How to Do a Half Man Bun: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide

Are you hair-ready for your next gig or festival? No? Then you need to check out this cool half-up man bun now!  

A half man bun is an easy hairstyle which is achieved when you split medium to long in half and then style the top section of it into a bun. This hairstyle is popular because it allows you to stylishly keep your hair off your face. Depending on how you style it, it can be tailored to suit any occasion and also works for all hair types.

If you want to learn how to get for yourself, scroll down to check out our tutorial with blogger Gwilym Pugh and learn how to recreate the look. Trust us, you’ll be able to walk out the door in three minutes flat!

How to Do a Half-Up Man Bun


Start with clean hair.

To create the look, start with nice, freshly washed hair.

Towel dry your hair and then apply the VO5 Frizz Free Cream to the lengths of your hair. For an undone, natural look, allow your hair to dry naturally, or for speed, blow dry your hair.

Editor’s tip: The VO5 Frizz Free Cream will help give your hair a nice frizz-free appearance. So, no matter how hard you dance, it’s great for creating your dapper, yet festival-proof look!


Section off the top.

Take a central, horseshoe-shaped section of hair and brush it back into a ponytail at your crown.


Twist hair around.

Secure the pony with a hairband, pulling your hair half way through to create a ‘loop’.


Final look.

Your half-up bun is done! Brush out any tangles you might have on the rest of your hair, and add a little VO5 Matt Clay to the front to smooth any flyaways.

But overall, keep things casual and don’t stress if you have a few stray hairs – it’s meant to be a laid-back look, after all!




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