It’s been creeping up on us for a while now: Chip Gaines’s long hair. His clean-shaven look was slowly overtaken by facial hair and a straggly cut this Winter, and by the Spring, he had sprouted a beard and his locks were hanging out beneath his signature Magnolia Farm hat. But it wasn’t until Joanna posted this picture of the two on vacation with Chip sporting a full man bun that the world sat up and paid attention.
The reaction has been mixed. One Instagram user declared, “Just say no to man buns, just sayin!” and another wrote, “. . . I used to like Chip and what he was all about, but now that ‘man bun’ has got to go. I am very disappointed.” Most fans, however, were supportive of the new look. “Seriously might be the ONLY man EVER that can pull it off. Own it Chip,” said one proponent of the man bun, while another told the haters to relax, saying, “Y’all are taking this way to seriously. Lighten up!! He’s rockin the Contractor chic look.” We think Chip’s man bun is just another expression of his creativity, and Joanna clearly likes it. So to Chip, we say simply, “Cheers!”