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

Perfect Hair Length for Man Bun Undercut

All about the hair length for your manbun undercut

The minimum hair length for a man bun hairstyle is 6 inches. I’ve talked about the reasons for this in my man bun length guide and in other posts of this site, and I’ve mentioned how getting to this hair length won’t take that long for your average young male with a trendy hairstyle. I’ve also gone through what makes up the two types of man bun styles: the semi bun (made of only hair on the top of the head) and the full bun (made of hair from all the scalp). It’s the semi bun the one that can be styled with 6 inches of hair length, and I also call the semi bun: man bun undercut. Continue reading

The Man Bun Undercut and Slicked Back Undercut

Add a manbun to your slick back undercut hairstyle

The slicked back undercut is a great mens hairstyle, if I may say so. I like it in particular because it uses a clean haircut (as the undercut is) while keeping its classic nature by allowing the top to be slicked back with pomade or styling wax. In essence and with regards to the slick back undercut, you basically end up with no hair on the sides and back of your head (for that clean and sharp look) while the hair on the top of your head is flattened in a slicked back style (for that classic gentleman’s look). No matter how you slice it, you just have a ladies-winning hairstyle with the slicked back undercut. Continue reading