Long Hair – 5 Easy Ways To Style

There are tons of misconceptions about men and long hair, but the truth is, they can look just as good and professional even if they sport their locks longer than other men. Beyond that, they can choose different styles and because of the versatility of long hair, they are not bound to just one normal look.

If you are unsure how long hair will look on you, you can ask during your appointment with your favorite salon like Rakis on Collins. At the same time, you can get advice on whether long hair looks great on you or not before you spend so much time trying to grow your hair longer.

Once you have finally achieved the length of hair you have been trying to get, the next step is to think about hairstyles. While men do not have as many different kinds of hairstyles as women, they still have a pretty decent list of ways to style and maintain long hair.

Below are some hairstyles men with long locks can try out.

Man Bun

That twisted knot is no longer just a passing phase or trend. In fact, they are here to stay and if not, they can be adjusted based on the looks and preferences of the customer. In fact, it has already established itself as a staple and the best part is, there are quite a number of man bun styles out there. This means you do not have to be a clone of other people and instead, you can find a different hairstyle for a change. If you have a bit more time to do a proper bun on your head or if you want to be a bit bolder, you will find the right style for you.

Ponytail

The simple ponytail has to be the easiest and the most classic hairstyle of all time. The best thing about it is that both men and women can rock this look. While it is many times less complicated than other women hairstyles, for example, it is a clean-cut and sophisticated look for men with straight hair. Men who are sporting long hair and have to attend business or more formal events can opt for a classic ponytail.

Perm Curl

Because you almost never see men in the salon getting a perm, it is normal to conclude that this is the reason why so few men have this hairstyle. However, popular men are starting to rock this look and enjoy their new curls. The only main difference is that women can leave it looking messy and unkept whereas this would not be a respectable look for a man. It is important for them to use top shampoo, gel or wax in order to nourish, moisturize but also to manage their new curls. Don’t worry, they will still look wild enough, having something like a “just-woke-up” kind of hair.

Shoulder Length

The beauty of male long hairstyles is that they do not need tons of time and work. Sometimes, a simple step can already deliver a great look. The shoulder length is one of these. By simply parting your hair on the side for that side-swept look and letting it fall naturally, you can already look edgy and mysterious.

Extra Long Hair

Another great long hairstyle for men is the extra-long hair, which simply means letting it grow out. It looks best if your hair has texture and a little bit of wave because very straight hair looks quite blunt. Another possible disadvantage of this style is that you would need to take care of it so it doesn’t look messy and it doesn’t tangle.

Tips For Styling Long Hair For Men

Men who are resistant to styling and adding products to their hair should be aware that most long hairstyles will require it, otherwise, it will look unkempt or even get tangled up. In order to sport that long hair look perfectly, your hair has to be in top condition. Having the right shampoo and conditioner is key, and the kind depends on the texture of the hair. For example, curly hair needs sulfate-free products, thin hair does best with volumizing shampoos and conditioners, while thick and frizzy hair needs moisturizing ones.

Other products you should have at home include wax to tame any flyaway hair and if your hair is longer, mousse or a texturizing salt spray will add some wave. While you would not need as many paraphernalia as women, a comb is quite important.

Long hair is a great look for men who want to stand out and in reality, there are men who truly make this look incredibly sexy and manly. However, having this kind of hairstyle requires a bit of work and attention in order to make it look great and not unruly. Moreover, long hair is delicate so you would need to take care of it. Other than that, do not forget to bring on the attitude to match your hairstyle.

About The Author

Danny Puopolo is the Creative Director and Manager at Rakis on Collins. He is the 2016 winner of the Shu Uemura Muse Image Awards and a member of the L’oreal Professionnel National Artistic Team.

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