20 Best Long Hairstyles for Men and Boys – How to Style Long Hair

How to Style your Long Hair.A Guide for Men: The Native American warriors and the Japanese samurai were associated with long uncut strands of hair. The norm of having long, uncut hair has been associated with a strong powerful man from time immemorial. Long haircuts are officially back in fashion, and this is true for men from all backgrounds. Lengthy looks are no longer meant just for hippies. We have evolved as a human race and long locks for men are absolutely back.

Long haircuts automatically make you more confident in your outward demeanour since it instils diversity. You can try all types of hairstyles under the sun. You can chose to pull your hair back or you can try the lazy look and put it up in a hat. Dreads are always a welcome change. Also, in the 21st century there is nothing more attractive than a man with a man-bun.

If you have long flow-y hair and are looking for ways to style them you have come to the right place. In this article, you will find 20 hairstyles with steps to achieve them that will help you look like you belong in the 21st century. It will transform you as a man and make you look more attractive than ever.

20 Hairstyles for Men with Long Hair –  Diy Process

#1: Man-Bun with a taper:

this hairstyle is great for you if you are experimental and like to try new things. It is easy to achieve and looks great on me from all backgrounds.

Man-Bun with a taper

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To achieve this you will need:

  1. A trimmer
  2. A razor
  3. A comb
  4. 2 rubber-bands
  5. Hair spray

Steps:

  1. First give yourself a tapering undercut on the hair on the nape of your neck and on the sides.
  2. Now, with the hair that remains on the top of the head comb them backwards and into a ponytail.
  3. Then tie this ponytail into a bun, according to your hair length.
  4. Now to complete the look spray a little hair spray to keep the bun in position.

#2: The curly pony:

this hairstyle is great for men with long and curly hair. There are a few variations that can be tried. If you have long curly hair a ponytail will give you the comfort to go about your day as well as make you look classy and handsome.

The curly pony

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To achieve this you will need:

  1. A flat toothed comb
  2. A rubber-band
  3. A trimmer
  4. A razor
  5. Hair mousse

Steps:

  1. In dampened hair apply mousse and let it dry. This will enhance your curls and make them look extra curly and bouncy.
  2. Now, using a flat toothed comb, comb your hair backwards and tie them up into a ponytail.
  3. To give this look an element of surprise you could give yourself an undercut, from the mid temple till the other side of the head. Basically trimming hair on the lower part of the head.

#3: The long bob of this century:

this hairstyle looks good on men with hair which are long, but only shoulder length or even shorter. It is easy to attain and maintain.

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To achieve this you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. Hair mousse
  3. Hair spray

Steps:

  1. In dampened hair, apply mousse. Let the hair dry.
  2. Once the hair is completely dry, give yourself a side parting.
  3. Chose the side which you think looks the best on you.
  4. Now, using some more mousse set the hair in a rugged manner to give it an untidy yet tidy look.

#4: Braids with a fade:

This hairstyle will look great if you have long hair which are long enough to be tied into a braid and then into a bun. If you chose to braid your hair then after braiding tie them into a bun. Alternatively, you could give yourself a faded look along the back of the head and along the side burns.

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To achieve this look you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A hair spray
  3. A packet of black rubber-bands
  4. A strong hold scrunchie
  5. A razor
  6. A trimmer

Steps:

  1. To start give yourself a faded look on the back and the sides of the head. For this use a trimmer and a razor.
  2. Now, put the remaining hair into sections and braid them using the French braiding-style. Put the rubber-band at the end of each braid.
  3. Now hold all these braids together and tie them up into one ponytail. You could also tie them up into a bun for a neater look.

#5: Short dreads with a fade:

there are a variety of dread-lock styles that one can choose from. Short dreads can look great if they are styled properly.

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To achieve this look you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A strong hold hair gel
  3. A trimmer
  4. A razor

Steps:

  1. To get the desired look you will need to remove the hair along the temple towards the sides. You will need to reduce the hair on the side burns too for a faded look.
  2. To achieve the dreads you will need to take sections of hair and twist them.
  3. To make sure that the dreads stay in position, apply a strong hold hair-gel.
  4. Let the gel dry and the look is ready.

#6: Pompadour with an undercut:

this hairstyle suits men with long as well as short hair. if you have medium length hair you can try this hairstyle.

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To get this style you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A hair mousse
  3. A hair spray
  4. A razor
  5. A trimmer

Steps:

  1. The more variations you try with long hair, higher the chances of you looking different and attractive.
  2. To make a pompadour look different and new you could try combining it with an under-cut.
  3. Give yourself an undercut, using a trimmer and a razor remove hair to an absolute zero and the sides and the back.
  4. Now with the hair remaining on the top, comb them backwards and apply mousse.
  5. Let the mousse dry. Now apply a little hair spray to hold the look in position.

 

#7: The dread lock bun:

This look is easy to attain and easy to maintain. It can b left untouched for days. This look is perfect for lazy men.

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To achieve this look you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A hair gel( strong hold)
  3. A string rubber band

Steps:

  1. Comb the hair into sections. These sections need to be small, since the hair needs to be twisted into dreads.
  2. Now, by taking little hair from each section twist them into dread locks.
  3. Apply gel to each dread so that they hold themselves into position.
  4. Now hold all the dreads together and tie them into a bun at the back of the head. Use one of the longer dreads to tie other dreads together.

#8: Long wavy messy look:

this hairstyle will look best on men with wavy and long hair. It is low maintenance and can be achieved easily.

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To achieve this look you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A hair gel

Steps:

  1. First in damp hair, give it a side parting. Let the hair fall onto one side.
  2. With the hair on the other side apply hair gel and style it into position.
  3. In the end run your fingers through your hair, and ruffle the hair all the way through.
  4. In the end apply hair gel to hold the look position.  

#9: Pomp-fade:

some men can also try a pomp-fade look. This look is extremely classy and looks great on men light coloured hair.

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To achieve this look you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A round brush
  3. A hair gel
  4. A hair mousse
  5. A trimmer
  6. A blow-dryer

Steps:

  1. First, give yourself a faded look on the side using a trimmer and a razor. Shave the sides and the back of the head along the temple.
  2. Now, using a round brush set the hair on the top of the head properly towards one direction and blow dry it into position.
  3. To keep this style into its place apply hair spray and let it dry.

 

#10: Undercut with a ponytail:

this hairstyle can look great on you if you are confident about the shape of your face. Since in a pony all the facial features are accentuated.

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To achieve this look you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A razor
  3. A rubber band

Steps:

  1. First, to attain the undercut remove the hair from the neck and the back of the head. Also, remove the hair from the side burns.
  2. Now, with the remaining hair on the top of the head tie them into am ponytail.
  3. To help this style to stay into position apply a little hair spray.

#11: The long shag:

this hairstyle is easy to attain and can be managed easily too. You just need to set your hair in a certain manner to achieve this.

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To get this style you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A hair dryer
  3. A hair spray
  4. A air mousse

Steps:

  1. In dampened hair, apply mousse. This will make your hair look lustrous and beautiful.
  2. Now using a comb set your hair with the help of a hair dryer.
  3. Once, your hair is dry, part them to one side and you are ready to go.

#12: Long shrivelled look:

this look is low maintenance and is great for men who do not like to put too much effort into their hair style.

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To achieve this look you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A hair gel
  3. A hair spray.

Steps:

  1. In hair that are longer than the ears but shorter than the shoulders apply mousse.
  2. Now, set them, by combing them to a side and blow drying them.
  3. Now apply hair gel to your hands and run your fingers through your hair to set them perfectly.
  4. Let the gel dry and you are ready to go.

#13: The double pony:

this style is comfortable and extremely easy. All you need to do is make two ponytails one under the other.

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You will need:

  1. A comb
  2. 2 rubber bands
  3. Hair mousse
  4. Hair spray.

Steps:

  1. In dampened hair apply mousse, and let the hair dry.
  2. Now, make a pony with the hair only on the crown of the head.
  3. Now with the hair remaining in the bottom make another pony a small one.
  4. Apply hair spray and the double pony look is complete.

 

#14: The centre parting:

another easy and maintainable look is the centre part. In this you just need to part your hair from the middle.

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You will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A hair mousse

Steps:

  1. In hair that is shorter than shoulder length, apply mousse, when they are damp.
  2. Now using a thin toothed comb, give yourself a centre parting.
  3. Let your hair flow naturally. Sometimes a simple look can make you feel attractive and confident.

 

#15: Half man-bun:

if you have long hair that is at least shoulder length or longer you can try this look.

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To achieve this look you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A rubber band
  3. A hair mousse.

Steps:

  1. First in dampened hair, apply mousse. This will make the hair look shiner.
  2. Now take a section of hair from the crown of the head and tie it into a pony.
  3. Next, twist this pony into a bun, and let the rest of the hair flow as is.
  4. To complete the look apply a little hair spray so that it stays in position.

#16: Curly messy look:

This hairstyle can be attained by men who have short curly hair. it is easy to get this hair style and is great everyday look.

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To achieve this look you will need:

  1. A large toothed comb
  2. A hair dryer
  3. A hair gel

Steps:

  1. First in damp hair apply hair gel. This will make your curls look bouncy and attractive.
  2. Now part your hair to a side.
  3. Set them into position using a hair dryer.
  4. In the end apply a little hair spray to hold the look into position.

#17: The thick wavy look:

this look can be attained by all men who have hair which are shoulder length. If your hair is naturally wavy this is the style for you.

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You will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A hair mousse
  3. A hair spray
  4. A hair dryer

Steps:

  1. Apply mousse to dampened hair and let it dry.
  2. Now using a hair dryer and a comb, part your hair side-ways.
  3. Comb while you use the hair dryer in one particular direction.
  4. Now let your waves hang naturally. To keep the waves intact for a long duration apply hair spray.   

#18: Half razor cut:

This look can be easily attained by men who have long hair but only till the ear.

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For this you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A hair gel
  3. A hair spray

Steps:

  1. First, you will need to get a professional to give you a razor cut.
  2. Now part your hair side-ways and apply hair gel to hold this look into position.
  3. The hair on the other side of the parting will be even shorter in the back. Hence, the name a ‘half razor cut’. 

#19: Short ponytail with a beard:

if you have hair that are shoulder length and are straight you can go for this hairstyle.

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For this you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A rubber-band
  3. A hair mousse

Steps:

  1. First, on dampened hair apply mousse and let them dry.
  2. Now, using a comb make a need ponytail and tie it with the help of a rubber band at the back of the head.
  3. To complete this look you should maintain a full beard and a moustache.

 

#20: The multiple braid look:

this look can be achieved with a lot of patience and little help from another person.

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For this you will need:

  1. A comb
  2. A hair mousse
  3. A few rubber bands

Steps:

  1. To achieve this look take sections of hair and braid them into French braids.
  2. On the bottom of each braid tie a rubber band to keep them from opening.
  3. Let the braids hand loose and the look is ready.

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