When it comes to buns, and I’m not referring to a bum-kinda bun, I’m not a fan, like personally, as a woman. A messy bun looks so simple, fuss-free, and free spirited. It screams, “I’m really laid back and I look like a hot mess” all at the same time. Go on, buns away. But frankly, it gives me a headache and increases my risk of a receding hairline, so nope, not for me.

When it comes to how men get their hair done, of course I have my personal preferences. (The same way some guys find girls with long hair more attractive.)

If you haven’t guessed by now after the past few articles, I consider Channing Tatum, the pinnacle of hotness, and well, he rocks a sexy crew cut. Also, if you google “sexy crew cut”, first photo on Google that pops up? Channing Tatum. Along with photos of, Bradley Cooper, Adam Levine and Justin Timberlake.

sexy crew cut


So how does Carrie feel about man buns?

While it’s indeed rugged, it’s definitely the extreme opposite of my favourite man look – the very manly crew cut. That’s not to say I don’t like it. I mean, what’s not to like in a hairstyle that makes Chris Hemsworth look this good?


For my male friends who love the look and want to rock it, by all means, I’m neutral about it. But be warned, the longer the hair, the more the maintenance. Take it from a woman who has had long hair her whole life and tried keeping her hair in a bun. We’re talking about a high maintenance hairstyle that looks like you put in little to no fuss. Like… “no make up” make up looks.

That said, everyone should experiment with different looks, men and women alike. The good news is that unlike a crew cut, it’s easier to shorten your tousled mid-length to long man bun hairdo than it is to grow out an unflattering crew cut.

Afterall, we all can’t be Channing Tatum or Chris Hemsworth. You’ve just gotta find the style that works for you and run with it.

He Says, She Says is a monthly column by Kenneth (he) and Carrie (she).

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