Man bun braids are a modern take on a classic bun, which has been on a roll lately. They bring an intricate twist into quite a common hairstyle. A braided man bun is an extremely versatile hairdo. The number of ways you can braid bun is endless varying from a Viking braid to Cornrows men bun. To give you some inspiration, we compiled a gallery of the best ideas for braid styles for men. As a bonus, you’ll get a step-by-step tutorial on how to plait a male braids bun.

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How To Create Braided Bun

Although it’s much easier to leave it to the barber, you can still pull off a man bun with braids for men yourself. So, how do you braid a man bun? Follow these simple steps and your men braids bun will be the talk of the town.

  1. Take a shower and dry your hair with a towel.
  2. Untangle your hair with a comb with wide teeth and comb it thoroughly.
  3. Decide where you’re going to start braiding. Take a strand of hair there and divide it into three equal sections securing each of them in between your fingers.
  4. Place the left strand over the one next to it so that they form an “X.” Repeat this step with the remaining strands.
  5. Add a piece of hair to the left strand and repeat step 4.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you achieve the desired length of your man braid.
  7. Secure the braid with an elastic band.
  8. Repeat the whole process following steps 3-7 with another strand of hair.
  9. Pull the remaining hair back and bunch it up where you want your braids men bun to be.
  10. Pull the hair through an elastic band twice and leave it halfway when pulling through the third time.

Still have questions on how do you braid short hair for guys? Don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments below and our experts will gladly give you the informed answers.

Q: How do I do an undercut braid?

A: To get an undercut braid, you need to go for an undercut haircut on the sides and back first while leaving the top long enough to be braided. Then, you can weave the top in whatever braid style you want.

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Man Bun With Braid Tutorial

To get a braided man bun, follow the next steps:

  1. Using a tail comb, separate the front section of your hair on top and divide it into three equal parts.
  2. Place the right section of your hair over the middle section and place the left section over the new middle section.
  3. Add a little hair from the right to the right section and place it over the middle section.
  4. Add some hair from the left to the left section and place it over the new middle section.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until there is no hair left.
  6. Use a clear elastic band to secure the end of the braid and tie it in a bun or a man ponytail.

Man Bun Braid Hairstyles

In the tutorial, we taught you how to create an easy braids bun. When you get your hand in plaiting braids for men and pulling them into a bun, try on more elaborate hairdos, like cornrow braids or Viking braids. Or, you can get a Samurai hairstyle and adorn it with man braids. Also, you may want to go for a Viking haircut and enhance your braids with fade. Anyway, why are we telling you this? See for yourself!

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Fade Man Bun Braids

Man bun braids with fade is a common combo and no wonder. Thanks to clean sides and back, the top gets more attention. So, you do not even need to be overly creative with braiding to make it stand out. Besides, you are offered multiple fade types depending on the effect you want to achieve.


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French Braid Man Bun

Among all braided man bun styles, a French braid bun is arguably the most common. It is relatively easy to create, while the look comes out trendy and classy. Besides, it is a great way to take your hair away from your face, thus killing two birds with one stone – showing off your facial features and keeping the hair out of the way.


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Undercut Man Bun Braids

An undercut can easily make any hairstyle bolder and edgier and man buns with braids are no exception. It also helps you to remove bulk from your hair if you have heavy or thick locks. Keep in mind though that it is not low maintenance, so you will need to book appointments with your barber quite often.


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Side Braid Bun

To add a stylish touch to your look, go for a side braid man bun. This hairstyle is less striking than the majority of these styles, which makes it suitable for a stricter environment, like the one you may have at the office. Yet, thanks to the position of the braid, it still allows you to make a strong fashion statement.

 

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Cornrows

Man bun cornrows are made for guys who love to be in the center of attention. When you pair cornrow braids with man bun, you take both hair looks to another level of boldness. It also provides you with a viable solution to the constant dilemma of what to do with the ends of cornrows.


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Braided Man Bun On Long Hair

Guys with long hair who are tired of a regular hairstyles can take it up a notch by braiding their locks first. With this style hairs are kept protected, which is important for long locks to remain healthy and strong. Also, this hairstyle pairs nicely with a neatly trimmed beard.

 

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Black Man Bun Braid

Black hair is known to be kinky, but with a braided bun men manage to tame their unruly locks. Not only man buns with braids allow them to keep their hair in check, but they also create a stylish and fancy look. What is more, it is one of those protective hairstyles that are both practical and attractive black braids men.


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Braided Top Knot

Man bun braids stylestyles have a lot of variations. As such, if you are not feeling like going for a full man bun braids hairstyle, you can get a half bun, also known as a top knot. This hairstyle has a samurai origin, so it is a surefire way to add a warrior feel to your appearance.


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Mini Buns With Braids

The size does not matter. At least when it comes to the size of your men braid bun. With that in mind, if you have pretty short hair, then you will still be able to nail the man bun braids look. Because your hair is braided, the bun will come out textured and ample, which will balance out its size.


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Dragon Braid Male

If you are looking for a hairstyle that would help you to steal the spotlight, then a dragon man bun braid is your way to go. One of the best things about it is that you do not need to trim or shave your sides. So, if you are not ready to sacrifice your hair length, you can get away by just braiding the hair so that it shapes up a dragon braid, which you will then tie in a bun.

 

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Man bun braids are a whole new level of the trendy men’s hairstyles. They give your imagination complete freedom allowing packing in a bun anything, from short hair braids to long box braids hairstyles. Have you already picked the style your barber will give you next?

FAQs

How long do man Bun braids last?

On average, a man braid bun hairstyle may last anywhere from 2 weeks to one month. This period may change depending on how well you take care of your hair and how properly you maintain the style.

Do guys wear French braids?

Of course, guys wear French braids. Why would they not? Moreover, they are one of the most popular man bun braid styles. French braids work perfectly for men hair. In addition to looking stylish and fashionable, this hairstyle is extremely practical.

How long does black hair need to be to braid?

There are two ways to get man bun braids – with extensions and without them. If you choose your natural hair only, then it should be at least 1.75 inches long. If you opt for hair extensions, then your black braids men should be no less than 2 inches.

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