A full head of hair is a sign of your health and good genes, so why to hide this treasure from the world? Longer locks on men often look non-trivial and sexy, of course, when they are cared for. There are many longer hairstyles which can turn out flattering for your lengthy tresses and won’t take more than a few minutes of your precious time on styling procedures. At the same time, you may be lucky to adopt one of those wash-scrunch-and-go dos which won’t dare to put on you any styling pressure at all. Here are 50 effortless and eye-catching styles for men who opt to sport their long stately locks with style.
How to Choose the Best Men’s Long Hairstyle for Every Day?
The best everyday hairstyle we can successfully adopt is the one that is supported by the natural texture of our hair. This statement is especially evident in regards to men’s hairstyles. If women can constantly flat iron or weave their hair, it’s hard to imagine a man with a curling iron in his hand. Low or preferably none maintenance is a top requirement for men’s dos. A decent haircut is crucial, especially when it comes to longer locks. Any omissions in the cut will tell on your general look and complicate the styling routines immensely. Fine hair with a tendency to a curl, for example, will frizz excessively if layered heavily.
A shoulder-length hairstyle or a slightly shorter hairstyle with light layering for the ends works well for most men with good hair. Punk hairstyles look good on straight hair and suggest heavier layering with a spiky finish through the edges. Tucked behind the ear longer styles appear tidier and can be used as office day hairstyles.
Long hair care routines include frequent washing, conditioning and usage of hydrated products to nourish and moisturize your hair, boosting its natural shine. To prevent men’s hairstyles for long hair from inclination into the feminine side, avoid using too much of styling products. A little bit of light hold gel or pomade can offer a better control, while curls often seem sexier in wet looks. Other than that, try to keep your hairstyles simple and offhand.
Highlights are a useful option, but, again, they may lead you away from your solid masculine look. Balayage is a technique, colorists use to light hair strands at random. So, this might be a helpful idea for a desired sun-kissed effect.
The bottom line would be this: make an appointment with an experienced stylist and choose one of the following looks you find appealing and can adopt for yourself.
Effortless Long Hairstyles for Men Trendy in 2016
#1: Twist-In Bun
Most hairstyles for men with long hair target those with a longer mane, but here’s one that can work even for those who are just about to work it into a ponytail. That’s actually what it is: two sections, divided and twisted loosely, joined into a low pony and then twirled in a sort of quick sloppy knot. Let the tips stick out, for a totally chilled-out vibe.
#2: Shoulder Length Side Part
As far as boys long hairstyles are concerned, this is one look that will add a touch of maturity to an otherwise carefree vibe. It requires an indistinct deep side parting, with a large section of the hair swept over to one side. With the current trend on disheveled hair, it can be a good choice even for a formal event.
#3: Braid-Into-Bun Punk Men’s Hairstyle
Here’s a highly complex style that requires some personality. First off, the hair is shaved into V-shape. Then, it’s worked into an inverted French braid, but from the bottom up. Finally, halfway up the head, it’s tied back into a bun. Hard work, but fully worth it.
#4: Side-and-Back Swept Mane
Guys with thick hair will have no problem pulling this one off. Simply wash your hair, dry it with a towel, apply some product and run your fingers through it without combing. Your aim is to create a side part at the hairline and sweep the larger portion of your hair to one side.
#5: Braids, Bun and Side Undercuts
This is where punk meets both hipster and hip-hop. If you have long hair with side undercuts, you can French braid several sections of your hair, working very close to the scalp. At the end, pull the hair back into a classic high bun.
#6: Side-Swept Long Hair with Undercut
Need ideas on how to deal with your thick, wavy hair? Instead of going the easy route and keeping it all short, try letting it fly free on top. For messy, unkempt curls, apply a bit of mousse or any other curl enhancer suitable for your hair type. A styling product will make it look piece-y and textured instead of frizzy and unruly.
#7: Easy Swept-Back Layered Style
Long hairstyles for men probably make you think of outdoors-y, wood-dwelling men with tangled locks that cascade down their backs. However, long male ‘dos can definitely take a more sophisticated, cool edge. Shoulder-length hair with soft layers is a great option for those looking to go long without going overboard.
#8: Blonde, Braided and Long
Braids for men are just as fun and chic as they are for women… well, maybe chicer. Got a new, cool hair color you want to show off? Try a thick, French braid straight down the middle. The plaited style showcases color — especially platinum blonde — perfectly and will make you stand out in any crowd.
#9: Shoulder-Length Long Hairstyle
Shoulder length hair may seem like a lot of work, especially for men used to keeping their hair short and at a close shave. However, if you have naturally thick, full hair, this look is a lot easier to maintain than you think. Try spritzing your wet, washed hair with a sea salt spray and blast it with a blowdryer or let it air dry. The spray will give your hair some grit and a perfectly imperfect messy finish.
#10: Crazy Long Tied-Up Hair
Mens long hairstyles aren’t limited to those with straight, silky strands. Long locks work great with coarser, curlier hair, too! In fact, heads full of crazy curls can look super trendy when swept back and secured with a headband. Not only will your hair stay out of your face, but you’ll be the coolest guy on the block. A line up with long hair is a fresh take on the men’s long hair trend.
#11: Shiny Wavy Pompadour
Long haircuts for men can be manageable and easy to work with if you keep them reasonably long. Try a style that hits at the nape of the neck. Tease the roots a bit and comb the hair back and over into a pumped up pompadour style. The retro look is very on-trend and incredibly classy. Talk about channeling your inner James Dean!
#12: Highlighted Curls for Men
If you are blessed with naturally tight, perfect curls, your options of good hairstyles are endless. In fact, you’ve got one flawless hairstyle at your fingertips, and it requires little to no effort at all! All you have to do is invest in curl-defining shampoo, conditioner and styling products. Try a curl-promoting foam or mousse on wet hair, then blowdry with a diffuser.
#13: The Longest Combover Ever
When it comes to long hair, men can pair it with a cool undercut. For example, shaved sides and a long middle section deliver a versatile and totally rock-and-roll look that is as cool as they come.
#14: Men`s Hair in a Messy Bun
Of all the men`s hairstyles, the man bun is the simplest and sexiest. We don’t know if it’s the hipster movement or the undeniable appeal of the bun style, but this look is a crowd-pleaser. It requires less than a minute to throw together and is the most convenient and comfortable style, ever. Who could ask for more?
#15: Vibrant Violet Cornrows
If you’re rocking the longer locks and need to get them under control (while throwing in a pop of color,) try some colored cornrows. These can be worn for days – a bright look with no touch ups which is perfect when you are on a trip or busy with some non-stop work.
#16: Dreadlocked Long Hairstyle
Even for men, long hairstyles should not be boring. They should celebrate the man’s unique features and nature. And, if a man is currently rocking dreadlocks loud and proud, his long look couldn’t be cooler. Try shaving the bottom half of your head and keeping the dreadlocks long and gathered in a pony up top.
#17: Artistic Long Hair
Styles for long hair can definitely showcase your artistic side. Use the bottom half of your head as a canvas. Keep the hair short and include a cool shaved-in design. Grow out the hair on top long for a stark contrast.
#18: Multi-Colored Men`s Braids
Many modern male ‘dos are far from being basic. There are always opportunities to kick things up a notch, especially when dealing with long locks. Extensions for men? Why not if you can achieve such a gorgeous result!
#19: Dirty-Blonde Layered Bob for Men
With all these new inspiring men’s hairstyles, we are seeing more and more guys with long hair on the street. Long straight hair for men can actually be equal to a short hairstyle for women. Yep, we’re talking about the bob. The short, chic ‘do that women are loving happens to be the long, hipster look that men are equally infatuated with.
#20: Dashing Wavy Long Locks
Is your hair getting a little long? Resist the urge to cut it! Go for a classic Old Hollywood look by brushing your grown out mane back. Keep it in place by running some gel through it prior to styling.
#21: Wavy Braided ‘Do
If you don’t have time or patience to fuss with cornrows, try two simple plaits down the middle. The look will keep your hair out of the way during a gym sesh and also show off your length.
#22: Long Curly Faux Hawk
Need some more proof that men with long hair are the coolest and bravest in the world? Please consider the wild faux hawk. The long curly locks are left to their own devices and bound to do some fabulous things. Even if they just hang free and frame your face. And, if you want to add a little more texture, just give your hair a blast of texturizing spray or powder prior to styling.
#23: Totally Braided Long Hair
Upgrade the traditional man ponytail and try another effective method of keeping hair out of your face. Embrace the braid — in multiple forms. Rock this braid with an undercut to give it a manly feel.
#24: Curly Long Hairstyle
If you’ve got wild ringlets, don’t hide them. Add some soft layers for a nice silhouette of your cut and wear your curls side-parted, centre-parted, with a facial hairstyle, or without any!
#25: Sleek and Smooth Man Bun
The most popular hairstyles for men with long hair can’t miss the arguably hottest ‘do on the block: the man bun. Whether worn messy or sleek, this style is hot, hot, hot. Try running some gel through the top of your hair and slicking it back into a little rolled chignon. See if you’re not getting compliments left and right!
#26: Men’s Half Up Pony
If this look reminds of you of Brad Pitt or Kurt Cobain, you’ve got it nailed. It’s a 90s-inspired semi-bun, which only requires you to pull up half of your hair. It’s simple: divide your hair into two sections, horizontally and then tie the upper section with a hairband.
#27: Practical Long Hairstyles for Men: The Semi-Bun
It’s not a full bun, because the tips of the hair are not twirled inside, but left out, in a “devil may care” kind of style choice. It’s the type of attitude you’d expect from a laidback California surfer, but it looks just as charming on the more urban males, too. Leave a frontal strand of hair out, for that extra dose of effortless coolness.
#28: Braided Rows
Now, let’s be honest here for a second. Never in a million years would we have imagined that French braids, a consummately feminine style, can look this good on a guy. However, if you think of how hip hop culture has permeated into the mainstream, you’ll see where it’s all coming from. Top off this look, full of pizzaz, with a well-groomed, lumbersexual-type of beard – and that twirled tip ‘stache, if you’ve got the courage for it!
#29: Dutch Braids for Unique Mens Long Hairstyles
This is one of the more complex looks on our list, as it involves both undercuts and long hair braided in rows. Divide the hair into as many sections as you want to braid, braid each section separately to the ear level, then unite all the braids into a single, simple one. Tie it with a hairband at the end – that’s it.
#30: Mens Half Up Ponytail for Curly Long Hair
Who said curly hair always looks messy? Someone who has never seen this neat half up ponytail, we assume. It looks absolutely amazing with shoulder length hair, since it makes the top part of your head look neat, highlighting the eyes and, at the same time, allowing the rest of the hair to frame the face appealingly.
#31: One of the Most Popular Guys Long Hairstyles: The Loose Bun
This style requires two simple steps. First, pull all your hair back and up and tie it into a ponytail, but don’t make your knot too tight. Pull the end of the ponytail in and out through the bun, twist a half of it around the bun, and leave the remainder loose at the back. Presto!
If you’ve got long, wavy hair and find Oriental cultures inspiring, you’re going to love this one. Tie your hair into a simple low side ponytail, then add as many hairbands as you see fit down the entire length of your hair.
#33: Shaggy Mess with a Single Braid
Want a long hairstyle for men that doesn’t require any fuss and/or grooming? Easy! Wash and blow dry (or, even better, air dry) your hair. Then take one small section and twist it into a single, simple, wispy braid. Tres hippie.
#34: Classic Hairstyles for Men with Long Hair – Mid Half-Bun
Pull your hair back and a bit up. Tie it into a ponytail and then make a sloppy knot. Let the ends stick out – you do not need a perfect bun. The point is to create a bohemian look, which suggests you just woke up like this. Note how the ombre color effect, which runs from pitch black to brown blonde, adds interest points to this trendy hairstyle.
#35: Men’s Fishtail
Who knew that fishtails would become popular new mens long hairstyles? Braiding a fishtail requires some skills (check out our articles on braids for tutorials and techniques), but the results look spectacular – particularly on very long straight hair.
#36: Short Curly Bun
If your hair has natural curls, you may want to leave its tips loose when you tie it back into a medium-height bun. It adds a cute touch to the otherwise classic look and helps you to stay cool with your long hair when the weather is hot.
#37: Long Hairstyle for Men with a Penchant for Asia
Apart from that Samurai-inspired look above, you can also go for a top bun, with a pencil or hair-stick through it. As you may note from the photo, this look requires very long hair – but the effect is truly spectacular and the look is quite simple to achieve.
#38: Double Trouble Ponytail
Divide your hair into two sections, using no comb, just your fingers, and pull each section into a ponytail. It’s a fun look, that’s particularly appropriate for summertime, when you want to keep that mid-length hair off your face.
#39: Sleek Low Ponytail
This is the most simple and elegant variation of all the hairstyles for men with long hair. It only works on very straight hair and also requires a small amount of gel for de-frizzing, taming short unruly wisps, and added shine. Simply tie your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck, and then add the hair product of your choice to smooth everything out.
#40: Braided Semi-Punk Men’s Hairstyle
Caution: it’s only meant for those who dare to be different! This style makes a statement at every angle you view it – the bold hair color, braid and side undercuts will turn so many heads!
#41: Rough and Random
This dense hair is a blessing, so it would be a crime to cut it extra short. Instead you can have this cool cut with longer top and the bangs, featuring rough and random wavy texture with a few strategically placed highlights.
One length cut is not his choice, whereas layers and thorough trim for the ends is what any stylist would prescribe for hair of moderate density and a laid-back style like this.
#43: Male Pompadour
Madly popular through the centuries, the pompadour style is still on trend. This one is achieved with teasing for the hair roots on top to create the volume that is further swept back. Oh, it will make you stand out from the crowd, especially if it’s enhanced by naturally-looking highlights.
#44: A Halo of Curls
This is a fantastic rounded style with whipped up breezy curls framing the face. It works perfect for naturally wavy and moderately thick hair.
#45: Statement Ponytail
Love your lengthy locks but occasionally prefer to keep them out of the way? Sweep your hair back and make a loop ponytail – easy and looks quite creative on a man.
#46: Polished Bohemian Look with a Lax Touch
Naturally-settled glossy locks, subtle parting and long bangs create a nonchalant laid-back look, loved by artists, actors, photographers and other creative personalities.
#47: Beach Waves for a Formal Look
Light beach waves initially work for the rough texture. Who knew that this naturally-looking hairstyle, more associated with vacations, will blend so harmoniously into the formal style? Johnny Depp, being over 50 now, is inimitable as always, but you can easily duplicate his hairstyle.
#48: Casual, Effortless, Unconcerned
This “oh, well, yes, I was just born handsome” look drives women crazy. Okay, the slightly messed up wheat blonde hairstyle seems really harmonious and absolutely effortless.
#49: Random Wavy Texture
Thick wavy hair settles well in layered haircuts. You can sweep your bangs off the forehead and use a bit of a styling product to bring out the natural shine of your cool black tresses.
#50: Added Movement and Asymmetry
Here is a style of creative men who opt to look dignified but not overly pretentious. The front tresses, swept off the forehead to one side, and several locks tucked behing ear are accentuated with natural highlights setting off the eyes and skin undertone.
Men’s hairstyles regardless of length should appear effortless and maximally natural. Make a stake on your stronger points, like straight/wavy texture or good density and choose the best options accordingly.