After last year’s big-hit trend of beards and facial hair seen on A-listers such as, George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman we wondered how they would top it – and they did with the hipster “man-bun”. This year at the 2014 Golden Globes, the look was seen on Jared Leto, Joaquin Phoenix and Alex Ebert. Do you think it was a hit or a miss? State your opinion on MODERN's Facebook where the conversation is going on right now!
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.”
Here are Vaughn’s tips on how to style the man-bun:
STEP 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.
STEP 2: Next, using your hands, loosely pull hair back above the nape of the neck.
STEP 3: Secure with an elastic pony holder, looping hair through, making it appear as effortless as possible.
STEP 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.
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(Top left) Joaquin Phoenix, (Bottom left) Jared Leto, (Right) Alex Ebert Credit: Getty Images