30 Men Who Had Their Long Hair Chopped Off In A Dramatic Transformation
Long hair, don’t care, they say. A slogan made famous by the hippy movement, dismissing perceived prudish and conservative attitudes of previous generations, made it to the radar of today’s men.
From football players, Hollywood actors, members of various subcultures to anyone really, most guys seem to have pulled off long locks at some point in their lives. And while many came to the conclusion that long hair is not for them, others stuck with it for many years to come.
But this post is about the former ones who decided it was time to bid farewell to their luscious locks and have their hair trimmed. So let's see how they did in these cute transformation pictures below!
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Long hairstyles for men are becoming an ever more frequent sight. As the lockdowns around the world are finally eased, the amount of guys coming out of their homes with long luscious hair has exponentially increased. After all, it was a perfect opportunity to challenge your inner long-haired Brad Pitt and see if you get any "oh, this looks quite good actually"-kinda compliments.
Bored Panda talked to Dovile Osia, an experienced hair stylist and colorist based in Vilnius, Lithuania who said that long hairstyles are becoming more and more popular. “I believe it has to do with fading gender lines, since the haircuts are no longer divided into 'female' and 'male.'”
Dovile also noticed that if a man opts for a long haircut, it’s quite hard for him to part with it. “For many men, long hair becomes their signature style,” the hair stylist explained.
The benefits of long hair are that it's super versatile, meaning you can wear it down, in a bun, braided… the possibilities are endless! On the other hand, the effortlessness of a long haircut is often just an illusion.
Not only do men who wish to let their hair down require regular cuts and care, they also need to spend more time on that. Think of blow-drying your hair and putting on a regular nourishing mask… it’s not for every woman, let alone a man!
“Long hair requires way more care than short cuts simply because hair’s beauty is not just its length. There’s no point in walking around with long but shabby hair with no shine,” Dovile stated. When asked which men look best with long hair, the hair stylist said that there are no rules. “If a person looks and feels good with one or the other hair, it means that cut definitely suits them.”
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According to Joe Mills, there’s never been a better time to consider a longer hairstyle. “It’s really diverse at the moment with longer hair. You’ve got guys with hair flowing down past their shoulders through to guys with seventies Bowie-style cuts with short fringes.”
Mills explained that “People first started moving towards a softer, Stone Roses-style look, and it went from there. You always have a phase where everyone’s having sharp, short haircuts, then people buck the trend and it starts to filter through.”
Most importantly, you gotta remember that long hair is really more about the attitude than about the look. No wonder so many men and women opt for shorter cuts instead, as they often require less effort and fit a wider range of people.