Across America, even here at Champlain College, women are beginning to experiment with Man Buns. As of recent, girls throughout the nation have been growing their hair out and balling it all up at the top of their head in almost the exact same way as their male counterparts. In some cases, even if they have never attended a rail jam.
Top style researchers don’t yet know what has been causing the rise in man buns in the female population, but theorize that it has something to do with the basic nature of the style.
A local bread maker commented on the issue saying, “I don’t think this is anything new. Ever since I can remember buns have been rising. It’s just what they do.” He went on to say, “I’ve worked extensively with buns over the years and it’s nice to see less of a gender divide in the bun community.”
The origin of the Man Bun comes from Japanese Samurai warriors that would wear their hair in the top knot style as a symbol of honor and respect and also to keep track of each other while swimming just below the surface of the water. “Women swim under water more than you would think,” said top style researcher, Moby. “It makes perfect sense that they’re adopting this hairstyle. It’s very pragmatic, if you think about it.”
Aquatic samurai or not, it seems clear to Champlain students that Lady Buns are here to stay!
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