Award Season Grooming: So, The "Man Bun" is Definitely a Trend
It's not often you hear about men's hair trends making waves at awards shows (with the exception of Jared Leto's unbelievably perfect ombré look at the VMA's) but wait for it: man buns are currently having a moment. What was once a look worn mostly by plaid-clad hipsters, is now one that's making it's way onto the heads of the tuxedo-wearing red carpet elite.
Vaughn Acord, Celebrity Grooming Stylist to the stars, says, “the man-bun is a real statement maker; it oozes confidence and shows character. But, don’t confuse it with a ponytail – the man-bun is definitely manlier; think samurai. It also frames the face, allowing chiseled features to stand out. And, it is best paired with a beard.”
We kind of dig the pairing, how about you?
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1. Start off on damp hair. Rub a wax through hair from root to tips that will create separation and definition to hair so when it is pulled back, it is not completely slick. Try: V76 by Vaughn V-Rated Wax.
2. Next, using your hands, loosely pull hair back above the nape of the neck.
3. Secure with an elastic pony holder, looping hair through, making it appear as effortless as possible.
4. You can either wear it completely slick back or leave it as is, but for a slicked look, apply a grooming cream to get rid of any flyaways. Try: V76 by Vaughn Well Groomed Ultralight Cream.