Short Hair Vs Long Hair: Which Is Better On Men?


Short Hair Vs Long Hair: Which Is Better On Men?

It has been ages since the battle between long and short hair has been ongoing. Each group has its views about the various advantages of a particular hairstyle. 

While hairstyle does decide how attractive a person looks, experimenting with short and long hairstyles is a great way to change your image.

The two important things to consider while choosing a hairstyle is lifestyle and profession. Then again, it also depends on the amount of time you have to take care of your hair. 

So before going into the details of long and short hair, let us take a close look at the two styles.

The Short Hairstyle

Short Hairstyle
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This style has been associated with the western concept of masculinity for a long time. In many workplaces and schools, men need to cut their hair short. This is the ideal cut for men who are too busy to take proper care of their hair. 

Also, in case your hair is thinning out, a shorter cut will make it look less apparent. Here are some of the pros and cons of short hair.

  • It is easy to maintain.
  • It dries very quickly
  • Needs frequent visits to the hairdresser
  • It works better for sports or in a business environment
  • Short hair is more comfortable during summers but not so much during winters

The Long Hairstyle

Long Hairstyle
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Long Hairstyle
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If you are looking to make a statement with your individuality, then you can always sport long hair. The important thing is, you need to carry it with confidence. 

While it can make you look cool, you need to devote more time to caring for your hair. Keep in mind that growing the hair will take some time and patience. 

Let us look at the pros and cons of long hair.

  • You need more time for maintenance and quality products for hair care.
  • It requires fewer visits to the hairdresser
  • You can change your look in a few steps as long hair is versatile when it comes to styling
  • It can be good protection during cold winters
  • Long hair needs to be combed regularly and tends to get knotted.

Choosing the Right Hairstyle

Basically, if you want to project a masculine image or one of a competent leader, the short hairstyle is the best choice. If you want to appear more playful and relaxed, then long hair can be your pick. 

In case long hair makes you look too feminine, you can balance it by growing some facial hair. Note that almost all kinds of top-wear can work with short hair. 

However, you need to be a bit fussy when sporting long hair.

The point is, your hair is not the only thing that makes you more attractive. There are many other aspects that you need to take care to appear really attractive to the opposite sex. 

Still, if you are looking for a signature hairstyle, do not be afraid to let it grow.

Tips for pulling off the long hairstyle

Firstly, you need to determine how long you want your hair to be. A long hairstyle need not fall below your shoulders. 

Growing it up to the bottom of the ears or just beneath the chin also looks fine. Ideally, the hair should match with your image. So there is no point in growing it too long without a specific reason.

Secondly, the shape of the face also plays an important role in determining the length of the hair. A round face needs more volume at the top while having a leaner feel at the sides. 

Thin faces can do with more length and volume in order to make their faces look wider. In case you have a chiselled face, you are the lucky one. Any length will look good on you.

When the hair grows long, you may need to pull it back or tie it. Do keep in mind that a topknot is not the best option. Mid-length hair can simply be tucked behind the ears, or you can try using a bandana. 

If you prefer a bun, tie it at the nape of your neck with a band. Parting the hair is obviously a big no.

Tips for the Short Hairstyle

A short hairstyle can vary between keeping 2-inch long hair to trimming it close to the skin. The advantage is, you will get a more clean-cut feeling. 

The ever-popular buzz cut, which is also known as the military-style haircut, is common among athletes and businessmen. 

It is also adopting current trends and getting modernized. If you have a square or oblong-shaped face, this is the right cut or you.

Another popular choice is the crew cut where the hair is shorter on the back and the sides but longer at the top. It is a versatile cut that looks good with a clean-shaven look or with facial hair

If you want something classier, opt for the Ivy League cut which looks great on square-shaped faces.

For those looking to keep things stylish but professional, the high and tight fade is a great choice. Here, the sides are kept extremely short while the top has longer lengths. 

Apart from being popular, it is also a practical choice for those with a busy life. The style also goes well with most face shapes.

In truth, both long and short hairstyles can look good on a man even though they have their own set of challenges. So if you want to find out what is best for you, try out both the styles.