The Eclectic Subcommunities of the Flow
As with many aspects of life, people often find themselves called to a niche of individuals who share something, be it a hobby, character traits, or in this case, great hair. As The Longhairs community continues to grow, you might find yourself recognizing fellow brothers in arms.
While every man with long hair is part of the broader community, you might notice subcommunities that tend to form based on interests, style or simply attitude. Some can be spotted based on their looks alone, but for all of these longhairs, their story has deeper roots that go beyond their appearance. Here are just a few types of longhairs you might see out there on the mean streets.
The Outdoor Longhair
This man can be found in various fields of the outdoors (literally and figuratively). Many of these longhairs are known as the dirtbags of their community, but in an affectionate sense. They’re known for their minimalist view on enjoying life, for sleeping in their cars and eating whatever cheap bits they can find in the supermarkets.
Others in the outdoor community respect these longhairs for this and many times envy their go-get-em’ mindset. Their minimalistic lifestyle reflects their choice for rocking long manes. They let their manes grow natural and free, much like the landscapes they seek. No matter what sport they’re engaged in, The Outdoor Longhair reigns king of the mountain.
Photo courtesy of Sam Steuart
The Festival Longhair
From rock n’ roll to EDM, nowhere in the world are long haired men so well recognized. Why? Two words: hair whip. Thats right, the famed hair motion expressed with fiery excitement and ultimate stoke. Be it peace, love and rock n’ roll or thumping grimey dubstep, you will find The Festival Longhair rockin the heat of the moment with some epic hair velocity.
And these longhairs continue to step up their hairstyle skills, many times even beating the ladies for best hair. It is not uncommon to find festival fashion sites posting photos of longhairs enjoying good music. Even the artists these longhairs love have come to join the community and now rock both the crowd and their hair.
From beaded dreadlocks to glitter dusted roots and of course some of the sweetest braids around, these guys know festival fashion and good music.
Photo courtesy of @jadetribe
The Beast Mode Longhair
This savage can typically be found engaging in activities like parkour or stacking up plates at the gym. The Beast Mode Longhair knows no limits and pushes himself every day to be stronger than the last. Like that sick pump, his long hair is earned through dedication and time. He treats his hair with the same tough love that shapes his muscles so you can guarantee this man’s mane is of killer proportions.
This guy’s out there killing the game and looking good doing it, planning out his hair care regimen just like his meal plan. Plus, nothing compliments handsome long locks like some killer biceps.
Photo courtesy of Jesse Marvin
The New Age Longhair
Some may call this man a “hippie” or a “hipster” but these words do not fully embrace the vigor with which this man greets his life of finess. The New Age Longhair is known for his good sense of fashion and his interest in learning about the latest hot topics. Be it techy or foodie you’ll find this longhair getting involved and sharing his newfound knowledge on social media for others to use.
This well-dressed man of knowledge enjoys empowering his community as much as he enjoys a well styled outfit. He spends his days sharing his skills with others which has given him a reputation as the go-to man. The New Age Longhair fully believes in thorough upkeep of his locks and most likely owns an arsenal of hair treatment products.
Photo courtesy of Joseph Knowles
The Teenage Longhair
The high school years can be rough. The Teenage Longhair finds salvation in his long locks, a way to stand out from the masses in his own way. He is ahead of his time and many of his peers ask him questions about how and why this longhair chose his path, while others choose to mock him.
But the Teenage Longhair is the most tenacious of the longhairs. He doesn’t let the words of others shake him up. He knows there is a community of men with long hair who fully support his choice of hairstyle, and also knows the secret that many guys his age have yet to learn, that women love the flow.
The Suit-Up Longhair
One of the more elusive longhairs to find, though slowly becoming more prevalent, is the businessman with long hair. This man is one of few to courageously go against the corporate standard, and his willingness to be different sets him apart.
Others know this guy has what it takes to get the job done. He draws upon the curiosity of customers regarding his locks and reels them in with his profound business sense. As the Longhair movement pushes forward, we hope to see many more of these Suit-Up Longhairs strolling the streets.
These are just a few of the groups that have emerged from among The Longhairs community, there are countless others and with many overlapping. Some might find themselves more akin to one or another, or maybe see parts of themselves in many groups.
What are some other groups not mentioned here? Do you feel a part of any longhair group or subculture?
Katie is an avid writer and outdoor enthusiast. She is living the life of a seasonal worker, moving all over California to chase the sun or snow.