Long hair for men is one of those hairstyle trends that never seems to fade. Men’s bun opinions aside, there’s something about a head full of trailing braids that will make people do a double take in your direction. So where better to get your style inspiration than some of the hottest guys gracing our screens. Whether you’ve been thinking about growing your hair out or already have a longer style, take inspiration from these A-listers that make long, luscious locks look cool.
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Jason Momoa’s perfectly messy mane is the envy of all of Hollywood right now. The Hawaiian piece embraces her natural curls for an effortless result that has been deemed worthy of Khal Drogo and Aquaman status. Her more recent addition of bleached blonde tips adds a sunny edge to her otherwise edgy look.
2. Keanu Reeves
Although he’s oscillated between various long and short styles throughout his long career, Keanu Reeves is probably best known for his mid-length shaggy. Made famous in the 90s, his take on the grungy look is the perfect low-maintenance hairstyle for men with naturally straight hair.
3. Chris Hemsworth
In his role as Norse God Thor, Chris Hemsworth’s blonde hair reminds us why we love long hair in men so much. Offscreen, Hemsworth likes to keep it simple with a classic shoulder-length cut with a center part. Her sun-kissed locks are usually worn hanging around her face or slicked back with gel for more formal occasions.
With a contract prohibiting him from cutting his hair while filming HBO game of thrones, Kit Harrington’s bouncy curls are a big deal. Sparking a global love affair when he first appeared on our screens as Jon Snow in 2011, the world’s obsession with his wild locks only grew from there. Whether worn loose or in his half-up man bun, it looks like Harrington has discovered the secret to managing thick curls. Maybe Jon Snow knows something after all?
Brad Pitt has long inspired men around the world to replicate the hairstyle he wears today. Although he’s proven he can pull off just about anything when it comes to his mane, Pitt is arguably best known for his longer hairstyles. Knotty waves of faded blonde in the 90s to this Epic Shouldered Greek Warrior TroyPitt is a long hairstyle lesson for all of us.
6. Orlando Flowers
While he may not be sporting a longer hairstyle anymore, we have to applaud Orlando Bloom for his longer looks in the past. Bloom has somehow managed to make the often impossible task of managing long curls effortlessly. On days when work might have been too much for Bloom herself, a chic low bun was her saving grace. Hollywood’s OG curly man bun.
7. Russel Brand
The Russell brand is best known for its lewd jokes and eccentric hair. While her combed-back look might be a little too daring to replicate, her moody waves make our list. Her signature tousled style, worn with a confident edge, is the ultimate example of hair chic in bed.
Tom Cruise’s most iconic look has to be his perfectly manicured long bob. The kind of hair you can only dream of. Although gifted with naturally thick strands, a good conditioner and a textured chop keep Cruise’s mane permanently shiny and effortlessly styled all year round.
9. Harry Styles
If there’s one thing that will leave a trail of screaming teenage girls in its wake, it’s Harry Styles’ hair. Sporting many different hairstyles throughout his boyband years, Styles cemented his solo status by growing out his natural curls to rockstar-worthy lengths. His eu-natural rocker look even earned him the title of modern Mick Jagger.
10. Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges’ lush silver tresses prove that it’s never too late to grow out your hair – and if you’re lucky enough to still have full hair at Bridges’ age, why not flaunt it! Her sleek, swept-back curls, complemented by bushy facial hair, give off major silver fox vibes.
11. Jared Leto
Jared Leto’s signature silky locks have men and women everywhere dying to know what conditioner he uses. Whether worn long and flowing or in a sleek bun, Leto’s glossy bohemian waves are a perfect demonstration that long locks aren’t just for women.
12. Austin Butler
Austin Butler’s decision to grow out his short blonde has seen him go from cute to cool. Ditching her polished image, Butler’s moody long blonde bob manages to look effortlessly sophisticated yet ultra-cool at the same time.
13. Brock O’Hurn
Brock O’Hurn became an instant heartthrob when he uploaded a video putting his hair up in a bun and then pulling it back. Rightfully crowned the king of man buns, O’Hurn’s thick, voluminous mane is here to give you major hair cravings.
14. Johnny Depp
As one of Hollywood’s most talented actors, Johnny Depp’s hair has transitioned between many different lengths and styles. From a shoulder-length ’90s grunge-era cut to her most recent messy chin-length bob, Depp’s longer styles have remained her most iconic.
15. Christian Ball
With the help of a layered cut, Christian Bale’s lush hair always appears full of life. Its natural waves, combined with neat facial hair, give a look that is both rugged and old-fashioned gentlemanly.
Do guys look good with long hair?
Long hair looks great on men and suits many faces, especially when you add shape with layers or natural texture. However, damaged and unhealthy hair is much more visible when it is long, so it is extremely important to take care of it. Book at your hairdresser for a cut every three months to eliminate damaged and split ends. Wash two or three times a week with sulfate-free shampoo and condition each time. If you use heat styling, always be sure to protect your hair with a heat protectant.
Why is long hair attractive?
Long hair is attractive to a man because it takes confidence to wear it long, and it can also be a sign of good health. Long hair, like manly buns, can challenge gender norms, which can take some convincing. However, it is also an indication that you are dressing for yourself, not for others. Also, long hair is attractive because it shows that you are capable of commitment and have patience, as growing your hair out can be time consuming and awkward. You also need to take the time to take care of long locks, which means you can be dedicated.
What does long hair symbolize in a man?
A man’s long hair can symbolize confidence, health, strength, and a rebellious spirit. In some cultures, such as those of the Indigenous peoples of North America, long hair plays an important role in connecting to cultural identity, community, and family.
Isn’t long hair on a man unprofessional?
Although long hair is becoming more common and mainstream, it can still be considered unprofessional in some workplaces, such as corporate offices. When deciding to grow your hair long, you’ll need to consider your occupation and career aspirations, and whether or not long hair will impact that. If allowed, do your best to keep it clean and tidy, by washing it regularly (dry shampoo counts!) and brushing it through. Compromise options may include wearing your hair up or braided to work. It may also be a requirement for health and safety reasons, depending on your industry.
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