15 Ways to Wear Man Bun Styles in 2022

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:

15 Man Bun Styles to Try

Man buns have become super trendy for guys with medium to long lengths of hair. The style involves  little effort and it’s practical, so what’s not to like about it? Check out the top styles below!

1. Top Knot

How to Make a Man Bun: A Step-by-Step Tutorial
Rock a killer man bun with this easy tutorial

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.

2. Baby Man Bun

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A man bun that works for short hair, too.

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!

3. Curly Man Bun

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Wear it messy.

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.

4. Hun Man Bun

man bun hair half bun
Mix it up with a half-bun, affectionately called the “hun.” Aw.

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!

5. Messy Man Bun

a side view of a smiling man with man-bun
Wear it loose.

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!

6. Dreadlock Man Bun

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Buns come in all shapes and sizes (even itty-bitty ones). The common denominator? They look killer with some facial hair. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

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!

7. Braided Man Bun

Man braid hairstyle finished look
Braid it and tie it up.

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.

8. Undercut

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Tie your tops up in a man bun while waiting for your sides to grow in. Photo credit: Dvora

Give your man bun some more texture and spice by adding an undercut. This look is also perfect for those who get overheated with a longer haircut but still want to sport the man bun.

9. Braids

man bun style braids
Add some braids to your man bun style.

Give your look more texture with some braids. Creating a braided style before putting it up makes it even easier to care for and prevents knotting.

10. Beard and Buns

man bun style beard
A beard with a bun is always a good idea.

Commit to the beard and man bun style and you won’t be sorry. This look is always trending and requires little grooming throughout the week. Keep your beard moisturized and soft with some SheaMoisture Men Maracuja Oil & Shea Butter Beard Balm.

11. Half Updo Style

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Go for a half-updo style.

Who says a man bun needs to include all of your hair? If your strands are on the longer side or you don’t feel like wearing your hair entirely up, opt for this half-updo variation. A half-up man bun easily pulls your hair out of your face. Plus, it’s great for showing off the natural texture and waviness of your hair.

12. Drastic Undercut Style

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Got or a unique look with an undercut!

Want a big change to your style? If you’re feeling daring and want to turn some heads (in a good way) then try out this deep undercut man bun. Not only will your style make a statement, but you’ll cut down your styling time by so much.

13. Long and Effortless Man Bun

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You don’t need a pristine look each time.

When you think of a man bun, you probably think of tight styles, close to the head. However, did you know looser, effortless options are great too?! Try a style like this for a laid-back look.

14. Twist Style

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Try this style with dreadlocks.

A man bun style isn’t just a one-size-fits all look. Just because you have thicker hair, doesn’t mean this style is off-limits to you. Have twists? This style is great! Gather all of your twists into a bun at the top of your head, secure with a hair tie, and you’ll have an amazing man bun!

15. Curly Classic Man Bun

guy with curly man bun
You can’t go wrong with a classic man bun on curly hair.

Naturally curly hair adds texture and volume to a man bun. If you have a hair type like this, it’ll be easier to how your bun in place all day. You can’t go wrong with this classic style.

Whether you choose a braided look or a slick ban bun that emphasizes your beard, there are many ways you can pull off this trending look.

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