The man bun hairstyle ascended as an edgy, fashionable alternative to wearing men’s long hair naturally. The man bun haircut or “samurai hairstyle” is created by grasping all of your hair at the crown of your head and then using a hair band to fashion the hair into the bun.
While true man bun hair generally requires at least 10 inches to comfortably form the bun, a similar hairstyle called the “top knot” features shorter length hair on top, faded sides, and a smaller bun or ponytail. If you’re still confused, the differences between the man bun and top knot will become obvious after you check out the pictures below.
How To Make A Bun
You’ve probably seen a few hair buns, but may still be wondering how to make a man bun. The final look really depends on how you like to style your hair, messy or neat, but the same overall steps apply. The tightness of the hair is up to you and what feels comfortable.
To do a man bun, brush all of your hair to the back of your head and hold all of the strands at one point. Next, you can either fold the remaining hair, use a hair band to tie it in place and create a man ponytail or you can grab your hair from the end, spiral about that point and use your hair like rope to keep it in place. How you tie a man bun is all about personal preference and art so be creative and find unique ways to get your hair bun.
Top Man Bun Styles
While the man bun hairstyle may take a few tries to get the right look, here are some pictures of long hairstyles for inspiration on how to style your man bun!