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: 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.
#3: 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.
#4: 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!
#5: 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.
#6: 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.
#7: 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.
#8: 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.
#9: 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.
#11: 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.
#12: 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.
#13: 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.
#14: 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.
#15: 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.
#16: 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.
#17: 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.
#18: 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.
#19: 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.
#20: 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!
#21: 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.
#23: 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.
#24: 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.
#25: 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.
#26: Symmetry and Freedom
Straight, healthy, shiny hair is very attractive, especially if it’s blessed with an interesting hue. Cut in one length, grazing the shoulders and centre-parted, it looks the best when worn simply loose.
#27: Sleek, Glossy, Fringy
Here is a great solution for the men who wish to grow some length but dislike big hair. Perfectly layered straight hair with a shiny finish looks pretty awesome and draws attention to your face.
#28: Red Graded Emo Hairstyle
This eye-popping emo style with a feathery effect has so many wow factors about it: long asymmetric bangs, fringy contours and, of course, the most invigorating hue.
#29: Shaggy and Sexy
Scrupulous layering down the mid-ear point is a key to the success of this hairstyle. Let those razor cut ends slightly stick out at random. Instead you know that your top tresses and asymmetrical bangs are styled properly and remain under control.
#30: 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.
#31: 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.
#32: 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.
#33: Racy Waves
Rough waves with a manly character, shaping the ends of this exquisite hairstyle with long bangs, appear to be its zest and the style-forming element. As for the very subtle highlights, they are the spice.
#34: Perm Curl
Perm with added brilliance is unparalleled when it comes to black hair. Moderate volume and a good moisturizer are crucial for this superb curly style.
#35: Uneven Curl Pattern
Uneven curl pattern works fantastic for men’s long length hairstyles. It renders your hair a special chic disheveled finish that is currently on-trend. Whether to use highlights or not, the choice is yours.
#36: Breezy and Sun-Kissed
Long straight tresses, blowing in the wind and caressed by the sun, give you that awesome rested air, many contemporary people hunt for in the bustle and hustle of modern life.
#37: Surfer Style
The “wet” look with a fantastic naturally curly texture is ideal for summer days. All it takes is wavy hair plus a curl enhancer. And we can easily imagine him conquering the biggest waves.
A haircut for straight hair with long layers can be easily styled into this chic side-swept look with a blow dryer and a bit of a styling product to fix the finish.
#39: Straight, Sleek and Ultra Shiny
The choice of the right hairstyle is primarily based on your face shape, hair texture, density and its general condition. Since here we are dealing with absolutely healthy hair, nothing can spoil the positive impression from this simple style, even the wispy ends that do not always look so appealing.
#40: Harsh and Choppy
Haircuts with choppy ends and an unkempt feel are in the mainstream. Add an asymmetric twist in the bangs and keep the parting indistinct for an enhanced careless flair.
#41: Neat Dreads
Wow, they do not appear dreaded at all! But they are real neat healthy dreadlocks, matching his looks perfectly and communicating that carefree, yet confident feel, many guys try to adopt these days.
#42: Sharp Spiky Look with Highlights
Finely graded spiky cut is very flattering for fine straight hair. This ever-young punk hairstyle is also tinted with warm tones for the added texture and dimension.
#43: Sultry Curls
Black natural messy curls are the best in medium lengths. If nature has endowed you with envious hair texture, ask your stylist for a layered haircut and find your perfect curl enhancing product.
#44: Rough Blow Dry
When maintaining their longer locks, men have to use tricks, preventing them from looking overly groomed. Indistinct side parting and rough blow dry for a chic side swept look appears natural and accentuates your hair texture.
#45: 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.
#46: 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.
#47: Straight Choppy Style
The straight choppy style with ombre seems very flattering for the heart-shaped face. Besides, a rough choppy finish for the ends averts this eye-catching style from appearing excessively sweet.
#48: Beach Guy
Beach waves are a hot trend and there’s nothing you can do about it. Or you can? Sure you can! Use this idea for your wavy hair and let some top tresses go a little bit crazy and out of control.
#49: Sleek Side-Swept Look with Added Brilliance
Rough texture for casual wear can be successfully alternated with sleeker styles for events when you need to look more groomed. A few random accents made with the balayage technique are exactly what needed to bring this hair cut to the tops.
Here is an amazing crispy style in cooler tones, setting off the skin and eye color. It’s completed with a feathery finish, achieved thanks to heavy layering and thorough trimming for the edges.
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.