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Old 11-28-2018, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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It's not just longer hair that is acceptable now...thinking of those that shave their head bald and how common that is now.

We are more forgiving now of younger adults who wear half shaved/half not shaved hair, Mohawks, and that weird one cops do, shaving on the sides but longer on top. (not flattering to me).

Now multiple colors are popular.

So seems we are accepting just about anything. Which is a good thing.
well, anything but mullets of course
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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It's not just longer hair that is acceptable now...thinking of those that shave their head bald and how common that is now.

We are more forgiving now of younger adults who wear half shaved/half not shaved hair, Mohawks, and that weird one cops do, shaving on the sides but longer on top. (not flattering to me).

Now multiple colors are popular.

So seems we are accepting just about anything. Which is a good thing.
Don't get me started with emo and goth styled young people who color their hair dark and blue or purple.

I see plenty of such youth with hair like that working in those simulated Haunted attractions back in October.
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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It's not just longer hair that is acceptable now...thinking of those that shave their head bald and how common that is now.

We are more forgiving now of younger adults who wear half shaved/half not shaved hair, Mohawks, and that weird one cops do, shaving on the sides but longer on top. (not flattering to me).

Now multiple colors are popular.

So seems we are accepting just about anything. Which is a good thing.

This is more Marines than cops, if we are talking about the same cut - a "High and Tight" - the sides are buzzed, but the hair on top of the head is long enough that you can't see the scalp (and probably the scalp is not so subject to sunburn when hatless) - what can I say, some guys look good in this, some don't. My head shape is such that I don't like how it looks on me. It is a practical haircut for a warrior, as it does not afford an opponent enough hair to grab, in a hand-to-hand situation.
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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This is more Marines than cops, if we are talking about the same cut - a "High and Tight" - the sides are buzzed, but the hair on top of the head is long enough that you can't see the scalp (and probably the scalp is not so subject to sunburn when hatless) - what can I say, some guys look good in this, some don't. My head shape is such that I don't like how it looks on me. It is a practical haircut for a warrior, as it does not afford an opponent enough hair to grab, in a hand-to-hand situation.
Well, glad to know there is a reason.

The cops in my area wear this cut or bald. Guess they took it from Marines.
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Old 11-28-2018, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Well, glad to know there is a reason.

The cops in my area wear this cut or bald. Guess they took it from Marines.

Or, in NC, from Army Airborne.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:14 PM
 
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what the OP considers "short" or "long" might be different.
short to me means: no comb needed.
long means: conditioner needed.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I donít know I donít see too many guys with long hair anymore. Everyone balds their head or has some short cut. Lol I wish long hair would make a comeback.
I had to check the date on this thread, to make sure it was contemporary. Long hair made a comeback years ago; now, though, they typically wear it up in a bun, rather than down in a ponytail or straight. Bald is still "in" because some guys have no choice but to do bald. The fact that it was, and to some extent, still is "in" is a godsend for guys with thinning or balding hair. But some of the guys who can grow a decent long head of hair are doing so.

And then, there are those pockets around the country, where long hair for men never went out of style. Certain college and beach towns, like Santa Cruz, CA, and last bastions of hippiedom, like Taos, NM.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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It's a cyclical thing. Short hair was de rigeur in the 1950s and then longer hair for men came into style in the 1960s through the 1980s.

Shorter hair came back into style.for a while but it goes through cycles.

Connected to longer hair is increasing acceptance and popularity of facial hair, when in professional environments.

Early in my career, facial hair was frowned upon at my job but today it is acceptable and more common than not.

More causal dress is also connected with this trend.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:00 PM
 
Location: here
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It appears these days one out of seven guys out in public have hair longer than 3 inches. And one out of 14 guys have hair down to his collars and chin. I remember as late as in the 1990s if a boy had long hair or even just hair longer than 3 inches, kids around him would make fun of him for his hair, similar to 1:09 of this Easy rider movie scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqHddcMUF9, and his parents, relatives, and teachers alike would constantly repeat, "when will you get a haircut?" But these days, or at least since the mid 2000s it longer hair on guys seems much more accepted and even cherished with the peers. Of course not every parent like this trend.

Id be curious what sparked this trend since the mid 2000s. I know that long hair on men was fairly common in human history until around the early 20th century when constant wars drafted men to the military where they get their hair shaved off. And employers and society in general prefers the looks of ex military men for decades after the war.

I haven't been in a school in a while though I would like to ask how many boys in your kid's school have longer hair?

Or if you yourself are still in school/college/Uni, how many of your classmates who are guys have hair longer than 3 inches?
This is not my memory of the 90's at all. Grunge, anyone?
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: here
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Good example, Ironically despite that most men in the Bible era including those who wrote the Bible look like that with shoulder length hair and often facial hair. It appears modern day or 20th century Christians seem to strongly frown upon it and believe mens hair should be shorter than 2 inches and thinly groomed, and not have facial hair. It just seems socially unacceptable in church for devoted believers and often disallowed for those in serving positions, or those attending or teaching Christian schools/colleges.
Not the ones I know. I don't know anyone besides my mom who places much importance on hair length. I think you are making a lot of generalizations.
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