Short, ballsy hairstyles like the buzz cut and fade ruled 2016. And for good reason: In a year that was essentially a non-stop shitstorm, we men needed something easy to maintain, versatile and that didn’t require too much thought.

However, now that the worst is over (we hope), things are starting to go in the opposite direction. If the recent AW17 menswear shows are anything to go by, it’s time to let your locks grow to their full potential.

(Related: 5 Key Hairstyle Trends From Men’s Fashion Week)

Of course, long hair is not an easy look to nail. So to help you decide if growing out is a goer, here are 38 good-looking long hairstyles that are not a man-bun (and two that are – sorry).

Long Textured Hair

Wavy Hair With Sweeped Fringe

Long Hair Center Parting

Long Hair With Short Fringe

Long Straight Hair

Long Curly Hair

Long Hair With Fringe

Swept Back Long Hair

Shoulder Length Hair With Center Part

Natural Texture

Curly Shoulder Length Hair

Textured Hair

Choppy Fringe

Man Bun

Textured Hair

Center Parted Hair With Fringe

Afro/Curly Hair

Shoulder Length Curls

High Shine Hair


Swept Back Hair

Natural Hair With Length

Long Wavy Hair

Shoulder Length Curls

Natural Wavy Hair

Textured Hair With Volume

Long Fringe Hair

Curls With Man Bun

Long Hair With Beard

Shoulder Length With Center Parting

Tight Curly Hair

Wet Look Hair With Full Fringe


Natural Curly Hair

High Shine Hair With Texture

Curly Hair

Long Wet Look Hair With Texture

Curly Hair With Volume

Long Natural Hair

Swept Back Hair With Beard