While some people view it as the modern mullet and some as a haircut sent from styling heaven, the man bun hairstyle has surely been the cause of a lot a controversy. It made a lot of ink pour and many opinions to be dropped about whether or not it’s a masculine or classy enough style to be worn all the time and on such a big scale. And it’s about to make some more ink pour because we’ve got 50 inspirational man bun hairstyle choices for you coming right up. So, are you man enough to face the bun?
1. The Natural Blonde Man Bun hairstyle
We’re starting you easy with a natural blonde man bun which is perfect as a summer hairstyle. The bonus feature of this hairstyle is that it works with intricate patterned shirts and a great pair of sunglasses.
2. The Casual Man Bun Hairstyle
For some of these man buns, you don’t even have to work that hard. If you have an asymmetrical or layered haircut, then tie your hair back and let the loose strands come out and play. They will frame your face nicely.
3. The Medium Length Man Bun Hairstyle
Even though man buns can be created using almost any length of hair, they look their best if you happen to have medium length hair. In this way, the bun itself won’t be too small or too big and you won’t have too much trouble handling it either.
4. The Undercut Man Bun Hairstyle
Don’t you just love it when two trends meet and perfectly mix? This is exactly what happened in this case. It’s a very casual and messy man bun complete with an undercut, which makes it look even cooler.
5. The Curly Man Bun Hairstyle
No matter how beautiful it looks, curly hair is as much a pain as it is a pleasure to have. All curly haired men know that it can sometimes be difficult to style. Therefore, a man bun might help you out of that tight spot.
6. The Half Up Half Down
Another casual approach to the man bun hairstyle is the half up half down. It works great if you have shoulder length hair, which is also very thick. In this way, you can keep it out of your face but still flaunt it.
7. The Under Shave
We saw the undercut, now it’s time we took a look at the under shave as well. This is a variation where, instead of cutting it all off, you opt for shaving. You can also choose to unite the shave line with your beard and make a continuum.
8. The Trimmed Beard
What works best with a man bun hairstyle? A beard, of course. If there is anything that the hipster subculture has taught us, it’s this. Man buns, beards, and faux glasses are the universal trifecta that make you look cool beyond human measure.
9. The Other Trifecta
Speaking of holy hipster trifectas that will attract everybody’s attention and surely make you an Instagram legend, what about a man bun hairstyle, an undercut, and a bushy but well-trimmed beard? You will need some beard oil.
10. The Messy Man Bun Hairstyle
The I woke up like this look is not limited to the ladies and it’s important that you remember that. You can also pull it off if you go for the man bun. Tie your hair up, grab a cup of coffee and pose for the camera like you didn’t know it was there.
11. The Artistic Man Bun Hairstyle
This one translates into a messy yet chic man bun, with bohemian accents that will make you look like a painter, writer or musician in search of its muse. Quite a compelling look, right? We think so. And we love it.
12. The Summery Man Bun Hairstyle
Apart from looking extremely good, the man bun is also very practical. You will find that out the first time you wear it to the beach. The heat and moisture in the air, as well as the saltiness that causes the hair to go all frizzy and crunchy will be forgotten thanks to the man bun.
13. The Curly Casual
Not only is this a curly and casual man bun hairstyle, but it also has a touch of ombre to it. It starts with a dark chestnut brown and melts into a warmer cinnamon blonde around the face and the shoulders.
14. The Burnt Caramel
We just love creative hair colors in men and this is definitely one of them. It’s a shade of burnt caramel bronde. It was borrowed from the ladies initially but gentlemen have made it their own like it’s nobody’s business.
15. The Platinum Man Bun Hairstyle
Yet another color with which we could not help but fall in love is platinum blonde. Although it is a bit difficult to pull off as well as maintain, the results are totally worth the effort. This example has a bit of gun metal gray tinged through it.
16. The Braids in a Man Bun Hairstyle
The great thing about man buns is that anything can go in one. Straight hair, curly hair, dreads, and yes, braids. In this case, box braids. Just look how amazing they are, especially surrounded by the perfect undercut.
17. The Colin Farrell
Actor Colin Farrell is here to start our long list of celebrities who have donned at least once the man bun hairstyle. He wears his as a small samurai bun with a top comb over and a large under shave. We love it!
18. The Hipster Samurai Bun
Speaking of samurai buns, here’s another example, coming from the hipster realm, this time, complete with a bushy beard, a vintage dandy mustache, very well-trimmed eyebrows, and a nose ring.
19. The Slick Man Bun Hairstyle
This is a great office hours version of our beloved man bun. During your work day and especially at the office, when you need to tone it down a little and comply with the dress and styling code, you can simply tie your hair back and slick it over.
20. The Elegant Man Bun Hairstyle
With this look, it’s not so much about the man bun itself, as it is about the way you style it. That means the clothes and accessories you wear which can make or break your look. For an elegant vibe, try a woolen overcoat and a simple golden chain.
21. The Teased Man Bun Hairstyle
If you’re looking for a savage style, then you can always tease your hair a little bit after you have tied it up in the man bun. Use a soft brush and simply run it through the hair or against it, teasing it as you go.
22. The French Braid
Man braids are considered to be next big thing. We’ve had the man buns and the top knots and now we have man braids. They are just normal braids imported from women’s fashion and styling which you can pair up with your man bun.
23. The Bed Head
Looking casual and careless has never been so sexy since we invented the man bun hairstyle. Now you can simply get out of bed, take a quick shower, tie your hair back and leave the house. That’s all the styling you need for the day.
24. The Zayn Malik
We’re guessing you already know just how famous Zayn Malik’s hair really is. Everyone remembers the incident with the hair strand that sent the entire Twittersphere into a frenzy. Well, his man bun is just as famous as he is.
25. The Aidan Turner
Actor Aidan Turner and his smoldering good looks became famous when he starred in the Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy ‘The Hobbit.’ In real life, he has dark curly hair which he loves to keep tied up in a man bun hairstyle.
26. Beard Pride
All awesome man buns need a worthy companion. You can give it to them in the shape of a beard that will just leave everyone gasping. Invest in some high-quality bear hair care products and you will not regret it.
27. The Long Samurai
We’ve already seen the short samurai bun, now it’s time to take a look at the long version. This is what a long samurai bun actually looks like, complete with a bushy beard. If you’re a fan and want to try it out, you should know that it’s all in the hair accessory.
28. The Wavy Man Bun
If you have wavy hair and it’s also medium length, then chances are your man bun hairstyle will look something like a piece of art. All you need to do is tie a small bun at the back of your head and let the rest flow freely on your shoulders.
29. The Double Man Bun Hairstyle
How would you feel about doubling on your man bun game? Now you can. And not only that but you can raise the stakes by adding the very latest trend in the man hair world – the man braids. Who’s the coolest guy in town?
30. The Jason Momoa
Speaking of cool guys, here’s Jason Momoa. He’s a screen legend himself, having played both Khal Drogo in the now larger than life ‘Game of Thrones’ and Aquaman and yes, he wears his long hair in man bun. Listen to our Khal!
31. The Jake Gyllenhaal
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has a very bohemian look with his low man bun and his hipster accessories. Not to mention that amazingly thick and so well manscaped beard of his. If you’re planning on going for the bun, this is the way to do it.
32. For the Big Day
Even though weddings used to be formal occasions, things have started to change in the past years. Now it’s all about the happy couple having fun with their friends, as it should be. This change will allow you to wear the man bun of your dreams on the big day.
33. The Harry Styles
This former One Direction member surely knows what’s up. He went for the man bun hairstyle himself a while ago and better he could not look. The style makes him look more mature, as well as more elegant and put together.
34. The Dread Bun
As opposed to the bun of dread, a man bun hairstyle made of dreads is definitely something we would love to try. It’s similar to the one made of box braids we talked about above, only this time you use it to protect your precious dreads.
35. Man Buns for Little Boys
There’s something almost poetic in creating a man bun for a little boy. It’s taking a grown up’s hairstyle and putting it on a little guy. But, the most important thing is watching the little dude’s face light up when he sees himself in the mirror.
36. The Low French Braid
This is as modern a look as they come. Therefore, if you’re the kind who needs to jump on the trends and take lots of Insta pictures, we suggest you cut your hair just like this. It’s a V undercut with a slick back, a man bun and, of course, a man braid.
37. The Business Bun
Yes, this man bun hairstyle means business. In other words, it’s a very demure and low-profile man bun, which sits low at the back of your head, like a small chignon. It’s perfect for office hours or for when you have an important meeting.
38. The Viking Man Bun Hairstyle
It is a historically known fact that when they pillaged and plundered, the Vikings needed to keep the hair out their eyes. Therefore, they preferred to stylishly tie it back. Hence, the Viking man bun came to be. We kid, of course.
39. The Chris Hemsworth
With a face and hair like that, it’s difficult to go wrong, no matter what hairstyle you choose. Yes, we do believe that Thor himself would look good even with a mullet or a bowl haircut. But, to everyone’s delight, he chose a man bun.
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40. The Kit Harrington
The hidden Targaryen, the King in the North, the other Stark, the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. And still, Jon Snow knows nothing. Oh, but he does know one thing. That he looks smashing in a man bun hairstyle.
41. The Jared Leto
The world knows and accepts by now that Jared Leto is one man that time simply forgot. He looks today just like he did when he was twenty. With one tiny exception. He now has a man bun hairstyle which makes him look even more beautiful.
42. The Orlando Bloom
Ay, ay, it’s pirate’s life for me! Known for two of the biggest film franchises Hollywood ever gifted upon the world, actor Orlando Bloom took a bit of his Pirates of the Caribbean look home. He loves his little man bun hairstyle.
43. The Sebastian Stan
He might be known as Captain America’s wing man and most loyal and devoted companion and friend but there is a fierce battle going on between them. In our hearts. Yes. Who looks better? Chris Evans or Sebastian Stan with that magnificent man bun hairstyle?
44. The Justin Bieber
When Bieber does it, he does it big. Therefore, not only did he jump on the man bun hairstyle trend as well, but he decided to add some of his own flair to it as well. Therefore, he died his hair platinum as well. Your move, Hollywood!
45. Urban Style
Turning your man bun hairstyle from casual and hipster to downright and downtown urban is all in the accessories and clothes that you wear. If you don’t feel it yet, find some inspiration online or turn to a stylist for help.
46. The Heath Ledger
One of the first Hollywood A-listers ever to don a man bun hairstyle was none other than Heath Ledger himself. He had wavy hair which he loved to tie back in a small half up half down type of situation.
47. The Henry Cavil
Even though the dashing British actor Henry Cavil doesn’t actually wear a man bun hairstyle in real life, he has sported one many times both on the big and small screens. One cannot deny that he looks both handsome and rugged. What an inspiration!
48. The Leonardo DiCaprio
If King Leo does it, then you just know it’s alright for you to do it as well. Nowadays, Leonardo DiCaprio has ditched the polished boy look and goes for rugged handsomeness with a slicked back hairdo and a bushy beard.
49. The David Beckham
Football legend and fashion icon David Beckham was another pioneer of the man bun hairstyle. That means that he used to wear it many years ago, back in the days when he played as a Galactico for football club Real Madrid, in Spain.
50. The Clive Standen
You may recognize actor Clive Standen from a little show called ‘Vikings’ where he played the conqueror Rollo, who managed to become the first foreign kind in the north of France, colonizing what we now know as Normandy or the land of the Norsemen, aka the Vikings. In real life, this conqueror loves his man bun.
So, what do you think about the bun after seeing these 50 inspirational man bun hairstyle choices? On which side of the war do you find yourself? The side that says, in five years, man buns will be regarded just like we view mullets today or the team that finds them totally cool and awesome? Let us know in the comment section below so that we can settle this matter once and for all.