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 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?
Twisted Up: Long Hair and BraidsView Post
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.
Put the Scissors Down and Count to 10View Post
Longhair veterans know all the ins and outs, but most novice longhairs don’t know where the hell to start. There are a few things every guy with long hair eventually figures out. The first thing you learn is that long hair comes with challenges. But you get wise, establish some best practices, maybe devise some crafty tricks of your own. Here’s a few essential tips for guys with long hair we’ve learned along the way.
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.
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.