Your manbraid styling tutorial to rocking a new bun or knot!
Gentlemen, a new 2015 hairstyle trend has emerged as we get closer to 2016, and it’s one trend that is a direct spin-off of our much-beloved man bun hairstyle itself; for those of you unaware of this new trend, I’m talking of the man braid.
No, I’m not joking, and even those of us hardcore man-bun connoisseurs will readily admit that the man braid can look pretty good if you do it right, which includes having a decent barber (ahem… yours truly… ahem) doing the braiding and hair-cutting for you since it’s very easy to get the hairstyle wrong or looking awkward.
You see, with the ponybun hairstyle trend not really picking itself up in 2015 and with the man bun undershave also not gaining a lot of followers (after all, it’s an extreme hairstyle), there was room for a new long-hair trend to crop up and thus we now have the currently-trending manbraid taking over as the hairstyle that is sure to continue shaping in 2016 the manbuns and topknots of many of you fellas. Ergo, and per our previous man bun guides, I’m here to publish our official man braid hairstyle guide.
What is a man braid hairstyle?
A man braid (also known as a “manbraid” or “bro braid”) is nothing more than a braided man bun, so, instead of simply going ahead and tying your long mane into a single bun atop your head at the vertex, you first braid the hair on the top of the head and then tie the bun. Continue reading
Who would have thought that manbuns and braids would work?
At our barbershop, every once in a while we will get some uncommon haircut requests or some “intriguing” hairstyle ideas. My barber staff and I are known for cutting the BS of the hairstyle world that most guys are brainwashed into and thus we talk straight to the point with our customers.
If you come into my barbershop telling me how cute David Beckham looks with his new side swept hairstyle and how you’d love to have his hairstyle even though you have thick curly hair, well, chances are that I’m going to crush your hairstyle dreams by stating the obvious: the hairstyles of David Beckham are not possible with curly hair (and so much more the mythical side swept hairstyle). I will say it nicely to you, don’t get me wrong; but I will say it. But, what’s even better, I will also provide you with some cool, trendy and epic hairstyle and haircut alternatives that will one-hundred percent fit your hair type and look. My job is to make you look your best, not to try to make you a cheap replica of whatever celebrity is on the news these days.
A braided man bun?
Now, after having posted above my attitude to unreal hairstyles that sometimes our customers come to our barbershop with, it’s time to wow you all, myself included. We’ve been getting requests for braided man bun hairstyles. Yep, that’s right, not just your run-of-the-mill manbun with the text book bun placed on the vertex. Nope, that’s too easy and boring for some dudes. How about a freaking “braided” man bun style? Continue reading