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The TikTok haircut is the latest craze for men, especially among social media influencers and those who regularly make videos through TikTok. It is more modern than the typical 70s hairstyles for men. This style features fluffy and thick curls or waves covering a considerable part of the wearer’s forehead.

For bigger coverage on the forehead, you will have to sweep these curls or waves toward your face and then dust them on your eyelashes. It seems like the perfect messy hairstyle that looks good on almost all influencers online. Also called the wet mop haircut or hairstyle, the TikTok hair also falls under those impressive short sides long top haircuts.

It is mainly because it consists of curly, wavy, and somewhat untidy hair on top that you have to grow long and short sides. This trendy style also looks as attractive as the French crop haircut still worn by many men today. Vinnie Hacker, Josh Richards, and Bryce Hall are among the famous TikTok creators who popularized the TikTok haircut among Gen Z and made it such a trend. Many have followed their lead. Thankfully, it is not that hard to get and maintain and seems to suit different face shapes and hair textures.

How to Style and Maintain TikTok Hairstyle

Step 1 – Right amount of fullness and movement

This is the secret to styling your hair and getting this particular look. If you already have hair that is longer at the top than shorter on all sides, styling would be enough to sport the TikTok look. If that is still not the case, visiting a hairstylist would be the best thing to do, especially if you still need to grow your hair.

Step 2 – Get a professional haircut

This is important, especially if you transition from having long hair to the TikTok or wet mop haircut. In case you still have to grow out your hair, you must visit a hairstylist in between for proper cutting and trimming so that you can get closer to your desired cut.

Step 3 – Apply the most appropriate products

In this case, you will need to use texturizing hair products or curly hair products designed to improve the volume and texture of your hair since you will be after an undone and messy look. It is also a good idea to use hair creams, specifically a dry grooming cream that will provide more definition to your waves and curls and remove frizz.

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What is the TikTok haircut called?

The TikTok haircut is also called the wet mop. Many men wear it featuring long, messy, curly, or wavy hair on top combined with short hair at the back of the head and on the sides.

Where does the name wet mop haircut come from?

The wet mop (TikTok) haircut was coined by Stephen Marinaro, who is also famous for his alias, TheSalonGuy. Many consider him a master and a real expert regarding hair trends on TikTok, as well as the best haircut line designs.

How to get the TikTok flow haircut?

Get the TikTok flow haircut by making your hair reach a particular length. Your goal should be to make your hair go chin or nose length. In case you still have short hair, continue to make it grow. Getting haircuts and regular trims as you grow out your hair is also a good idea as such helps in maintaining a good shape.


The trendy TikTok haircut is not that difficult to achieve. You need not be a social media influencer or TikTok personality to get this look. You must learn the basics of getting this style and applying it to your hair.

Michele Antunes

About the author: Michele Antunes

Michele Meesh Antunes is the lady of the Beardoholic writers team and a genius when it comes to hair and beard styles that suit any face shape. She’s been a barber for years now and, no matter your personal style, she knows exactly what beard, hairstyle and length suit you. She brings the women’s perspective on beards, beard care, haircuts and hairstyles and male grooming.

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