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View Poll Results: What do you think about long hair on men?
LOVE IT! 55 54.46%
HATE IT! 43 42.57%
Men have hair? 3 2.97%
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:01 AM
 
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I thought this was interesting ... page after page of confirmation that I really do prefer short hair on men. I think of these 14 pages, I only saw a couple that I think looked better with long hair.

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Holy crap, the guy in the #3 “before” photo looks like Charles Manson!
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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Another guy chiming in, but in my youth I had some pretty luscious locks. I've been doing the short hair thing for decades now though because of work. I think long hair is definitely a young man's game unfortunately, as I experienced a lot of rudeness as an adult man with long hair. Older men and women would call me mam (despite my full beard), more buttoned up business types would look at me with some judgement, etc.
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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I miss my long hair.
Me after about 12 days at sea back in 95 sailing the 2 man Transpac LA to Honolulu :-D
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I don't like long hair, man buns, or mustache/beards.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:28 AM
 
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I thought this was interesting ... page after page of confirmation that I really do prefer short hair on men. I think of these 14 pages, I only saw a couple that I think looked better with long hair.

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Wow - I so agree! Every one of those guys looks better (and younger) with the short, stylish hair. I really do not like to see men with long scraggly hair and beards, it just looks "bummish" and they look older. It is especially important when men reach a certain age, and the hair gets thin, dry, scraggly and grey. I see that look a lot where I live....
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:31 AM
 
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I'm not really a fan of men with long hair styles that resemble female cuts. The Steve Aoki/Harry Styles hair isn't really my thing. I have seen a few guys with really nice dreads/braids that were well kept. That definitely looks nice if they take care of it and don't go overboard with putting things in it. Huge afros also look nice if well-kept. I think it's an underappreciated hairstyle.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:24 PM
 
Location: The middle
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I like long hair on some men. Works on some, others, not so much. It needs to be well groomed, clean, brushed, not stringy. Some dudes can rock a man bun, no one rocks a mullet.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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I like long hair on men if:

It is clean.

It is not longer than mine, which would be difficult.

When I left SoCal, it seemed most men, regardless of age or ethnicity, were shaving their heads, even if they obviously had hair & were not balding. I don’t know if that’s changed, but I really got tired of seeing chrome dome.

Spouse decided to no longer cut his hair after our daughter’s wedding. My feeling was that he had worked his tail off his whole life, if that made him happy, that’s cool. I taught him how to care for it, & trim his split ends when I do mine.

BTW, slightly off-topic, but what is up with men removing chest hair?? Men are men, not chihuahuas!
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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I just prefer a clean-cut look - short hair and clean shaven.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Willamette valley, oregon
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I played in a rock band in the mid 70's. I grew my hair to shoulder length and I think it looked pretty good. Then I worked a government job for the next 30 plus years, and felt like I needed to keep it short to "represent" the government better. At the end of my career I started to let it grow out and also played in a rock band, so bookends I guess. I haven't cut it in years, except for trimming split ends but it's not getting longer. Occasionally I'm tempted to wack it all off, but my wife threatens to leave me if I do, so there it is.
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