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
1. Messy male top knot
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
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
3. Textured top knot with disconnected fade
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
9. The half-up top knot
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.
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