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 in 2018, 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 Dread Bun
- 6 Man Bun and Beard
- 7 Low Fade with Man Bun
- 8 Undercut Man Bun + Long Beard
- 9 Braided Man Bun
- 10 Full Beard with Long Man Bun
- 11 Jason Momoa Man Bun
- 12 Cool Man Bun with Thick Tie
- 13 Messy Man Bun Hair and Beard
- 14 Thick Man Bun with Messy Twist
- 15 Wavy Man Bun with Loose Fringe
- 16 Man Bun with Textured Long Hair
- 17 Full Man Bun
- 18 Man Bun with Wrap Around
- 19 Thick Man Bun with Hair Tie
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).