The 25 Best Long Hairstyles for Men to Show Your Stylist

Timothee Chalamet

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Long hair is trending for a reason. Contrary to popular belief, longer lengths are actually pretty low maintenance and versatile. "I’m seeing many of my male clients interested in growing their hair out this year," Glamsquad's artistic director Giovanni Vaccaro tells us. From curly lobs to straight-up shags, there's a 'do to suit every hair type, texture, and taste. Ahead, find 25 of our favorite long hairstyles for men.

Meet the Expert

• Giovanni Vaccaro is the artistic director for hair at Glamsquad, an in-home hair, makeup, and nail service based in New York.

Patrick Butler is the director of technical education and academy at Floyd's Barbershops.

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Textured Twists

Lil nas x

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Lil Nas X is a true hair chameleon, and lately, he's been rocking these ultra-cool twists.

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Drake has been growing his hair out for quite some time, and these neat and sleek cornrows have become his new signature style.

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Pastel Pink High Top

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Zayn Malik's cut is all about height and color. While Malik opted for pink, feel free to experiment with different pastel hues.

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Draped Waves

Timothee Chalamet

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Timothee Chalamet's haircut is effortless but possesses a touch of edginess. The key to this look is to let your curls and waves do their own thing.

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Air Dry Texture

Austin Butler

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Once upon a time, Austin Butler had long hair. Here, he opted to let his natural wavy texture shine.

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Ty Dolla $ dreadlocks with blue face-framing locs

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If you've got natural hair and don't want to go fro, then consider rocking a protective style like dreadlocks. You can go as narrow or as wide as you want with your locs, and if you're looking for that something extra, follow Ty Dolla $'s lead and opt for blue face-framing accent tendrils. To keep this style looking fresh, wash with a clarifying shampoo like Malin + Goetz Peppermint Shampoo ($22).

Dreadlocks are essentially hair that is matted or knotted into strands of coils. You can certainly allow your hair to matte naturally over a long time, but it's best to seek a stylist specializing in dreadlocks, coils, and twists. Keep in mind that if you decide you no longer want to sport your dreads, they'll have to be cut out.

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Keanu Reeves longish hair and beard

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You don't have to live near the ocean—or have starred in Point Break—to sport beachy hair. Simply, grow your mane out to about chin length and then have your stylist add in some light layers to create body and movement. Styling with a sea-salt spray like Herbivore Coconut Sea Mist Texturizing Spray ($20) is also a good idea. Ask your colorist for ombré or balayage to complete the look with natural, sun-kissed color.

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Curly Bob

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If you have a natural wave to your hair, show it off. To replicate Naveen Andrews's curly bob, ask your stylist to cut long layers—with sides slightly shorter—graduating into a longer nape length. And if you've got bangs, play with wearing them forward, off to the side, or pushed back. Longer lengths allow you to switch up your style, all with the same haircut, so have fun with it.

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'70s-Inspired Shag

Curl and Wave

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Voluminous and free-flowing, this '70s-inspired shag will show off your curl at its finest—just be sure to have your stylist cut a shape into your 'do and invest in the right hair products (read: anti-frizz). To style, simply take a flat boar-bristle brush to the bang area and blowdry until smooth. Then finish with a few drops of a shine-enhancing product like Bumble and bumble Brilliantine ($25) to achieve glossy hair perfection.

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Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa's hair practically has a life of its own. To achieve texture, the best route is to air-dry hair, but blow-drying and using a texture spray works, too. Keep in mind that heat will damage your hair, so look for a blow dryer made with a ceramic heating element—we're partial to BaBylissPRO Cermix Extreme Hair Dry ($75). The internal ceramic unit smoothes down the hair cuticle rather than blowing it open and actually cuts down on drying time.

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Simply Straight

Colin Farrell

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Classically long, straight strands can look good at any age—as long as you keep hair density in mind, that is. For those with fine, thin, or pin-straight hair, Vaccaro recommends keeping it on the shorter side. (FYI: Long locks may actually emphasize hair loss). For an extra boost of body and lift, apply a volume-inducing product at the roots. We like Living Proof Full Root Lift ($29)—just saying.

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Box Braids

A$AP Rocky boxer braids

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A$AP Rocky's braids are artful and edgy. But with this look, protection and maintenance are key. Regarding the former, try covering the head with a satin handkerchief at night while you sleep, which will prevent the roots from drying out and help to keep flyaways at bay. For the latter, an ACV rinse makes washing braids a breeze.

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Curly Lob

Male model with a curly lob

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Haven't you heard? Lobs are universally flattering. And if you've got curls, embrace them in this style. Tell your hairstylist to incorporate long layers to lend shape to your lob. Remember: You want it voluminous, not poufy. Also, invest in the right curly hair products to keep coils hydrated and defined rather than, well, we won't even go there.

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Actor Avan Jogia with long hair

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Avan Jogia offers a prime example of a mid-length cut that's long enough to be trendy but still manages to be a classic look. "This style has all hair at about six to eight inches long in length and is perfect for men with a slight wave," says Vaccaro. It will also require some layers. Use a pomade, wax, or paste to help piece out layers, creating definition and dimension.

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Sleek and Side-Parted

Side-parted super sleek male model hair

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Those looking to achieve this coiffed style (best for naturally straight hair) should request a cut with light layering through ends. After washing and conditioning, dispense a dollop of light-hold styling product throughout strands (you want control, not crunch). Depending on your face shape, you may opt for an exaggerated side part with a fine-toothed comb or go for a middle part instead. Lastly, take a vented brush and blow-dry hair before finishing with a light hold pomade.

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Extra-Long and Curly

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Ditch heat styling and work with your natural texture instead. Not only will you save on time and rejuvenate damaged strands, but the results can turn out ah-mazing. Case in point: This lengthy mane with free-flowing curls. "If you have wavy to curly hair, go for more length!" encourages Vaccaro. To keep coils looking their best, run a small amount of essential oil—mixed with a carrier oil—throughout strands.

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The Man-Bob

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While the traditional bob runs blunt, this version sports slightly stacked layers that complement a wavy texture. Consider your face shape when deciding whether to go slightly longer or shorter. Here, the front is kept long to avoid crossing over into shag territory. For a more polished finish—and perhaps to show off a strong jawline—style your 'do with a light-hold product like JVN Complete Hydrating Air Dry Cream ($24) and then tuck hair behind the ears.

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Side profile of a Japanese man with a ponytail
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The more lengthy the mane, the more style options you have—updos included. Man buns, ponytails, and topknots are not only practical but super stylish. If your hair length falls around the jawline, go for a half-up, half-down style. If your hair is longer, go ahead and pull all the hair back carefully. "Make sure to use a hair tie that is soft versus an elastic band that will put tension on the hair," recommends Butler. "Repeated pressure in one spot can weaken the hair and produce breakage."

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Russel Brand

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Russell Brand's shaggy look is pure 1970s—with a modern twist. "This grown-out shaggy, layered cut is perfect for curls." To get a similar look, Vaccaro advises mixing a curl creme, such as Pete and Pedro Hair Cream ($20), with a medium-hold gel to frizz-prone hair. The result? Lustrous, defined curls.

To prevent greasy-looking hair, wash your hair regularly and condition the ends, as you will be prone to split ends with longer lengths.

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Rock 'n Roll

Booboo Stewart long, shiny, wavy hair

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Want to feign a rock 'n roll lifestyle? This look is style meets edge thanks to soft layers around the face. Given the length, it works best on medium-to-thick hair. Try styling with a straightening balm or serum for a "cleaner" finish or opt for a texture spray or curl cream to bring out any curl or wave.

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Braided Pigtails

Adam Beach braided pigtails

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Braided pigtails go from cute to cool with Adam Beach's rendition. This style can work on any hair type and texture and is easy to pull off, no matter your skill level. To give it that "wow" factor, pouf hair at the crown like Beach and set with a hairspray, such as Redken Triple Take 32 Extreme High-Hold Hairspray ($24).

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Jared Leto

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Face-framing layers lend movement to Jared Leto's slightly feathered look. And we love the way loose waves contrast with a stark middle part. While you won't need much to style this 'do (a lightweight leave-in conditioner will suffice), what you will need is a head full of healthy hair. "Longer lengths simply mean more of your hair has been exposed to the elements and normal wear and tear," says Butler. He recommends using a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like Floyd's 99 Refresh Hair and Body Conditioner ($17) to prevent and repair damage.

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Oscar Isaac with tousled wavy hair and a beard

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Oscar Isaac's longish mane looks visually effortless and is a great option if you're looking to grow out your hair. While it can work on straight hair, texture is the star of this look so having waves or curls is ideal. To style, work a small amount of lightweight wax, such as Hanz de Fuko Gravity Paste ($23), throughout your air-dried tresses. 

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Wet Look

Alexander Wang wet-look hair

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Wet-look hair is everywhere and is for everyone. It's sporty, yet glamorous and can adapt to any occasion. Alexander Wang nails the lived-in look here with the help of texture-enhancing and frizz-fighting products, no doubt. Try Jack Black Sleek Finish Texture Cream ($15) and Body-Building Hair Gel ($15)—you won't be disappointed.

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actor dev patel

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Those with thick tresses will look visually effortless with Dev Patel's "just rolled out of bed" look. This heavily layered cut can work on straight hair but having a bit of wave or curl can really help to bring out natural texture. Imperfection is key here so spritz strands with sea salt spray and then tousle a bit until satisfied.

  • Is long hair low-maintenance?

    Generally speaking, long hair is relatively easy to take care of and style once it's grown out. However, your hair type and texture will also play into how low-maintenance your long hair really is.

  • What's a good long hairstyle for natural hair?

    Afros and protective styles are easy hairdos for long, natural hair. Just make sure you are keeping your hair hydrated to avoid breakage. Washing with a clarifying shampoo will help to avoid product buildup, too.

  • Should I grow out my fine hair?

    Typically, fine hair looks best in shorter styles but that's not to say that you can't grow out your hair. Opt for a cut that's no more than chin-length and consider using texturizing and volume-inducing products to feign fullness.

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