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.And We Don’t Call it a ‘Manbun’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. To give you options, tips and tutorials on what to do with your long hair.Like …
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? 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. That Fact Alone Makes Us A CommunityBut so do other things. Straight or curly, neat or messy, tied up or loose and flowing, we’ve made the …
Twisted Up: Long Hair and BraidsView Post
Samson’s long hair was the source of his power and strength, but exposed his vulnerability. His story offers a reminder for contemporary longhairs.
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.
Celebrating long hair in the New Year amidst the snowy mountains of the west. A story of getting the blog post done with the squad breathing down your neck.
You might guess the top two…but who secured the #3 slot in the all-time Longhairs of Christmas? This fun post packs a festive punchline.
Put the Scissors Down and Count to 10View Post
A Longhair ConversationEvery 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. Working with the Longhairs had Randal inspired, so we asked him for a perspective from the outside looking in.The Center For Awkward Stage HairVisit The CenterA word with RandalWhat is the hardest thing about the awkward stage? The hardest part about mid phase awkward stage hair is feeling like you look like shit, or look stupid. Not being able to put your hair in a full-on, strong bun is pretty terrible too. How do your family and friends feel about your hair? I’ve been told I look …
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.