Hate it or love it, you have to admit that the man bun hairstyle is everywhere and likely here to stay. More and more guys are embracing longer hair and deciding to style it in this useful and stylish manner. These easy man bun hairstyles are perfect for you to choose for your new and fresh look!
Although men’s buns have recently started appearing everywhere, they are by no means a new trend that dates back over 2000 years! Their popularity grew again around 2013, and since then, celebrities such as Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bradley Cooper have been seen wearing fashionable “hairstyles”.
Also known as “bro cock”, “hipster cock”, “mun” and “dude cock”, the men’s bun is a very simple hairstyle in which the hair is simply brushed on the back and fixed on either side. the top of the head as a knot, be tied at the back of the head. However, the only precondition: you need medium-length hair. At least twelve inches should help. You will be glad to know that the men’s bun works with any type and texture of hair.
We wholeheartedly support the man bun, top knot, Samurai bun, and all the other varieties of this man updo, so take a look at our recommendations and pick your style below!
Are you ready to learn how to get a men’s bun? Let’s begin!
Not only does it keep your hair away from your face, but it is also on the list of the best hairstyles for men. Here’s how to make a fashionable men’s bun:
Step 1: Get your hair ready
No sense in telling you now – I don’t wanna ruin the surprise. Brush your lashes well before you start and it will make everything easier.
Step 2: Use a hairdryer to create some volume
With the concentration nozzle attached, use a hairdryer to give your hair and roots a quick breath to create some volume.
Step 3: Apply a texturizing paste
Apply a fingertip’s worth of got2b Beach Matt Paste to create a smooth base and to tame any cowlicks you might have. Make sure to warm it up first in your hands before you smooth it through your hair.
Step 4: Tighten your hair
Squeeze your hair into a ponytail, about in the middle of your head. Make sure you have the hair elastic ready to hold it in place.
Step 5: Grab your hair
Fasten your ponytail with the hair elastic, but at the last winding pull the ponytail only halfway to create a curl. The ends of your wires will probably be pointed downwards, but you can rearrange them if you wish. And voila!
Men’s buns are so versatile – they can look casual and sophisticated depending on the outfit.
1. Loose Man Bun Hairstyle
When you see a guy with a man bun hairstyle, it will almost always be loose and careless. Not only does it give off a nonchalant vibe, but it’s also the most comfortable way to wear this hairstyle. Don’t put too much thought into it and go with the flow!
2. Low Bun Hairstyle for Men
Although the majority of man buns are worn higher up on the head, you always have the alternative of rocking yours towards the back of the neck. It’s another effortless way of styling a long hair man bun while also keeping freeing the face from any falling strands.
3. Man Bun Undercut Hairstyles
If you plan on sporting a man bun hairstyle often, why not think about getting a haircut that perfectly complements it? A popular and extremely good-looking choice is a disconnected undercut. It lets you wear your hair both up and down and adds coolness points to the whole look.
4. Tight Man Bun Hairstyles
Afraid your hair will fall out of the bun if you wear it too loose? Then tighten yours and keep all the strands in place. Start by firmly combing back the hair and making sure that you get even the loose strands around the nape. Then pull them tightly together in a full man ban and keep it all together with some help from a hair tie.
5. Short Hair Man Bun
Contrary to popular belief, man buns aren’t only for guys with significantly long hair. If you have recently started growing your hair, you can tie the tips into a small bun at the top back of your head. Make sure you don’t tie it too high to avoid a rooster-like result.
6. Half Up Man Bun Hairstyle
Want to take it easy and not have all of your hair wrapped up? Then try a half-up, half-down man bun hairstyle. To get this look, part your hair in half horizontally and use only the top part for creating the bun. Let the rest flow naturally down your shoulders and back.
7. Slick Man Bun Hairstyles
If your hair tends to stay perfectly straight most of the time, you can pull off a slick man bun hairstyle without a care in the world. The texture of your locks will allow you to slick them back easily. You can also play around with a wet aspect with some help from dedicated hair products.
8. Samurai Bun Hairstyle
Whether you’re passionate about Japanese culture or you just like the way it looks, you can try a samurai bun as your next hairstyle. It’s pretty similar to the man bun but differs in the fact that it has a distinctly longer and narrower form. A wide hair tie will help you obtain this look.
9. Man Bun and Fade Haircut
Have you decided on an undercut to show off your man bun? Well, you should know that there are various ways of getting one. In addition to the disconnected method, we showed a bit earlier, there’s also the taper fade technique.
10. Messy Man Bun Hairstyles
If a loose man bun hairstyle isn’t enough for you, take yours to the next level with some messy styling. The hairstyle starts loose, but you can accentuate the carelessness by gently pulling a few strands out from the bun. Alternatively, tie your hair in a very messy bun from the beginning.
11. Man Bun Hairstyle with Box Braids
Why not experiment with your look even more by combining different hairstyles? For instance, grow a man bun style the top in braids for men and finish off the look with an undercut. Pick your favorite braiding style and then wrap the tips into a small bun or even a top knot.
12. Short Ponytail Hairstyle
If you get tired of wearing a traditional man bun hairstyle, you can always switch to a ponytail every once in a while. We especially recommend this idea to men who have shorter hair to medium-length ones or to those who want to showcase their undercuts.
13. Top Knot Hairstyle
We’ve already pointed out that you can style a man bun even out of shorter hair. However, the top knot is another great-looking alternative for short to mid-length hair. This is a smaller alternative that by definition makes a smaller bun and as such, requires less hair to work too.
14. Curly Man Bun Hairstyle
A bun style will also look amazing on men with curly or wavy hair. The hairstyle will instantly become textured and easygoing and have an effortless edge to it. Also, keep in mind that you will need significantly longer hair to make a curly hair man bun.
15. Man Bun Hairstyle with Temple Fade
Interested in bringing out the overall hairstyle? Take a tip from the pros and consider getting a temple fade to go with your man bun. The sharp angles around the hairline will emphasize the longer top and create an eye-catching silhouette.
16. Business Casual Man Bun Hairstyle
It’s now safe to say that the general mentality regarding business aesthetics has changed over these past few years. Nowadays, men are less judged for having long hair than they would have been some decades ago. Still, to keep things on a classy note classy, neatly comb back the hair for a business casual hairstyle.
17. Braided Man Bun Hairstyle
We think it’s a wonderful idea to rock a full head of long braids, especially if you pair them with a low undercut and shaved sides. To keep the braids out of your way, all you have to do is wrap them in a man bun hairstyle. Also, get a sturdy hair tie that will keep the thicker strands together.
18. High Fade Bun
There are various ways you can incorporate a fade into your hairstyle. Aside from the mid fade, we presented earlier, there’s also the more pronounced high fade. For it, the hair is gradually shaved starting with the upper sides of the head until it ends in a skin fade close to the ears.
19. Casual Man Bun Hairstyles
If you don’t have anything fancy planned, don’t hesitate to loosen up and go with a casual man bun hairstyle. You don’t have to style your hair meticulously – just tie it all up and leave a few stray locks in the front to boost the impact of the hairstyle.
20. Man Bun Hairstyles with Thick Beard
It’s crystal clear why man buns and thick beards go hand in hand perfectly and oftentimes come together as a pair. If you succeeded in growing a full beard, consider shining the spotlight on it by gathering all your hair and freeing your face of it.
21. Afro-Textured Man Bun Hairstyles
Depending on their particular hair texture, African-American men can play around with a variety of hairstyles. Besides going for a braided bun style – for one – they can also opt to leave their natural afro curls longer and keep them in man bun styles to make maintenance all the easier.
22. Low Fade Man Bun Hairstyle
After going through mid and high fades, we have reached the subtlest version of this haircut: the low fade. It’s an exceptional way to add some edge to your man bun without going over the top with shaving your sides. Furthermore, it’s easier to grow your hair out afterward too.
23. Formal Man Bun Hairstyle
Regardless of whether you’re attending a wedding or a company party, this is the perfect man bun hairstyle to count on. It’s a formal take on the classic high man bun as it is made at the nape for a slick and polished outcome.
24. Cornrows and Bun
Another braiding method you can use to highlight your man bun is the cornrows style – it works the other way around too. Pick as many braids as you’d like for the top, braiding your hair just until you reach the edge of your head. From there, tie the ends together in a bun.
25. Voluminous Bun
If your hair is notably thick, curly, or both, style it in a man bun and reap the benefits of all that natural volume. For a comfortable and practical approach, think about styling your bun on the very top of the head. This way, it won’t hang heavy from the back of the head.
26. Headband Man Bun Hairstyles
The former One Directioner Harry Styles is one of the indisputable kings of man buns. He sported shoulder-length locks for a long time and wasn’t a stranger from styling them with a man bun. To spice up his look, he occasionally added accessories such as hats or headbands.
27. Platinum Blonde Man Bun Hairstyles
Another celebrity to look at for hairstyle inspiration is Justin Bieber. However, this time, the main focus isn’t on the way he wears his hair but rather on its color. We wanted to show you this example as encouragement for exploring other hair colors.
28. Dreadlocks Man Bun
Dreadlocks are a fantastic way of expressing your culture, lifestyle, or generally amazing taste in hairstyles. Also, if you have long dreads, a man bun will help you cool down during the summer and generally change your appearance whenever you feel like it.
29. Braid Into Bun Hairstyle
You can temporarily add a braid to your hairstyle by making it on the side of the head and ending it in a man bun. With medium to long hair, take a few locks on one side and French braid them halfway. Wrap the rest of your hair in an updo – like you normally would.
30. Reverse Braid Man Bun Hairstyle
On the other hand, you can opt for an altogether out-of-the-box approach for your man bun hairstyle by going for a reverse braid. To get this, bow the head and start braiding from the nape upwards. Once you get to the crown of the head, finish it off in a messy bun.
31. The Subtle Man Bun
Some settings call for a discrete hairstyle so for such situations, we recommend that you carefully brush your hair back and style it in a medium man bun. Make sure it’s not too high or too low so you won’t draw attention to your hairstyle.
32. Bold Man Bun Hairstyle
On the other hand, if there are no constraints and you feel like it, go for a wild man bun – or better yet, a Viking-style inspired one! Do so by making one or two braids on the side of the head and ending them in not one but two-man buns.
33. Textured Man Bun
Want to add some texture to your hairstyle? It’s easier if you have curly or wavy hair, or if you have a layered haircut. Don’t focus on perfecting the man bun, but rather leave plenty of loose locks all around. Your main goal should be to tie up just a part of the hair.
34. High Man Bun Hairstyle
As opposed to mid or low-man bun hairstyles, a high one will attract the attention of those around you especially when paired with another haircut or style. Below, admire a high man bun paired with a mid fade that perfectly transitions into the facial hair.
35. Braids, Bun, and Pomp
This is arguably the most complex hairstyle we have presented so far on this list. It mixes no less than three styles and manages to do so in a harmonious manner. Admire the two braids on the side, the pompadour-styled top, and the short man bun in the back that gathers them all up.
36. Bandana and Locks Man Bun
Not into headbands but still want an interesting accessory for your man bun? Bandanas are an option that will most likely never go out of style. Take one or two bandanas and use them around your head, either above your eyebrows or just along the hairline.
37. Large Half Up Man Bun
Naturally, the longer the hair, the larger the man bun. We don’t see this as a disadvantage, especially if you want to leave the tips of the hair draped over the shoulders as in the half-up style shown in this photo. This hairstyle will work best with mid-back or waist-length dreadlocks.
38. Man Bun Hairstyle with Shaved Designs
Let your imagination run wild by venturing into the world of shaved designs. We recommend getting a high fade undercut to get more room for your “canvas”, so to speak. From there, do some brainstorming with your barber about the designs you can get.
39. Top Knot with Side Braid
As you can see by now, man buns and top knots make for some of the best long top short sides hairstyles as they offer so many styling choices. Take this look, for example, that mixes short and closely cropped sides with a long top made all the more interesting by the side braid that acts as a parting element too.
40. Braids and Man Bun
Remember what we said about Harry Styles owning the man bun? Here’s another example to prove our point. The singer is open-minded with his appearance, so for this one, he styled all the hair on top of the head into braids. Then, some of the braids went into a man bun while the others were left to hang free.
41. Athletic Man Bun
If you have long hair and are also a sports enthusiast, you will most likely have to use a man bun for practical reasons. An athletic take on this hairstyle sees the top being cleanly swept back, with the hair tie wrapped securely around the bun in the back.
42. Hipster Man Bun Hairstyle
Aside from the hairstyle, the secret to getting a hipster look lies in your choice of apparel and accessories. Therefore, consider getting some old-school glasses frame (but only if you need them). The high man bun here is just the detail that brings together the whole look.
43. Pulled Back Braids Hairstyles
Rapper ASAP Rocky is well-known not only for his music but also for his original braided hairstyles. He often pulls his braids back into small ponytails or buns – depending on how long they are. A great source of inspiration for anyone sporting braids.
44. Man Bun Hairstyle with Hard Part
Properly defining a man bun can make it all the more memorable. While there are plenty of ways you can emphasize a hairstyle, we have to agree that the hard part is among the most effective. Shave a diagonal or vertical line around the top part of your man bun for a sharp effect.
45. Bicolor Bun
Man buns will look all the more outstanding on hair in different shades. As an example, many guys with dreadlocks have them colored about halfway down. As the hair is styled in a man bun, the contrast between the root color and the top will stand out gloriously.
46. Swept Back Bun
Even though this isn’t the most efficient way to keep your hair out of your eyes, we have to admit that it’s tasteful. Guys who have shorter, wavy hair can pull off this man bun hairstyle simply by tying a handful of hair at their nape.
47. Man Bun with Loose Strands
Oftentimes, loose strands are the icing on the cake and make a man bun all the more alluring. If you have layered hair, some locks will fall out of the bun on their own. Also, if your hair has the same length all around, pull out a strand or two to recreate the effect.
48. Creative Man Bun
Feast your eyes on this awesome man bun hairstyle. The styling is intricate with thin braids that start from small boxes on the top of the head. After that, the undercut that accompanies the look has a few shaved lines here and there. We also like the beads used in the braids.
49. Double Buns with Braids
If you have two braids on the crown of the head, consider using double buns as a way to finish them off. To avoid a pigtails effect, make sure that the braids are created vertically and as parallel as possible. That way, they’ll end at the back of the head instead of on the sides.
50. Colorful Man Bun
Lastly, we can all agree that this is the most colorful man bun hairstyle in our entire selection. We admire how the top stands out thanks to its electric blue hue, especially on small corkscrew curls. The creative shaved designs in the undercut are the final detail that makes the hairstyle unforgettable.
51. Long Hair Man Bun with Light Brown Hair
Man bun hairstyles come in all different shapes and sizes. Here he kept his brown hair long and wavy. He then pulled it up messy and twisted it into a high bun. This would be a great hairstyle for physically active men.
52. Front Long Braids with Undercut Fade with Blonde
This next hairstyle has a simple fade along the sides and back but the real magic of this style is the braids on the top. Here he has added in thick braids with pops of blonde throughout and the tips end bright and blonde.
53. Lengthy Black Hair with Messy Bun
If you have long, dark, and straight hair then could pull this next style off. In the photo above he has kept half of his hair up into a big bun and left the rest long. This would be a perfect hairstyle to keep the hair out of your face.
54. Classic Hairstyle Man Bun Wavy Hair
You cannot go wrong with a classic hairstyle man bun for men with wavy hair. In the look above he kept the sides short but the hair on top is long and dark. Pair it with a long beard and you are going to love the way you look.
55. Lowered Fade Cut with Long Bun Style
If you are growing your hair out long one of the best ways to keep your edge looking straight is with a nice temple fade. In the look above he has kept his hair long and simple and pulled it in a high bun. You can also pair it with a thick beard and you are going to love your new edgy style.
56. Clean Comb Over Bun Hairstyle
Clean comb-overs and man buns are a match made in heaven. In the photo above he has kept his hair natural and dark and pulled it up in a messy top knot for men. He has also kept the facial hair simple and it looks great.
57. Twisted Braids Hairstyle with Fade Undercut
Did you know that you could pull your braids up in a man bun too? In the look above he went with a simple fade along the sides and in the back but added in thick two-strand braids on the top.
58. Natural Classic Man Bun Hairstyle with Black Hair
This next-man bun hairstyle for men is simple and classy. Here he has kept his hair brushed back simply and tied it all up into a perfect bun.
59. Slicked Hairstyle with Light Brown Shade
If you are looking for a sleek hairstyle for light brown hair then this next style would be perfect for you. To get this style you are going to want to brush your hair up neatly and twist it into a simple bun right in the center of your head.
60. Permed Hairstyle with Undercut Man Bun
Permed hairstyles for men are back from the 90s and they are cooler than ever. To get the most out of this style you are going to want to add in a high fade to keep those edges looking fresh and grow out the middle section of your hair. Then add in a nice perm and you are all set.
61. Mid Fade with Straight Hair Natural Shade Bun
If you have straight hair you are already so blessed. Here he has kept the hair around the sides and back shaved short and around the natural hairline. Then all you need to do is grow the rest of your hair out and neatly put it in a bun.
62. Clean Fade with Undercut Bun Light Shade Hair
You cannot go wrong with a clean fade added to your favorite hairstyle. In the look above he kept the hair on the top thick and brushed up, but they left the bun messy and full.
63. Smudged Man Bun with Curly Hair
Smudged hairstyles are just another way of saying you like wearing your hair shaggy. In this next look, he has kept his dark brown hair curly and natural and simply pulled it back tight in a loose bun. Pair it with a beard and you are going to love your new style.
64. Neat Comb Over Bun Hairstyle with Highlights
Combovers are such a vibe and when you pair it with a man bun you are going to love your new style. To get a hairstyle like in the photo above you are going to want to keep all of your hair the same length and neatly brush it back.
65. Wavy Hair with Fade Undercut Hairstyle
Wavy hair is so versatile that you can pull off any hair style you want. In the look above he kept the sides shaved short and grew the middle section out long and has it styled pulled up.
66. Medium Length Wavy Hair with a Full Blonde Shade
This next-man bun hairstyle for men would be great for men who have blonde hair and have already been growing it out a bit. To get this style you need to pull about half of the hair up and tie it in a top knot while keeping the rest of the hair long and down.
67. Wet Look Hair Bun with Fade
Another classic man bun style is shown here. He went with a nice short fade along the natural hairline in the back and it comes around the temple. For the hair layer on top, he went with the hair pulled back with a wet gel and pulled it into a small bun.
68. Long Fringe Front with Natural Black Hair
Long fringes are a popular choice for men who like to keep a few layers out to frame the face. Here he has paired his long fringe with a small bun in the back and it looks amazing.
69. Two-Way Color Permed Undercut Hairstyle
Two-toned styles are always a good idea and in the photo above he is wearing the classic combo of brown and blonde. To get this style you are going to want to add in your favorite fade along the sides and keep the first half of the hair natural and add a light blonde to the bottom section.
70. Messy Man Bun with Curly Ends
Messy buns are easy, stylish, and right on trend in men’s hairstyles in 2022. In the look above he has kept his hair long and natural and then pulled it into a low messy bun. This is a style that would look great on men of all ages.
71. Two Fringe Braids with Permed Curls Undercut
This next look is so special that you are going to need to find yourself a good hairstylist before trying it out. Start your new look off with a high fade, add in a few braids, and then pull the hair up into a big messy bun in the back.
72. High Pomp Bun with Wavy Fade Cut
High pomps are one of the retro hairstyles to come out of the 1950s. Here he modernized his high pomp hairstyle with long hair that is pulled into a high bun in the back. Keep the beard trimmed short, or grow it out and you are going to love your new style.
73. Curly Light Brown Bun with Neat Hair
Curly light brown hair is going to look amazing no matter how you style it. In the look above he has styled his long hair pulled back into a simple bun. This would be a great style to wear to the beach or on a summer vacation.
74. Medium Hair Length Man Bun Hairstyle
Sophisticated long hairstyles are easy and fun to wear. In the look above he has kept his hair natural, wavy with half of it pulled back neatly. You could wear this style any time of year and always look good.
75. Trimmed Front Cut with Tiny Bun Hairstyle
This next hairstyle for men has a neatly trimmed front and sides but he has left the hair in the middle long and pulled it back in a small bun. This is a simple style that will leave you feeling fresh.
To conclude, the man bun hairstyle serves as an amazing way to express your personality fashionably. You can adapt a man bun to fit your styles and tastes as well as the occasion – be it casual or formal situations alike.
Also, consider bringing your entire hairstyle to life by mixing your man bun with other hairstyles – like braids or undercuts. When you’re done, let us know how your man bun turned out!