Everyone’s favorite half man bun look just got tons more swag.
Nope, never getting over it! Just in case you still weren’t on board with the man bun, we’re back at it again via Day 9 of our AXE Instagroom series. For this installment, we feature Teo’s half man bun: a half-ponytail done in a messy, ridiculously easy, ready-for-anything version (in his case, some serious fütbol).
The half-bun, or “hun,” is one of the easiest ways to ease into the bun or top knot trends, as it can be achieved on hair that’s on the shorter to medium-long side. As long as you’ve got at least five to six inches to work with, you’re solid—in fact, it’s a popular go-to look for guys growing out last season’s undercut and floppy fades, or anyone who doesn’t want to deal with styling your hair on gym-tan-laundry-hungover days (because yup, we’ve all been there). Our Instagroom model Teo—who has chin-length layers—likes it for the simple reason that he “doesn’t want hair in [his] eyes,” which is also, like, super valid. For the rest of us, we’re all just happy to know that we’ve got a somewhat elevated option for errand hair!
Whether you’re looking for a no-brainer transitional look, a practical hairstyle for sports activities, or are just into the whole devil-may-care, slightly hipster swag, the half man bun is hands-down your best bet. See how our soccer star does his below:
AXE Instagroom: Teo’s Half Man Bun
Scoop out some product.
Mix the product.
Rake it through.
Smooth it down.
Tie it off.
If you want a more polished version of the knotted half man bun (and half the length to spare), try going for a full-on bun. Coil hair around till it resembles a tiny nub, then loop your elastic around several times around the base till secure. The look is less casual bro and more warrior-on-the-frontlines, so be prepared for a bit of fangirling. 😉
Looking for even more man bun inspo? Check out your options here.