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
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.
All 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