Clip-on Man Buns Are Actually A Thing Now

pei mei sports a hair bun.

Groupon has a real-life ad out right now for man buns that clip into your hair. The buns are made from artificial hair but comes in several colors so you can match your own hair to them.

While the ad reads like a pitch for an SNL sketch to most normal, self-respecting males — it is Groupon endorsed and there have already been over 1,000 of these sold.

clip-on man buns look terrible.

These clip-on man buns are valued at $65.34, but for a limited time, you can get them for $9.99. Obviously, I need one, because I’d hate to lose money on this…

Did some men purchase these as a joke? Or perhaps as part of a cross-dressing Slave Leia Halloween costume?

Slave Leia bikini and braids.

That, I do not have the answer to, but according to the ad, it is one of the hottest trends in men’s fashion: “…the man bun has been popularized by fixed-gear bicyclists and introspective Hollywood actors alike.”

Jeto Leto and his man bun.

The Groupon demo video describes the likes of Jared Leto and Leonardo DiCaprio as being poster boys for the man bun, as well as the guy that does movie trailer voice overs.

The Groupon also states: “This attachable—and, equally important, detachable—man bun lets you blend in with your surroundings, putting it on when you smell fair-trade coffee or hear a banjo, and taking it off when someone utters the word bro.”

silly fake man buns.

Instructions you on how to wear it are included:

A.) Comb your hair back toward the crown of your head, in a similar motion to lacquering a reclaimed-wood coffee table;

B.) Attach the man bun to your natural hair the way the lay public attached itself to Arcade Fire; then

C.) Use bobby pins to secure the man bun, decide bobby pins are too mainstream, use antique paper clips instead.

GIF of a douche bag making a man bun.

When this was announced back in April by a company called, it was presumed a joke. Now, the realization that fake man buns are real and there are real people purchasing them makes me feel all icky inside.

Luckily, online stores also have some accessories for those of you that were brave enough to get a man bun and you can purchase these to go with your detachable little hair friend…

Attachable Man Boobs: Yes, they are exactly what you think they are (bra not included).

Gross man boobs.

Man Hose: Also known as Man Tights, these are worn in everyday life, on the street, etc. — and not just on a ballet stage.

ballet tights on men show everything.

Clip-On Man Lips: Have lips like a Kardashian… woman.

Kardashian's swollen lips from plastic surgery

Man Hammer: This is actually just a regular sledgehammer to use on yourself — or have someone use on you — after you leave the house wearing all of the above. Have them aim for your man bun.

Source: BuzzFeed