15 slang terms for hairstyles
Our hairstyles say a lot about us: how we view ourselves, who we admire, our mood, and if we've just rolled out of bed. So, for your reading pleasure, we put together a list of 15 slang terms for describing some of our favorite hairstyles:
A hairstyle where the hair is shaved all off or so closely you can see skin (pretty straightforward, right?).
2. Crew cut
This do has been around for many years (since at least the 1920s) and is believed to have gotten its name from the Yale rowing crew's adoption of the hairstyle.
Undercut hairdo (buzzed hair on the sides and longer on top) that people began dubbing "fashy" (short for fascist) in 2016 when many far-right extremists adopted it.
A hairstyle where the hair is braided close to the scalp and divided into straight or elaborately-designed rows.
Hairstyle that went viral on social media in the early 2020s that combines a bowl cut with a high fade.
Mop-like hairstyle popularized by The Beatles in the 1960s.
7. Bed head
Disheveled style that looks like you just rolled out of bed and you don't care (works for some, not so much for others).
The classic "business in the front, party in the back" style also spawned the skullet and femullet styles.
9. Hockey hair
Prevalent mullet-like style among hockey players (kids to pros) that also spawned the flow and lettuce terms.
10. The Rachel
Haircut popularized by the fictional character Rachel Green (played by Jennifer Aniston) from the TV show Friends.
Combed-out curly hair that creates a bush-like effect (also referred to as fro).
A rope-like hairstyle popular in various cultures and movements, including African and Rastafarian.
Style inspired by Native Americans that became popular in the 20th century as a symbol of non-conformity and also popularized the "fauxhawk" (or "fohawk") and "dreadhawk" styles.
A hairstyle where a person combs their hair to the other side of their head (often to conceal baldness).
A hairstyle that looks terrible on an older person (typically senior citizen range).