Matt Damon has undergone a metamorphosis overnight, sporting a man bun during the promotional event of Jason Bourne — the fifth movie in the Bourne franchise, in Beijing. The new look is for his role in the upcoming movie The Great Wall. Last year, during a press conference, Damon sported a similar look, with the help of hair extensions, of which he mentioned about on The Graham Norton Show. The actor then talked about the painstaking effort of putting 700 extensions on his hair, which took almost a day for the stylist.
Not everyone is happy about Jason Bourne’s new look.“Matt Damon’s man bun is exactly the kind of thing that nightmares are made of,” tweeted a user.Even the polls echo that opinion.
What do you guys think of this Matt Damon man bun situation?— Super Secret Meeting (@SuperSecretRW) August 17, 2016
Man bun has been one of the most popular fashion trends in the last few years, with Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities rocking that look. The male chignon was popularised by David Beckham, the ultimate metrosexual, during his prime, and these days, his oldest son Brooklyn is copying the same, taking inspiration from his father, a timeless fashion icon.
In Bollywood, stars like Kunal Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, etc., have slayed the man bun; the luscious locks looked amazing on those sinewy men. Some days back, Akshay Kumar shared a photo of his ad shoot on Instagram, where he can be seen riding a jet ski in a man bun.
The immensely popular look is here to stay. The Wall Street Journal calls it the unofficial hairstyle of the Rio Olympics. Incidentally, British gymnast Louis Smith’s man bun became a trending topic on Twitter after his disappointing performance in the team event. Louis, a silver medalist here, fell off his pommel horse mid routine, costing his team dearly. Some blamed Smith’s hairdo for throwing him off balance.
Louis Smith would have performed better if he didn’t have a man bun distorting his centre of gravity.— JoeWaters (@JoeLovesFood) August 8, 2016
Man bun is chic, and if you aren’t blessed with luscious locks, or don’t have the patience to go for hair extensions, clip-on man bun is the answer.
Check out the celebrities who have slayed the man bun look.