Gone are the skinhead, jailbird-look days, when you where a sissy or member of a 60's British boy band if you strutted a longer than average hairstyle. Men are growing more and more aware of trends and latest fashions including 2009 long hairstyles for men.
No Punk Styles
Please keep in mind that punk styles are no longer fashion and it does not strictly fall within the long hairstyle category.
Keeping it natural is key, not natural scare crow or caveman. By natural I mean nothing over the top in term of cut, style and color. Urban look is very in at the moment. However nothing longer than shoulder length. If you prefer a little more texture, then opt for medium-long shag with or without layers. Scissors are not used to create shag or layered look but rather razors. Spiking of the hair to create the "bed-head" look is still very much in fashion. The secret here lies in the getting the look just right by appearing messy while being clean.
When deciding on the perfect hairstyle take your face shape into consideration. A long hairstyle definitely does not suit every shape face and thus not every man. Draw inspiration and ideas from internet, movies (current, please), television and magazines from people who have the same face shape or bone structure as yours. A Jay Leno hairstyle will not work on David Beckham. Ask your hairdresser or stylist for advice. He or she will know what is in the height of fashion.
Use only the best quality shampoo's, conditioners and care products on the market. Preferable Salon Endorsed products as you want to limit breakage, split ends and increase health, manageability and shine. Please use water and soap regularly as there is no greater turn-off than a greasy head. If you are not big on hygiene, than forget about long hair. You will unfortunately have to visit your hairdresser more if you boast with a longer hairstyle as trims are essential to keep hair in top condition.