Long Hairstyles For Men

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A Guide for Men With Long Hair

Long hairstyles for men is one of the most common questions we get. There are a million different things out there, and especially if you’re newer to long hair, there is no instruction manual for what the hell you’re supposed to do with it.

Since we’ve been doing this for a while, we’ve put together this collection of long hairstyles for men, broken down by category.

You’ll find tips and tutorials, articles, videos, photos, podcasts and more. There are plenty of other mens long hairstyles, but this will give you a damn good overview of what to do with that head of lettuce.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, this is a place for men with long hair. Celebrate it.

Hair Length

Most of the styles presented here are for hair that’s long enough to tie up. That means you’ve been growing it out at least a year and a half, and/or it’s at least 8” or 9” in length.

If you’re still dealing with awkward stage hair, check out this post for tips and advice to power through the awkward stage.

A Note About Long Hair

One of the cool things about long hair is you can do lots of different things with it. In fact you can do whatever the hell you want with it, it’s your hair. That doesn’t mean you know what to do or how to do it.

Many girls and women grow up and live their lives learning about hair, talking about it, dealing with it, ways to manipulate it, braiding, brushing, styles, products, etc. It’s ingrained in their culture.

That’s not the case for men. Men with long hair are a small minority, and most guys don’t even grow their hair long until their 20’s or 30’s. With a few exceptions, it’s typically not part of our upbringing.

Whatever the case, long hair is a craft, a skill that can be mastered. If women have centuries of experience, we can be thankful for their wisdom, learn from their knowledge, and use it for our own manly purposes.

With that said, any long hairstyles for men you do are manly. We make them manly because we’re doing them. That doesn’t mean we’re gonna be putting daisies in our hair, ok, there is a line somewhere, but the point is made: long hair is manly in its own right.

Now, we don’t have to be hair experts, but if you’re going to have long hair, you probably want it to look good, you want it to be healthy and you want to know what to do with it. For that you need the basics, and there a few things every guy with long hair needs to know.

So check out this guide and try a bunch of shit. Rock some different looks. See what you like. Get proficient in the hair game. And bring it back for men.

“Long hair is manly in its own right.”

Long Hairstyles For Men


Everything that didn’t fit into a particular category.

How To Wear Your Hair Down Like A Boss

It’s the all natural. The only way to let it all hang out, and unapologetically let the long hair flag fly. But it can be a pain in the ass, and tangled, roughed up and raggedy is no way to go through life. You want to wear your hair down like a boss. Here’s how.

Wear It Like A Boss
Wear Your Hair Down Like A Boss

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

A collection of photos showing different long hairstyles for men. No tutorials here, but you’ll see a variety of styles from different angles. From The Highball, to The Brave, to The Snake, some are more…daring….than others.

See The 10 Sick Ways
Wear Your Hair Down Like A Boss

How To Wear Your Hair While____________

Athletes must find a way to deal with our manly locks in various endeavors. Fortunately we’ve complied this handy photo post on how to wear your hair while you’re ballin it up.

Gear Up
How To Wear Your Hair While

Tie Ups And Man Buns

(Except we don’t call it that)

First off we need to clarify this term. ‘Man bun’ is a term given to a men’s hairstyle by women. And while we appreciate their thoughtfulness, this refined mens long hairstyle deserves a more dignified name.

We call it a Highball. Like a fine glass of scotch.


The Foldover

The basic, original mens tie up for fast & easy out of your face quickly. Full video tutorial, step-by-step photo walk-through and several variations demonstrated by El Rubio.

Tie It
How To Tie Your Hair For Men

The Highball

“Hang on a minute guys, I need to tie up my manbun.”

That shit don’t fly with the homies. It’s even more grievous considering how badass this mens long hairstyle actually is. It’s refined. It’s dignified. It possesses class.

It’s a highball. Here’s how to tie it up, like a man, with El Moreno.

Step Up To A Highball
How to tie a manbun

The Double Highball

The only thing better than a highball is a double. Another Longhairs proprietary number with a full-length video tutorial from your boy El Moreno.

Learn The Double Highball
The Double Highball


Arguably the sickest category of long hairstyles for men.

Braids are really where the skill and craft of long hair comes in. There are limitless variations of braids, their history spanning thousands of years, playing a meaningful role in different cultures around the world.

Braids are useful and versatile. They get your damn hair out of your face, ideal for riding a motorcycle, watersports, formal occasions and a plethora of applications.

When you get good at it, you can really impress with your braid game. Not to mention they look badass, plus keeping your hair twisted is really good for it. Wins all around.


The Rope

The most basic and modest of mens braids. Probably the easiest braid to learn, this is a great place to start twisting with a multiple-angle video tutorial from El Rubio.

Get Roped
How To Braid Your Hair For Men

The Brave

A mens long hairstyle for courageous warriors and other longhairs. Pretty sure this is what William Wallace used when he didn’t want blood in his hair from slashing and hacking his enemies on the battlefield. Full video tutorial.

Be Brave
A Long Hair Style For Men

The Angler

Stepping up your twisted up game. A next level mens braid commonly known as the fishtail. But since we’re men and we can do what we want here, we’re calling this one The Angler. Full video tutorial with El Rubio.

Twist It
Fishtail Braid For Men


You already have long hair, you might as well try some radical shit. Watch El Moreno get twisted up with Brookie B at our HQ and see what his experience was like through, “an exercise in self-confidence, and owning it.”


The Reverse Double Barrel French Revolution

Just when you thought it was safe to eat cake. Photos only but that’s that gangster shit.

Long hairstyles for men
Long hairstyles for men


Don’t be confused, dreadlocks are a cornerstone among long hairstyles for men.


The Journey to Dreads Part I

Have you ever wondered about dreads? We have, and we caught up with our boy Danny Ramirez just as he was getting ready to dread up. In the first episode of this 3-part series we rap with Danny on our podcast about the process of getting dreaded and what was to come for him over the next six months.

Listen In
Me with Dreadlocks

The Journey to Dreads Part II

Here in part II you’ll see Danny actually getting dreaded through photography and video, with a narrative on the process and what Danny was going through.

See The Process
Me with Dreadlocks

The Journey to Dreads Part III

The final stretch on our Journey to Dreads with Danny. Talking all-natural vs. the use of beeswax or resin, dread care, dreads in the work environment, and the three things you need to consider if you’re thinking about dreads. Beers and good times are included in this podcast from The Longhairs’ global headquarters.

Listen In
Me with Dreadlocks


10 Ways To Wear Your Hair With A Hat

We like rocking ball caps, and you probably do too. There are plenty of looks and ways to wear your hair with a hat, so we break ‘em down for you in this photo post.

Check it!
Wearing long hair with a hat

How To Wear A Hat With Long Hair

After publishing 10 Ways To Wear Your Hair With A Hat we had dozens of questions about how to actually execute them, so here’s your video tutorial on ‘how to’ with El Moreno.

Wearing long hair with a hat

The ‘No Way Am I Leaving The House Today’ Solution to Hair Management

There are plenty of ways to tie your hair up, but when you just want to chill at home and you don’t want to bother with it —but still get it out of your face—there’s “The Clip,” with our boy Will Spellman.

Clip It!
Long Hairstyle For Men

There ya have it boys. That’s a serious roundup of long hairstyles for men. If you’ve got anything to add, or anything you want us to cover, let us know in the comments.

And thanks for following The Longhairs.


  1. Good Day!
    Okay so I have really fine hair, it’s down to well past my shoulders, but some of it growing from in front and above my ears apparently breaks off or something, and doesn’t get captured in a hair tie, clip, or braid.
    A mullet is NOT an option…….do I gel it or something only on the sides or something ?
    I’m a long hair musician type….. btw.

    1. Author

      Yo Wally!

      We’re actually testing some light pomades and utility balms for that very purpose. Right now I use a little bit of argan spray oil and that helps. We’ll have more to share on our testing, but you could give either of those a try yourself. And let us know how it goes!

      Thanks for writing in mate!

  2. Super helpful. There isn’t much out there that highlights the “acceptable” societal norms for men wearing their hair up. Thanks much!

    1. Author

      You’re absolutely welcome man! Glad you found it. Hope you get to dig into some of the other content on the site as well. Thanks for writing in hombre!

  3. This inspired me to try braiding. At the gym some friends teased me asking where was my skirt. I also received some compliments. Best compliment was from someone saying I looked like a Viking warrior prince. Most importantly I stopped getting my hair tangled with the barbell when doing squats. You guys are great! Keep up the good work. Also, hoping there’s an upcoming video tutorial on the double barrel El Moreno is rocking.

  4. Need tips about long hair and swimming pools. I added swimming to my weekly exercise routine and I am worried about how the chlorine may affect my hair. Not sure if you already have a video on that, if not, this is a perfect opportunity. Cheers.

    1. Author

      Fernando! Glad to have you here amigo. We do have one post about long hair and swimming: Dive In With Aquatic Al

      Beyond that, be sure to rinse the chlorine out of your hair after every swim. You’ll then want to examine your drying routine, and since you’re swimming regularly you don’t want to use the blowdryer too often.

      Let us know what follow-up questions you have mate, thanks for the question!

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