Are man buns already being supplanted by pigtails?

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Jared Leto at Golden Globes 2015

I’ve been a big fan of the man bun – looks fabulous on the right kind of man –  but I was just informed by a friend (Linda Corshen) that she spotted men in pigtails (or maybe braids?) at the bus stop in Monticello this week!

So while I cannot claim firsthand sightings, I did a little research and detected a hint of this back in March 2015 in inkmagazine.com when they wrote:

#ManBunMonday – So what will this trend progress to? Are pigtails or braids next? Only time will tell.

In the meantime, we did see Jared Leto trade in his man bun for a man braid back in January at the Golden Globes. I can also see a confluence of trends that might be behind the emergence of pigtails/braids on men:  70’s fashion trends are ascendant, Snoop Dogg continues to sport braids, Native American themes are in the air, even Willie Nelson seems to be having a moment.

See more pics below including beard pigtails!

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From Pinterest

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This was from 4 years ago but sometimes these things take a while.

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From Entertainment Weekly

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Totally hottie – Michael Hudson

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Snoop

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