2013 has been a unique year for celebrity hair styles. Females artists such as Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have chopped their luscious locks into textured boy cuts. Male celebrities, on the other hand, are growing their shiny strands into a new trendy style affectionately referred to as the man bun. On this list are some of the more famous man bun pioneers, but 2013 saw a massive increase in young actors testing out the look. Here’s hoping they are not making New Year’s resolutions look like Fabio in 2014.
10. Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse may have stolen the spotlight recently for his “leaked” nude photos, but Cole is the one with the most to show for 2013. He spent his year at school in New York, lengthening his locks into what can only be called a man mane. His placement on this list is well deserved due to his spectacular use of his hair at Halloween to dress up as Howl from “Howl’s Moving Castle”.
9. Chord Overstreet
This pouty, trouty faced actor is one of a short list of male television stars that were rocking an updo this year. He was awarded the “Male Scene Stealer” award at the Teen Choice Awards, but in reality, he owes that honor to the new ‘do.
8. Russell Brand
What a year for Russell and his trademark hair. He may not have started the political revolution he had hoped for, but this fit Brit sparked the latest “long hair, don’t care” trend. Although Brand prefers to let it all hang loose, this bun clad gentleman is not afraid to play the matching game with his female friends.
7. Chris Hemsworth
This Australian heartthrob is best known for saving the world with his giant hammer in “Thor”. Hemsworth and his hair starred in a sequel that was released this year garnering him positive reviews.
6. Colin Farrell
This Irish star has been consistently releasing films since the late 90’s. His accent and edgy sense of humor are complimented nicely by his latest hipster inspired top knot. Farrell is quoted as saying he had trichotillomania, a compulsion to pull out his own hair because he “loved the sensation”. I for one am happy those days are far behind him, Farrell is not a dish best served bald.
In one of Bradley Cooper’s blockbuster hits of 2013, “American Hustle”, he is shown with a head full of small curlers in an attempt to achieve perm-like flow. The dedication shown in the film to attain a miniature afro thankfully did not influence his ever casual man bun of choice.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio, the king of the on screen “cheers”, has been experimenting with his off-screen hair. In 2013, DiCaprio was spotted keeping his bangs out of his face with a Pebbles inspired ponytail. This spiky, half updo has had almost as much attention as the actor it is attached to this year.
This rock star, actor, style icon triple-threat is not inexperienced when it comes to the man bun. His hair is so famous that there are entire websites dedicated to its greatness such as this one.
Brad Pitt, the sexiest father in the Hollywood realm, has been lengthening his locks in the last few years. Pitt, just like the rings of an aging tree, is measuring passing years in inches of hair on his head. With so many children running around the Jolie-Pitt house, it is astounding that there isn’t a strand of grey hair atop his pristine head.
1. Jordan Coop
Rounding out the best man buns of 2013 is FIMS’ own Jordan Coop. None gracing this list are as wise as the former faculty president, and he keeps every strand of that critical knowledge tied up in a stylish blond man bun. He sports the look with an equally blond beard, a combination that every hipster wishes they could pull off. A quintessential man of MIT, Coop surpasses all other celebrity man bun greats.