Want to learn how to put your hair in a man bun? Become a pro with our easy tutorials
What you’ll need
Ah, the man bun. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny it’s still a major men’s hairstyle trend. With hair heroes like Jared Leto consistently sporting the look, it continues to be a go-to style for men with longer hair. So, if you’re looking to learn how to do a man bun like a pro, you’ve come to the right place.
It might look like a tricky style to create but, the good news is, mastering a man bun is deceptively easy to achieve. It looks best if you start with chin-length or longer hair and works well with any hair type and texture. So whether you’ve got curly or straight locks, you can learn how to put your hair in a bun.
Not just a one-size-fits-all style, there’s more than one way to rock the look. We’ve come up with 4 different ways to teach you how to tie a man bun, each with their own easy-peasy man bun tutorial. Ready? Let’s get started…
How to make a man bun: 4 ways to master the look
Thanks to A-lister celebs, new-wave models and Instagram stars, the man bun has come a long way since its hipster heyday. But to kick things off, we’re going to show you how to get the original man bun hairstyles, loved by the likes of Jason Momoa and Gareth Bale.
Look 1: The signature man bun
Whether it be on the street, the runway, the red carpet or Instagram, you’re sure to spot the man bun alongside some of the most popular haircuts today. So, let’s get down to business and learn how to do a man bun, shall we?
Prep your hair.
After washing and conditioning your hair with the TIGI Bed Head For Men Charge Up Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner, gently brush through your hair.
This will remove any tangles and knots, and make it easier for you to apply product.
Scoop a small amount of product.
Remember to use this product sparingly: a little bit of it will go a long way, and you can always add more if needed.
Apply the product.
Tip: Don’t forget to open your fingers as you work it through your mane to distribute the product and aid control.
Gather your hair.
Tie your hair.
Don’t worry about these loose ends, they add to the overall undone coolness of this hairstyle.
Look 2: Half-up man bun tutorial
Now you’ve got the basics down, it’s time to introduce you to the man bun’s cooler sibling: the half-up, half-down top knot. It has been spotted on Sean Frank and Louis Smith, and is the best way to keep hair away from your face but still show off your lengthy locks.
Prep your hair:
Section your hair.
Create a ponytail.
Create your half-up top knot.
Look 3: Messy man bun tutorial
Even though we’re over halfway through the year, the man bun is still topping the men’s style board. However, if you’re looking for something a little more casual and low-key, then why not opt for a messy, low bun, instead?
Creating messy bun hairstyles may seem like a no-brainer, but there are actually some tricks and tools to the trade to get the look down pat. This disheveled lived-in look has masses of texture and looks extremely cool.
Prepare your hair.
You want to keep some texture to your hair to give it that second-day look, so we suggest finger combing through your mane.
Create a low ponytail.
Make sure you get every strand and double check in a mirror to see if there are any remaining flyaways.
Create a loop.
Take your time here as this step will form the basis of your messy bun.
Use hair pins.
These little styling tools are your new friend, so simply insert hair pins around the base of the bun to keep it in place.
The final look.
And there you have it, a messy, low man bun done in record speed!
Look 4: Twisted man bun how-to
Looking to add a little interest to your man bun hairstyle? Then why not try this twisted man bun style to take your look from ordinary to extraordinary?
With this twisted man bun style, you can turn your basic man bun into a cooler updo that’s suitable for any occasion.
Prep your hair.:
Apply styling cream.
Brush your hair.
Twist your hair and create a low ponytail.
When you reach the middle, combine the 2 sections and tie into a low ponytail.
Create your bun.
The Final look.