Robin Thicke aside, there are definitely some blurred lines when it comes to fashion and beauty. Most women have embraced certain aspects of androgyny; “boyfriend” inspired pieces have become trendier than ever and even Beyonce is sporting a short men’s-inspired haircut.
While people are becoming freer with their beauty and fashion choices, certain double standards still exist. While it is extremely common for women to adopt elements of male style, the pantsuit being the most notable example, the acceptance does not necessarily extend in the other direction. While watching the VMAs a couple weeks back, I was struck by Jared Leto’s full mane of healthy, ombre hair. Although ombre has been a huge hit with the ladies, it didn’t have so much success with the guys. Seeing Jared Leto in all his fearless ombre glory reminded me of the original crossover hairstyle for men – the man bun (or ‘mun’ if you prefer).
With hipster sensibilities making their mark on current fashion trends and elements of the ’90s grunge era taking hold again, the messy man bun is the definition of laidback sexiness. Take a look at these celebs that have got the messy man bun down to a science.
Orlando always manages to look effortlessly put together, no matter the occasion. He can be considered one of the early adopters of the celebrity male bun, and wears it pulled back in a loose, low-slung bun.
I may not know basketball, but this athlete’s head of hair is worth a watch. Playing for the Chicago Bulls, Joakim corrals his hair into a topknot that keeps his curls in check so he’s in prime playing position.
Chris Hemsworth’s man bun is like the cherry on top of an already delicious, Australian sundae. Considering his bun is one of the first to pop up in a Google search, it’s clear that many others share this same sentiment.
So he may kind of dress like a drunken pirate, or rather, a reformed drunken pirate, and he may or may not have broken Katy Perry’s heart, but we can still give him credit for something. Say what you want, but the man does rock a pretty mean man bun – even if it is coupled with a somewhat questionable choice in attire.