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

Ponybun Dreadlocks Hairstyle Info with Pictures

The ponybun with dreadlocks: a new man bun hairstyle!

Lately I’ve been talking about the man-bun dreadlocks style which I think is an epic long hairstyle for those of you who decide to lock your mane instead of wearing it naturally without the locking. Dreadlocks aren’t easy to achieve, and much less if you have shoulder length hair or longer, so do not think that dudes with dreadlocks tied into a bun got there by just being filthy and dirty. Just ask your average dreadlocks-bro how much time and money he has invested in his dreadlocks; you will be surprised!
A picture of a white guy with long dreadlocks before tying them into a manbun hairstyle

What is a ponybun?

So after giving you an introduction to the dreadlocks hairstyle and to my latest blogging of such a style, I will introduce to you yet another type of man bun hairstyle which is what I call a half bun or a ponybun. A ponybun should not be confused with a “semi bun”, since the latter is what many of you will know as a top knot or topknot undercut hairstyle. On the other hand, a ponybun is a hairstyle that has your tied hair put into a bun for half of its length and the remaining half of the tied hair’s length is left to hang down as in a ponytail. And thus the name ponybun: “pony” for ponytail and “bun” for, well, I doubt I have to tell you by now. Continue reading