Photo: Instagram via Daily Mail
Photo: Instagram via Daily Mail

Aha! We saw you cringe, and we did the same (although the guy above does seem to be rocking it!). But yes, the man braid is the latest male hair trend to hit the Internet, albeit splitting opinions as it takes over Instagram.

Despite the sudden explosion of popularity, the man braid has actually been around for a while. One Direction member Harry Styles gave it a shot back in 2004, followed by Mr. I-Look-Good-in-Any-Hairstyle Jared Leto later in 2015. Leto also made an appearance at the Golden Globes in a loose braid that ran down his back!

Photo: TODAY Style
Photo: TODAY Style

Men all over social media are gradually showing off their man braids; some even tastefully combining the man bun with the man braid. The responses are mixed; some deride the style, while some are actually defending it.

So, what say you? Yes or no?

 

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