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Which Looks Better On Men: Long Hair or Short Hair?

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

The debate over whether long or short hair looks better on men has gone on for a long time. Before we begin with this post about long hair vs. short hair, we’d like to make it clear that the choice is yours to make. But hold still. Make your decision after you have read what we have for you.

long hair vs. short hair

Any hairstyle you wear depends on some factors that need to be taken into consideration before you decide which is best for whom.

Long Hair Vs Short Hair: Which One Should You Opt For?

Your facial structure

Your face shape plays a determining role in any hairstyle you choose for yourself. Choosing a hairstyle that does not complement your facial features implies a lack of consideration for your face shape. Your face shape determines the length of hair that will suit you.

Your profession

Long hair has been seen as a culturally aversive norm in most places, with its association with hippies following the westernisation of short hair everywhere in history. It is also not considered acceptable in professional settings as it tends to leave a negative impression. But this has been changing. Long hair, when taken care of, amplifies the charm of the person adorning it, and it is accepted in professional settings today as well. But long hair can’t be entertained if you’re involved in professions such as oil field workers, fishermen, electric linemen, dump truck drivers, truckers, etc.

Your personality

It all depends on you. Your confidence, the aftercare you give to your hair, the time you have on your hands, and if you’re ready to take on the responsibility for the care of your hair. Long hair necessitates extra attention. Short hair is convenient, and one doesn’t need to do much in comparison to what they’ll have to do for long hair. You have to see if your personality prefers the ease of short hair or the look of long hair. It is your hair and your face, so you should opt for whatever length you desire.

You should remember that the debate over long hair vs. short hair is meaningless if you don't bother to care for them. It doesn’t matter because if you don't groom yourself, you’ll end up looking scraggly in any situation whatsoever.


Is long hair more attractive than short hair?

Men with longer hair present the qualities of patience and commitment, as that’s what it takes to groom long hair. These qualities are highly desired by prospective partners, so in that way, long hair makes for an attractive look. Also, long hair amps up the charm of the man who grooms himself well, and uniqueness is an attractive quality in itself.

Why is short hair more attractive?

Studies have shown that women prefer short-haired men more than long-haired ones. But it can be because short hair is considered conventionally attractive. Short hair has always stood as a symbol of masculinity in the mainstream, and in its defence, it doesn't require much effort to take care of.

The Last Of It

Pop into our barber shop on the Guilford high street or contact us, for a consultation and transformation session with one of our experts. Our professionals are adept at helping you opt for a hairstyle that will flatter your face shape, fit your hair care needs, and, most importantly, make you look amazing! Book an appointment.


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