Men have been wearing their hair long since the prehistoric day’s when cavemen needed a lush mane to keep warm on those chilly nights. Fast-forward a few thousand years and the cavemen are (almost) gone, but the hairstyle remains. Sure there have been a few changes over the years, shampoo for one, but if time has taught us anything it is that there will always be a bold man somewhere out there with long flowing locks.

This year, the long-haired man has taken over Hollywood. With such intimidatingly handsome celebrities as Chris Hemsworth and Brad Pitt sporting it, this daring look is oozing sex appeal and it takes a fearless man to wear it. So what brave soul is cut out for the hairstyle? I’m glad you asked.

Is The Long Hairstyle For You?

Long hair can work for just about any face shape, but if your face is very long and thin it can make it look well, longer and thinner. So proceed with caution. Along with your face shape, your hairstyle should reflect your personality and hair type. If your hair is very thin, long hair can make it look stringy so you may want to avoid it.  Fortunately, almost any guy can pull off this style as long as they keep it neatly trimmed and well groomed.

How to Ask For it

So how does one go from a crew cut to a long luxurious head of hair? First of all, you need to have a conversation with your barber. Tell them you want to grow it out and need to shape it in the meantime. The grow-out stage is not always pretty but it will be a much smoother process if you get consistent trims during this period. Have your barber focus on the back of the head and around the ears in the first few weeks while the top grows out. Once the top is long enough it will be much easier to let the rest follow suit. Be patient. It could take several weeks to reach your desired results.

How to Style

The biggest payoff of having long hair is the ease of styling it. All you need it do is add a little texture to your locks by applying a sea salt spray to towel dried hair. If you need a little extra smoothing for those frizzy stray hairs, use a light hold styling cream. Don’t use anything too heavy as this can make hair look greasy. And voila! A style the Grecian God’s would covet.

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5 comments

  1. I have been looking for a website like this for a LONG time and I’m so happy I finally found you guys! There’s nothing on the net really help guys in detail how to refine their “look” depending on their specific situation/attributes (age, face shape, thickness of hair, greying, balding, etc…) until now. Thank you Alma Gomez for pointing me towards this site!!!!!

    1. Hi Bryan,

      Thanks for the kind words. We’re glad you found us. Welcome to the MaleStandard family. Please let us know if we can ever help with anything.

  2. Male Standard,

    Like Bryan I am in the same boat, been looking for a website like this. A coworker of mine sent me a link that lead me to your site. AWESOME WORK!

    I put it in my favorites and look forward to revisiting frequently.

  3. Hi,
    I’m in the process of growing my hair long for the first time ever. My question is about hair lines and crown positions. My hair is dark brown/black and naturally wants to grow forward. Will my hair not look good with long hair? I’ve seen lots of men with long hair who’s hair seems to naturally part right down the middle of the heard, is this created or does your hair line have to naturally split like this?

    Any advice appreciated, thanks!

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