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Celebrate Hair Whip Wednesday

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Celebrate Your Long Hair With Hair Whip Wednesday

If you’re reading this, you already know: it’s Hair Whip Wednesday. Part of The Longhairs' core focus is to celebrate long hair on men, and what better way to celebrate than dedicating one day every week to a classic longhair signature move: the hair whip.

On the inaugural Hair Whip Wednesday in 2015, El Rubio and El Moreno hit the mean streets on a strategically-targeted recruitment strike operation in the longhair hotbed neighborhood of Ocean Beach.

Our mission: identify and approach as many longhairs as possible and convince them to perform, “4-6 consecutive aggressive hair whips,” for Hair Whip Wednesday.

The results…were startling.

Our mission: convince longhairs to perform “4-6 aggressive hair whips” for Hair Whip Wednesday.

Hitting the Streets for Hair Whip Wednesday

Initially our approach was identical to our method of distributing referral cards (the appropriate behavior when you see other longhairs): 1) hand him a referral card; 2) wait for his reaction; 3) tell him it’s a community for men with long hair; 4) high five.

But then we dug deeper, explaining that we were actively seeking hair whips for a Hair Whip Wednesday video compilation. Here are the vital mission statistics:

  • We walked in Ocean Beach for about 45 minutes
  • In total we met no fewer than 20 longhairs
  • 19 out of 20 (95%) were stoked, and accepted a referral card
  • 10 gave us their email address on the spot
  • 1 longhair, after inspecting his referral card, let out a resounding “NOW THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!”
Due to lighting conditions, only 12 longhairs were asked to perform hair whips. Nonetheless:
  • 7 of 12 performed hair whips
  • 5 of 12 performed aggressive hair whips
  • 1 began removing his hair tie before we could formally request a hair whip
  • 1 had already heard about The Longhairs and asked how he could join
Worth noting: after we were done filming hair whips we stopped into a local tavern to properly consummate our longhair celebration. And what did we find there, but five longhairs—presumably also celebrating Hair Whip Wednesday. We didn’t ask them to do hair whips, but we sure as hell drank beers and talked hair.

What did we learn from our experience?

We went out to meet longhairs, interact, hand out referral cards and have some fun with it. What we didn’t expect was such a resoundingly positive response.

It shouldn’t have been surprising—we’ve been handing out referral cards for months, always with a positive response—but it was nonetheless incredible how strongly the message resonated with a huge majority of longhairs.

What other physically identifiable group of men can be approached at random, asked to perform a conspicuous act in public by perfect strangers, with a majority happily complying?

Not sure, but here’s what we do know: we are longhairs, and we identify with our long hair. We are a community. And we’re down for the cause.

To Our Hair Whippers

We met some rad longhairs in Ocean Beach. We hope you’re reading this now, and you’re glad you threw down for Hair Whip Wednesday. Way to go, guys.

However, Chris from west Texas, we have to give it to you for being the most stoked up longhair of the night. This #HairWhipWednesday is for you buddy, and for all the longhairs out there, especially those who don’t know there’s a place just for them. Right here.

Enough talk, let’s get to the action. Here’s how it went down in Ocean Beach.

What we didn’t expect was such a resoundingly positive response.
Hair Whipping


You should absolutely do this at home. Do not attempt while drinking hot beverages or operating heavy machinery. Be aware of nearby obstructions. Sustained aggressive hair whipping over long periods of time may cause dizziness and extreme neck soreness. Please hair whip responsibly.

Get involved. Celebrate your long hair, as only longhairs can.

Cover photo cred: Art Ranoa

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