The Longhairs on Shark Tank

Watch The Longhairs on Shark Tank

In Celebrate by El Rubio30 Comments


Season 9 Episode 16 - Watch on ABC.COM for a limited time.

The Longhairs segment begins at 33:05


The Saga Unfolds

Your humble amigos have been quiet on the subject since our epic recap of the Shark Tank open casting experience in April. With over 40,000 hopeful applicants pitching and peddling their precious products for season 9, the odds were stacked.

Since the open casting we’ve launched soft lids, headwraps, hair serum and Hair Ties For Guys V2.2. We’ve advocated for the little guys, we’ve linked up with JP Sears and other badass longhairs, we’ve been earning it at the iron factory and we published our 156th consecutive blog post.


But all this time you’ve wondered…what happened with Shark Tank??! You’ve patiently waited for news. On January 14 (re-airing July 25th) , the wait will be over.

That’s because you will see The Longhairs on Shark Tank, at 9:00 PM, on ABC.

We went in there alright. We walked down that hallway, and through those doors. We stood on that stage, and we pitched.

Chris Healy On Shark Tank | The Longhairs

(ABC/Eddy Chen)

The question is…how would it go down in that fateful foray? What would the heaviest of hitters have to say about this fledgling startup in a niche market?

Would The Longhairs stand tall? Or would their hopes and dreams be crushed?

The sharks would be circling like there was blood in the water. But who would bite?

Shark Thank | The Longhairs
Would Daymond John feel some love for the locks after his transformative journey to dreads?
Daymond John with wig | Shark Tank | The Longhairs

(ABC/Eddy Chen)

Would Lori Greiner of the stunningly perfect locks empathize with the plight of the longhaired man?
Lori Greiner Shark Tank | The Longhairs

(ABC/Eddy Chen)

Would the cool and collected Mark Cuban fondly remember his glory days and catch a glimpse of opportunity beneath The Longhairs’ locks?
Mark Cuban with wig Shark Tank | The Longhairs

(ABC/Eddy Chen)

Robert Herjavec with wig Shark Tank | The Longhairs
Would the mild-mannered Robert Herjavec discover a fierce new fire with his newfound flow? Or would he laugh The Longhairs off the stage??

(ABC/Eddy Chen)

Finally, would the shrewd and discerning Kevin O’Leary channel his inner Slash and offer a classic Mr. Wonderful royalty deal?
Kevin O'Leary with wig Shark Tank | The Longhairs

(ABC/Eddy Chen)


Or would they walk away empty-handed?

Lindsay Barto and Chris Healy Appear On Shark Tank | The Longhairs

(ABC/Eddy Chen)


Season 9 Episode 16 - Watch on ABC.COM for a limited time.

The Longhairs segment begins at 33:05


SHARK TANK - "Episode 908" - Entrepreneurs from San Diego, California, inform the Sharks on what every man with long hair needs to know and have in their life, on "Shark Tank," SUNDAY, JAN. 14 on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eddy Chen)


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About The Longhairs

The Longhairs is a lifestyle and grooming brand for men with long hair. They publish hair tips and tactics, foster community and celebrate mens long manes with hair whips and high fives.

Their flagship product is Hair Ties For Guys, available in 18 collections adorned with rocket launchers, surfboards, lightning bolts and more. Offering superior hair ties and other fine products for men with long hair, The Longhairs donate $1 from every sale to charity.

About The Founders

The founders became friends at California State University, Fresno where they were brothers in Sigma Nu Fraternity. Together they started a digital marketing agency in 2013, hustling to grow The Longhairs as a side hustle before breaking through to a full-time business.

Chris Healy, a.k.a. “El Rubio,” grew up in Sunnyvale, CA attending Fremont High School and later The Craig School of Business at Fresno State. After 10 years in Fresno he traveled alone to 28 countries over 11 months with only a backpack before landing in San Diego.

Chris Healy

Lindsay Barto, a.k.a. “El Moreno” is from Redlands, CA, where he played football for St. Thomas Aquinas High School in San Bernardino. He attended Fresno State before graduating from the Art Institute of California, working as a freelance creative professional until starting the agency with El Rubio.

The Longhairs is a member of SDX, San Diego’s premier media, marketing and technology organization for brands, agencies, publishers and startups.

Lindsay Barto

The Longhairs Partnership with  Children With Hair Loss

Longhairs Do Care

Imagine battling a life-threatening illness and undergoing treatment that caused your hair to fall out. This is a reality for millions of children living with medically-related hair loss, who often experience loss of self-esteem, self-confidence, and social acceptance.

Growing hair for most of us is as normal as breathing, but for these children, having hair of their own can change their lives. That’s why we established Longhairs Do Care, and we’re proud to partner with Children With Hair Loss.

Children With Hair Loss is a non-profit providing customized human hair replacements at no cost to children facing cancer treatments, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns and other medically-related hair loss. Since 2000 they’ve provided over 3,500 children with hair replacements, care kits, support and education—all for free.

Since we do care, we donate $1 from every sale to our charity partner. That means every time you purchase a pack of Hair Ties For Guys, or any other fine products from The Longhairs, we donate $1 to this excellent organization.


The Great Cut

We’re not just putting our money where our mouth is. We’re putting our locks on the line.

We are organizing the largest gathering of men with long hair in the history of mankind for the purpose of cutting and donating our hair to charity.

It will be The Great Cut, where we will break the Guinness World Record for most hair donated to charity in a 24 hour period. To do that we’ll need to chop at least 181 lbs of hair, which by our count will take at least 1,500 participants.

Will you be one of them?

Media Inquiries

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Full coverage of The Longhairs experience on Shark Tank, including the epic recap of our open casting call, documentary video on “The Road to the Tank,” and our candid reflections on the Let It Ride podcast.



  1. Thank you for partnering with CWHL. Would you be interested in attending CWHL Charity Ball in November in Livonia, Mi. Office is located in Rockwood, Mi. My grandson was diagnosed with Alopecia since he was 2 1/2 years old and has no hair. It’s a wonderful event where children come from all over the United States and model with their wigs. Thank you for your donations to this wonderful charity.

    1. Author

      Hi Olivia,

      Thanks for writing in! We are proud and honored to partner with Children With Hair Loss. We are hoping to attend their golf tournament this year, maybe the charity ball as well!

      Thanks again, we are glad to have you here!

  2. Your journey is quite incredible congrats to you all. You charity of choice does amazing things for kids. My granddaughter is a recipient of wigs from Children with hair loss and it is amazing what receiving a wig has done for her. Keep you the good work!!!

  3. Now that you’ve partnered with Mr Cuban, maybe y’all could do sport themed ones that match professional teams for all the athletes that that long hair. Thought this would be a great idea for both men and women! I’d buy anything Dallas sports related since that’s wear I live because I have really long hair too!

    1. Author

      In development! Thanks for the kind words Ashley, and welcome to The Longhairs!

  4. Watched you guys “Rock the Tank” up here in Yosemite tonight.
    Epic job boys!

    Dave E

  5. I am SO EXCITED for you. 🙂 Amazing chapter on an amazing ride! You guys have worked so damned hard and this just makes me really happy.

  6. Hey guys, congrats on the funding! Sucks that I had to watch the ENTIRE episode to get to you guys, but it was worth the wait. Can’t wait to see what else y’all have in store!

  7. I always knew you were were going to be famous one day!! You have always shown such a zest for life! Just remember us little guys when you make it big!!

    Go Dogs!!

  8. Can’t wait to see you guys. Hope that your charitable contributions, somehow, were recognized. Have a hunch the news is good and can’t think of any one else that deserves it more. I don’t think there are words to describe, what you have created, because it’s so much more than selling a good product. Should greater success be on the horizon, I hope you will always keep your unique creation.

  9. I’ve been looking on the site to see what shampoo y’all use and can’t seem to find it. What shampoo do y’all use?

  10. Thrilled for you both!!! Looking forward to watching and celebrating next Sunday at Loading Dock!

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