Most Women Hate the Man Bun

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We get that you’re a grown-ass man who can do whatever he damn well pleases to his hair, and we unreservedly support you exercising inalienable right to style your long locks into a man-bun. Just know that most women abhor it.

A new survey sponsored by West Coast Shaving reports that nearly 63 percent of American women either dislike or outright hate the man-bun. A full 58 percent wouldn’t date a guy who wore his hair in a bun, and 74 percent don’t think their current or former significant other would look attractive if he grew out his hair and put it up in a ball on top of his head.

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But the thing we find most telling about the survey is the word women most frequently associate with the man bun: feminine. Although, given this generation’s interest in androgyny and genderlessness, we’re not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing.

We should mention here that the survey isn’t just about what women think. It also includes a geographical analysis of how men search grooming terms on Google. Kentucky, for example, searches for the word beard more often than any other state, and the good people in Utah search for mustache with abandon.

You can see the full results in the tidy infographic below.

By Justin Fenner

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