What comes after the man bun?

  • metta

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    Mar 31, 2016 2:22 AM GMT
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    Mar 31, 2016 2:42 AM GMT
    That's a riot! But sadly, probably not that far off the mark.
  • rnch

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    Mar 31, 2016 3:52 AM GMT
    An enforced crew cut for said man bun wearer?
  • Kinneticbrian

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    Mar 31, 2016 2:54 PM GMT
    Then the bro ffaunt instead of the bouffant... It's just a matter of time...
  • interestingch...

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    Mar 31, 2016 3:06 PM GMT
    Pig tails
    LOL
  • Ariodante83

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    Mar 31, 2016 4:34 PM GMT
    In all seriousness the current post-bun trend is the man braid.

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  • Ariodante83

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    Mar 31, 2016 4:38 PM GMT
    Kinneticbrian saidThen the bro ffaunt instead of the bouffant... It's just a matter of time...


    Actually the male equivalent, the pompadour (which is basically a narrow bouffant) was wildly popular since the early 2000's, though you can actually find this male hairstyle in the 1800's as well.

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  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 31, 2016 4:56 PM GMT
    I'm friends with a (straight and very fit) guy at the gym who periodically goes through a long hair period, lately a man-bun. He recently got a really good, short haircut and I complimented him on it. His comment was that he'd been surprised- Women seem to like it short and his guy friends like it long. I wouldn't have guessed that. Hate the man-bun thing. Looks awful.
  • Wendigo9

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    Mar 31, 2016 5:21 PM GMT
    The "man bun" is a crime against man kind, may have long hair but you'll never see me do that : /
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    Mar 31, 2016 5:37 PM GMT
    I nominate the guillotine as the next fashionable cut.
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    Mar 31, 2016 8:48 PM GMT
    Someone else's hairstyle affects another zero to nil, so live and let live. I don't care what someone else's hairstyle is. It's a personal matter. Just keep those pubes neat and tidy - those I may choke on.
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    Mar 31, 2016 8:58 PM GMT
    This is how Bruce Jenner got started.
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    Mar 31, 2016 10:48 PM GMT
    It's so easy to hate these trends. I'm guilty of it.

    But then I think...what if I had hair...and I weep.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 01, 2016 12:07 AM GMT
    I'm not a fan of 'manning' words normally associated with women, it carries the connotation that something that is associated with women is lesser and not good enough for men.
  • mizu5

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    Apr 01, 2016 12:19 AM GMT
    Timbales saidI'm not a fan of 'manning' words normally associated with women, it carries the connotation that something that is associated with women is lesser and not good enough for men.
    A normal bun on a woman would be farther back in the head. Though we already have a male based equivalent; the topknot. A more traditionalist male style of japanese man bun.
  • BAHBAA

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    Apr 01, 2016 1:00 AM GMT
    The problem is not so much with the man bun itself...it looks fine on guys with nice hair. The problem is all the guys that jumped on the band wagon and have straggly, dry, jacked up hair. If you are not going to take care of your hair you should not grow it out.The term for the style they have is a "rats nest". icon_lol.gif
  • Coast

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    Apr 01, 2016 1:32 AM GMT
    Haha! That OP post... I genuinely thought it was hilarious.

    I think I still like short hair though... the hair does need to be in good condition and not dirty and ratty ... which some people ACTUALLY think it's okay.
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    Apr 01, 2016 1:40 AM GMT
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  • Apr 01, 2016 1:46 AM GMT
    lol! icon_lol.gif

  • Apr 01, 2016 1:55 AM GMT
    how about bob marley dreadlocks? icon_razz.gif

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    Apr 01, 2016 2:14 AM GMT
    Beehive hairdos on women looked pretty weird on a lot of women when they were last popular in the early 1960s. It looks particularly bad on the dude pictured in the OP's post, although it probably would look bad on any guy. If you haven't, you should google the lyrics to the eponymous title song of the musical Hair, the definitive expression on the subject of guy's hair!

    Many guys go bald too soon; many guys get thinning hair as they age. Thus, enjoy that hair while it's still there in quantity. However, it does behoove one to use some judgment to choose a style which looks good with the shape of one's face and head, hair color, hair texture, skin coloring, body type, or else it looks as if one is slavishly following fashion rather than embodying true style.

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    Apr 01, 2016 2:23 AM GMT
    Not a fan of man-buns and certainly won't be of me-beehives! I think the man bun just indicates a lack of desire to groom....just me...don't hate me!
  • LJay

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    Apr 01, 2016 3:01 AM GMT
    Whatever, as long as a guy wears it well. It is really a matter of choice and I am pro-choice and anti-punishment, thank you Mr. Trump.
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    Apr 01, 2016 3:31 AM GMT
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    I can't be the only one who saw that pic and immediately thought of this:

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    Apr 01, 2016 3:52 AM GMT
    As someone who didn't cut his hair from age 30-35, there's an unexpected sense of masculine power that comes from long hair. Part of the reason I did it was to challenge my own ingrained notions of man=USMC jarhead haircut. I typically just wore mine back in a long straight ponytail.

    And I agree with Timbales, there's no need to prefix "man" to it. Nobody calls it a man-ponytail. It's just a ponytail. Calling it a man-bun, from my perspective, sounds like an attempt to hold at bay the femininity of wearing your hair in a "bun". If you want to wear your hair in a bun, put it up in a bun and be proud of it. To turn around and call it a man-bun just seems a little bit like chickening out halfway. You have a bun on your head, period. Own it and enjoy it.

    One aftereffect I've found interesting is, even though my hair has been very short the past three years, I've noticed that there now are long-haired men I find attractive, and I am certain I wouldn't have found them attractive 10 years ago (I had always had a fairly straightforward buzzcut). Having run the experiment of long hair, I can now see through the hair to the man underneath without my brain automatically emasculating my perception of him.

    Our ideas of what is masculine or feminine or attractive are partially instinctive but I think are so much more heavily influenced by childhood cultural biases than most people realize. Consider this thought experiment: You are a caucasian anthropologist who has always been predominantly attracted to other caucasian men. For postdoc research you go spend five years living in mountain villages deep in rural Nepal with no access to the Internet. There are certain to be some gay men in Nepal -- if they've never been exposed to the modern idealized white/male/masculine/athletic/wealthy advertising industry, don't you think they experience attraction to other Nepalese men around them? And in those five years, do you think it's possible your brain would somewhat rewire itself in such a way that one or two of the locals might even become attractive to you as you internalize local notions of strength, masculinity, leadership, etc. and start to see manhood the way they see it?