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Everyone knows a friend, colleague, or Leonardo DiCaprio who has/did have a man bun, and although Jared Leto and Leo have ditched theirs, the hairstyle is still gaining momentum with the non-celeb crowd.
Except, man buns are kind of like tattoos in that many people associate the ‘do with a certain type of guy. And let’s face it: Maybe your man doesn’t always want to semi-permanently stamp himself as the dude who drinks fair-trade coffee. Enter the clip-in man bun, the obvious solution for commitment-phobic males who want to try the trend.
It sounds like a brilliant joke—and let’s be real, it is—but this thing is also a completely legit product that you can buy online right now. The clip-on man bun is on sale for $9.99 at Groupon—that’s 85 percent off the regular price, folks (quick, run!). Groupon promises the artificial hair accessory will be shipped in two days, and you can even send it as a gift to anyone you feel could use a faux man bun in his life … and on his head.
Not sure if the man bun is for you, or for your guy? Groupon gives some helpful insight, explaining it’s for “the man who wears many hats but no buns.” They’ve also included an easy-to-follow, three-step guide on how to wear the piece, which is compulsory reading.
1. Comb your hair back toward the crown of your head, in a similar motion to lacquering a reclaimed-wood coffee table.
2. Attach the man bun to your natural hair the way the lay public attached itself to Arcade Fire.
3. Use bobby pins to secure the man bun, decide bobby pins are too mainstream, use antique paper clips instead.
Importantly, the artificial hair is available in both blonde and brown, so nobody misses out! Oh, and another fun fact: According to Groupon’s website, 20 of these bad boys have already sold. Twenty! Keep your eyes out for a faux man bun epidemic folks; it’s coming.