I love it. Similar to the strict ideas of what makes women beautiful and feminine, men have a rigid form for what masculinity should be. Flip through a hairstylist's book for "men's haircuts" and it's pretty limited — a little shorter on the sides, rarely the benefit of highlights or color and movement beyond this becomes a point of discussion. For women, we've got highlights and lowlights, bobs, A-lines, layers, razoring, texturizing — you get the point. Men have little room for personal hair expression, particularly straight men.
If we open up the doors for men to play with their hairstyles without it being immediately feminized or niche, it's one more step toward balancing the scales for self-expression between men and women. I think we're mostly over saying that women with pixie cuts look like dudes — we should also let men have Katniss braids without saying they look like girls.
Not to mention, think of how many more friends you'll have who can help you get ready in the morning or for a night out.
As with most things in feminism, allowing for these things benefits both genders. Some hair trends I hope men start adopting (mostly for my own personal gain):
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