How To Look Androgynous With Long Hair (An In-Depth Guide)

We’ve seen our favorite rock’n’roll stars sporting a more androgynous look. There is David Bowie with his over-the-top makeup looks. Then we have Madonna with her very gender-neutral striking style.  And also there are many more we can go on about!

Now, if you’re wondering how you can look more androgynous, follow along. Because we have a very helpful guide for you!

So, how to look androgynous with long hair?

Well, you can try a couple of hairstyles that can help you with your looks. French twists, ponytails are some of the options you can try out. Then you can change your dressing style a bit to look more androgynous. Moreover, minimal makeup also helps you to look more gender-neutral. 

If this piqued your interest, there are more about all these down below. So come take a tour of our segment with us!

Can You Look Androgynous With Long Hair? 

The word androgyne can refer to a person who considers themself to be nonbinary.  They embrace both masculine and feminine traits and qualities. 

Therefore, if you’re someone from the LGBTTQQIAAP community, you should be yourself. Embrace your personality, individuality and be at ease with who you are. That’s all that matters!

Androgyny doesn’t always fit with appearances. Even if you have long hair, you definitely can look androgynous! 

However, if you want to explore some ways to look more androgynous, we got you. We have some amazing hairstyles that will bring out the more androgynous side of you. Then we also have some clothing choices and makeup looks. 

Here’s a preview of what we are getting into. Let’s have a look at these hairstyles:

HairstyleDifficulty Level
Slicked BackEasy
Low PonytailEasy 
Low BunMedium 
French BraidsHard
Box BraidsHard

So, keep on reading to know more about all these!

Androgynous Hairstyles For Long Hair

To look more androgynous, you can do your hair in some of these styles below. These hairstyles are very easy to do. And these are very genderfluid. Therefore, anyone can sport these!

Moreover, you can also color your hair to express more of your personality. Or even accessorize it to customize your look a bit more. 

So, let’s check out some of these techniques.

Hairstyling Techniques For Long Hair

Here we have some androgynous hairstyles. There are options for braids, buns, and even a simple ponytail. Therefore, you can choose the one you find suits you the best. 

Slicked Back

slicked back
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If you don’t want to style your hair you can do this sleek style as well. A middle or side part sleek back hair can be a powerful hairstyle. Moreover, you can use gel or mousse for an added effect. Plus you don’t have to tuck your hair behind!

And it’s really easy to do as well. Basically, you brush it backward and use any gel or spray to sleek it!

slicked back hair men
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You can even brush all your hair back and flaunt your natural hair. Use a bit of hair serum or hair spray to have a more androgynous look. 

Here are a few options of hair serum and hair sprays you can choose from.

john frieda frizz ease extra strength serum

John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum

sebastian shaper & re-shaper hairsprays

Sebastian Shaper & Re-Shaper Hairsprays

You can try these to get your desired look!

Low Ponytail

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Let’s start off with a slicked-back low ponytail. For this, you need to comb your hair thoroughly and brush it backward. You can do a side or middle part for this. You can even do without a part as well!. 

After that, take a hair tie and wrap it around 2-3 times until it’s tight. This is a very simple, casual hairstyle that you can sport quite often.


You can also pull off a top knot. This is basically a high, kind of messy half-bun. For this, you need to separate your hair into two sections.  

Now take your comb and brush your hair backward. And then you need to wrap your hair with a hair tie. And there you go, you have a sleek back bun.

Low Bun

Low Bun
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Now if you are looking for ways to tie all your hair, this might be for you. You can do a very low bun. 

For this, brush your hair backward as you would then wrap it around in a bun. Secure it with a hair tie. And there you go, you’ve got a stylish yet laid-back hairstyle!

French Braids

French Braids
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You can also try braiding your hair. Now for this, you have an option. You can either do one braid or two braids.

To do one braid, start by brushing out your hair. Now take three 2-3 inches sections from the top portion of your head. Then braid and weave as you go through your hair. After you reach the very end of your hair, use a hair tie to secure it.

Now, if you want to sport two braids, we can do that as well. For this, you simply need to divide your hair in the middle. After that, you can follow the same step to braid your hair on both sides.  

And lastly, add a gel of your choice to finish your look. You can use Ampro gel on your hair without damaging it. And you have a lot of varieties to choose from. 

Box Braids

Box braids are very much worn by most African people. But this hairdo can bring out a more androgynous look. Now, this can be a little tricky to do. And if you find it difficult to do it, take help from a stylist! 

But if you think you can pull it off, here’s a guide! Before that, you’ll need 6-8 packs of synthetic hair for the process. 

First, start by dividing your hair into 4 sections. Then start at the bottom of each section and work your way up. You need to make about 1-2 inches of the box in a section. This is where you’ll start braiding. Then take 1-2 inches of synthetic hair and braid it together.

Repeat the process until all your hair is covered. There you have it, neatly braided hair! However, you need to maintain a strict hair care routine. In this way, your braids won’t get messy!

Androgynous Haircuts For Long Hair

Besides styling your hair, you can also cut it a little to go more with your look. You can go for a shag or a mullet look to fit your style. 

And this haircut will only cut a small portion of your hair, so don’t worry! Moreover, you can also only do the hairstyles mentioned above without cutting your hair. So if you don’t want to or can’t cut your hair, that’s alright!

Coloring Your Hair

Besides braiding and tying up your hair, you can also opt for coloring your hair. You can do a subtle or a bold color. It will basically depend on your preference. 

Coloring your hair into a more solid color might give you a more masculine look. Moreover, if you want a more feminine look, you can go for a multi-colored effect.

light colored hair
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Most people go for a very icy blond look or at times fully black. You can also do vibrant colors such as blue, red, and purple to match your style. Or you can do any color you may want to do.

Moreover, you can even color different sections of your hair or shade it. Also, coloring the front section of your hair or highlighting it can change your style. You can also color your hair in an ombre effect. There’s also an option for you to color your hair in all shades of the rainbow!

Using Different Accessories 

You can spice up your hairdo by adding headgear to your hair. A hat can be a very versatile one. Baseball hats, fedora, newsboy cap, etc. are very gender-neutral. And thus it will go with your style.

Moreover, you can add chains and corsets to get a more androgynous look. Basically, tweak your look to be more feminine if you’re a male. And if you’re more on the feminine side highlight your most masculine parts.

using different accessories
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Furthermore, you can sport headbands. These will look very sporty and stylish at the same time. Besides headbands, you can try wearing bandanas as well. Those are very gender fluid and can also complement your outfit!

Plus, there are some metal hair hoops you can try. These are really good for sleeking your hair back and giving you a chic look. 

How To Compliment Your Long Androgynous Hairstyle? 

Besides changing your hairstyle, you can also play around with your wardrobe. Add clothes that will go with your androgynous styles. 

 Moreover, you can add accessories that’ll complement your look. You can also go for a natural or minimalistic makeup look. 

Change Your Dressing Habit To Adapt To A More Androgynous Style

Now there are options you can choose from. We have styles for people who are more on the feminine side. And also for those who are more on the masculine side. 

Well, the LGBTQ+ community prefers dressing up with what they’re comfortable wearing. Those who are AFAB and AMAB also develop their unique style as they learn about themselves more. 

For More Feminine Traits

neutral tones
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If your traits are more on the feminine side, stick to neutral tones when it comes to dressing. The color palette should usually consist of black, gray, and white. 

You can also wear loose bottoms and oversized shirts. These also will help you look more masculine. Moreover, you can put on a vest or a blazer. A boat-necked shirt will also compliment your androgynous style. 

Furthermore, you can pick fabrics that are traditionally masculine. You can choose between leather, corduroy, tweed, or any fabric that is on the heavier side. 

For People With More Masculine Traits

more masculine style
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Now, if you’re more on the masculine side, it’ll be quite the opposite. Wearing fitted bottoms and maybe harem trousers will compliment your style. Also, you can choose a fun bold color palette to experiment with.

Moreover, you can wear tailored shirts or flowy blouses made of soft fabric. You can choose from satin, sheer, lace, velvet, or linen. 

 floral print
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Even wearing a floral print can also help you look more androgynous. 

Opt For More Minimalistic Makeup

opt for more minimalistic makeup
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A minimalistic makeup look can bring all your outfits together. A light foundation concealer and a bold brow can be your day-to-day look. Moreover, you can also add a bit of liner mascara and lipgloss. 

Don’t forget to chisel your jawline to create a more structured face. Because a more defined face will pop up your style even more.

Moreover, if you want, you can sometimes sport a bold makeup look if you feel like it!

Now, you can try out some of these styles. You can even mix and match to create your own styled outfits. Plus, if you consider yourself to be an androgyne person, you’re already one. So do what makes you feel comfortable and happy!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are androgynous traits?

One of the strongest traits of an androgynous person is their gender fluidness. Their combination of both masculine and feminine traits. An example can be being tough and gentle at the same time. 

Do you have to look androgynous to be androgynous?

You don’t actually have to look androgynous to be androgynous. This is because it doesn’t fully describe gender identity. You can identify yourself as any gender you prefer and dress however you prefer. There’s absolutely no restriction!

How do you know if you are androgynous?

Androgynous people often have a combination of both male and female traits. You can experiment with your hair, clothes, makeup, etc. to look more androgynous. Thus if you find yourself comfortable with this you might consider yourself to be androgynous. 

Bottom Line 

This brings us to the end of this segment. Well, now you know how to look androgynous with long hair. Hope this helped you a bit. 

Lastly, I would like to say that if you’re comfortable with who you are, that enough. Because at the end of the day if you accept and embrace yourself that’s what matters! 

Until next time, stay well!

Katharyn Riedel

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