The Man Bun: A Retrospective

  1. Begin Slideshow
    Opener

    518

    SHARES

    26 comments
    See All Slides

    So, listen: The man bun is not new. It has been around for years, and has been worn by everyone from pretty surfer dudes to European soccer players. And, yet, when we saw this recent shot of Jake Gyllenhaal with a tiny, messy knot on his head, we found ourselves wondering: How is the man bun still a thing?

    It's hardly that we don't think men should have long hair. We're all for guys going long, short, curly, dreaded-out — We'd never be so backwards as to say that men must have short hair (in the same way that we love hair of all lengths on women). Still, there's something about these dude updos that rubs us the wrong way. Is it the fact that this look requires dexterity with an actual hair accessory? Is it our sneaking suspicion that bun-sporting guys think that they can get away with washing their hair less often? It's all very confusing, and we just don't know how to feel.

    But, hey, that's just our two cents — and history has demonstrated that certain men will rock that bun and probably feel super-suave while doing it. Check out our retrospective of man buns, and let us know: What's your stance on the male updo?


    Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page!
    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Spring Fashion

10 Weekend Getaways You Need This Spring

If you’re anything like us, weekend-getaway plans tend to blossom over a few glasses of wine midway through the week and evaporate as soon as Friday rolls around. After all, your Saturdays and Sundays are typically jam-packed with errand running, laundry folding, and dish washing. But, be honest with yourself — did you read