10 dapper top knot men hairstyles to upgrade your look

These impressive men's top knot hairstyles are top notch and guaranteed to elevate your style!   

It’s no surprise that the top knot men’s club has been expanding in numbers — especially when leading gentleman like David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jared Leto have all been spotting rocking a man bun.

As the male top knot is also a style donned by Sumo wrestlers and Jedi Knights alike, you may find yourself tempted to give the men’s top knot trend a go. So, to guide and inspire your mane journey, we’ve found 10 handsome male top knot hairstyles, which certainly won’t disappoint.

Top knot: Man bun styles that’ll make you take another look at the trend


top knot men: male model with messy top knot hairstyle wearing suit
There’s nothing with wrong with bedhead hair! Credit: Instagram.com/sergiogonzalezfdz

1. Messy male top knot

Want your long hair to be dapper, but don’t have a lot of time to spend on it? Then let your bedhead style run wild and whip up a messy male top knot, just like this gent.

To really make a statement, dress up the look with a sharp suit and get ready to take on the day-to-night hum, in style. Credit: @sergiogonzalezfdz

top knot men: shot of man with top knot hairstyle with beard
Beards and top knots go together like gin and tonic! Credit: Instagram.com/trevorwayne

2. Beard and top knot combo

A brilliant example of how to rock the top knot men trend is with a beard. Casually styled up, this high top knot with tight sides strikes the perfect balance between neat and statement-making. Credit: @trevorwayne

black men with textured male top knot hairstyle with disconnected fade
Think curly male top knot hairstyles don’t exist? Think again! Credit: Instagram.com/londonschoolofbarbering

3. Textured top knot with disconnected fade

If managing a full head of curly or afro hair is proving a challenge, try this cool haircut that’s infinitely easier to maintain.

This masculine top knot men’s style is a unique variation on the traditional top knot, which shows off natural textures like a charm (plus is bound to get your mates talking). Credit: @londonschoolofbarbering

Editor’s tip: Since natural hair is prone to frizz, you need a product that’ll help tame your tightly curled strands. We suggest using some VO5 Extreme Style Casual Control Fluff Tamer on your mane, to give your look a more polished finish.

back shot of male top knot with bald fade hairstyle
Go bald or go home! Credit: Instagram.com/ashleypaigecollective

4.  Male top knot with bald fade

You know that old saying, go bold or go home? Well, this clean-cut, dapper top knot men’s style does just that.

Featuring distinguished bald faded sides, which are cleverly buzzed in a V-shape, this alternative, edgy cut will keep you cool (and looking it, too!) at any event. Credit: @ashleypaigecollective

close up of a man with braided top knot men's hairstyle with undercut and beard at a salon
Warrior-approved braids? We’re game. Credit: Instagram.com/joelmasterbarber

5. Braided men’s top knot

Thanks to shows like Marco Polo and Vikings, man braids have fast become the trend to watch. Boasting practical qualities (your hair will stay budge-proof throughout those reps!), there really is no down-side to the situation.

So, if you really want your top knot game to be top notch, combine the 2 trends for a look that’s positively warrior-worthy. Credit: @joelmasterbarber

back shot of man with low male top knot hairstyle
The low men’s top knot is great for lazy days and long weekends. Credit: Instagram.com/jackgreystone

6. Low mun

If braids aren’t up your alley, simply lowering your male top knot hairstyle will be enough to make it look like you’ve spent ages on your hair. We’re game!

Nab this weekend-ready look for yourself with our easy how-to guide, here. Credit: @jackgreystone

modern top knot men hairstyle featuring shaved hair design
For the ultimate style statement, pair a top knot with a shaved hair design. Credit: Instagram.com/jeremythebarber17

7. Patterned undercut with male top knot

Bored of your top knot? Man buns can be easily taken to creative new heights with an edgy, shaved hair design.

Just take a look at this style mavens patterned undercut and top knot, as a prime example – it’s turned his look into a work of art! Credit: @jeremythebarber17

colourful men's top knot style fashioned into a bun and featuring patterned shave design
There’s nothing wrong with experimenting with colours! Credit: Instagram.com/barbershopconnect

8. Men’s top knot with colour

Aren’t afraid of taking risks when it comes your hair? Just add some colour! Grey strands have been dominating the hair scene lately and with more of Hollywood’s leading men taking the colour plunge, now’s a great time to experiment.

Whether you go for Kanye West platinum blonde or even a Taylor Lautner pastel hue, is all up to you, but one thing’s for sure: you’ll standout wherever you go.  Credit: @barbershopconnect

Editor’s tip: If you do decide to give your top knot hairstyle a colourful upgrade, remember to invest in a wash and care system, like the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner. This will help you maintain your dapper new shade for longer.

top knot men: male model with half up man bun hairstyle with blue shirt
The half-up male top knot is one to try!

9.  The half-up top knot

If you’re lucky enough to own a long, flowing mane, why not show it off this season? Instead of wrapping it up into a full top knot, we suggest taking a more carefree approach with a half-up look.

This style is all about showing off your undone, tousled locks in all their glory and making your strands the mane attraction (get it?!). Just be sure to have your sea salt spray at the ready to build up tonnes of texture.

top knot men: men with dreads styled into a top knot hairstyle
Have dreads? You can join the top knot men’s club too. Credit: Instagram.com/romariojkn

10. Dreadlocks with a top knot

We, for one, think that dreads and top knots are a match made in hair heaven, so it’s no surprise to see it’s becoming the look for black men to rock this year.

And this stylish example features a sharp undercut (as well as a lot of length on top), providing masses of on-trend contrast a high-impact finish. You can’t argue with that, can you? Credit: @romariojkn


Have these male top knot hairstyles inspired you to try out a new look for 2017? If so, check out our Men’s Hairstyles & Haircuts page, for the latest trends in male grooming.

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