To anyone who has ever looked at a guy wearing a man bun and sighed to herself, "He's so extreme," administers at Brigham Young University's Idaho campus agree with you.
BYU-I recently outlawed the hairstyle, claiming that it goes against its Honor Code, the set of rules made to ensure that each student lives by "the dress and grooming standards consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ," a guy who may or may not have worn a top knot himself from time to time.
As defined by BYU-I campus paper The Scroll, the man bun is "typically worn with hair shaved on the sides of the head with a top knot worn in the middle," and any guy who wears it is apt to face disciplinary action by the Honor Office.
"As part of the dress and grooming code, we commit to avoid extreme hairstyles,” Kevin Miyasaki, the student services and activities vice president told The Scroll. “A ‘man-bun’ would be considered not consistent with this standard.”
The polarizing man-bun look has many adversaries -- not only is there science that says the top knot style can cause baldness, but 27 percent of women polled say they flat-out hate it, and apparently there's a guy who wants to walk around Brooklyn (where the style runs rampantly) with a pair of scissors.
But as The Cut pointed out, all the BYU enforcement will likely accomplish is to give the 'do more life.
The man bun might officially be too cool for school.
The Huffington Post reached out to BYU-I for comment and will update this post accordingly.
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