On Facebook yesterday I asked whether readers preferred long or short hair on men. As I thought about it, I realized that every single hero I’ve written has longish hair. Not Legolas long, but brushing the collar long. Mostly slightly unkempt, in need of a barber.
I don’t know why I do this, except that I think I like the idea that these guys have more on their minds than the length of their hair. At the same time, I don’t want to see greasy locks or dandruff or unsightly chewed ends or anything. Unkempt but clean, I guess.
It’s not that I don’t like the military cut, especially for military men, but in my mind my heroes just have that certain look.