Learn how to nail the Asian man bun with our tutorial and hair gallery.
What you’ll need
Got straight-ish, medium-to-long hair? Consider yourself lucky, ’cause one of this summer’s hottest looks fits your length and texture to a T. Introducing the half-up, Asian man bun, also coinned the ‘samurai bun’ – a quick and easy way to change things up, while keeping cooler when the humidity spikes.
Wondering why this look is so good for Asian men’s hair? Well, we’ll admit it: Asian guys look especially good with longer lengths, thanks to their hair’s natural thickness and shine. And this neat style switch-up looks equal parts smart and stylish.
Check out our tutorial to see how to recreate the half bun – you’ll be able to walk out the door in under three minutes flat.
How to do the Asian man bun
Start with clean hair.
Section off the top.
Twist hair around.
Editor’s tip: Use your non-dominant hand to hold down the base.
Secure your bun.
But overall, keep things casual and don’t stress about flyaways. It’s meant to be a laid-back look, after all – best for looking like you give a damn on gym days, or giving off a stylishly cool vibe during summer drinks.
Asian man bun inspo
Still unsure if the Asian man bun is right for you? Then keep things and draw inspiration this classic man bun style. Credit: @myhandrewthis
Got a soiree to attend? No worries, you can still rock an Asian man bun. Just remember to keep it smooth and sleek. Credit: @asianmanbun