Secrets to The Modern Man Bun Hairstyle — and How to Get It!

We reveal the tricks behind this new and hot man bun style.

As we’ve mentioned before, according to the Dove Men + Care Fall Study, men are becoming more concerned about their hair, whether it be hair care or hair styling. We’ve also noticed that men are gravitating away from effortless-looking styles and opting for something more neatly done like the modern man bun.

You’re probably thinking what makes this man bun so modern? Well, it all starts with the new styling products guys are introducing into their styling routine and it ends with one (or a few) new styling tools. Let’s put you on a little secret with our modern man bun tutorial. Read on!

How to Get The Modern Man Bun

Step 1: Use dry shampoo.

Yup! You read that right, guys are all about using dry shampoo on their hair. It helps soak up all of the grease and excess oil in the hair leaving your hair feeling refreshed and ready to style. Hold some of the Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo six-inches away from your roots as you spray the product on your hair. Use your fingers to spread the product through out your head. After this, use a brush to detangle your hair.

modern man bun tutorial with dry shampoo
Secrets 1 & 2: Dry shampoo and a blowdryer. Photo credit: Faraz Essani Photography

Step 2: Use a blowdryer to create a pinch of volume.

With the concentration nozzle attached, use a blowdryer to give your hair and roots a quick blast to create a bit of volume to your hair.

Step 3. Brush hair upwards to create a smooth high ponytail.

Apply some of Dove Men + Care Defining Pomade onto the base of your hair to create a smooth base and to tame cowlicks. Use your brush to smooth hair up into a high ponytail. Try to position your man pony at eye-level, this is a great technique to use when trying to determine which height is best for you. Secure your ponytail with a hair elastic.

Step 4: Wrap hair ends [neatly] into a bun.

The goal of the modern man bun is to have a bun that’s neat, controlled, and handsome. Brush the ends of your hair to smoothen, then twist the length of your hair. Roll your coiled ends into a bun right around your hair elastic.

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Hairpins are a modern man bun’s best friend. Photo credit: Faraz Essani Photography

Step 5: Use hairpins to lock your modern man bun in place.

Again, you read this right! Get some hairpins and tuck it in! You’ll thank us later. You know why? Because you won’t have to worry about re-doing your man bun again throughout the day since you sealed the deal with this handy hair styling tool.

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Final look! If you want a little texture, pull out a few strands. Photo credit: Faraz Essani Photography

Want to try more neat looks like the modern man bun? Check out this quiff hair tutorial.