7 Best Man Bun Styles in 2019

Take this casual hairstyle beyond no-wash days. 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know what the trendy man bun style is. Guys are favoring this hot style at the moment as they’re brushing and configuring their hair into a messy, top knot-inspired look. And it’s easy to see why: Men with long hair need a break from having their locks dangling on their neck. Plus, it looks pretty darn sexy!

To nail this men’s hairstyle down, you’ll simply need enough hair at the crown of your head that can be twisted or secured into a knot. But, as in with any style, there’s more than one option with the man bun where you can opt for a low bun, messy bun and much more.

Read on to learn more about all of the different man bun styles that you can easily test out:

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The top knot man bun sits right at the crown of your head. Be sure to keep it loose to avoid tension at your roots.

1. Top Knot

Often worn as a neat, slicked-back bun, the top knot is a way to sport the man bun trend and the undercut. This undercut bun, as some may call it, is worn on a cleanly shaven, no fade, back-of-head area. The hair is pulled back from the forehead to the center and then looped into a knot. Be sure not to go too crazy with slicking back your hair, and make sure the knot is loose enough to give your roots some breathing room. Mist your style with a spritz of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 to keep your top knot in place.

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Short hair guys can totally get in on the man bun look with the mini bun.

2. Baby Man Bun

Short hair don’t care? Cool. This little one isn’t waiting until it’s all grown out to weigh in on this trend. With about four inches of hair, guys aren’t missing out on the opportunity to slick back their locks into a teeny weeny bun. All you need is a tiny hair tie to wrap that baby around!

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Curly hair getting the best of you? Pull it up into a bun.

3. Curly Man Bun

Guys with medium length and long curly hair can coil their curlicues into a knot. This hairstyle is super sexy and a surefire way to win with the ladies. Whether your hair is curly, wavy or tightly coiled, you can still effortlessly sport this look. Use just a bit of Bed Head for Men Power Play Firm Finish Gel to smooth out any flyaways near your hairline.

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We love this trendy man bun style. Don’t you?

4. Hun Man Bun

The hun man bun is a half-up, half-down hairstyle. The hair at the back is worn down; some guys are even double-bunning with this style by securing the back section of the hair into a knot as well. Cool points earned!

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Pull out some loose strands of hair to create the messy effect to your man bun.

5. Messy Man Bun

That slept-in look became dapper with this version of the man bun. Guys are getting the two-day-old hair look right on the first day. The more you sleep on it, the more tousled and sexy it looks. But don’t overdo it. By day five, put in a little effort and comb your hair a bit!

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Dreadlocks pulled up are one of the coolest man bun styles to try. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Dreadlock Man Bun

Long dreadlocks are coiled at the highest point of the crown and twisted into a handsome knot. It’s a great alternative style for a warm day when you want to cool off or during a workout. Take your locs away from your face and rock this look!

man bun styles with a braid
After placing a braid at center, coil the ends into a mini bun.

7. Braided Man Bun

You’re definitely killing the man bun styles game with this one. The braided man bun includes variations of multiple cornrow braids or a single French braid for a cool and modern style that even the gals are starting to envy.