Ancient history teaches us that men wore long hair as a sign of strength and power, which sounds quite different from the modern stereotypes. Luckily trends have switched in the past few seasons and men are again sporting their long locks confidently. If they ment a sing of rebellion in the 90s’ the contemporary men show off their unique style wearing long hair that’s often accompanied by unshaved face. Beards work as a counterweight and give that long hairstyle a certain edge. Celebrities like Jared Leto have fully embraced this look and quickly became style inspiration to many men who want to break from the mainstream. Long hair along with a bushy beard is the new kind of badass. Furthermore we spotted a few other long styles that are becoming very popular among celebrities as well as on the streets. In this post we present 26 best long haircuts for men and a few tips on styling them.
The Johnny Depp hairstyle
Johnny has mastered the artistic look to perfection, and his hairstyle manages to look awesome no matter what the length and color. However, we chose this particular style since it’s quite hard to pull off. The length that covers your ears is not very flattering unless you add some edge to it, just like Johnny did. For this cut your hair needs to be at least little wavy, so it doesn’t fall flat.
What to ask your barber: ask for a mushroom cut.
The Jared Leto haircut
Jared has been in the spotlight quite a lot lately due to his long hair and what appeared to many – a neglected look. Just to be clear, there’s nothing untended about him. His perfectly groomed hair has an ombre coloring effect and is cut in layers just to add some texture. Together with his beard it creates a holy image.
What to ask your barber: if Jesus walked the Earth today, this is his hairstyle.
The Vincent Chase cut
If your hair is curly and you want to achieve a movie star kind of look then you should get inspired by Adrian Grenier and his Entourage character Vincent Chase. It’s the perfect too-cool-to-do-my-hair look. You won’t need to learn any new styling techniques or use any lux products, just keep your hair all the same length and you’ll be heading for stardom.
What to ask your barber: tell him to cut your hair to an even length, just long enough to cover your ears.
The Anthony Keidis hairdo
The Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Keidis is a great example how rockstar’s hair doesn’t necessarily need to be big and messy. Long hair can look pretty awesome if your facial bone structure is strongly defined. This style is perhaps a bit more difficult to maintain from what you’re used to. For a well-groomed look, you’ll need to wash them more often and get on with the brushing routine.
What to ask your barber: you need to ask him for a long layered cut with crossbar on the side and a bit shorter hair in the front.
The Brad Pitt hairstyle
Once again we can’t overlook Mr. Pitt and his awesome hairstyle. His long cut became just as famous as some of his best performances. His hair is naturally very straight, so to give them a bit of a volume, he got a layered cut. You can achieve more texture with colored strands or go bold with an ombre.
What to ask your barber: ask for a long Brad Pitt, there isn’t a person on the entire planet who wouldn’t know this hair!
The Colin Farrell hairstyle
If you’re up for something out of ordinary then we suggest the Colin Farrell cut. It’s not exactly long, but it’s not short either. If you keep your hair short on the side and long on the top, it’ll give you plenty of styling options. You can wear them as Colin, swipe on the side or spike into a mohawk.
What to ask your barber: shaved on the side, long enough on the top to make a small bun.
The Kit Harington haircut
Another great example of long curls, which we expect to see more and more, comes from the Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington. His curls are not as thick as Adrian Grenier’s and look better with a bit more length. They’re cut evenly to create a lot of volume and swept away from the face.
What to ask your barber: ask for an even cut with a lot of volume.
The Justin Passmore style
Growing your hair long certainly gives you the advantage of styling them in different ways, and Justin Passmore is a good example of just that. His over-the-shoulder length means he can either wear it down or styled up. We especially love his bun on the top of the head. Together with a bushy beard, this is the contemporary look we were talking about in the intro.
What to ask your barber: forget the barber, just grow them long.
The Skrillex cut
To add some badass appeal into a long hairstyle, you can look up to Skrillex and his side shave. For the most edge, this cut works best with black or blonde hair, over the shoulder length with shorter bangs in the front and a shave on one side. Make sure your boss is fine with this before you go experimenting.
What to ask your barber: ask him to shave the area around the ears.
The Bradley Cooper hairstyle
No matter if your hair is curly or straight, it will look especially sharp when combed back and slicked with some hardening products. Styling gel will make the hair appear wet and add some texture. You can try out this hairstyle with any cut, long or short, shaved on the side or not. It’s great for those ‘bad hair days’.
What to ask your barber: ask for a slicked back look.
The Chris Hemsworth hairstyle
A bit longer than Bradley Cooper and a hint more badass is the Chris Hemsworth’s hairstyle. This cut is perfect for a guy who knows how to rock his long locks and doesn’t want to spend hours perfecting his hair every morning. Loos especially cool on blonde color.
What to ask your barber: ask for an uneven shoulder length.
The David Beckham hair
Who doesn’t know this hair? Although David Beckham can be a real cameleon when it comes to changing his hairstyle, he’s still most famous for his longer cuts. Although some are not considered very felicitous, we think this one is still pretty stylist today. With blonde strands and a ponytail, you’ll look like a soccer pro!
What to ask your barber: ask for blond strands and make a messy ponytail.
The Russell Brand hairstyle
His hairdoo is one of his signatures for sure. Russell Brand isn’t an orderly gentleman, so if you’re going for a rockstar look, he’s definitely a good reference. You’ll rock this cut if your hair is curly and rarely combed.
What to ask your barber: Russell Brand has a hairstylist? Not likely!
The model hairstyle
Want that effortless model kind of look? This guy is balancing his long hair with a carefully trimmed beard for a rough but cool look. To make it perfect they’re just a touch highlighted for a natural and more textured look.
What to ask your barber: ask for an even shoulder length and some highlights.
The David Chiang hairdoo
Another great model look, that’s been very popular lately. If you’re blessed with very long black hair, then simply straighten them up and divide them straight in the middle of your head. So high fashion!
What to ask your barber: you really don’t need a barber for this one, simply steal a straightener from your girl.
The Josh Holloway haircut
Who doesn’t remember the Lost superstar Josh Holloway and his remarkable long hairstyle. You need to be quite confident to rock this style today, since it’s not on the most stylish list anymore. We just couldn’t go through with this list not including it.
What to ask your barber: ask for a fringe cut.
The Charlie Hunnman hairstyle
If you’re a fan of Sons of Anarchy then you probably agree Charlie’s hair plays a big role in it. He’s a bare proof of just how awesome long hair is. Plus you can wear it either sleek, like this photo, or just a bit greasy and messy which looks that much more bad-boy.
What to ask your barber: ask for a Jax Teller.
The Alexey Shved hairdoo
Many long haired guys like to style their hair with a headband and Alexey Shved is no exception. We spotted this trend mainly with athletes, from basketball to football to soccer stars, which doesn’t really come as a surprise. If you’re an active guy then give this style a try.
What to ask your barber: whatever the cut, just ask for a headband and pull your hair back.
The Kurt Cobain hairstyle
Kurt would not be Kurt without his signature hairstyle that made women crazy and guys imitating. The hair long is just a bit over the shoulder, but the real trick is in the styling which is without saying one of the most careless ones in history of famous hair. This is a true rock star look.
What to ask your barber: this hair hasn’t seen a hairdresser since the 80’s.
The Orlando Bloom hair
Not a real-life look but so epic it couldn’t just go unmentioned. Orlando Bloom sporting this awesome hairstyle from Lord of the Rings is something to be imitated. It works best with blond hair, it’s slicked back and features a braid on the side, which makes it kind of fantasy and badass at the same time.
What to ask your barber: ask him for a small braid on the sides, if he’s surprised by your request, just mention Legolas Greenleaf as the reference.
The Tom Cruise cut
An iconic photo from young Tom Cruise who sure could rock long hairstyles. Unlike other shoulder length haircuts on this list, this one has more texture thanks to stepped cut. If you’re looking to add some dimension to your hair, this is a good way to go.
What to ask your barber: just ask for a young Tom Cruise.
The Willy Cartier hairstyle
Currently, male models with long hair are dominating both runways and magazine covers, and Willy Cartier is one of those models. If your hair is long and a touch wavy, you can wear it lik him or put it in a bun like Justin Passmore. We love both just as much.
What to ask your barber: ask him for some volume and loose waves.
The gareth Bale hairstyle
Another example on how to style your long hair comes from Gareth Bale. Unlike Alexey Shved, he keeps his hair sleek and uses a hair ring to tame his long locks. For this one you’ll need a fair amount of styling product, such as styling cream or classic pomade.
What to ask your barber: ask for a slicked back look with a hair ring.
The Lenny Kravitz hairdoo
No one can rock an afro like Lenny Kravitz can! With the length just right this is a truly cool look. Of course it demands a particular hair structure, so if you’re blessed with it, there’s no reason not to give it a go. With the right styling the chick will be at your feet!
What to ask your barber: ask for an afro.
The sleek model hair
This is another great look for a long cut. If you’re tired of wearing it messy or simply need your hair to match your suit, you can give the sleek look a try. brush them to the side and back and use a bit of hair spray to keep them in place.
What to ask your barber: ask for a sleek, brushed to the side look.
The David Guetta haircut
If you’re famous you can literally get away with any hairstyle, as David Guetta proves. This fringe cut with messy styling looks like something from a Hitchcock’s ‘Birds’ movie but we can see it’s potential if you exclude the beard. It’s not the most charming of the styles, so we only approve if you’re a dj superstar.
What to ask your barber: just don’t go near a barber, let your cat style your hair.