Man bun, bro bun, or hipster bun – no matter what you call this modern cut, it still is one of the most versatile, trendy, and sexy all-in-one hairstyles for men.
Men with buns challenge the stereotypes, intrigue, and attract. Leonardo DiCaprio and Chris Hemsworth, David Beckham and Harry Styles, Justin Bieber and Jake Gyllenhaal, William Single, Orlando Bloom and Jason Momoa – all top male celebrities in 2014 and in 2020 love experimenting with a man bun at the top of the head.
Finally, men’s long hair is not associated with the rock gods, face piercings, tattoos, and black color anymore. Man bun hairstyles vary from elegant and classy to messy and casual these days.
My, my, how things have changed. Enter the Man Bun!
What is a Man Bun?Instagam: sidofheartsMan bun definition is simple: it is when hair is slicked back from the forehead and tied up in the center of your head. However, the style can vary a lot: high, low, loose, slicked back, careless, with some front hair left out, half up half down...The Man Bun can be made into an office-appropriate posh-looking gentleman's cut or into a wild, disheveled 'just out of bed' mess. That’s why the definition can be confusing sometimes. Some hairstylists confront a top knot VS a man bun, pointing out that it shouldn’t be confused with the topknot, undercut, or a lazy bun; others unite them into the same category of bun hairstyle for guys.How long does it take to grow a man bun? Actually, the hair length is not necessarily should be very long. However, if you start off with super-short hair, it can take about a year - a year and a half to grow out a decent mane.
Man Bun HistoryInstagam:mastersupplycoWhere did the man bun come from? Who started the man bun?Despite the bun hairstyle became a male trend only in the 2000s and before that only women had worn a knot hairstyle, the origin of bun hairstyles is connected with Polynesian men of a certain high status between 1250 and 1300 CE. They used berry oils and wooden or bone combs to style their hair back into a tight tikitiki (topknot).Later on, Korean married men styled their hair in a sangtu with a pin (donggot) and a headband. Even their hats had a specifically made space for their buns. In 1600-1800 Japanese samurai wore the “chonmage” - the traditional haircut with shaven sides and a cluster of hair tied up in a knot.Only in the 20th century, ballerina buns and Victorian-era chignons became a women’s trend with Audrey Hepburn as one of the trendsetters. Since that time, bun hairstyle became a female trend and only a handful of men wore it for comfort and hardly anyone paid attention to it.But the situation completely changed in 2012 - 2015, when hipsters began combining a man bun with messy and shaggy beards. This image quickly became mainstream with the support of celeb fashion icons like Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Hemsworth, who popularized the hairstyle emphasizing its masculinity, versatility, and simplicity.
Who Suits a Man Bun?Instagam:stechinnThe great thing about the Man Bun is that it suits pretty much everyone regardless of face shape or style. So if you haven't started growing your hair out to at least try the Man Bun, then you better get going pretty soon, otherwise, you could be missing out on basically the sexiest hairstyle ever.If talking about the hair type, a bun hairstyle works perfectly for guys with thin and thick hair, wavy and curly hair, smooth and straight hair. Even if you have not very long locks, medium hair can be also fixed into a nice knot with a hair tie.Black guys with man buns look hot. And so do Mexican, Latino, European, and Asian men. So, you’ve got no chances to lose with a full man bun at the top of the head.If you haven’t tried out the man bun trend yet, you just haven't found your muse and inspiration to convince you to. These best images from the net are collected in our gallery to show all the variety and charm of the man bun hairstyle.
How to Tie a Man BunInstagam:_dikshith_How to do a man bun?Actually, much easier than to grow a man bun.Indeed, since any man bun requires at least 6 inches of hair length (no matter whether it’s a semi bun (top knot) or a full bun (when all hair of the head makes a bun), the most complicated and time-consuming stage of tying a man bun is to get the hair of the necessary length.The next steps are much easier: the only thing you always need at hand is an elastic band. If you want to add extra volume and texture to your bun, or to make the crown sleek, you can also use different hair products. For better fixation of very long hair, you may also need some bobby pins.You can also watch a tutorial on how to put hair in a man bun in this video.
How to Style a Man BunInstagram: arun_jackiyHow to wear a man bun?The truth is that any way you do a Man Bun, it is going to look hot. However, to create your own unique style, you need to match your man buns with accessories and outfits you choose. So here are a few fashion options for the different Man Bun looks:
- Classy Look: Spread some hair product all over the hair and slick it back in a tidy bun. Add a smart suit and a tie to look elegant, professional, and irresistible. Appropriate for an office job, for a business meeting, or for a special occasion.
- Casual Style: Disconnect your hair and tie it into a messy full bun or a half-up topknot. Leave some loose strands in front and spice up the image with a brutal beard. This is an example of an easy- maintenance hairstyle to match with a pair of jeans, a basic tee, a denim jacket, and trendy sneakers.
- Sporty Image: Just look at David Beckham and make a loose bun for a comfortable gym workout.