The Best Man Buns And Beards Of State College
Thanks to the rise of the man-bun’s popularity in pop culture, it’s no secret millennials are proudly flaunting their new manly ‘dos’ everywhere. Penn State is no exception.
“No Shave November” was a success for many. That’s why we went on the prowl for the best man buns and facial hair on campus. We asked you to submit the best pictures of your hairy handsomeness, and you delivered. Behold: the absolute best man buns and beards of State College.
Year: Senior, History major
Bio: “I started growing my beard April first. I always tried to grow a beard before but I would constantly give up. This time was different and I managed to get through each difficult stage. As of December 1st, my beard is officially 8 months old and measures 5 inches long. I plan on going a whole year or longer.”
Name: Brett Gravatt
Age: 20 years old
Bio: “I’m not your ordinary man. I don’t do the traditional trend of short back and sides. Instead I went for the trend of long hair. I don’t wish to sport traditional hairstyles, so I go with the man bun. My man bun is special because it gets me girls.”
Age: 26 years old
Bio: “He’s been growing his beard for a little over a year and it’s pretty sweet. What’s extra cool is that his beard is viking red, unlike his brown hair. Sean takes lumbersexual to a new level. Try and find a better beard than his, I dare you.” -Brittney Lee
Age: 21 year old junior studying biochemical engineering
Bio: “I made this stop motion for my Instagram account @JAKEFROMSTATECOLLEGE today. I basically just shaved and took pictures along the way and then played them all in reverse. Besides the video, my beard is special because in my friend group if anyone shaved their beard during November they had to trade away their best player in our high stakes fantasy football league.”
Year: 5th year senior at Penn State studying Computer Engineering.
Bio: “My hairy history starts back in my freshman year. I started growing my facial hair for the first time for November. I ended up liking it so much that I kept the bearded style till today and I’ve only been bare faced one time since then. I started growing out my hair about a year and a half ago. I had always wanted to grow my hair out but my high school didn’t allow it. So my last year at Penn State seemed like the right time to try it out. Now I enjoy looking like a grizzly lumberjack all winter.”
Name: Alex Wolanin
Bio: “After being expelled from BYU — they say man buns are too extreme for the Mormon faith — I took my luscious blonde talents to State College. While reading the Bible one day, I came across an image of Jesus, and realized that this immaculate head of hair could be mine. It is now, and I grace the Penn State community with these lovely locks.”