Picture Gallery of Men's Long Hairstyles - Long Hairstyles for Men

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Curl and Wave

Curl and Wave
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Volumous and free flowing, wear your wavy mane with proud by wearing it long. The longer length will demonstrate your curl at its finest, but be sure and have your stylist cut shape into your mane. You still will want to maintain control because a one-length style does not compliment curls the best. Once shaped, you can wear the waves au natural, or for a variation as shown in this picture, create a off-middle part, take a flat boar-bristle brush to the bang area and blow out the front smooth. This will relax the over-all effect of a wavy style. Use products that will fight humidity and control frizz. Finish the look with a few drops of a liquid shine product dispensed into your palms then dispersed through your wavy locks.

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Beachy

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You do not have to live at the beach to have beach-like hair as on actor Taylor Kitsch. Grow your hair out to about chin length and mostly one-length all over. Have your stylist chip into the bottom with a light layering or texturizing to create added movement. If you don’t have access to sunny climate where the sun naturally kisses your hair, create a sun-kissed look to the hair by asking your stylist for an Ombre highlight (which goes lighter on the bottom graduating to darker at the roots) or have a few highlights painted randomly to your strands called a Balayage. The key to remember is that it should look as naturally sun-lightened as possible. Getting a traditional highlight by a foiling or mesh cap method looks too strategically placed. Spray your hair with a sea salt spray for added texture and you will look like you’ve hanged ten all day!

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Thick and Shiny

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If you’ve been fortunate enough to be blessed with a thick, full head of hair, show it off by growing it out. Show off your gorgeous mane by having long layers cut all over, with layering also framing your face. You can do a severe part as in this picture by blow drying the hair into one direction heavily off to the side that naturally flows. You can roughly blow dry the remaining hair by tossing your fingers in your hair while it dries under the heat. It will create natural movement. Typically, the lighter your hair, the less it shines and the darker your hair, the more shine comes through. If you feel you need additional shine, use a shampoo and conditioner that specifically adds shine. Once dry, use a light hold shine pomade for control and added brilliance to ensure your thick head of hair does not look dull and dry.

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Simply Straight and Long

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Classically long straight hair can look good at any age. The key thing to remember is the texture of your hair. If you are thinning, either on top or in dimension, do not try to pull off long hair. Long stringy, drab hair looks terrible on anyone. But as long as you have a healthy head of hair, long straight hair can look mysterious, handsome and sexy! Be sure to keep your mane looking healthy by regularly washing and conditioning with moisturizing products. Regular trims are also important, as you will be susceptible to split ends that lead to breakage of the hair. Less is more in styling your hair so use just a simple leave-in cream conditioner that is lightweight and focused on the ends. Make sure your hair products smell good as you can be guaranteed that admiring hands will find their way to running through your longs strands.

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Perhaps a Little Shaggy

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Indeed, a little shaggy is sexy, as long as you’re not replicating the Scooby Doo character Shaggy. If you have natural wave to your hair, this is an excellent option to create style with a longer length. You can play with wearing your bangs forward, off to the side, or push back. Wear the style full around your face or tuck the sides behind your ears. Longer lengths allow you to switch up your style all with the same haircut. Your stylist should cut long layers for movement and the sides are slightly shorter, graduating into a longer nape length. This style should be pretty low maintenance for you; however, longer lengths can show off oils more easily. To prevent a greasy looking mop of hair, be sure to wash your hair regularly and condition the ends, as you will be prone to split ends with longer lengths. Work a light hold grooming cream to control; otherwise, a slightly messy mop is the goal in wearing this look.

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Keep Control

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You want to make a statement with your long hair that produces a positive response. Long hair can make a great statement, but essentially, long hair is old hair. As it ages, it is prone to environment damage, split ends and breakage from tying the hair up with rubber bands. Eliminate the chances of damage by taking care of your tresses. Hydrate the hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Do not skip out on the conditioner when you have longer lengths of hair! If you happen to be prone to oily build up on your scalp, then replace a cream rinse out conditioner with a light spray leave-in one that you concentrate only on the ends of your hair. Traditional rubber bands will absolutely cause breakage, therefore, if you must tie your hair back, prevent breakage by using hair ties that are designed to be less damaging. Heat will also cause damage to your hair, so look for a blow dryer that is made with a ceramic heating element. The internal ceramic unit smooths down the hair cuticle rather then blowing it open, and actually cuts down on drying time! After your hair is dry, add a few drops of a liquid shine product into your hands and work through your hair.

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Tidy and Parted on the Side

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Long hair does not have to look messy or resemble a hippie. You can have a groomed sleek style even with long hair. Keep the hair trimmed around shoulder-length with a light layering through the ends. Any longer may be harder to control. After washing and conditioning with hydrating products needed for longer lengths of hair, dispense a light hold gel through your hair. You want control, not crunch, so be sure it is a light holding gel. Make a exaggerated side part with a fine toothed comb, going straight back with the part, not angled. Once your product is in and your part has been created, take a vented brush and blow dry the hair while working to keep the hair parted. You now have your hair sculpted and locked into shape. With a light hold pomade; work some through your hair to control any frizzing and polishing off the sleek effect.

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The Man-Bob

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A traditional bob is one length all around, meaning no layers, but can be angled straight all around or at an inverted angle. For a man, this may look freakishly like Johnny Depp’s version of Willy Wonka, so for the man-bob, layering and natural wave help to pull off this look stylishly. Keeping the bob looking masculine, the length should fall just at the jaw line. From there, your stylist can shape the hair to your natural texture. In this picture, the model has natural waves where the back and sides have been slightly stacked with layers. The front is still long which makes it distinguishable from becoming a shag haircut. You can also pull off the man-bob with straight hair. Tucking the strands behind the ears to show off the jaw line will keep the Willy Wonka look at bay. Style with a light hold gel or styling cream for control and definition.

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Tucked Behind the Ear

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This style is casual kept tidy by tucking the strands behind the ear. To achieve this look, have your stylist cut the hair to chin length and layer the top with a bang. It is important not to go too much into a shag hairstyle, as you need the hair around your face to be long enough to tuck behind the ears. Not only does tucking provide control, keeping your hair out of your face, it actually looks incredibly masculine as it shows off the square of your jaw line. Putting too much product can make this look lean towards the feminine, so keep it simple. Use a light hold gel in damp hair for a little control. Once dry, use a light hold pomade to piece out the layers in the front and back, and then tuck away!

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Rock 'N' Roll

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Long hair is meant to be fun and who has more fun than a rock star! Fortunately the day of the big-hair bands are over, so no need to run out and perm that long hair. Instead, the trend seems to be slick straight longer strands that fall about shoulder length. You can choose to cut your hair all one length, or have a light layering around the face as pictured on this model. When styling your hair, you will want to use a straightening balm or serum. This will help to smooth out any curl or wave to the hair. If you want to take it a step further and get your hair super straight, once dry, use a flat iron on your hair. Section the hair off in half an inch sections, starting at the nape, and work your way up to the top. Keep the flatiron moving on the hair, working it from the root and running down to the tips of the hair strand. Do this technique to the entire head of hair and once complete, you will have stick straight hair! Piece out the tips by applying a hair wax through the ends. You will be ready to rock and roll!

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Pulled Back

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There are times when you need your hair pulled out of your face while working on something or playing sports, however, pulling the hair back can also look very stylish. If your hair length falls around the jaw line, pull back just the top half of the hair into a low ponytail, as pictured on this model. If your hair is longer, go ahead and pull all the hair back. The key to remember is to keep the ponytails low. Do not pull your hair high up on the crown of your head, otherwise you will look completely feminine. High ponytails should be reserved for the ladies. Be sure to take great care in pulling your hair back. Traditional rubber bands add great tension on the hair and will cause breakage to the hair, snapping strands off. There are numerous snag-free hair elastics on the market readily available to prevent damaging your hair. Some are made from elastic that is smooth and pulls easily from the hair, while others eliminate any metal fastenings on the hair band. They come in a variety of colors from clear, brown, black and fun colors too, although I would recommend that you match the hair band with your natural color.

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Deliberately Messy

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This style can be pulled off on short, medium or long lengths. The key to remember is to have your stylist heavily layer your hair all over. Layers and texture will be your friend in creating a deliberately just rolled out of bed look. When you are drying your hair, use your fingers to toss the hair while under the heat. You don’t want any definitive partings on the hair, just natural movement. A sea salt spray may also be a good idea to use on damp hair before drying to add texture to the hair. Once dry, use a stickier product such as a hair paste or putty, work well into the palms of your hands until it is clear, and then distribute through your locks, tossing your hair as you go. An effortless style that will keep you on the edge of fashion.

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Layered

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Layering is a hair cutting technique used on the hair to create blended varying lengths of hair. Layering can take place on short, medium, or long lengths of hair, as again, it is simply the technique involved to cut the hair. Layers can greatly vary, however. You can have one-length hair all around, and only have the hair framing your face layered from top to bottom. You can have an all over layer, which helps to create movement and texture while eliminating bulk. Or, as picture on this model, you can have an all-over layer in addition to layering the frame of your face. Depending on the effect you want to create, your stylist can layer your hair accordingly. Layers will look more defined on straight hair, while on curly hair it gives the entire look shape and form. Only in a bob will the hair be completely all one length. Most styles will require some amount of layering, whether conservatively or heavily layered will depend on the style you are shooting for. Using pomades, waxes, muds and pastes will help piece out layers, creating definition and dimension.

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Dreadlocks

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Since the 1970s, dreadlocks have been a popular way to wear long hair, particularly by African American men. Dreadlocks are essentially where your hair is matted or knotted into strands of coils. Although easier to create the matting process on tighter curled textures as can be found on African American men, any hair type can be coaxed with some work into a dreadlock, even the straightest textures. The matted coils can be narrow or wide, depending on your preference. You can certainly allow your hair to matte naturally over a long period of time by neglecting to tend to your hair with a brush, comb or conditioner, however, to wear a healthy head of dreadlocks that are stylish, it is best to seek a stylist who specializes in dreadlocks, coils and twists. To keep your dreads looking fresh, you want to regularly wash them with shampoo. A peppermint shampoo will help keep the scalp feeling itch free. Be sure to steer clear of shea butter and beeswax products as they can create buildup. Keep in mind that if you decide you no longer want to sport your dreads, the locks will have to be cut out, leaving you will typically two inches of hair left all around.

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Windblown

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Having a fan on you at all times is not what I recommend to produce a windblown effect to your hair. Instead, after having your stylist cut your hair with long layers all around, you want to style the hair away from your face while defining the layers. This look is meant to look easy and breezy. Spray a texturizing spray such as a sea salt mist in your hair, then flip your hair upside down and blow dry your hair while tossing with your fingers. Once mostly dry, flip back upwards and using a vented brush, blow dry while pulling the hair back and away from your face. Once drying is complete, rub a lightweight wax in your hands and disperse through your hair, keeping with the movement going away from your face. The end result will look like you are speeding down the runway in style!