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5 Reasons why the MAN-bun is the new MUM-bun!

July 21, 2017

Forget the bloody Mum-Bun - 2017's best Mama hairdo is hands down the Hipster Undercut MAN-bun combo.

Eskimo Nell's Marnie explains why.....


 1) It’s cheap as chips

Not that the cheapest haircut is always the best haircut (hello #JustCutsGate2011) but basically all you need is a willing shearer – and believe me, husbands/partners are disturbingly keen to take to their female’s head with clippers – and like a spare 20 minutes.

Chuck in maybe two visits to a real hairdresser per year, just to keep the upper echelons in check, and that’s you all set.

As a lady who’s partial to a bit of ceremony, I often even pour myself a glass of overpriced Chardonnay and pop on some Café del Mar just to set the scene.

man bun hairdresser | Eskimo Nell 

{Doesn't it look fun and relaxing! Note the tongue of concentration on the right. Not seen: my fancy glass of wine}


 2) It makes you feel like a badass (even when deep down you know you just ain’t anymore)

I’m the first to admit that becoming a mum brought out the, (let’s be honest, already very strong) proclivity towards hobo attire in me. There I was, trackies, slippers, Kmart maternity singlet, drab brown hair somewhat resembling an unkempt lob.

The minute I took the hipster man bun and made it my look – I was instantly kinda badass.

I was still wearing trackies, still sporting 3 day dry shampooed locks – but it looked like I meant it! Like I was owning my style – this was when I coined hobo chic.

hipster man bun badass | Eskimo Nell

 {There's a little bit of badass in us all aye Mamas!}


3) It’s versatile AF

So of course there are times when it’s not 100% appropriate to look like Jimmy Darmody from Boardwalk Empire (my total hairspo), but that’s the beauty of the undercut man-bun!

A fresh wash (always key) and blow-wave and girrrrrl you are as prim and proper as they come, totes wedding appropes even – nobody would even guess the sordid underbelly of your haircut.

Not to mention the plethora of crazy up-dos that are available – including my favourite, the Scary Spice, or just the good old piggie tail option.

man bun blog versatile | Eskimo Nell

 {From fun and frivolous to down right sophisticated haha}


4) Less hair for your baby’s grip of death to get hold of

One can never imagine the strength of a tiny baby’s vice-like grip until they innocently curl their chubby fingers around the little hairs at the nape of your neck and then most likely not on purpose (but you never know) flail their arm in the opposite direction taking with it a not insignificant clump of hair, which obviously elicits a blood-curdling squeal, which in turn frightens said child (who is more than likely attached to your boob) who then startles and chomps down on nipple!! WHY OH WHY!!??

Okay so maybe that was just me – but holy shitballs was it ever the final push that made me say to my hairdresser- "So yes, this time I’ll get an undercut please.... Yes, that’s right, an underrrr cut, like shaved on the bottom – but with hair still on top. You know, like hipster kinda try-hard guys have. Perfect".

hipster man bun blog | Eskimo Nell

 {Okay so this has nothing to do with babies pulling hair but... you're welcome}


 5) Pink is all about it – and she is the coolest human/mama bear in the world

Now, I’m going to be bold here and say that Pink can rock short hair/funky hairstyles like nobody else on Earth. But that’s not to say we shouldn’t take a leaf out of her book and give ZERO f*&ks and try a far-out hairdo that hey, may not be as flattering (and certainly not as safe) as your tried and true style but hell to the yes will make you feel like you are doing something slightly risqué in the midst of the soggy nappies and nap time struggles. Always a win. Be more like Pink.


hipster man bun Pink | Eskimo Nell {Could she be any more AWESOOOOOOME!?!?!}


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Size Chart

At Eskimo Nell we understand the disappointment of opening up your much anticipated purchase only to find that it is the complete wrong size so to help you avoid that have a squizz at our size chart.

Our tanks, jumpers and baseball tees run a little on the big size so we do suggest going down a size.  If you are unsure just send us an email - we love to help!

TANKS: These are UNISEX!! So please check the measurements!

XS: Width 45cm x Length 69cm

S: Width 48cm x Length 72cm

M: Width 51cm x Length 75cm

L: Width 54cm x Length 78cm

XL: Width 57cm x Length 81cm

XXL: Width 60cm x Length 84cm

*Width is taken 2.5cm from bottom of armhole 


JUMPERS: These are also UNISEX and are quite roomy anyway - please check the measurements!

XS: Width 49cm x Length 71cm

S: Width 52cm x Length 73.5cm

M: Width 55cm x Length 76cm

L: Width 58cm x Length 78.5cm

XL: Width 61cm x Length 81cm

*Width is taken 2.5cm from bottom of armhole 


BASEBALL TEE: These are also UNISEX  - please check the measurements!

XS: Width 45.5cm x Length 72cm

S: Width 48.5cm x Length 75cm

M: Width 52.5cm x Length 78cm

L: Width 56.5cm x Length 81cm

XL: Width 60.5cm x Length 84cm

XXL: Width 64.5cm x Length 85cm

*Width is taken 2.5cm from bottom of armhole 


ROLL-SLEEVE TEES: This is a WOMEN'S FIT - please check the measurements!

S: Width 44cm x Length 63cm

M: Width 47cm x Length 65cm

L: Width 50cm x Length 67cm

XL: Width 53cm x Length 69cm

*Width is taken 2.5cm from bottom of armhole 


KIDS TEES: These are UNISEX sizes - please check the measurements!

2: Width 31cm x Length 42cm

4: Width 34cm x Length 46cm

6: Width 37cm x Length 50cm

8: Width 39.5cm x Length 54cm

10: Width 42cm x Length 58cm

12: Width 44.5cm x Length 62cm

14: Width 47cm x Length 66cm

KIDS JUMPERS: These are UNISEX sizes - please check the measurements!

2: Width 32cm x Length 42cm

4: Width 35cm x Length 46cm

6: Width 38cm x Length 50cm

8: Width 41cm x Length 54cm

10: Width 44cm x Length 58cm

12: Width 47cm x Length 62cm




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