Man Bun Styles of World Leaders including Obama and Putin

Man bun pictures of Obama, Kim Jong-un and other hip world leaders

If you’ve been reading this site for some time now and have gone through my man bun hairstyle guide, you will then be aware of the merits and awesomeness of being a man-bun dude; after all, the man bun isn’t the best hairstyle out of all men’s hairstyles for no reason and our man-bun messiahs like Jared Leto and Harry Styles have worn the (otherwise-known-as) bro bun so as to enhance their physical appeal to groupies and to actually look manlier while leaving behind their androgynous creepy facade with skin-tight leggings (I’m looking in your direction, Harry Styles). Basically, the man bun rocks, dude (as if I needed to tell you that, right?), and I certainly wouldn’t have created this site if such wasn’t the case.

Lo and behold, it isn’t just the rock stars and hipsters of today who are wearing their respective manbuns and topknots; rather, the hip manbun trend has made it big worldwide and it has made it possible for all the world’s leaders to be united under the hope of one follicular wish: to rock that hipster bun style and achieve world peace. From Barack Obama to Kim Jong Un to Vladimir Putin, our favorite hairstyle has been the most-useful political element to maintain worldwide peace since the Second World War.

A funny meme picture of Barack Obama holding a beer and saying not badNo, I’m not joking (well, actually, I’m kind of joking, to be honest) and I have the pictures to prove that the man bun and the top knot aren’t just hip and awesome hairstyles for regular dudes but that they’re also politically-inclined fashion statements to get Barack Obama and Kim Jong-un talking about their favorite moped while sitting at a Starbucks drinking their lattes in downtown San Francisco.

Wanna see ’em man bun pictures of Obama and the rest? Then hold yourself tight and continue reading below! Continue reading

Man Braid Hairstyle Guide: New Braided Man Bun Trend

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.

A barbershop picture of a man braid undercut hairstyle done with long curly hair
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.

A barbershop photograph of a young male with a manbraid hairstyle done with long cornrows on the top of his head
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.
A photograph of a redhead hipster with an epic long man braid hairstyle and an undercut haircut on the sides and back of his head

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

Best Hairstyles to Grow an Epic Man Bun or Top Knot

The ultimate hairstyles guide to growing a manbun or topknot

It is a fact that most guys who want to get a man bun will start their man-bun journey with short hair or medium-length hair. Thus, one question that I get a lot at my barbershop is what hairstyles to use while growing a man bun or while transitioning to a man bun. While I’ve covered in this site some of the different hair styles and haircuts that you can use to get a man bun, I’d like to publish this definitive guide with all the best hairstyles to use while growing a man bun or a top knot.

One thing to bear in mind in this guide is that a top knot hairstyle will require that the sides and back of your head are kept buzzed or trimmed very short. If you’re unsure of the difference between a man bun and a top knot, then go ahead and read my popular man bun and top knot guide which explains all the differences among the man buns and top knots of our bro-bun kingdom.

In essence, however, a man bun (i.e. a “full” bun) has the hair on the sides and back of your head just as long as the hair on the top of the head. A top knot (i.e. a “semi” bun) has the hair on the sides and back of the head buzzed with a hair clipper (e.g. an undercut) or tapered in a very short length (e.g. a short taper cut).

Following from the previous paragraph and so as to ensure that you can tell the difference between a man bun and a top knot, here’s a top-view picture illustrating a man bun hairstyle:

A top-view picture of a textbook man bun hairstyle with long shoulder-length hairHeck, I’m sure that the picture below of Donald Trump’s man bun (instead of his usual combover hairstyle) will get the point across even better: a man bun requires longer hair (than a top knot) and all of the hair on the head is to be used to tie the single bun. Continue reading

How to Get a Man Bun Undershave Hairstyle

The ultimate Undershave hairstyle guide for your manbun

As we approach the year 2016 and the year 2015 is closing in on us, the man bun hairstyle continues to rock on after its furious rise in popularity in 2013. With that said, the man bun has, ever since 2013, been modified into different spin-off hairstyles that have become somewhat popular.

As far as manbun “spin-off” hairstyles go, we’ve had the man bun undercut hairstyle for those not happy with wearing a full manbun and we’ve also had the ponybun hairstyle as the epic half-bun-half-ponytail style that Jared Leto made famous in 2014 prior to him sacrilegiously (and foolishly) chopping his long mane in 2015. In between all of that in the last 3 years, we too have had the top knot undercut and other long-length hairstyles that have been favored by men from all around the world as well as (and particularly) by the hipster male community.

A black and white photograph of a guy with a topknot hairstyle and a hipster beard smoking a cigarAll in all, the man bun is simply a (what I call) “foundation hairstyle” for dudes. With a man bun (also known as a “bro bun” or “dude bun”), you’re simply tying all of your hair or some of your hair into a bun. Thus, whatever else you do to your hair becomes a mere modification to the beloved manbun hairstyle: you can get an undercut for your man bun, you can get a taper haircut on the sides and back of the head and/or you can tie your bun as a half-ponytail, just to name a few man-bun modifications possible. Then and as the icing on the dude-bun cake, you have the man bun undershave, and that’s what this guide is about. Continue reading

A Great Curly Man Bun Hairstyle Example!

This is how you rock a glorious manbun with curly hair!

One cool thing about having so many people reading ManBunHairstyle.net daily is that we get a lot of guys sending us their man bun pictures. Just in case that you weren’t aware of the following (said in a slightly-sarcastic manner), the manbun hairstyle isn’t just a thing of the United States (even though the man-bun trend was started in Brooklyn); instead, the manbun hairstyle has been embraced by the whole world and dudes from all areas of the planet are wearing “bro buns”, top knots, hipster buns and all the rest of man bun types that are available to the world’s male population.

A man bun with curly hair?

If you’re on this site, chances are that you have already seen pictures of man buns and top knots. The thing is that most dudes wearing manbuns seem to only have straight hair. Next time that you’re downtown (especially if you’re in a hipster-friendly city), pay attention as to the hair type of those extremely-lucky dudes who wear the glorious man bun hairstyle. You will notice that the most-common hair type on these guys is straight hair or wavy hair, yet no love for curly hair.

A picture of a handsome black guy with a man bun hairstyle and braided hair posing in the bathroomThe above is, in part, the reason for me publishing our curly man bun guide with all the advice and tips needed to grow long curly hair and keep it healthy. You see, curly hair for men needs a slightly different approach with regards to looking after it and to what hair products to use. It’s all explained in that curly manbun guide linked above, and the reality is that most curly dudes are scared and traumatized (from past experiences) to grow their curls long so as to sport a man bun. Continue reading

7 Types of Man Bun Styles for Men Explained

A full guide on the 7 types of manbun hairstyles for dudes

While the man bun is a global hairstyle, it can certainly be customized to one’s own preferences and tastes. A man bun is simply a bun that is placed on the vertex area of the head (i.e. the crown), although even it’s positioning can be moved about on the head (higher or lower) as in the case of the low man bun hairstyle!

As a barber who too has a man bun, I get a lot of questions from my barbershop customers about getting a man bun and about growing hair long. I’ve gone as far as publishing a popular man bun hairstyle guide that has all the information that you need on the man bun and which too touches upon the different types of manbuns. So, considering that the manbun is a hairstyle that leaves a lot to the imagination, I want to now dedicate this guide that you’re reading to covering all the types of man buns.

These are the 7 main types of man buns for men:

  • Full man bun
  • Semi man bun
  • Ponybun
  • Low man bun
  • High man bun
  • Man bun undercut
  • Man bun taper cut

Let’s now continue this guide and go through them all in detail! Continue reading

New Man Bun Hairstyle Trend: The Low Undercut

The low undercut manbun hits the hipster scene in 2015

We’re all used to seeing the man bun undercut as a half haircut with the sides and back of the head clipped very short while the top being left as long as needed to tie the hair into a bun. In fact, if you asked any barber (including me) for an undercut at any given barbershop, that’s what we’d give you: all the hair that’s below the horizontal line of the temples will be buzzed short with a hair clipper and we will leave the hair on the top uncut.

To give you an idea, this is how a typical manbun undercut looks like:

A picture of a cool man bun undercut hairstyle for black guysBut, is this the only type of manbun undercut?

Introducing the low undercut man bun

You see, there isn’t any written-in-stone rule about the height of an undercut. Sure, it looks its best when the hair is clipped from the temples and down (right at the corners of the forehead), but the undercut term simply implies that the hair is disconnected at some height, any height actually. Continue reading

Zayn Malik Undercut Hairstyle with Man Bun and Beard

Zayn Malik gets a man bun undercut to take over Jared Leto

With Jared Leto’s man bun now cut, one could argue that the world has been left without its manbun messiah. However, I am here to let you all know that the man bun hairstyle is all well and alive as the hairstyle trend continues strong among hipsters and non-hipsters. And among the army of men carrying man buns are our Hollywood male celebrities and the likes, so the otherwise-known-as bro bun ain’t going anywhere just yet.

So, this time we have Zayn Malik, band member of One Direction and known for his lack of vocal skills, wearing the sacred man bun. Continue reading

Top Knot Hairstyle Tips for Short Hair Men

Got short hair? Then get your bun in a topknot hairstyle

The top knot hairstyle has gained popularity due to the shorter hair length (compared to the man bun hairstyle) that it needs. Also termed a “semi bun” in our man bun guide, the top knot (aka topknot) is a hairstyle that only requires about 6 inches of hair length, compared to the 10 inches (and more) of the regular full man bun. Ergo, you don’t need shoulder length hair to get yourself a top knot hairstyle, and you can easily go from a messy hairstyle or slicked back undercut to a topknot style.

A before and after picture of a male with a man bun undercut hairstyle aka topknotBecause of the short length of the top knot hairstyle, Continue reading

Haircut Length for the Man Bun Undercut

Jimmy Darmody’s slicked back undercut turned into the manbun

You would be surprised at the kind of man bun haircuts that you can get away; all you need is your hair on the top of the head to be at least 6 inches of length and you’re good to go. Thus, some of the men’s haircuts that favor the manbun include the undercut, the layered cut and the taper cut. With regards to the hair on the top when wanting to style a bun, you can have the hair at an even length or with any kind of layers, but you truly need to ensure that the minimum length that you have on the top of the head is 6 inches, as otherwise you will simply not be able to tie a bun on your head.

Jimmy Darmody’s slicked back undercut

If you have read around my site, you will have read how I have explained that the manbun can be alternated with other men’s hairstyles, most notably the slicked back undercut. In fact, a man bun is simply an extension of the slicked back undercut, so the transition from the slick back style to the man bun is fairly smooth, whether there’s an undercut or not, actually. Do bear in mind, however, that the slicked back undercut only allows you to sport a semi bun (aka half man bun) as the hair on the sides and back of the head are clipped very short as per the regular undercut haircut.

The slicked back undercut as the man bun undercutAs an example of a good haircut for the man bun, Continue reading