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It may not be new, but I have a hunch the man bun is coming back bigger than ever. With so much gender-bending and androgyny already seen on this year’s runway, the man bun is bound to evolve and grow, going from a trend to a staple. The style reinforces the masculinity of long hair for men, and paired with a little or a lot of scruff and a devil-may-care attitude, it’s sure to dominate 2015. So gentlemen, if you have the length but lack direction, click through to style notes for some inspiration. Just don’t forget the beard. –– Michelle Rotbart

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There were some inspiring looks on the red carpet at last week’s Golden Globe Awards, and it wasn’t just the ladies. Johnny Depp wore his newly blond locks in a youthful, center-parted style. Jared Leto pulled off a sleek version of the man-bun. Bradley Cooper accentuated his handsome features with a short, textured cut and barely-there stubble. Both Leto and Cooper wore tuxedos with bow ties, looking every bit as polished and stylish as the ladies. Read on for tips on stealing their award-winning. –– Laura Martin

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Last year the New York Times featured what they called the man bun. The article inspired others to muse about long hair for men; spawned a man bun tumblr; and how-to videos on youtube. Scott Schuman, of The Sartorialist, highlighted fashionable men wearing them at Pitti Uomo, a menswear trade show. Some critics hoped the trend would die, yet we continue to see strapping gentlemen striding the streets with long hair wrapped up. Dare your man do the same? A validating history lesson may be the way to make him bun. For some background, click style notes.

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