Hello and welcome the Man Buns and Manes Blog where we’re going to be covering how to pull off a man bun with confidence. Although the man bun seems like a simple af hairstyle to achieve, there is an art to it both internally and externally. Here’s our best advice on how to pull off a man bun.
Learning to Ignore the Man Bun Haters
The Man Bun is certainly a hairstyle that people either love or hate. Some are more vocal about it than others and the fact of the matter is, we cannot control the behaviour of other people and what they say.
Although this might seem frustrating that people can’t accept that we want to wear our hair a certain way, there’s immense power in being able to acknowledge that whatever they are saying is just a projection of their own beliefs and actually has nothing to do with us.
It’s also important to remember that EVERYONE is entitled to an opinion. The fact that you wanted a man bun in the first place is an indication that your beliefs find something cool and unique about the hairstyle.
If you listen too much to what haters say about you having a man bun and decide to change your hairstyle because of it, you are essentially giving them the power to dictate your hairstyle and toss your true beliefs into the shadows.
Remind yourself of this next time someone pays your hair out. You’ll be surprised at how empowered you feel from within when you recognise that someone else's words have no power over your own beliefs. It makes it far easier to ignore and just walk away.
Look For Man Bun Inspiration and Save It Somewhere
Having library of Man Bun Inspo is a great way to keep yourself looking fresh. One of the basic human needs is “variety” and when there’s we have a lack of variety we get bored by default.
Platforms like Instagram & Pinterest are fantastic for finding and saving inspiration for when you need it. They both offer a function that allows you to make secret albums where you can store all of your favourite looks that you can access at anytime if or when you hit a creative low.
What’s even cooler is that you can keep your saved inspiration private and tucked away so they don’t need to be on display to the whole world.
We constantly share our favourite styles for men with long hair on our accounts. If you’re looking for inspiration to get you started, make sure you visit us on Pinterest & Instagram. We guarantee you’ll be inspired.
Join a Community
Another great way to get man bun style inspiration is to join an online community where you can find other people with the same man bun beliefs as you. Going back to our previous point about man bun haters, you can’t control how other people see things but you can remove yourself from the presence of those people and find others with common views.
Our Long Hair community was built for this exact reason. To give men with long hair an evergreen source of inspiration and total support for guys who are currently growing their hair out. The group is free to join and you can learn more about it here.
To wrap up this point, connection is another one of the basic human needs. When humans feel connected to and accepted by each other, it creates happiness and harmony. And who doesn’t want that right?
Actively Play with Different Styles
If you don’t practice nothing with change. It seems obvious right? But a lot of people sit and wish that their hair looked better but they are not actively doing anything to fix it.
The key to making your man bun pop is by actually testing new styles to see what works and doesn’t work for you. Here’s a question for you, have you ever looked in the mirror and said to yourself “Damn I look good today”? If yes, are you able to explain why?
If not, you need to pay more attention to what we call your “Inner Style Compass”. It knows what works and doesn’t work for you and no matter what styles you test out, it will tell you if you’ve picked a winner or not.
If you’re not actively trying new things, you won’t make any progress on finding new styles that give you that man bun confidence you’re looking for.
Also, to get your more in tune with your inner style compass, next time you look in the mirror and feel shit hot, take note of what you did differently. When you figure out what works well for you, you’ll be able to purposely engineer that “damn I look good” feeling on demand.
Lastly, knowing your face shape and what styles work with it can help you make better style choices for your man bun. We’ve previously made a really informative post about this topic and recommend you give it a read if you’re serious about learning how to pull of a man bun with confidence.
That’s truly our best advice on how to pull off a man bun.
Just to recap we covered:
- Learning to Ignore the Man Bun Haters
- Where & how to find the best man bun inspiration
- Why being part of a community is so important
- Listening to your inner style compass
We hope you got some great value from this post and we look forward to seeing you in the next one. Remember to check us out on Pinterest & Instagram and if you’d like to join over 2000 other guys rocking their long hair, you can read more about the group here.
Until next time!
The Man Buns & Manes Team