Looking for a change in your hairstyle? Why not consider growing it out? Long hairstyles for men have long ceased to be unconventional, and can really make a statement. If you already have long hair but you’re looking for a new way to style it, we have just what you need. Find your favorite and breathe some new life into your hair and your overall style. Here is a selection of our favorite hairstyles for long hair for men in 2018.
1. Messy Blue Long Grungy Hair
This haircut can make a statement. It doesn’t look too carefully worked on, so you get bonus points for the rebellious air. It has obvious grunge influences so you look like a badass, and it is also unusual enough (due to the color) to make you stand out. You can start by dying your entire hair blue and allow it to grow natural-colored roots for as long as you want. As you can see, the mix of blue and natural is exactly part of its appeal. Or, alternatively, if you can’t wait for the mix to happen, you can start by coloring only the bottom half and choice strands. It’s up to you. Not much style is needed on a daily basis for this particular long hairstyle for men. Just re-do the side braid every now and then and you’ll be fine.
2. Braided Sides with a Long Front Top
Yes, as you can notice, braids in long hairstyles for men are continuing to trend in 2018 as well. And it’s no wonder; they’re so versatile that adding them to a style gives plenty of room for improvisation. Depending on how you use braiding, you can go in very different directions with a haircut. There’s just no way to get bored. This one above is one of our favorite such combos. The side braids with the long messy top feel wild, while the small man bun in the back gives it all a more controlled nature.
3. Messy Low Ponytail-Bun for Straight Long Hair
For guys with regular straight hair, this is a casual and relaxed look that just screams of self-confidence. Tie your hair low in a ponytail, but stop in the middle of it, leaving it partly tied up as if in a bun. It only takes 30 seconds to re-tie it throughout the day, and if you ever get bored there are still plenty of other ways to style your medium long hair.
4. Shaved Sides with Long Dreadlocks Top Bun
There is a molten, controlled fierceness about this hairstyle that we absolutely love. One of the great things about it is that it requires almost no effort to maintain or style. Just tie it all up and go about your business, and shave out the sides every week or so. If you fancy a small change every now and then, you can also leave the top loose.
5. Long Thick Wavy Hair with Beard
If you’re the lucky owner of long hair which is naturally thick and wavy, this may just be the perfect hairstyle for you. It just looks so good by itself that there’s no need to fancy it up. If you also grow a full beard the combination will bring out your eyes something fierce. Whenever you get bored of the look though, you can also partly braid the sides, or gather the top in a small man bun. You will look good in all of these long hairstyle variations.
6. Men’s Ponytail with Side Bangs
If you have naturally straight hair, this might just be a great way to make it spicy enough. Just keep it clean and untangled and it will pretty much take care of itself. A shampoo that gives extra shine would also be a great touch, but not mandatory. Keep your ponytail messy for extra flair, and your bangs side swept. It’s a deadly serious but also artsy and sophisticated look.
7. Suave-Looking Medium Long Hairstyle
If your hair grows out in a messy and wavy way, this is an ideal look for you. It has a touch of modern Renaissance that will compliment just about anyone. You will also not need to worry about styling it, though occasionally a simple headband will help keep it restrained towards the back.
8. Medium Dreadlocks for Grey Hair
Grey hair brings an interesting touch to the dreadlocks, which we only usually see in brown-black or blonde colors. Keeping them medium-sized is also interesting and the different lengths makes the entire hairstyle oddly classy. For a reinterpreted gentleman look, especially if your hair is naturally grey, you should totally choose this style.
9. Artsy Long and Short Haircut
If you’re looking for a long hairstyle which is completely out of the ordinary and which will make heads turn, this is it. You must find a really good hairstylist and give him or her this picture, and you’ll be ready to roll. If your hair is already long you can do this right away, but if you still need to wait a bit until it gets that long, you can opt for one of the other hairstyles in the meantime.
10. The Jason Momoa Long Hairstyle
The famous Games of Thrones actor, also known for portraying a god from Atlantis for DC superhero movies, has his entire fan base sighing after his long wild hair. This long hairstyle has been dubbed The Jason Momoa precisely because he inspired it. If your hair is similar in structure (thick and wavy-curly), and if you can also grow a full beard, consider lightening the bottom half of your strands for a similar effect. You will be proud to sport a genuine Momoa hairstyle that people will fawn over.
This concludes our list of long hairstyles for men which are trending in 2018. Pick your favorite and have fun!
Picture sources: MenHairstylist.com