Yep, you guessed it: the man bun is still very much on the style radar. And we think it’s safe to say this updo hairstyle for men will continue on its winning streak for yet another season (or maybe even two!).
But seriously, the man bun is in such great demand that guys are even buying man bun clip-ins to get the look (gotta fake it ’til you make it, right?)! But if you’re already the lucky owner of long hair, then what’s the betting you’ve been searching high and low for a new and exciting way to style your man bun to just, y’know, jazz things up a bit for autumn and all that.
Well, look no further: here are 5 fresh ideas, guaranteed to elevate your beloved mun to a whole new level of cool. Plus, they come with super easy step-by-step guides, too. You’re welcome!
5 New ways to style your man bun
1. The casually polished man bun
Step 1: Sleek and controlled hair is the key to nailing this look. Wash your hair with TIGI Bed Head for Men Wise Up Scalp Shampoo (£10.50*), whose formula will help to reduce fluffiness, making your hair feel fresh, revived and ready for styling.
Step 2: Apply some of the TIGI Bed Head for Men Matte Separation Workable Wax (£13.95*) and work it in with your fingers to help provide your look with hold and definition.
Step 3: Smooth your hair into a neat (but not too tight) ponytail. Take the ends of the hair and loop it halfway through leaving the ends out for a casual, yet polished undone look.
2. The diamond undercut man bun
Step 1: Ideal for men who have a widow’s peak, this diamond-shaped undercut hairstyle is the new way to make a bold, geometric statement with your hair. Ask your barber to create this angular cut to register the clean and sharp lines.
Step 2: To sculpt your long locks into a sleek style, work some of the VO5 Extreme Style Groomed Grooming Pomade (£3.99*) into the top section of your hair before slicking back into a high man bun. This will help give hold, as well as add a sleek-looking shine to the finished style.
3. The hipster man bun
Step 1: This style is best done on second or third-day hair for that added texture and grip. Skip the brush and use your hands to comb through your hair to boost those natural, bedhead textures!
Step 2: Gather your hair into ponytail at the centre of the crown and secure with an elastic band, not forgetting to loop the ends halfway through the elastic to create a bun shape.
Step 3: Lightly tug at the front sections of hair so that your man bun sits loose for a more effortless look.
4. The low man bun
Step 1: After washing your hair, leave it to air-dry to help enhance those naturally wavy or curly textures (if you have them).
Step 2: Once dry, use a wide-tooth comb or brush to gently detangle and prep your hair.
Step 3: Smooth your hair back into a low bun and loop the ends through until it’s secure – et voila!
5. The new classic
Step 1: Prep your clean hair with a heat protection spray, before using a hair dryer to give you a straight, but slightly volumised finish.
Step 2: Take a small amount (roughly a fingertip’s worth) of the Lynx Natural Look Flexible Control Cream (£4.28*) and rub it in between your palms before working it through your hair for a natural-looking, medium hold. Then, gather your hair into a ponytail that’s positioned at eye-level.
Step 3: Wrap the ends of your hair around the base of the bun, then secure with bobby pins.