Jared Leto, Chris Hemsworth, Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom — there is not one celebrity guy who doesn’t look better with a man bun. Since the beginning of the trend, which dates back to 2012, according to Vox, man buns have kept growing stronger with a surge in interest in 2015.
Although celebrities were the ones paving the way for the hairstyle of the year, the versatile concoction is now being adopted by trendy hipsters. Short-haired men may well have wanted to join in on the “long hair don’t care” fun and felt left out. Well, fear no more! Clip-on man buns are finally available for sale.
In what has become one of the trendiest news today, Groupon has announced an exceptional offer of “attachable – and, equally important, detachable” man buns for under $10. The perfect accessory and final touch to your hipster style is no longer out of reach!
According to the ad, every hipster, “fixed-gear bicyclist and introspective Hollywood actor” will be able to sport the look. The advert on the discount site is very tongue-in-cheek, with how-to recommendations geared towards the reduce-reuse-recycle conscious man. Indeed, if you know what the motion of “lacquering a reclaimed-wood coffee table” or how “the lay public attached itself to Arcade Fire,” you’re in for the win.
More importantly, the clip-on man bun will help you “blend in with your surroundings” in all circumstances, whether that is by “putting it on when you smell fair-trade coffee or hear a banjo,” or taking it off “when someone utters the word bro.”
Groupon claims the product was originally priced at $65 and that more than 5,000 deals have already been bought, which could confirm that the whole story is no more than a — very successful — publicity stunt.
After the recent revelation that man buns cause baldness, access to this new product could be the solution all men both conscious of style and health were waiting for.
The news haven’t been well-received by all, however, with the Telegraph describing the product as “a hair extension no one wanted to see.”
Some outraged citizens took to Twitter to express their hatred of the fake man bun.
If I ever see a person in real life with a clip on man bun I will slap it right off their head.
— Megan (@m_jensen5) November 10, 2015
As long as social media backs those trends, there’s strong hope they are here to stay. Instagram leads the way with hashtags and accounts dedicated to the man bun itself, including @manbunmonday and the popular variance, top knot Tuesday.
And if you still have any doubts, here are a few celebrity man buns to convince you they do make a difference.
— Bull & Dagger (@BullAndDagger) November 2, 2015
Jake Gyllenhaal with a man bun. You’re welcome pic.twitter.com/Lqo6UXpWkE — Chlo (@chloegay) December 10, 2014
— B96 (@B96Chicago) October 30, 2015
[Photo via Groupon]