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sevencircles
September 14th, 2010, 12:44 PM
I tried to find a study or survey about how common long hair (shoulderlength or longer) on men is in different countries but havenīt found one so far.

Anyone have any clue?

Is it common where you live?

Konstifik
September 14th, 2010, 01:52 PM
It's fairly common here in Sweden... But I don't know how many long-haired men there is on average...

CornishMaid
September 14th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Lots of long haired guys in England here. Couldn't tell you how many though.

*Rose Red*
September 14th, 2010, 02:44 PM
I´m from Germany, but when I was in Finland I´ve seen a lot of long haired men there (but at this time there was a rockfestival in the town :D)

swivelhop
September 14th, 2010, 03:19 PM
It is not common in the US, but it is common in Alaska and Tennesee!

Octave
September 14th, 2010, 03:35 PM
I'm just making a guess all based on stereotypes, so I'm thinking it must be Finland. Oh perhaps India as well due to Sikhs :)

MissManda
September 14th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Most men here in the USA have short hair. *Sigh.* I think men with longer hair look more handsome, but that's probably just me. :D My DBF prefers his hair longer, so it's a win-win situation. I really hate how long hair on men is so frowned upon here. :(

Dragon
September 14th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Common here in Australia.

Hylia
September 14th, 2010, 07:33 PM
I'm guessing either Norway, Sweden or Finland :P

JenniferNoel
September 14th, 2010, 09:04 PM
It is not common in the US, but it is common in Alaska and Tennesee!

And California. ;)

I don't see a whole lot of them around here, the average is probably collar length, long, but not long, and definitely not LHC long.

ilovelonghair
September 14th, 2010, 10:18 PM
I think men with longer hair look more handsome, but that's probably just me. :D

Not just you, me too :)


Common here in Australia.

Yes true and especially in Northern Rivers. In Holland too I have noticed.

PrincessBob
September 15th, 2010, 01:57 AM
It's fairly common here in Sweden... But I don't know how many long-haired men there is on average...
Sweden also produces incredible Melodic Metal and Heavy Metal music. Coincidence? I think not.

(Sonata Arctica, I believe, are from Sweden, aren't they?)

Konstifik
September 15th, 2010, 02:38 AM
Sweden also produces incredible Melodic Metal and Heavy Metal music. Coincidence? I think not.

(Sonata Arctica, I believe, are from Sweden, aren't they?)

Conclusion: Ones musical ability sits in the hair!


(They're Finnish, but close enough ;))

sevencircles
September 15th, 2010, 02:38 AM
I actually live in Sweden and I don´t think it´s very common here. Only a very small parts of the the metalfans here have long hair. I noticed that it´s more common in Finland and Greece to have long hair though.

What about South America? Countries like Peru and Bolivia for instance? I have never been there but I assume that it´s common with long haired men there, anyone been there?

Konstifik
September 15th, 2010, 02:46 AM
All of my male friends except one got long hair.
I guess it depends alot by the type of people you befriend. Most of my male friends are also roleplayers and/or programmers... Groups which seems to have long hair by default. ;)

If you want to find men with long hair by country, I'd suggest finding cultures which somehow promotes long hair in men.

Octave
September 15th, 2010, 04:03 AM
I actually live in Sweden and I donīt think itīs very common here. Only a very small parts of the the metalfans here have long hair. I noticed that itīs more common in Finland and Greece to have long hair though.



Same here, haven't seen that many here. Actually been trying to see if I can spot any long haired(chin length doesn't count) guys whenever I'm outside. Haven't had any luck so far. Can definately count them on my two hands. And if I can recall, only saw 2 guys yesterday (better than nothing :p).

sevencircles
September 15th, 2010, 09:48 AM
Same here, haven't seen that many here. Actually been trying to see if I can spot any long haired(chin length doesn't count) guys whenever I'm outside. Haven't had any luck so far. Can definately count them on my two hands. And if I can recall, only saw 2 guys yesterday (better than nothing :p).

I asked a few guys around here why they donīt have long hair even though they are huge metalfans. All of them answered that they get fewer hot girls if they have long hair, 2 of them used to have long hair but they cut their hair off since it scared away many girls.

It seems to be common that Swedish girls, that arenīt into metal, walk away if a long haired man starts to talk to them in a club.:(

Octave
September 15th, 2010, 03:39 PM
I asked a few guys around here why they donīt have long hair even though they are huge metalfans. All of them answered that they get fewer hot girls if they have long hair, 2 of them used to have long hair but they cut their hair off since it scared away many girls.

It seems to be common that Swedish girls, that arenīt into metal, walk away if a long haired man starts to talk to them in a club.:(

Aww I see. That's sucks that they feel that they need to cut their hair just to have it easier when approaching girls. :(
I'd love to see more guys with long hair, but at least now I know why I don't see that many. *sigh*

sevencircles
September 16th, 2010, 02:21 AM
Aww I see. That's sucks that they feel that they need to cut their hair just to have it easier when approaching girls. :(
I'd love to see more guys with long hair, but at least now I know why I don't see that many. *sigh*

Yep :(

In what town do you live by the way?

Itīs so different in the US and the UK where most girls that really like long hair on men tell you straight away that they like it even if you havenīt even started talking to them.:p

Octave
September 16th, 2010, 03:09 AM
Yep :(

In what town do you live by the way?

Itīs so different in the US and the UK where most girls that really like long hair on men tell you straight away that they like it even if you havenīt even started talking to them.:p

Malmö ;)

I suppose people are far more open in the US and UK than what they are in Sweden.
From my experience when I was in USA and in the UK, people were definitely not afraid to approach me/talk to me, while here in Sweden people in general try to avoid such instances as much as possible LOL.:rolleyes:

sevencircles
September 16th, 2010, 07:12 AM
Malmö ;)

I suppose people are far more open in the US and UK than what they are in Sweden.
From my experience when I was in USA and in the UK, people were definitely not afraid to approach me/talk to me, while here in Sweden people in general try to avoid such instances as much as possible LOL.:rolleyes:

I used to live in Skåne actually and has been in Malmö many times, these days I live in Gothenburg.

Funny thing I noticed is that most guys that have really long hair in Gothenburg also have beard. wonder why? :rolleyes:

Is this an international trend?

Rameau
September 18th, 2010, 08:26 AM
Ive lived in England, Germany and Sweden and my boyfriends Italian so from that experience the most common is Sweden and then Germany. Comparatively England has much less and Italy alot less. But its very much in tally with heavy metal.

Rameau
September 18th, 2010, 08:27 AM
I used to live in Skåne actually and has been in Malmö many times, these days I live in Gothenburg.

Funny thing I noticed is that most guys that have really long hair in Gothenburg also have beard. wonder why? :rolleyes:

Is this an international trend?

Its because Sweden, especially Göteborg is big on heavy metal and long hair is a style trait.

Amoretti
September 18th, 2010, 08:31 AM
Men here in Spain tend to go for the short hair look. Lots of them even use hair clippers for that really, really short look, especially during our long, hot summers.

I think the weather has a lot to do with all this.

mira-chan
September 18th, 2010, 08:41 AM
In NYC it's relatively common, outside the city, not as much.

In Russia a man with long hair would be close to impossible to find before, now a bit more common in major cities but still unusual. Certain hairstyles used to be required for school and work. Plus the hat layering in the winter is easier with a half a centimeter all over cut that is pretty standard there.

hmmm
September 18th, 2010, 08:55 AM
India. Nobody (female) had a pixie in my whole college I think until I got one. And I probably have the shortest hair of all my (female) friends at APL.

ETA I know a few males with longer hair than mine too. All the Sikhs I know obviously have way longer hair than I do and always have.

Fractalsofhair
September 18th, 2010, 09:18 AM
I've also noticed the beards with long hair thing. I think it's more common in cities, and not so much in rural or especially suburban areas. India might have a lot with the Sikhs, but I dunno how major a part of the population they are. Canada(Qubec/Montreal) seemed to have a fair number when I visited as a child!

EdG
September 18th, 2010, 09:18 AM
Long hair on men is very rare here in Silicon Valley.
Ed

nowxisxforever
September 18th, 2010, 11:00 AM
It's fairly common here, I'm in Oregon in the US. Still a bit of a rarity, but I see long-haired men couple times a day at least.

MissCoco
September 18th, 2010, 11:08 AM
What about South America? Countries like Peru and Bolivia for instance? I have never been there but I assume that itīs common with long haired men there, anyone been there?

I've never been to South America, but I've noticed that Argentinian men seem to be quite long-haired, usually. Not LHC long, but shoulder length or so.

Balenciaga
September 18th, 2010, 06:12 PM
It'd have to be the country with the largest number of Sikhs, wouldn't it? Sikh gentlemen aren't allowed to cut their hair.

-j-
September 19th, 2010, 07:10 AM
Iīm from Germany, but when I was in Finland Iīve seen a lot of long haired men there (but at this time there was a rockfestival in the town :D)

Were you also in Tuska? :D
Yep, we have lots of long-haired men, even during non-festival times :)

sevencircles
September 19th, 2010, 11:18 AM
It'd have to be the country with the largest number of Sikhs, wouldn't it? Sikh gentlemen aren't allowed to cut their hair.

That would be India, but long hair on men is unusual in India. Only the sikhs (and they are not many) and a few metalfans have got long hair.

I am so surprised that people think that itīs common with men with long hair in Sweden, I donīt think itīs very common here. I guess it depends on what country you compare with ;)

Sweet Beat
June 20th, 2011, 09:02 AM
Common in Sweden :)

battles
June 20th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Well, I'm packing my bags! :eyebrows:

TheMechaGinger
June 20th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Definitely not common in AZ where I live

humble_knight
June 20th, 2011, 07:43 PM
It's common in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where most long-haired folk are also into the heavy metal scene.

Keepitgrowing29
June 20th, 2011, 08:04 PM
I can't say that I do see many men with long hair here in Maryland. But the movies suggest that the long haired men are in Ireland. :D

bte
June 21st, 2011, 12:34 AM
Long hair on men is very rare here in Silicon Valley.
Ed
And yet long hair is generally considered to go with all things computing.

IanB
June 22nd, 2011, 07:12 AM
It seems to vary a bit depending on the area, but there does seem to be quite a few longhairs here in the UK

Becky9679
June 22nd, 2011, 07:55 AM
Yeah, I think it seems to be fairly common in the UK. Many of my male friends have long hair (though I am another metal fan so that probably has something to do with it!) but equally I see a fair number of long haired men that don't seem to be obvious metal fans on an average day in the town centre.

jojo
June 22nd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Yeah I see quite a lot of men with long hair here in the north west of England

SC
July 18th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Here in Finland many men have long hair, even young ones. Reason must be the image of heavy metal music and how all people who listen that have long hair. Of course it's not only reason for men with long hair in here, but it's biggest reason I think.

Avital88
July 18th, 2011, 05:51 AM
the dutch rich kids all have longer hair..and thick too.
In israel the more creative guys, and they usually wear it knotted very high on there heads, it looks cool :)

Wavelin
July 18th, 2011, 06:12 AM
It's quite common and quite accepted for men to have long hair in Sweden. Just look at our Minister of Finance, Anders Borg! http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Borg

hairwap
July 18th, 2011, 06:41 AM
Well India has it max. There are not only sikhs, but lot of priest as well. Some have very long hair, as long as ankle length

Märchenhaar
August 2nd, 2011, 03:34 PM
I'm from Germany and I have a lot of male friends with long hair. Most of them are musicians (metal or reggae).

Belisarius
August 3rd, 2011, 03:55 AM
the dutch rich kids all have longer hair..and thick too.
In israel the more creative guys, and they usually wear it knotted very high on there heads, it looks cool :)
The really rich ones don't have long hair.

Ithonna
August 3rd, 2011, 02:03 PM
I think it would be Jamaica, most of the men there are Rastafarian, they are not allowed to shed a hair, so they keep their hair in dreads. I am not sure of the religion in the middle east that says the same thing, but I have seen older men from the middle east with floor length dreads.

Ithonna
August 3rd, 2011, 02:06 PM
And I live in Eastern KY and it is fairly common here.

JuliaDancer
August 3rd, 2011, 02:16 PM
I would vote for India, because Sikh men keep their hair long, but wrapped up in a bun.

ETA: Oh, didn't see all the responses that already mentioned Sikhs...

Shypii90
August 3rd, 2011, 02:24 PM
As Amoretti & Rameau rightly pointed out regarding Italy and Spain, long hair is in fact quite rare in the Mediterranean countries due to the heat & social culture (I come from Malta - long hair is experimented by teenagers there, but is usually hastily cut off before adulthood). Now I live in Wales (UK) and next to back home it is a lot more common to find long haired guys, though I'm assuming Scandinavia in general has a higher percentage of guys with long hair.

KwaveT
October 14th, 2011, 07:02 PM
I can't say that I see it very often where I live in North Carolina (U.S.). I see every so often but most men have either short, shaved, or bald hair. When I do see it usually nothing past shoulder length.