Beware: The Clip-On Man Bun Has Arrived Signalling The End Is Near

Groupon is currently preparing the world for the end of humanity by running a sale on clip-on man buns.

For just $9.99, you can own a black, brown, or blonde clip-in man bun, “popularized by fixed-gear bicyclists and introspective Hollywood actors alike,” according to Groupon.

Over 1,000 wannabe hipsters have already snatched up their own tuft of synthetic hair at 85% off retail value (Groupon wants you to believe its real value is $65.34).


The Telegraph questions whether the Groupon deal is a sad attempt “by the struggling discount deal site to drum up some much needed publicity.”

“Although the hairstyle oozes with fashion sense, those who sport it might find themselves outcasts in sports bars, motorcycle gangs, and the annual government-mandated machismo test. This attachable – and, equally important, detachable – man bun lets you blend in with your surroundings.”

In case you find yourself shelling out $9.99 to purchase the man bun, here’s how you apply them:

  • Comb your hair back toward the crown of your head, in a similar motion to lacquering a reclaimed-wood coffee table
  • Attach the man bun to your natural hair the way the lay public attached itself to Arcade Fire
  • Use bobby pins to secure the man bun, decide bobby pins are too mainstream, use antique paper clips instead