Dudes With Long Hair: Yay or Nay?

Tom Brady reveals he's not going to cut his hair any time soon. Drat. But are there other guys who can pull off the look?

Dudes With Long Hair: Yay or Nay?

Tom Brady reveals he’s not going to cut his hair any time soon. Drat. But are there other guys who can pull off the look?

-Jackie Cascarano, lockandmane.com

Tom Brady Gisele

We at Lock & Mane love a well-groomed man. You know we all breathed a major sigh of relief when the recent celebrity facial hair craze died down, but there’s something more troublesome on the horizon. Pretty boys with long hair. The Biebs was an early adopter of this trend but since he’s a mere child we can’t heap all the blame at his little man feet.

We can blame Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady.

We actually had a chance to chat with Fabio wannabe Brady last week at the Robin Hood Foundation Gala in New York . The NFL hottie told us he won’t be cutting his locks any time soon. His wife Gisele shook her head and laughed. We cried inside upon hearing this tragic hair news and it led us to a lengthy discussion on men and long hair. Is it ever okay? We reached out to some regular gals for their take on the trend.

Tom Brady Gisele

Marissa Hagerman, a 27-year-old pharmaceutical rep, tells us that certain men can pull off long hair no matter what. Case in point: “Johnny Depp. He can do no wrong. Even when his hair is long and kind of straggly, his sex appeal knows no bounds.” Wise words, Marissa.

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So, why are Tom Brady’s long locks so unappealing?

“It’s a bad look for him because he’s not particularly mysterious.” Sarah Phelps, a 30-year-old corporate attorney, told us. She continues, “He’s a nice guy trying to rebel with long hair. Tim Riggins can pull it off. Tom Brady, not so much.”

We so agree and are delighted by the Friday Night Lights reference.


It makes sense that bad boys can pull off long locks. Take recovering drug addict and all around wild man, Russell Brand (aka Mr. Katy Perry). Russell’s long, unruly hair is his signature look. In fact, Russell with a short, sensible haircut would seem unnatural.

But there are exceptions to this rule. Nice guy Brad Pitt has dabbled in long locks several times throughout his career: as an emo vamp in Interview with a Vampire, a Greek god in Troy, and a brooding hunky woodsman in Legends of the Fall. The long hair is cheesy in Troy (much like the film?) but Brad and his luscious locks are utterly swoon-worthy in Legends

Brad Pitt Legends of the Fall

It’s not that we’re against long hair on men, just long hair on certain men. Pretty boys should stick to the pretty boy handbook and keep their locks in check. If you’re not going to grab us around the waist, throw us on the back of your motorcycle and forget to call us in the morning, you might as well cut your hair, look the part and put on your chinos for brunch.

Are you a fan of long hair on guys? Tell us what you think!

jackie cascaranoJackie Cascarano is the Founder and Creative Director of Lock & Mane, the fastest growing luxury beauty retailer on the web. Featuring a carefully curated selection of hair products and luxe accessories along with a fun and informative style blog, Lock & Mane is the ultimate destination for luxury hair care online.

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  1. Much the same that not all women can get away with short hair, not all guys can look good with long hair.
    To me, a guy with long hair needs to be impeccably dressed and groomed, lest he resemble a gas station attendant.
    I think I’m in the minority though; I like a guy with a beard and/or mustache. Manly men.

  2. Have to say not a fan of long hair on a guy, maybe a few could pull it off. But still not for me. I also don’t like the beard and mustache, too pokey, lol.

  3. I, too, was a teenager in the late 60’s and early 70’s when guys had long hair. I loved it then and I still find it immensely attractive – BUT only on certain men. Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman – oh, yeah. Tom Brady – NOT AT ALL. The great thing is when you get to be my age, a man is lucky if he has any hair at all, much less to his shoulders.

  4. *grins* I am a fan of long locks, beard & mustache…. IF they can pull it off! Especially if they CAN grab us around the waist, throw us on the back of their motorcycle and REMEMBER to call us in the morning!!! 😉

  5. SO much Yay. Current boyfriend has dirty blonde hair that’s naturally wavy and it’s longer than mine. NOTHING sexier than looking down and seeing those eyes looking up at me.

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