If you’ve been to a trendy coffee shop or club recently, chances are you’ve seen someone sporting a man bun. Love it or hate it, this ever-popular men’s hairstyle is sticking around for a while. The man bun is simply a masculine version of the female bun. It’s a way of tying back the hair by looping or twisting it into an elastic band. While simple, this hairstyle is quite versatile and there are many different types depending on your preference. The man bun looks good, is easy to do and can be a great way to get the hair off your neck on a hot day or in between washes. If you’re a guy with a decent length of hair (you’ll need at least 6 inches for a half bun and a few more for a full bun) then you should definitely give one of these types a try!
Basic or Classic
This simple, classic bun is popular for a reason. All the hair is pulled back into an easy bun (like a ponytail, but only partially pulled through), generally on the back of the head. This style takes minimal effort and is casual while remaining good for any occasion.
If your hair is a little shorter try wearing the bun lower down on your head to keep the lower sections of hair from coming loose.
Try putting just the top half of your hair into a bun. This style looks good with any hair length and is also perfect for when you’re growing out your hair and can’t yet manage a full bun.
The twisted bun is created by taking a regular ponytail and twisting it around the base to form a bun. It can then be secured with a second elastic. This is a sophisticated look for any occasion!
This type of bun is similar to the classic bun, but well, messier – in a good way. After creating a basic bun, pull out a few loose strands underneath and to frame your face. Use your fingers to pinch small sections in the front and throughout the bun to add a bit of texture and interest. This type of bun is best for any casual setting.
Try incorporating a French braid, cornrows or even a few simple small braids into your bun.
Top Knot Bun
This is a version of the man bun that sits very high up on the head. This can be a neat, tight knot or tied back more loosely for a relaxed look.
These are just a few of the different ways you can choose to style the man bun. The possibilities are practically endless! The man bun looks great paired with a fade haircut, shaved sides or a beard. There really are so many ways to personalize this hairstyle and it’s so simple to do that any man with long hair can pull it off with ease.
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