2014 GOLDEN GLOBES: The "Man Bun" -- Hit or Miss?

By Lauren Salapatek | 01/14/2014 4:23:00 PM

 

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.

For more information on V76 by Vaughn visit www.v76.com.

(Top left) Joaquin Phoenix, (Bottom left) Jared Leto, (Right) Alex Ebert Credit: Getty Images

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

You can find Lauren on Google+ or e-mail her at lsalapatek@modernsalon.com.

 


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