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Men with braids isn’t exactly a new thing. In fact braids were originally worn by men, by warriors and pirates and vikings. There was a time when entwines were considered the height of manliness. But in recent years the only braid style men have worn is cornrows, and lets be honest, not everyone can pull those off. The new masculine braid uses cornrow technique but on thicker sections for a structured but casual effect that provides a stylish alternative to the man bun. Click the notes for illustrated step-by-step instructions. ––  Laura Martin 

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Just when you thought you’d seen every possible variety of braid, the look showed up the one place you didn’t expected it: on men. We’ve come to associate woven styles with weddings and flower children, but the technique comes from tough roots, and was worn by hunters and warriors long before it became associated with femininity and romance. Indigenous tribes of Africa, Native Americans, and even the Vikings wore braided styles. More recently, music stars from Willie Nelson to Dave Grohl have embraced the earthy vibe of this style. Long hair is in, and these looks provide versatile, functional options, vastly preferable to masculine ponytails. Click the style notes for tips on creating your own rugged ropes. –– Laura Martin

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