9 dapper top knot men hairstyles to upgrade your look

It’s no surprise that the top knot men’s club has been expanding in numbers — especially when celebs like Harry Styles, ASAP Rocky, Jared Leto and Nasty C have all been spotted rocking a man bun.

The male top knot is also a style donned by these and more stars, so you may find yourself tempted to give the trend a go. To guide and inspire your mane journey, we’ve put together a list of 9 trending male top knot hairstyles, which certainly won’t disappoint.


Top knot: Man bun styles that’ll make you take another look at the trend

1. Messy top knot

Messy man bun
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Want your long hair to be dapper, but don’t have a lot of time to spend on it? Then let your bedhead style run wild and whip up a messy male top knot, just like this gent.
To really make a statement, dress up the look with a sharp suit and get ready to take on the day-to-night in style.


2. Beard and top knot combo

Beard and top knot combo
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A brilliant example of how to rock the top knot for men trend is with a beard. Casually styled up, this high top knot with tight sides strikes the perfect balance between neat and statement-making.

Don’t forget to give your beard some TLC when styling this look. Add a small dab of the TRESemmé Volume & Lift Styling Mousse to keep your beard looking polished throughout the day.


3. Textured top knot with disconnected fade

Textured top knot with disconnected fade
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If you’ve got curly or afro hair this cool haircut is definitely for you. This top knot men’s style is a unique variation on the traditional top knot, which shows off natural textures like a charm.

To keep your curls in top condition, moisturise your hair with some of the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie — to define and enhance that curly top knot.


4. Male top knot with bald fade

Bald fade and man bun
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You know that old saying, go bold or go home? Well, this clean-cut, dapper top knot men’s style does just that.

Featuring distinguished bald faded sides, this alternative, edgy cut will keep you cool and looking it too!


5. Braided men’s top knot

braided men's top knot
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Man braids have fast become the trend to watch. Boasting practical qualities (your hair will stay perfectly in place throughout the day), there really is no down-side to the situation.

So, if you really want your top knot game to be top notch, combine the 2 trends for a look that’s 100% warrior-worthy.


6. Low mun

Low mun hairstyle
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If braids aren’t up your alley, simply lowering your male top knot hairstyle will be enough to make it look like you’ve spent ages on your hair. We’re game!


7. Top knot with colour

Top knot with platinum blonde colour
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If you aren’t afraid of taking risks when it comes your hair? Just add some colour! Whether you go for Kanye West platinum blonde or even a pastel hue, it’s all up to you. One thing’s for sure, you’ll standout wherever you go.

Editor’s tip: If you do decide to give your top knot hairstyle a colourful upgrade, remember to invest in a wash and care system, like the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner. This will help you maintain your dapper new shade for longer.


8. The half-up top knot

Half-up man bun hairstyle
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If you’re lucky enough to own a long, flowing mane, why not show it off? Instead of wrapping it up into a full top knot, we suggest taking a more carefree approach with a half-up look.

This style is all about showing off your undone, tousled locks in all their glory and making your strands the mane attraction.


9. Locs with a top knot

Locs in a men's top knot
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Locs and top knots are a match made in hair heaven, so it’s no surprise to see it’s becoming a look. This stylish example features a sharp undercut (as well as a lot of length on top), providing an on-trend contrast and a high-impact finish. You can’t argue with that, can you?


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