Man Bun Braids: A Surprising New Men's Hair Trend

Published By Brooke
Updated 06-21-2020

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Man Bun Braids

Where do man bun braids come from? Is it just another fad, a versatile and comfy hair solution, or an embodiment of cravings for change?
No matter why and how you came up with the idea of man braids, on this page you’ll definitely find the braided hair idea to copy and try again later on.

Why are man braid buns so alluring?
Probably, because they’re the next level of long hairstyles evolution – the blend of two most loved trends: a man bun and a man braid.

Man bun braids can easily adjust to your look: from a simple one braid and a basic bun to complex multiple braids hairstyles with intricate top knots. You are the one who chooses. And the inspiration for any braided style – you’ll find in this gallery of the most varied and up-to-date braided man bun styles.

Braided Top Knot Male

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Braided Top Knot Male

A regular cornrow Man Bun is good but more complex braids design for men is much better. Especially, if you love distinct looks and bold images. If you wanna achieve similar hair braids styles, you’ll need to find a skilled braid stylist first of all. Only clean, well-defined, and neat intricate boy braids on short hair can nail the look.

The best part is: you can create an endless amount of different and unique braids designs. Thus, your man bun or the top knot will never look boring.

Braided Man Bun Fade

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Braided Man Bun Fade

As a follow-up to the idea of braids going into a man bun mentioned above, this braided man bun also features a very intricate and intriguing design: four cornrows are going straight back into a knot, while the vertex is separated into four sections with a braided cross.

Too complex? – Indeed! But the result is definitely worth all the time and effort this man bun hairstyle requires. Get inspired by this Viking braid male and bring your own crazy braidings hairstyles ideas into life.

Two Braid Man Bun

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Two Braid Man Bun

A man bun coming out of multiple braids is one of the best options for those who search for a versatile, long-lasting, comfortable, and stylish hair solution. This two braid man bun also features a narrow central cornrow, which acts as a parting in the hairstyle. The sides are neatly shaven, and the hairline is geometrically cut.
For a perfectly smooth and maximally long-lasting effect, don’t neglect using hair gels and pomades in your man bun.

Black Man Bun Braid

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Black Man Bun Braid

Black man bun braid hairstyles can solve all the hair problems of African, Mexican, and Latin guys with various hair texture. Indeed, tight braids are meant to manage even the most unruly and messy locks, giving them a super smooth and neat look.

It can be rather difficult to braid fluffy long hair, so stronghold hair products and a professional hairstylist are a must for a perfect man bun braids undercut.

French Braid Man Bun

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French Braid Man Bun

If you have impressively long locks, consider experimenting not only with the pattern your braided topknot makes, but also play with the shape of the braid. A French braid man bun looks fresh and more eye-catching than an ordinary cornrow.

To create the style, brush the hair back and separate it into two even parts, braid each section back and secure them with an elastic, after that make a ponytail and wrap the braided ends around the base of the pony. Secure the bun with pins and don’t forget about making the hairline sharp and edgy to remove all the short and careless strands near the face (as an alternative to braids with bangs men.)

Messy Bun with Side Braid

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Messy Bun with Side Braid

Images of messy buns are so popular on Instagram, there are endless YouTube videos teaching how to make a nice careless bun with side braids. Why so? Probably, because stylishly disconnected hair has become a stable trend, which is unlikely to change or disappear in the near future.

The best part is this man bun variant works great with a disheveled beard, it can hide your unwashed or unbrushed hair. Thus, if you’re looking for an on-point low-maintenance option for long hair, consider rocking a messy man bun with a side braid.

Mini Man Buns

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Mini Man Buns

Guys with thin hair and balding spots shouldn’t worry, as they can easily compensate the lack of density with the length of hair. Firstly, you can create any pattern with braids all over the crown, thus you have an opportunity to hide any area just through changing the direction of the braid.

All the braids come into a mini man bun. If you wanna add some volume, you can tie a ponytail and use some texturizing spray to get a bun like in the pictures above.

Man Bun Undercut with Braids

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Man Bun Undercut with Braids

For those who can’t choose between the uniqueness of longer hair and the clean and edgy looks of short hair, a man bun undercut with braids like this will be an excellent solution. To get this braided man bun just grow the hair long enough on the crown, ask your barber to make a sharp undercut (with or without fade – as you wish,) and style the hair on top by braiding it back and fixing it into a bun.

Finally, enjoy the amazing men’s braid hair, which will definitely turn lots of heads.

Men’s Dutch Braid

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Men's Dutch Braid

Among numerous types of braids, the Dutch braid takes a special place – it’s minimalistic on one hand, but not so simple and trivial on the other hand. This example of braided hairstyles for men is one of the most versatile ones. You don’t even need to use bobby pins to secure this man bun – just take the ends of the braids and wrap them in a knot.

Long Man Bun Braids

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Long Man Bun Braids

Long plaits look cool but if you keep them loose, they can be somewhat annoying. That’s where long man bun braids come in handy: they keep your hair off the face, don’t make you sweat on a scorching day, look trendy, and are easy to create. Voila – your fashionable and practical braided man bun hairdo is ready.

Double Man Bun

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Double Man Bun

Just look at this mixed hair side buns with braids! This braided man bun style is not your average bear!
Of course, you won’t be able to make similar man bun braid styles on your own, but you should definitely bear this authentic man bun idea in mind to rock on some special occasion.
The two braids come from a zipper-zigzag shaped central parting and end in two cute slick buns. The sides are traditionally shaved in a short buzz cut to contrast with the braids on top.

How to Make Man Bun Braids

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How to Make Man Bun Braids

You can follow this super-easy man bun tutorial no matter if you have wavy hair, straight, or curly hair. It’s one-size-fits-all… just check it out:

  1. Start by separating the hair on top of the head into two or more sections (depending on the number of braids you wanna get.)
  2. Create each braid individually going from the forehead to the back of the crown.
  3. Gather the ends of your braids into a ponytail with an elastic.
  4. Wrap the pony into a bun and fix it with some pins.

Also, you can watch different video tutorials on how to style braids with a man bun on top.

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