The man bun has become one of the most popular hipster hairstyles for men. Fortunately for guys, there are plenty of cool man bun styles to try, and our gallery of pictures showing how to tie a man bun continues to grow. But what is a man bun?
Simply put, the man bun is a trendy way of pulling your long hair back and tying it in a bun. While similar to the man ponytail, top knot, and samurai hair, the key difference is that this long hairstyle is tied in a bun by twisting and looping the hair. And the best part about the man bun is that there are several different ways to style it. For a change, guys can style an undercut man bun or get shaved sides, a low fade, or add a beard.
- 1 Cool Man Bun Styles
- 2 Man Bun with Shaved Sides
- 3 Man Bun Undercut
- 4 Man Bun Fade
- 5 Curly Hair Man Bun
- 6 Dread Bun
- 7 Man Bun and Beard
- 8 Low Fade with Man Bun
- 9 Undercut Man Bun + Long Beard
- 10 Short Man Bun
- 11 Full Man Bun
- 12 Braided Man Bun
- 13 Full Beard with Long Man Bun
- 14 Jason Momoa Man Bun
- 15 Cool Man Bun with Thick Tie
- 16 Messy Man Bun Hair and Beard
- 17 Thick Man Bun with Messy Twist
- 18 Wavy Man Bun with Loose Fringe
- 19 Man Bun with Textured Long Hair
- 20 Man Bun with Wrap Around
- 21 Thick Man Bun with Hair Tie
- 22 How To Do A Man Bun
Cool Man Bun Styles
If you need guidance on how to do a man bun or different ways to wear one, you’ll love the man bun styles below. With so many different types of man buns to style, it’s nice to have examples to inspire ideas. Our favorite is the man bun with shaved sides and a beard for a masculine yet stylish look. However, most guys pick fades or undercuts on the sides because they are extremely versatile. The most popular is the low fade man bun because it is classy and modern.
Man Bun with Shaved Sides
The man bun with shaved sides is edgy, manly, and sexy. Most guys love shaved sides because short cuts are low-maintenance and easy to work with. Furthermore, shaved haircuts are high-contrast looks, meaning your eyes automatically focus on the longer hair on top. Whether you want a short or long bun, this hot hairstyle trend is a favorite in barbershops.
Man Bun Undercut
The undercut man bun is another top men’s hair trend this year. Adding an undercut to your man bun hairstyle can offer versatility, allowing you to style a long slick back. Paired with facial hair, a man bun undercut with a full beard is a super masculine, badass look. If the one-length undercut on the sides isn’t your style, consider an undercut fade for a very short cut that tapers down the side of your head.
Man Bun Fade
The man bun with a fade offers a fresh, clean-cut finish to this cool hairstyle. A taper fade on the sides gives guys plenty of haircut options, and is part of the reason there are so many different bun styles. Whether you want a low, mid, or high fade, the man bun fade works with all lengths and hair types, including curly hair. Similarly, a fade can taper down to short hair (taper fade) or blend into the skin (bald fade).
Curly Hair Man Bun
The curly hair man bun is definitely worth the trouble. While a curly man bun will require effort growing and styling, the trendy finish provides a very cool textured look other guys can’t get. The best way to do a man bun with curly hair is to grow your hair out evenly all over. With the right products for curly hair men, you can boost volume, stop frizz, and keep your hair healthy. Cut the sides and back short with a fade to make styling simple.
Styling dreads into a man bun can be an easy way to put up your hair and change up your look. Guys can even experiment with different dreadlock styles, including the dread fade. Unique and hipster, the dread man bun will stand out in any crowd.
Man Bun and Beard
A man bun with a beard is a stylish yet masculine look. While guys can try a number of different beard styles with a man bun, the best type of facial hair for long hair men is a short, full beard. Use a good beard trimmer to shape your look and quality products to maximize growth. Ultimately, the beard and man bun combo is a sexy look the women in your life will love.
Low Fade with Man Bun
Pair a man bun with a low fade for a chic, classy hairstyle. Ask your barber for a low taper fade on the sides and back that drops down to the neckline. Then style your man bun pulled back, letting it sit at the back of your head or on top.
Undercut Man Bun + Long Beard
The undercut bun is a stylish short sides, long top men’s hairstyle. Combining a man bun with an undercut allows you to keep the sides and back low-maintenance, while highlighting the bun on top. Grow out a long beard for a very manly look.
Short Man Bun
The short man bun can be easy to achieve as you grow out your hair. Contrary to popular belief, a man bun with short hair looks great. To highlight the style, you’ll need short sides so tell your barber you want a high fade or undercut. Guys can play around with a different haircut ideas and styling, such as a thick beard, hard part, or line up along the hairline.
Full Man Bun
The full man bun is likely the most desired type of man bun style to get. For medium to long hair guys, brush your hair back and tie up your hair in the back. You can wrap the ends around your hair tie to cover up the band or loop the rest in for a little knot. The beauty of this unique hairstyle is you can tailor the look to fit your personal styling needs.
Braided Man Bun
Full Beard with Long Man Bun
Jason Momoa Man Bun
Cool Man Bun with Thick Tie
Messy Man Bun Hair and Beard
Thick Man Bun with Messy Twist
Wavy Man Bun with Loose Fringe
Man Bun with Textured Long Hair
Man Bun with Wrap Around
Thick Man Bun with Hair Tie
How To Do A Man Bun
There are many ways to do a man bun. Fortunately, there really isn’t a right or wrong way, and how you style your man bun depends on the type of cut and length of your hair.
To tie a man bun with long hair, you’ll want to pull all your hair back and use a hair tie to keep it in place. If you have a fade on the sides and back, you may want to highlight your tapered haircut and tie the bun on the top of the head.
For men with really long hair, wrap your strands around the tie to create a knot. Otherwise, to avoid a ponytail, loop the rest of your hair into the bun again.
For men with short to medium length hair, tying your man bun doesn’t have to be hard. Choose the spot that allows you to collect the most amount of hair. How big of a bun you have is ultimately contingent on how long your hair is and how much longer you want to grow it out.