Not the Buns You Eat

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2015 is the year of the man bun! Man buns have been all the rage in the past year and the reactions have been very controversial. What is a man bun you ask? Well, it’s when a guy with long hair takes it, and ties it up into a bun on the top of his head. It’s also referred to as the “bro bun” or the “mun.” Girls and guys have been obsessing over this look for many reasons and some would even say it’s the best thing since sliced bread. This is why Helena Kenny, junior of WVHS, likes this look on guys. “I like man buns because boys look more mature with them but, only some can pull them off.” According to junior, Penny Greibesland, “Brunettes with long hair need a beard or some scruff but blondes look fine without it.” There are athletes like David Beckham and others who rock this hairstyle while in action and now even some of our very own athletes of WVHS have followed along with that trend. Morgan Welling, Senior athlete, said “I like my hair long for football and I like to wear it back in a bun to keep it out of my face.” But how do the coaches feel about it? Here’s what Coach Sirico, coach of the Warwick Varsity football team had to say. “We give freedom to our guys to express themselves any way they want to express themselves. Now, I’m not a long hair kind of guy but I know some of those guys on my team look pretty good with that long hair.” Then, Coach told us how the long hair affects the boys on the field. “I don’t think it affects their playing. I think maybe they gain strength from their hair.” Here’s what another one of our high school football coaches, Coach Rosa, had to say about the man bun. “In football, if the hair is outside the helmet it’s fair play to pull it. That’s when the man bun comes in clutch for the boys with long hair.” Billy Youngblood, junior at Warwick Valley High School, would agree that it’s a very convenient hairstyle. “I like to wear it to keep the hair out of my eyes for when I run or workout and it’s a good look for formal occasions.” Along with male athletes, the bun has been seen on many celebrities and actors like Chris Hemsworth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Styles, Jared Leto, and others. “My hair grows into a fuzz ball—I just wanted it to grow downwards rather than outwards—but then I realized I couldn’t play guitar with it that way. I couldn’t do anything day-to-day without my hair getting in my mouth or my eyes or my food, so I just started tying it back, long before I knew what a man bun was. I’ve come to like the look!” said the “Take Me to Church” singer, Hozier. With all the craze over the man bun, what do you think is in store for men’s hair in 2016?

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