Long hair hasn’t been the sole domain of the ladies for over 40 years. First, hippie’s long locks were indicative of the care-free era and then icons like Robert Redford made it look effortless, rugged and well, just damn cool. The 70’s vibe seemed to totally match the long style, whether it was kids on chopper-style bikes, or Jon Travolta’s wavy long disco chic.
Of course, as much as the 70s personified a new era of style for men, the 1980s went about as far as it could to undo all that was good. Glam rock was here and everything seemed to be a little less about ‘cool’ and a little more about the perm. From New Jersey to Europe, thank God it really was the final countdown for HUGE hair. At least we can look back and say the ladies were just as bad.
The swing from decade-to-decade in men’s hair styles was showing no signs of slowing down in the 90s either. Short, spikey hair was in and Brad Pitt made us all think we could look like that. We could always rely on The Hoff carrying over the long perm, but let’s face it, he’ll probably be looking exactly the same in his leather jacket in 30 years from now. The horror show of 90s hair was undoubtedly the mullet – the least said about that, the better!
The start of the new millennium was a turning point for long hair. Josh Brolin brought back that Redford vibe and things were really starting to smell of roses again. Rinse and repeat? Why not, because even small dainty men with British accents were getting in on the act thanks to Orlando Bloom, and we could rely on the brash unsophisticated bad boy aura of Colin Farrell to toughen things up when required. This was the decade where anyone could rock the locks.
So where are we today? Well, trends move faster than Apple’s latest gadgets and decade-long styles seem to morph in as little as a year. That’s why we’re here, to guide you through the best look for you, with effortless cool, whether you’re growing your hair out or sharpening the crafted look. Just think twice before you consider the man bun! Rock on.