“Cry in the dojo, laugh on the battlefield,” an old proverb that pops into my mind as I lay on the jiu-jitsu mat with my long hair dripping sweat into my eyes. The warrior that coined that phrase must have been a longhair as he understands all too well the struggles of training with a mane. This made me wonder, from mixed martial artists to football players, how many professional athletes chose to rock the establishment and don streaming locks despite the obvious disadvantage?
Scientists, some of the most respected, prestigious, and forward thinking individuals in society. They broaden our horizons, give us new angles, and make our lives easier through invention and innovation. However, throughout history, most fail to acknowledge that many of these geniuses rocked absolutely killer manes. From Albert Einstein to Archimedes, these legends graced us not only with their scientific prowess, but their genius hair.
Chances are you know at least one man or boy with long hair. He might be a family member, boyfriend or husband, a casual acquaintance, or just a Facebook friend you don’t remember ever meeting. It could be someone you’ve known for years who always had short hair, but recently made the life decision to grow it out. You probably haven’t thought much about this guy’s long hair, or his struggle. That’s because there are things you simply don’t think about unless you are a man with long hair.
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Whether it’s a wedding, a nice dinner with your lady, or a swanky outdoor cocktail party, you need a go-to for how to tie your hair on formal occasions. And since we don’t call it “manbun,” we give you: the Side Part Lowball.
We’ve met more men with long hair in the past three months than in both of our lifetimes combined. Since Long Manes & Candy Canes we’ve been handing out referral cards to every longhair we see. We started with a box of 2000. Now we’re down to 50, meaning there are 1950 longhairs referral cards out there in the world. Hopefully they’ve fallen into the right hands.
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Alex conquered the Persian Empire, William charged the English lines, and Bartholomew raised the jolly roger. Of the great warriors through ancient, medieval and contemporary history, some fought for freedom, some for honor and glory, others in the name of tyranny. Whatever their motive, each of these warriors had one thing in common: they graced the fields of battle with long tresses, streaming locks and flowing manes. These captains, chiefs and commanders represent the greatest longhair warriors of all-time.
Have you ever wondered if you should cut your long hair? The obvious answer is no, you should not cut your long hair “off.” But if you’ve been growing for a number of years you might be thinking about getting a trim, which there are mixed opinions about. Should I trim it or not? Will trimming make my hair grow faster? What can I do about these annoying short hairs around my ears and neckline? As it turns out, we have a professional hair cutter and certified longhair right here on our block.
If you’re reading this, you already know: it’s Hair Whip Wednesday. Part of The Longhairs core mission is to celebrate long hair on men, and what better way than to dedicate a day to this classic longhair signature move: the hair whip. Gearing up for Hair Whip Wednesday, the The Longhairs hit the streets of San Diego on a strategically targeted tactical dropzone longhairs recruitment strike operation in the longhair hotbed town of Ocean Beach. Our mission: identify and approach as many longhairs as possible and convince them to perform “4-6 aggressive hair whips” for Hair Whip Wednesday.
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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.’”
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.
Long hair might not fly in a job interview or with your girlfriend’s parents, but you’ll get respect in these 11 places where long hair gets you street cred.
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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.
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 …
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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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.
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.
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.