Once considered only popular among rock gods, surfers and skateboarders, the community of long-haired men continues to quickly gain members thanks to its inclusion of businessman, actors and models. Whether it’s pulled back, worn with texture, or dramatically parted, long hair can be styled for the most formal of occasions, or be windswept and perfectly messy for the day to day. Long-haired gents looking for inspiration, look no further.
Often a short hair look associated on men, a crisp part can be incredibly striking on a longer mane. Centre parting is best left to the very symmetrical and those with straighter hair. To get an arrow straight part, take a fine toothed comb to freshly washed hair and draw a sharp line from the centre of the hairline directly back before running fingers through ends with a drop of serum. Guided either by natural cowlick or preference, flick the bigger section of hair to the other side and train it to stay in place by tucking it behind your ear. However, this is a style that is best worn with a little movement, so tread carefully. Bringing a touch of maturity to longer strands, the parted look is one of manly distinction.
The Slicked Back
Seen most recently at NYFW for John Elliott, the slicked back hair is having a genuine minute. For guys who have medium-long locks, the slicked back look really easy to achieve it. A more undone alternative to a bun or pony, the slick back works as well with a tailored suit as it perfect with street style. Guys with curly or textured hair can also rock this look by sweeping the front part of hair back with a pomade or mousse for greater hold. Curls can be left largely intact, or broken up slightly for a more worn-in feel.
For those in-between days or for the worker, a pony is an easy and quick way to style longer hair. One can either conserve the natural part or pull hair directly back for a slightly more messy appeal. Tying the tie over twice or three times for hold and comfort, To prevent the look from feeling too restrictive or severe, leave a few strands near the front to fall by the face or be tucked behind ears.
The drama of loose hair meets the smoothness of a man bun. A mainstay of the long-haired man and recently put back on the map by Chris Hemsworth in his turn as Thor, when worn with longer strands this look is most striking. For the half-up, pull the top third of hair back into a tie and loop over into a knot, allowing some movement by not securing too tightly.
Long hair is really attractive, why don’t you try it now? Not just only women who have long hair, but men can rock this too!