How to cut and style long hair for men – collar-length sweep back

The Bluebeards Revenge has teamed up with Tom Chapman, the founder of men’s mental health charity The Lions Barber Collective, to help you cut and style a collar-length men’s hairstyle that’s packed with added texture.

Longer hairstyles are making their way back onto the heads of men. It’s currently happening on the catwalks and in celebrity circles, which means it will soon make its way into the barbershop. Don’t believe us? Just check out Jeff Bridges’ look from this year’s Oscars Awards ceremony, or the long locks modelled by Game of Thrones superstar Kit Harrington.

About the style

Tom says: “This collar-length cut is perfect for those guys that want long hair that’s incredibly easy to manage. It gives a modern rock and roll look, while keeping the hair styled and smart enough for any occasion. The look compliments a beard very well and can be adapted for most hair types of this length.”

How to create the look

1. Start by washing the hair with The Bluebeards Revenge Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Dry the hair with a towel and use a small amount of The Bluebeards Revenge Sea Salt Spray as a pre-styling product.

3. Establish a profile parting and then a zigzag parting from occipital to both ears. Comb the hair to its natural fall before point-cutting it to the desired length. Keeping the same section, elevate the hair straight up and point-cut it further to create a block graduation undercut.

4. Release the rest of the hair and comb it to its natural fall, then point-cut it further to follow the existing guide.

5. Create a radial parting from ear to ear to separate the front from the rear of the head. Add in a radial section from the centre of the existing radial parting to generate a guide.

6. Elevate the hair to a T-section with a comb and point-cut. Then, using the guide to ensure balance, work around to the back of the ears on both sides.

7. Create a profile section in front of the ear using the initial profile parting and then elevate it to 90-degrees. Point-cut from short (at the perimeter) to long.

8. Using the established guide, take horizontal sections of the hair and elevate them up to the original section. Standing on the opposite side, create over direction and point-cut. Repeat on the other side.

9. Blow-dry the hair using The Bluebeards Revenge Vent Brush to create direction and texture. Once the hair is dry, cross check each section. Remember that there will be intentional disconnections.

10. Personalise the look by removing unwanted weight that the hair still has. If more texture is needed, create this by point-cutting deeper.

11. Finally, add a little hold with The Bluebeards Revenge Matt Paste.

Styling the look at home

1. Wash the hair and rough dry with a towel. If you have time, let it dry naturally a little before the next step.

2. Comb or brush the hair to its natural fall and spray in a small amount of The Bluebeards Revenge Sea Salt Spray.

3. Direct the hair backwards with a hair dryer and The Bluebeards Revenge Vent Brush to create a swept back look.

4. Finish with a small amount of The Bluebeards Revenge Matt Paste from root to tip to add hold.

And there you have it – a long haired contemporary look that’s making its way to the top of the trends list.

For more expert barber videos from The Bluebeards Revenge and Tom Chapman, visit our YouTube channel.


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