How To Style Long Hair For Men

10 Sick Ways To Style Your Long Hair, And Several Others

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How to Style Long Hair for Men

There are limitless long hairstyles for men, from tie ups and top knots to braids and locs, and virtually infinite combinations thereof.

Before diving into the styles it's important to note that it's crucial to have the right tools and products. A high-quality comb or brush, proper shampoo and conditioner and of course reliable hair ties all help to achieving your desired look.

Styling long hair for men is an art form that allows you to express your personality and creativity. So don't be shy, try new styles and figure out what suites you best. With the right tools, products, and techniques, you can rock any look with confidence.

Here are just a few of our top recommendations for how to style long hair for men.

Key Takeaways

  • Diverse Styles: Explore a variety of long hairstyles for men, including buns, braids, and free-flowing looks.
  • Creative Expression: Each style offers a unique way to express personality and mood.
  • Style Tutorials: Easy guides for each hairstyle, ensuring you can achieve the desired look.
  • Advanced Options: Challenge yourself with complex styles like the fishtail braid for a standout appearance.
  • Practical Tips: Learn how to style long hair for men, from casual to formal occasions.

The High Ball

A true classic, like a fine glass of scotch. Some call it a man bun, though it’s no secret we find that name uncomfortable. Find out why, and what we call it, and how to do it, in How to Tie a “Man Bun” (without calling it that).
How to Style Long Hair For Men - The High Ball (front view)The High Ball (side view)The High Ball (back view)

The Foldover

Tried and true, one of the easiest ways to style long hair for men. Watch a brilliantly thorough tutorial on this one in How to Tie Your Long Hair – 5 Year Anniversary Edition.

How to Style Long Hair For Men - The Foldover (front view)The Foldover (side view)The Foldover (back view)

The Menstail

Our preferred vernacular in place of “ponytail,” perhaps the simplest way for a man to style his hair. Also covered in How to Tie Your Long Hair – 5 Year Anniversary Edition.

How to style long hair for men, front view of the menstail.The Menstail (side view)The Menstail (back view)

The Half High Ball

Classic high ball on top, letting it ride in the back. Ideal for shorter hair while you’re still growing it out, El Moreno runs the tutorial in Get Your Hair Out of Your Face.
How to Style Long Hair For Men - The Half High Ball (front view)The Half High Ball (side view)The Half High Ball (back view)

The Angler

A lot of guys think they’re tough, until their arms are searing in pain from holding them up for 30 minutes trying to tie a fishtail braid. Recommended for advanced longhairs, watch El Rubio suffer in How To Tie A Fishtail Braid For Men.
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The Rousey

Double beast mode with a nod to former champion Ronda Rousey. No tutorial for this one, but watch out for the arm bar. That's how to style long hair for men.

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The Double High Ball

When a single just isn’t going to cut it, make it a double high ball, straight up, demonstrated by El Moreno in Get Your Hair Out of Your Face.
How to Style Long Hair For Men - The Double High Ball (front view)The Double High Ball (side view)The Double High Ball (back view)

The Side Part Low Ball

Perfect for a wedding, a formal luncheon, or a swanky outdoor cocktail party. Featured in How To Tie Your Hair On Formal Occasions, be sure to mind the gash in your forehead from bachelor party weekend.
Front view of The Side Part Low Ball in how to style long hair for men.The Side Part Low Ball (side view)The Side Part Low Ball (back view)

The Brave

Aptly named, this hybrid style features a combination of wearing it down and twisting it up. Demonstrated by El Rubio in Only The Brave. That's how to style long hair for men with courage.

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The Free Flow

Classic yet often overlooked is simply wearing your hair down, for when you just want to let it ride, unapologetically flying the long hair flag. El Rubio reveals best practices in Wear Your Hair Down Like A Boss.
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The Snake

When you're learning how to style long hair for men...foes dare not approach the venomous cobra. Ssssssss!

Front view of The Snake, in how to style long hair for men.The Snake (side view)The Snake (back view)

The Low Ball

How to style long hair for men, just like a high ball. But low.

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The Rope

Timeless, and as functional as it is fashionable. Legendary for athletics and the outdoors, El Rubio shows you how to twist it up in How To Braid Your Hair – For Men.
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The Sloppy Joe

An excellent look if you can pull it off. El Moreno proves his mastery in how to style long hair for men, in The Sloppy Joe.

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The Reverse Menstail

Not a lot of great scenarios for this one, unless you wish to look like Cousin It. This and other great costume ideas in 24 Halloween Costumes for Guys with Long Hair.

How to Style Long Hair For Men - The Reverse Menstail (front view)The Reverse Menstail (side view)The Reverse Menstail (back view)

Almost Awkward

Gus…before he was El Gustavo. This man grew his hair out to work for The Longhairs. That’s commitment.
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The Cloak

Questionable at best, we cannot recommend this long hairstyle for any occasion. Clearly NOT how to style long hair for men.

How to Style Long Hair For Men - The Cloak (front view)The Cloak (side view)The Cloak (back view)

And That’s How to Style Long Hair For Men

However, we mentioned limitless possibilities. If nothing here caught your attention, explore Long Hairstyles For Men, featuring more dope hairstyles for guys with long hair than you can possibly try for yourself.

Only one question remains: what kind of hair ties should you use?

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Tie-ups, braids, The High Ball, The Foldover and many more. Visit our complete library of long hairstyles for men, from the guys who actually wear them.
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FAQ on Styling Long Hair for Men

What are some basic styles for men with long hair?
Basic styles include the man bun, ponytail, and wearing it down, suitable for various occasions and easy to manage.

How can I add variety to my long hair styling?
Experiment with braids, half-up styles, and unique updos to diversify your look.

Are there any tips for maintaining the health of styled long hair?
Regular conditioning, gentle styling, and avoiding excessive heat help maintain hair health.

Can I style my long hair for formal events?
Yes, long hair can be styled elegantly for formal events, such as in a sleek bun or a tailored braid.

How do I handle styling challenges like frizz or unruliness?
Use the right hair care products, such as serums or conditioners, to manage frizz and maintain control over unruly hair.