Man-buns have officially become the hottest trend of the year. Men all over the world have started growing their hair long and putting it into no, not a ponytail, but a bun! Athletes, actors and boy bands, have jumped on the man-bun wagon and embraced the trendy look.
Man-buns didn’t just appear in 2015. Let’s embark on the journey of the shaggy yet put-together, attractive, mysterious poof of man-hair that is the man-bun. (But first, a moment of silence for Jared Leto’s hair.)
There may not be any photos of Buddha to prove this, but every painting and statue of him has one thing in common: a man-bun. At six feet tall, with a golden brown complexion and coal black hair tied into a sleek bun on the top of his head, Buddha was definitely a looker. His man-bun was so important it even received it’s own name – the ushnisha. Some people believe he received the ushnisha when he reached enlightenment. Who knew Buddha was such a trendsetter?
Man-buns started to reappear in the 90s. Li Shang, the Chinese army captain in Disney’s Mulan, was one of the first cartoon characters to rock the man-bun. He opted for a no-nonsense bun with not one misplaced hair. Li Shang used a stylish red ribbon to complete the look. Shang rocked the man-bun throughout the entire movie and used it to win over Mulan.
Man-bun mania officially began in the 2000s. Athletes like Tom Brady and David Beckham wore them on and off the field. Brad Pitt pulled his hair into a bun while married to Angelina Jolie. Orlando Bloom rocked a loose, curly man bun while married to a Victoria’s Secret model. Russell Brand – although he is kind of irrelevant in general – had a man bun while married to Katy Perry. Do you see the pattern? Grow a man-bun and you’re bound to get the girl.
Bradley Cooper, Jake Gyllenhall and Leonardo DiCaprio are just a few more of Hollywood’s finest to sport the man-bun over the years.
Now, everywhere you look, you see a man-bun. One Direction proudly supports the man-bun, with Harry Styles and Zayn Malik modeling it. Sometimes, Harry even puts a spin on the look, wearing a half-up, half-down man-bun. Chris Hemsworth has a beautiful, blonde bun and he was voted Sexiest Man Alive. Penn State students have also started rocking man-buns all over campus. Some opt for scruffy buns while others go for more of a sleek, polished look.
Man-buns may have changed over the years, but they have one thing in common: they are just so
good great looking!