair with facial hair and you instantly make yourself sexier than ever. Change up your beard and hair length to create different looks. Want to look wild and rugged? Try pairing long, wavy hair with a big, bushy beard. Smoother-looking hair paired with short stubble, on the other hand, looks more sophisticated and clean-cut.
11. Long Slick-Back and Tapered Sides
Consider this as another way to sport an undercut. It gives you a different feel in terms of texture. The sides are cut short but not as closely shaved as a fade. Trying this hairstyle with long hair allows you to get a more voluminous slick-back and a clearer short-to-long contrast to add visual interest. To get the best results, ask your stylist to use scissors instead of electric clippers when tapering your hair. A choppier taper looks more natural and has a more rugged charm.
12. Comb Over with a Roll
This is another comb over hairstyle that works well with longer hair. It is basically a normal comb-over but with a roll at the end. Use a curling tool to curl your hair or use some product to shape your hair. The curl is a nice touch to a long comb-over and adds extra shape and volume to it.
13. Top Knot Long Hairstyle
This is another one of the more common long hairstyles for men. Pull your hair back up high and fold it in half before tying. This forms a twisted loop of hair that acts as a quick and easy modified bun. It does the job of keeping your hair out of your face in a pinch.
14. Back Undercut with Hooked Top
This hairstyle is a slight variation to the regular undercut. Only the back of your head is shaved short while the hair at the sides and top is kept long. The hair can be worn in a bun to show off that short buzzcut at the back. This creates a more subtle undercut so it’s great for those who are not ready to commit to a full undercut with all-around shaved sides.
15. Shaggy Layers
This layered hairstyle can look quite messy but that’s what gives it its shape and texture. You can keep your layers loose for that natural, carefree look. Alternatively, you can use some wax or serum to keep your shaggy layers neat and in check.
16. Pompadour with Fade
The pompadour is known to be a classic that never gets old, especially in the long hairstyles for men category. Plus, with much longer hair, you’ll get all that extravagant height that pomps are known for. Compared to pompadours for short and medium length hair, a pompadour for long hair can really make a much bigger statement due to its volume. Keep the sides and the back shaved in decreasingly shorter lengths from top to bottom to form a faded “gradient” effect that nicely contrasts your pomp.
Use colors to your advantage and take your long hairstyle to the next level! If you aren’t ready to go for a full-color job, you can use highlights to add subtle hints of color to your hairstyle. Play around with the length of the highlights and the colors that best complement your natural hair color. Highlights can help further accentuate the length of your long hair as the vertical streaks create the illusion of longer hair.
18. Long Textured Bangs
Whether you choose to keep your fringe long or short, a bit of texture can really bring out the charm of a fringe haircut. Make your bangs long and wispy to give off an effortless messy look or use some texturizing product to scrunch your hair lightly. If you have curly or wavy hair, bring out that natural texture with some curl-defining product to style your hair. Layered hair can also help to create texture with the layers of longer and shorter hair overlapping one another.
19. Bun and Mohawk Mix
This is one of the long hairstyles for men who like to show off their tough manly side. It is the ubiquitous hairstyle of bikers and truckers, which is what gives it its ruggedness and badass attitude. Shave all the hair on your head, leaving only a strip of long hair at the top to create a “half-mohawk”. Tie this hair back into a bun or top knot — make it as messy or as neat as you want!
20. Long Mohawk
If you are willing to go all-out with your long hair, this is one of the more experimental long hairstyles for men to try. The longer your hair, the more expressive your mohawk gets. You can leave your hair down to cascade down your back or up the wild factor with some hair spiking product to create gelled spikes. For a tidier look, tie up the loose hair in a ponytail or braid.
Hair Care Products
A mane of hair that’s well taken care of looks great in men but the constant maintenance can get quite troublesome. However, once you get used to caring for long hair, you get rewarded with a head of healthy, flowing locks. Here are some tools and products you can use to help you rock that long hairstyle a lot more confidently.
We know that growing out your hair and maintaining long hair can sometimes get in the way. Don’t just grab any rubber band lying around to tie up your hair. Regular rubber bands pull on your hair too much, which causes breakage and hair loss. These elastic hair ties by The Longhairs are made for men, by men. They don’t slip off, are durable enough for regular use and most importantly, don’t damage your hair. Take your pick from their wide range of designs!
Shampoo and Conditioner
Finding the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair plays a very important role in hair care. For us, we recommend Krieger & Söhne’s shampoo and conditioner for their all-natural ingredients that are suitable for all hair types. Infused with tea tree oil and peppermint oils, these products thoroughly clean and condition your hair, leaving you fully refreshed.
When having long hair, the biggest hassle can be the fact that it takes so long to dry after a shower. Letting your hair naturally air-dry is best but depending on how long your hair is, it can take ages to air-dry. If you have to use a blow dryer to dry your hair faster, we suggest using Premium Nature’s thermal styling spray to protect your hair from the heat. This product works if you’re using any heat to style your hair as well and it doubles up as a great detangling spray too.
Long hairstyles for men are not as common but that is what makes them so unique and eye-catching. Long hair gives you more freedom to style your hair and express your personality in different ways. With proper care and styling, you will have a healthy long mane of hair that you can confidently show off.