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The Best Long Hairstyles For Men: 32 Cuts To Try For 2022

Long hair is feminine? Nonsense. Since the beginning of time, a thick, flowing mane has been a symbol of strength and virility. In ancient Greece, for example, it represented great wealth and power. A shaved head, on the other hand, (sorry bald guys) was indicative of the opposite.

Historical cultural connotations aside, the best long hairstyles for men look pretty badass too. From Keanu Reeves to Dev Patel, Jason Momoa to Timothée Chalamet, if you’re blessed with the genes to pull it off, long hair can give you a look that feels modern and distinctive.

But nothing is ever simple. For every Brad Pitt, there’s a Mick Hucknall (sorry, Mick). Whether you’re a seasoned long hair in search of a new style, or a follicular newbie venturing south of the jawbone for the first time, there’s a lot to consider before you settle (or not) into the barber’s chair.

For this reason, we’ve put together the definitive guide to long hairstyles for men and everything you need to know before you grow. From finding the best cut for your face shape to how to actually grow your hair out (not as simple as it sounds), here’s all the intel you need in order to join this distinguished, hairy club.

Key Long Hairstyle Terms

Before we delve in, it’s important to understand a few key long hairstyle terms. These are phrases that tend to crop up a lot when talking about long hair and they can help you to communicate with your barber more effectively. It’s also nice to be able to understand what they’re actually talking about before you let them loose with the scissors.