5 Ways to Wear a Man Bun in 2020

Because there is never one way to wear a man bun haircut.

The man bun hairstyle has been a huge trend over the last few years and there is no denying it’s must-have appeal. With male hair heroes like Hollywood actors and world-famous sportsmen already huge fans of the look, we wouldn’t blame you if you were tempted to try the style out too.

If you’re new to the style and not sure how to rock it, scroll through our gallery above for the top man bun hairstyle inspiration. When you find the look for you, read on to learn how to get the look.

1. The staple man bun hairstyle

Man bun: Male model with straight dark brown hair in high bun wearing a black tshirt.
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Kicking off our round-up of man buns is this classic top knot. If you are growing out your hair but need a smart look for the workplace, this polished look is the one for you.

Get the look:

1. Prep your hair by removing any knots and tangles and applying a men’s hair paste through your hair, concentrating on the mid-lengths and ends. A great product to use is the Toni&Guy Men’s Moulding Clay – it gives a nice flexible hold.
2. Gather your hair at the middle of your crown and create a ponytail
3. On your last wrap, pull the ponytail only halfway through to create a loop


2. The undercut bun

man with curly man bun and undercut
Source: Adobe Stock

Thought about rocking a man bun with shaved sides? Then you don’t know what you’re missing. Man bun undercuts give your style an edgy individual touch that will earn you plenty of style points. Or, instead of a bun, you can rock a puff.

Get the look:

1. Sweep the longer top section of your hair up towards the crown
2. Gather into a ponytail and fluff out your curly hair to make a puff


3. The twisted man bun hairstyle

Man bun: Side view of a man with curly auburn hair in twisted low bun wearing a navy blue sweatshirt.

Looking to add more interest to your updo, then why not twist things up with this twisted man bun and beard combo. While it may look difficult to create, you can get this look in 5 easy steps.

Get the look:

1. Prep hair with a styling cream which offers flexible control and can tame short flyaway strands
2. Create a side parting and brush hair removing any tangles
3. Divide hair into 2 halves and twist each section backwards
4. Combine the sections together and secure into a low ponytail
5. To create your bun, twist the ‘tail’ of your pony around the base and secure with bobby pins


4. The barely-there man bun hairstyle

man with a half-up man bun
Source: Unsplash

If you’re still growing out your hair, this look will be perfect for you. It also gives that cool and casual ‘I’m not bothered about my hair’ vibe, especially when paired with a well-taken-care-of beard. So, hit that snooze button because you can create roll out of bed and create this look in seconds.

Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray - product image

Get the look:

1. Give your hair added texture by prepping with a spritz of a sea salt spray and finger comb your hair. We love the Toni&Guy Sea Salt Spray to add the perfect amount of texture
2. Create a high ponytail
3. Pin the rest of your hair around the base of your bun, and remember there is no need to get to get it looking perfect


5. The curly half-up bun

Man with curly auburn shoulder length hair in a half-up top knot wearing a green and white check shirt.

If you thought just because you have curly hair you wouldn’t be able to get in on the man bun hairstyle hype, you’d be oh so wrong. All you need is man bun hair length, AKA hair long enough to get into a bun and you can find a look for you.

Get the look:

1. Wash hair with a thickening shampoo and conditioner before letting your hair air-dry
2. Section your hair in half horizontally, starting from the temple area
3. Create a ponytail with your top section and secure with a hairband
4. Finally, wrap the ‘tail’ of your pony around the base of your ponytail and secure using bobby pins


Fancy giving one of these man bun styles a go? And don’t worry if you’re still one the fence, because we have even more on-trend looks you should try…


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