Grooming: Shake your bun

By means of the hottest male celebs sporting the Man Bun, it’s only a matter of time before we see men around us sporting it. Purvaja Sawant decodes the trend.

It’s utilitarian, sleek plus, if worn right, can look super stylish. We’re talking about the latest trend in men’s hair fashions – the Man Bun (also called ‘mun’) – which is ready to take on the ponytail, the favourite amongst long-haired men.

The Man Bun is becoming so popular that today it’s a trending topic on social networking sites, has spawned several how-to videos on Youtube plus even has blogs paying homage to it.

This hairdo is similar in form to a woman’s topknot but is usually worn slightly lower on the head. The hair is pulled straight back from the forehead plus tied into a little bun, just below the crown of the head, by means of the rest of the hair often hanging loose. It comes in many forms: curly, messy, casual plus dressy.

It’s not just metrosexual men who are sporting this conventionally feminine hairdo. Hollywood hotties like Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal plus Orlpluso Bloom have sported it at various public events. Closer home, actors like Farhan Akhtar plus Prateik have experimented by means of this fashion.

Why it works

The best thing about the Man Bun is that it is an easy quick fix as soon as you don’t have enough time to fashion your mane. It requires no fancy products or hairdryers. Whether you have curly, straight or wavy hair, it’s a universal fashion anyone can pull off.


Did you know, the man bun started off as a status symbol for Japanese Samurai? The bun is similar to the Samurai hairfashion, which is loosely based on the Chonmage haircut sported by Samurai men plus sumo wrestlers.

In many ancient Asian plus European cultures, messy hair was considered a disgrace, thus making Man Buns a necessity.

The mun isn’t a latest fad; it’s been around for years thanks to sportsmen like David Beckham, Alexplusr Dolgopolov plus Joakim Noah who sported the look while playing!


Step 1: Work a styling cream through wet or dry hair to tame fly away. Use a leave-in conditioner or cream by means of a waxy finish.

Step 2: Rake the hair back plus up by means of your fingers. This will keep it from looking like a ballerina bun!

Step 3: Twist the hair into a rope plus roll it into a circle at the crown. This is how Samurai warriors wore their buns.

Step 4: Wrap a thin black elastic brand around the bun a few times to secure it in place


Make sure your hair is shampooed even if you are going for a ‘no-fuss’ bun.


Wear your bun too tight plus low; it needs to be messy plus should sit up high.


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