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Men's Hairstyle: 5 long hairstyle ideas for men

/ 11.17.2016
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  •  Men's Hairstyle: 5 long hairstyle ideas for men
  •  Men's Hairstyle: 5 long hairstyle ideas for men
  •  Men's Hairstyle: 5 long hairstyle ideas for men
  •  Men's Hairstyle: 5 long hairstyle ideas for men
  •  Men's Hairstyle: 5 long hairstyle ideas for men

Women aren't the only ones that have long, precious locks to take care of – and keep out of their faces. If you're a man who likes to stray away from the clean cut, clean shaven look and grow out your hair for that trendy, hipster appeal, you've probably come across a few issues when it comes to keep your hair out of the way when you hit the gym or head to work.

And despite being a major product must-have when it comes to keeping your long locks tamed, hair gel isn't always an option – especially if you're heading to the gym! So, to help you men keep your long locks under control (and offer you some inspiration to change up your look), we're showing you 5 long hairstyle ideas on celebrities and how to achieve them.



Harry Styles is known for his signature long brown curly locks. When necessary, he pulls his hair back into a messy man bun. But often times, he leaves his hair tousled and down to show off what he's got during red carpet appearances and events. His secret to keeping hair out of the way when it's down brushing against his shoulders? Flipping the middle section of hair on the top of his head back and holding it in place with gel for a tousled, edgy bad-boy appeal.

To get that tousled look like Harry's, start off with damp, towel-dried hair. Use a styling paste or gel, and work it into your hair, scrunching large chunks at a time with your fingers. This will give your hair that slightly curled, messy look. Once your hair has dried slightly, apply gel onto your fingers and use them to flip a few strands of hair on the top of your head backwards. Start at the top of your forehead, work your fingers into your hair from the root, and run your fingers to the back of your head. This will hold the hairs that would normally fall around your face, backwards and out of the way.


If you're a long haired dude that prefers a sleeker and more sophisticated look, turn to Chris Hemsworth for inspiration. Chris styled his long, dirty blonde hair by brushing it all backwards and out of his face.

To get this look, start off by working styling paste or gel into your hair using your fingers. Make sure you move your fingers in a front to back motion so that your pulling the hairs backwards on your head. Next, use a tail comb and brush your hairs backwards starting at your forehead, from root to tip. Once you've brushed the top portion of your hair backwards, move on to the sides of your head, brushing the hairs back away from your ears. If needed, apply more styling gel to ensure a look that holds itself in place.


The easiest and most common way for men to keep long hair out of the way is to pull it back into what is now known as a "man bun." To make your man bun sleeker and more appropriate for professional situations, look to Jared Leto's slick back man bun look.

To achieve this look, apply a generous amount of gel onto damp, towel-dried hair and work it into your hair using your fingers. Next, use a tail comb to brush your hair to the back of your head, then pull it up into a bun low on your head. Secure with an elastic. Pull a few pieces of hair out of the elastic to give this sleek look an edgy twist.


Long hair doesn't always have to fall on your shoulders – it can grow upwards on top of your head as well! If your hair falls into this category, an easy way to tame it is to follow Collin Farrell's lead, and try out a mini top knot. Similar to the "man bun" the mini top knot is a smaller version that is placed higher up on your head, and uses a less significant amount of hair.

To re-create this look, simply use a tail comb to brush your hair to the back of your head, then use the remaining free strands of hair to create a small loop. Place a clear elastic around the loop and you have yourself a mini top knot.


Believe it or not, braids aren't just meant for women. Like the man bun, braids have the ability to keep long, shoulder-brushing locks out of the way. And they look extra manly if worn next to a shaggy beard or facial hair.

To create a low braid, pull all of your hair to the back of your head, and divide it into three equal sized sections. Cross the section of hair furthest to the right over the middle section, then cross the left section of hair over the new middle section. Repeat until you run out of hair and secure with a clear elastic.


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