We’ve still got over a month and a half to go before the year comes to a close, but we think by now it’s safe to say that 2015 has been a crazy ride. From clown-inspired contouring to Botox-mimicking masks, some of the makeup trends and skincare techniques that came at us this year were completely bonkers. So, can you guess which beauty term was the buzziest of them all? Hint: it’s not in any way related to a Kardashian.

According to Google’s first-ever Beauty Trends Report, the most-searched beauty term of 2015 is the one pictured below:


“Manbun.”

Yup, we were as surprised as you! Owing to lion-haired heartthrobs like Harry Styles and Instagram’s #ManbunMondays, this male updo came out on top for 2015 beauty searches. We’ll phrase this another way: a hairstyle for men is the Internet’s official beauty obsession for the year. Oh, how the tables have turned.

But we’re not complaining! After trawling IG to see what all the fuss was about, we found a couple of manbun moments that are convincing us to get on the bandwagon. Feast your eyes on our favorites, below (but PBB cutie Tommy Esguerra has got to be our ultimate.)


Would you like your manbun with a dash of handsome? Perhaps a side of abs?

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We don’t know what to look at first—the adorable furball or Gab Valenciano’s pompadour hybrid.


This manbun comes with a view:

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And this mini manbun comes with a cutie:

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We could learn a few things about proper man-bunning from this bearded hunk.

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And as for this manbun? It’s a topknot on fleek, if we ever did see one.

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Boy knows it!

Credit: Instagram photos via @tommyesguerra, @_avan_jogia_, @dailymanbun (1, 2), @gabvalenciano, @manbunsofdisneyland (1, 2, 3)