Hairstyles for Men with Long Hair

16th March 2021

Once made popular with rock band idols and hipsters, having long hair creates endless possibilities for styling. The versatility of styles that long hair can provide is second to none.

If you’re struggling with your luscious locks, here are a few of our favourite hairstyles for men with long hair.

Slick Back

A hairstyle that has become synonymous with actors like Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio. For guys with medium to long hair, having it slicked back and looking shiny is the most effortlessly classy style to rock. This is also ideal if you don’t want to have to deal with hair being in your face all day.

If you have thin hair, a slick backed hair look can be achieved with any type of medium-hold gel, like Aveda’s Pure-Formance Liquid Pomade, which moderately holds your hair whilst maintaining some level of movement. If your hair is thicker or even curly, using a stronger type of gel, pomade or mousse will give you the optimal slick back look. We recommend Aveda’s Pure-Performance Pomade.


A ponytail is a quick and easy style to do for your long hair. Not only is it a great way to control your it if it’s constantly getting on your nerves, but done right, it can be a great hairstyle for formal events.

If you want a natural shine to your hair, using a bit of liquid pomade can offer a moderate hold whilst maintaining a good level of natural movement and a shiny tint to the ponytail.

Man Bun

The classic man-bun emerged from popular culture in the early 2010s and it isn’t going anywhere! The man-bun sounds like a simple hairstyle, but there are a lot of components that make it one of the most prolific hairstyles of the decade.

When creating a man-bun, comb all hair back and secure with a hairband at the top, or back of the head. For a more relaxed look, allow some strands of hair to be loose. 

A great man-bun fits perfectly with a well-groomed beard. If you’re looking for ways to shape a perfect beard to fit this hairstyle, read our top tips on how to style your beard.


If your hair is naturally long and curly, we encourage you to embrace it. Thanks to their natural thickness and volume, long curls are a great look for a relaxed style. To keep it in this condition, you will need to constantly maintain your hair to tame any frizz that occurs.

In order to avoid this frizziness, avoid using blow dryers which can ultimately damage your hair and instead let your hair dry naturally after every shower. It also might be wise to invest in moisture-rich hair products to help keep your curls under control.

Side Part

Already mentioned in our blog about the top hairstyles for men with thick hair, the side part is a smart and sophisticated style for long hair. You can create extra volume in your hair by creating a deep side part to make your hair look full and healthy.

The best way to create a side part is to brush your hair in the style just after washing it and let it dry with the part in place.

Get Advice from our Expert Barbers

At Cutter’s Yard, we are experts in Men’s hair and grooming. So, if you’re unsure which haircut to go for, our barbers will be happy to assist.

We use the latest barbering techniques, work with first-class tools and Aveda Men’s products to deliver an unparalleled barbering service.

Book your appointment with us now at London Bridge or Southwark