25 Men on Instagram Rocking The Man Braid

The man bun has certainly gained momentum over recent months. Celebrities, YouTube stars, IG users and your everyday Joe walking down the street can be found sporting the look, and we have to admit that we here at Latest-Hairstyles are a bit partial to the look.

However, after news surfaced that the beloved man bun could potentially lead to receding hairlines (GASP!), we’ve seen not only a flurry of worried responses, but a certain decline in the trend and, conversely, an uptick in other styles donned by men wanting to make a hair statement. Taking the man bun’s place in popular culture is – wait for it – the illustrious man braid.

To celebrate, and to inspire, we’re sharing 25 examples of man braids found on Instagram and two rockin’ man braid tutorials.

#1 @annicazion

Man Braid with Beanie

#2 @iheartjc

Braided Mohawk

#3 @lukasrobinhood

Braided Crown

#4 @adelaidehenderson

French Man Braid

#5 @seujacques

Man Braid Crown

#6 @josh_gurnick

Man Braid Top Knot

#7 @paulfrancis81

French Man Braid with Top Knot

#8 @science_and_gains

Man Braid Mohawk

#9 @jeeshan

Man French Braid

#10 @hendrixhair_torggata

Man Side Cornrows

#11 @helmetcompass

Man Braids

#12 @hartboy

Man with Cornrows and Hat

#13 @swaggnosurf

French Braids for Man

#14 @shine.aimstar

Cornrows for Men

#15 @roxaneberube

Man Cornrows and Bun

#16 @marissacydya

Thick Cornrows on Man

#17 @annarose888

Man Side Cornrows with Long Hair

#18 @katy8thekat

Braided Beard and Cornrows

#19 @stephen2386

Man Pompadour with Cornrows

#20 @dimples4days86

Wrapped Man Braid

#21 @thedaveyurlookingfor

Mohawk with French Braid

#22 @richhuerta

Hairstyle for Men with Mohawk and Braid

#23 @andresmacaco

Short Hairstyle for Men with Braid

#24 @dankolltveit

Man Bun with Side Braid

#25 @trashtray

French Braid for Men

Tutorial #1: Braided Top Knot Combo

Not ready to make the transition into full on man braid? Or maybe you don’t believe in all the “receding hairline” hype? If either is the case, then we suggest you give this man-braid-meets-man-bun tutorial, by YouTube user Levi Rocha, a fair shake. The tutorial is pretty thorough, so it’s a great place to start if you’re a newbie to this world of decorative man hair.

Tutorial #2: French Man Braid

Oui oui! The French Braid is a staple in women’s hairstyles, so why not make it a staple in men’s? YouTube user Thomas in Action says that he plans to make this plait a go-to for himself and encourages his viewers to do the same. With a little help from Thomas and his friend, you can learn how to recreate this look on your own head. This one’s great for those who have the sides of their head shaved.

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