Could the mun be the perfect hair solution for your next workout?
Is the man bun the favourite hairstyle of Rio? Well, love it or hate it, there’s no denying that it’s definitely the hairstyle du jour in Brazil this year. And let’s be honest (aesthetics aside), it’s actually one of the most practical ways for men with long hair to keep their manes out of their faces during their intense, career-defining competitions.
So, with that in mind, the All Things Hair team has put together a list of our favourite bro buns to help inspire your next workout hairstyle. After all, who wouldn’t want to rock the unofficial hairstyle of Rio?
The sporty man bun: Hair favourites we love from Rio
Louis Smith: Gymnastics
Don’t worry curly-haired men, we haven’t left you out. You too can tap into the man bun hair trend. Just take a leaf out of British gymnast Louis Smith’s book and style your ‘do using a boar bristle brush. Credit: @louissmith1989
The natural bristles are great for brushing back curly locks, especially when teamed with a flexible hair cream, like the Lynx Natural Look Flexible Control Cream – it works a treat in curly and afro textures.
For more ways to rock your man bun, check out our guide on how to do a man bun 3 ways.
Paul Bennett: Rowing
The British gold medal-winning rower caught our attention recently with his man bun and Viking-inspired beard!
Antoine Diot: Basketball
We’d be surprised if you haven’t yet noticed French basketball player Antoine Diot! At 6 ft 4, Diot’s man bun is the perfect example of how to rock two looks in one.
Evan Jager: Steeplechase
In our books, the American steeplechase record holder is the master of the casual man bun. It’s the perfect sporty hair solution if you have medium to longer length hair and don’t want your mane to ruin your chances of achieving your PB. Credit: @evanjager
Just keep it casual and spray your locks with some TONI&GUY Casual Flexible Hold Hairspray, as it’s ideal for lightly holding your ‘do without it looking too styled.