Easy Hairstyles For Men with Long Hair

So, you’re a guy with long hair. Firstly, this calls for congratulations because clearly you have been blessed with incredible genes. But secondly, now that you’ve achieved such lengths in your hair, what do you do with it? 

It’s the question most long haired men face when embarking on such a journey. You start with your rockstar and surfer dude hair inspiration and months of persistence, then find yourself needing to rethink your entire men’s hair care routine. The good news? We have you sorted with 6 easy hairstyles for men with long hair.

Overview:

  1. Man bun
  2. Half up, half down
  3. Slicked back
  4. Grunge bob
  5. Textured waves
  6. Messy curls

6 Hairstyles for men with long hair

1. Man bun

When it comes to hairstyles for men with long hair, the man bun is the ultimate choice. Not a top knot. Let's make that clear. A bun. A solid, good amount of hair tied into a bun. This style is great as it works with all hair types - curly, wavy or straight. Plus there’s no denying that it looks sexy. Take our old mate Chris Hemsworth for example. Everyone loves him with a man bun, so why wouldn’t they love you too? 

How to style:

The key to achieving a solid man bun is not to overthink it. Just pull your locks back, wrap them into a ball like shape and secure it with a hair band. Easy. 

2. Half up, half down

This is a slight deviation from the man bun, but just as cool. The great thing about this hairstyle for men with long hair is its versatility. You can style it scruffy and textured, or sleek and refined. This is also a great transition style for medium length hair when it’s just too short to make a full bun. 

How to style:

If you are going for a scruffier style, simply section off the top part of your hair and pull it back into a ponytail with your hair band, but don’t pull all the way through on your last loop.


If you’re going for the refined style, we suggest brushing through your hair first. Next, take the hair brush again to pull back your hair when sectioning the top half off. Again pull into a pony, not pulling all the way through on your last loop.  

3. Slicked back

When it comes to hairstyles for men with long hair, it never hurts to have a fancier style in your repertoire. For the formal events, date nights or times you’re just feeling dapper - the slicked back hair style will never fail. This style works with most haircuts for men, however when you style long hair this way it is definitely taken up a notch.

How to style:

This style will require some hair products in order to achieve the “sleekness” and hold of the slicked back style. After washing your hair, towel dry and brush the knots out. Next, you want to brush your hair completely away from the face and then apply some strong hold men’s hair pomade. To do this, take the product in your hands and use your fingers to create natural texture through the hair on the top of your head, as well as the sides. Then let the lengths of your hair dry. 


4. Grunge bob

If a rockstar inspired your decision to let your hair grow out, then you’ll be no stranger to the grunge bob. Most iconically worn by the likes of Kurt Cobain, this style is great for guys with naturally straight hair, but will also work for wavy and curly hair too.

How to style:

If your hair is already straight, then this is perhaps the easiest hairstyle for men with long hair as no styling is required. It’s basically about cutting your hair to the appropriate length. You decide if you want the part down the middle or on the side; or the hair tucked behind your ear or not. If your hair's on the waiver side, you can opt for straightening or leaving it natural. The key to this “grunge” style is that you do what you want with it.


5. Textured waves

If you have long hair, you’ve probably been compared to Tarzan or Jon Snow at some point. But the truth is, when it comes to hairstyles for men with long hair, they are icons. As soon as your hair hits shoulder length, you need to try textured waves. This look is especially great for guys with thick hair as the texture and volume of the waves complete the look.

How to style:

You will need to whip out some men’s hair styling products for this one, but don’t worry - minimal technique is required. If you have natural waves already then some sea salt spray is all you’ll need. This will add that extra texture that you’re after for that messy, surfer style. If your hair is on the frizzier side, then scrunching in some men’s hair mousse is a great way to add texture and hold at the same time.


6. Messy curls

Messy curls are great for guys just starting to grow out their hair; they’re ideal for the stage where the hair on top of your head is starting to get length and give in to gravity. Of course the messy curls look is slightly limited to dudes with curls, however if you are partial to borrowing your girlfriend’s or sister’s hair appliances then go for gold.

How to style:

The key to messy curls is definition. To achieve this you want curl defining cream. Some good options include the Label.m Curl Define Cream or the Nioxin 3D Styling Definition Creme. Simply apply a small amount of product to your hands and work through damp hair using your fingers. Don’t be afraid to play around with the texture - the messier, the better.



The decision to grow your hair out is a commitment, but when you can look this good it's worth it. And, now that you know these hairstyles for men with long hair, you can easily experiment and make the most of your locks. Give them a go and don’t forget to get all the products you need right here at Above The Collar - free shipping when you spend over $50.

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