Newsflash: The Man Bun Isn't Going Anywhere
As we approach the Golden Globes, we had to wonder, what will top Jared Leto's famous man bun look of last year? Chase Kusero, the man behind that mane, says that 2015 is the year of the man knot
GQ may have just declared man buns dead, but according to Jared Leto's hair stylist — the man responsible for the perfectly piecey tresses and glorious ombre swooned over by women everywhere — they're simply evolving.
"The man bun trend is still very much alive and has taken on a life of its own in the last year, due to different lengths on guys during the growing process," says Chase Kusero, who styled Leto's dreamy hair into one of the best chignons the red carpet has ever seen for the 2014 Golden Globes, where he won a statue for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
In fact, Kusero tells Pret-a-Reporter, "Most men are still in the process of growing their hair out to be able to rock the trend." Lately we've seen various stages of the style on Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell and Kit Harrington, who famously complained about not being allowed to cut his hair while on Game of Thrones (and this week freaked out fans by doing just that).
Adds the stylist, who also works with Aaron Paul and Ozzy Osborne, "Maybe it has evolved into the man knot. I think it will be something we see when actors are growing hair out for a specific role and have to be seen on a red carpet." As for the man knot, think: close-cropped or shaved sides combined with a high, slicked-back, more samurai-inspired mini twist.
Regardless of the exact cut and iteration of the 'do, one thing is for sure: "Guys should be naturally cool with naturally great hair to pull this off," says Kusero. "That rule will never change." Leto, here's looking at you.