by Kara New
2014 was undoubtedly the year of the man bun. Sure, November was (as always) the month of the mustache, but even "Movember" couldn't overshadow 2014's man bun mania. Today, you can spot a man bun walking in the streets; they are on your coworkers, family members, friends, even your boyfriend. Just in case you somehow have missed this epidemic, a man bun is the neat and tidy solution our long haired brethren have been waiting for. Located at the top or back of the head, a man bun allows long haired males to tuck away their luscious locks in a much more masculine and widely accepted way than ever before.
The man bun ties together both function and fashion; not only is it a great way to pull back hair out of one's face, it also is a great style statement.
Dominican University students, Michael Manfredi and Chandler Roselli, both partake in the stylish man bun. “I do it for the same reason girls put up their hair," says Manfredi, "it has never been a fashion statement for me. My hair is long and annoying, I just want it out of my face.”
Whether for convenience or for looks, men with man buns embrace their lifestyle choice and do not care whether it is seen as feminine or not. When Roselli was asked if he supported this hairstyle just for the trend he replied simply, “I put my hair up in a bun depending on the clothes I am wearing, and when I work out.”
The man bun is now trending all over social media; Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr are all abuzz with hashtags such as #ManBunMonday, #ManBuns and #ManBunProbs. So, what do you think of this new trend? Would you ever date someone with a man bun, or let your son grow out his hair long enough to put it up in a bun?