WHAT is a “wet mop” TikTok haircut?
The wet mop haircut is a modified bowl cut...Also nicknamed “the TikTok haircut", it's the 2022 men's hair trend that is all over the internet.
This wet mop hairstyle, typically worn by men, has long hair on the top (usually messy, wavy or curly) and short hair on the sides and back of the head.
Is the Wet Mop the same as the Beatles' "Mop Top"?
This men's haircut shares some elements of the retro "mop top" hairstyle made famous by the Beatles, but in its modern incarnation, the mop is messier and wavier in general, making use of styling products to retain a bit of the wet look.
Where does the name "wet mop" haircut come from?
Stephen Marinaro, aka TheSalonGuy, is credited with coining the term ‘wet mop’ haircut.
AKA "TikTok Boy Hair"
TikTok creators like Bryce Hall, Vinnie Hacker and Josh Richards have made the wet mop hairstyle a popular trend among Gen Z.
The hairstyle has become such a trend on TikTok, that it is frequently referred to just as "TikTok Boy Hair."
How do you get a wet mop hairstyle?
If your hair is already longer on top and short on the sides, then you may be able to achieve the look with styling alone. If your hair is long all over or short and needs to be grown out to achieve the look, we definitely recommend a visit to your hairstylist.
Going from long hair to a 'wet mop haircut' requires a professional haircut for best results. If you are growing your hair out, your stylist can recommend in-between styles to help you get there.
How do you style a wet mop hairstyle?
Style your wet mop haircut with curly hair products or texturizing products that will boost volume and enhance your hair's texture. With this style, you are going for a messy and undone look.