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Interview With A Longhaired CEO

In Advocate by El Rubio21 Comments

It’s no secret long hair on men is considered “unprofessional.” There are plenty of jobs out there where you can’t have long hair. To be a man with long hair is to have limited vocational options. That’s why we created the Longhair Professional Series. It’s purpose: We aim to reinforce the belief for every longhair: “Yes, I can be a longhair and be a professional/be taken seriously/make a good living. I don’t have to be ‘conventional.’”

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Longhairs Respond to “Stop the Knot”

In Advocate by El Rubio3 Comments

San Diego, California February 20, 2015 For Immediate Release The Longhairs have become aware of a video, “Stop the Knot – Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues,” released on YouTube Feb 18, 2015. The Longhairs aren’t particularly fond of the ‘top knot’ hair style with shaved sides. If you’re going long, go long all the way bro. Still, a modest head nod for at least growing some of your hair.

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9 Places Long Hair Gets You Street Cred

In Celebrate by El Moreno15 Comments

Long hair might not fly in a job interview or with your girlfriend’s parents. So where is long hair acceptable? Where do the locks fly freely? Refreshingly, such havens exist. Not only are they longhair friendly, you actually get the benefit of the doubt in these 9 places where your long hair gets you street cred.

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Why Your Boss Has Short Hair

In Advocate by El Rubio5 Comments

There’s an excellent chance your boss has short hair. Most bosses do. Your boss’ boss has short hair, and the people who have been telling your boss what to do for decades have all had short hair. It’s no question longhairs are discriminated against in the world of the professional workforce. In this case the guy had to show he was suffering from a body image disorder just to get his job back. Long hair limits your upward mobility. It’s hard to be a boss with long hair.

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How to Tie Your Long Hair – For Men

In Educate by El Rubio45 Comments

UPDATED: while this post is an all-time classic, we’ve updated and refreshed the material in How to Tie Your Long Hair – 5 Year Anniversary Edition. Congratulations. You have long hair. You know this because you’ve reached the internationally recognized benchmark: it’s long enough to tie it up. But do you know how to tie your long hair? With great power comes great responsibility, and with great hair comes a pain in the ass, which is hair in your face. You need to tie your long hair up sometimes, but not only that, you want to have some options. You’re a longhair, that means you’ve already decided to be different. You can and should try new and different long hairstyles for men with your hair. That’s where The Longhairs come in. Like how to tie your long hair, for example. Here’s our first tutorial ever. Just like a ponytail, except …

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When You See Other Longhairs

In Celebrate by El Rubio28 Comments

You might not have noticed before. When you had short hair it rarely caught your attention. Now you notice. Flowing, ponytail’d, tied up or braided, you see other guys with long hair. You might even wonder things like, how long has he been growing it? What kind of hair ties are those? What kind of conditioner does he use? Well…even if you don’t ask yourself those questions, now that you have long hair you probably notice other guys with long hair. What do you do when you see them? Until now, maybe you’ve done nothing. But the truth is, we are a community. Longhair Godfather Bill Choisser estimates 2%-5% of the adult male population has long hair. That’s only 2-5 out of every 100 guys. But so do other things. Straight or curly, neat or messy, tied up or loose and flowing, we’ve made the choice to grow our hair. …

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Longhairs Professional Series: David James Kennedy

In Advocate by El Rubio

It’s no secret long hair on men is considered “unprofessional.” There’re a lot of jobs out there—most jobs—where you can’t have long hair. Why? Leaders, politicians, professionals, royalty, even warriors have had long hair for centuries. Remember William Wallace, guys, with the spears and the English cavalry charging? Right. Only in the past century has long hair on men become unprofessional. In today’s day and age, you can’t expect to apply for most professional-type jobs with long hair and be taken seriously.

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Long Hair. New Year.

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For 12 years the Longhairs have embarked on an annual New Year’s adventure and celebration at mountain locations across the western United States. We call this trip The Experience, or EXP. On this 12th consecutive year we write you from our mountain lodge in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, at 9,500 feet, 9 degrees, in a snowstorm. With good friends and fellowship we reflect on the year behind us and look forward to 2015: the year of The Longhairs.

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Top 3 All-Time Christmas Longhairs

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On this fine Christmas Day we pay tribute to 3 of our favorite Longhairs associated with Christmas. We didn’t actually identify more than three Christmas Longhairs, but it’s highly doubtful any others would crack the top three. By all means, if you disagree, please do share.

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Power Through the Awkward Stage

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Every longhair has been through it. And every aspiring longhair must make the journey. We took some time to speak with Randal Hollis, a promising longhair novice and awkward stage man. Not only is Randal a dear friend, but he and his branding studio Product Etcetera™ are the creators of the Longhairs logo and visual brand identity. And that’s dope shit.

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Long Hair at High Speed

In Celebrate by El Rubio6 Comments

Obviously, long hair is awesome, and for countless reasons. One reason you might not realize is that long hair at high speed is outstanding. Literally—it stands out from your head because of inertia and centrifugal force acting upon it. Short hair at high speed, on the other hand…is just short hair. It looks the same at every speed, which is pretty boring to begin with.