Many trends from the 1960s and 1970s are reentering the fashion market and mushroom haircut is no different. Mushroom haircuts, also known as bowl haircut, are several variations that keep the look is unique and fresh. It is a popular haircut for men but women can also carry it just as effortlessly.
In a mushroom cut, the sides of your head do short hair while the hair at the top are kept long to form a mushroom. The haircut is easy to style and go well with both social and professional settings. Since there are a number of variations, you can easily find one that suits your face cut.
30 Cool Mushroom Haircuts for Men With Short Hair
Let’s take at the top 30 best mushroom haircuts for men and find the right one for you:
Long Fringe Mushroom Haircuts
One of the simplest but the most charming variation of mushroom haircut, long fringe mushroom cut has been around for the longest time. You can either let the hair stay as cut or style them with gel with a more chiseled look. If you have a large forehead, this cut will look the best on you.
Overgrown Mushroom Cut
If you are looking for a more rugged look, overgrown mushroom cut should be your go-to choice. This haircut is more casual than formal, so I recommend that only teenagers or college students get it. You can wear the look with different outfits and gives you a boyish charm. Many members of BTS flaunt this haircut and look absolutely amazing.
Side Fringed Mushroom Haircuts
This mushroom cut reminds me of Leonardo DiCaprio’s look from Titanic. The timeless look is perfect for someone with a flat or small forehead. It is the kind of haircut that looks good on men between 18 to 35 years of age. If you are getting married, consider this cut because it is easy to carry, so you will never go wrong with it.
Futuristic Mushroom Cut
A sophisticated hairstyle that fits like a bowl around your face, futuristic mushroom cut covers half of your head. It is more suitable for a young age group of men ranging between 16 to 22 years. The cut goes perfectly with every season from summer to winter. It looks the best with long sleeve shirts and minimalist clothing.
Mushroom haircuts with trimmed sides
Another favorite mushroom cut among young men, mushroom cut with trimmed sides gives a more mature look. Your hair will only cover a part of your forehead. You can let it say that way for a casual look or slide it to the side for a more defined and professional look. It looks the best on men with a round and slightly chubby face.
Overgrown mushroom haircuts for wavy hair
Whoever said that mushroom cut is only for men with straight hair were lying. It makes wavy hair look even more attractive and appealing. Men with wavy hair and a chiseled jawline will look smoking hot in this hairstyle. Take good care of your waves, so they look healthy and enhance your look.
Mushroom cut with side swept hair
Mushroom cut with side swept hair looks classy and suitable for men who have a round face but want to make it look narrower. Let the one side of your hair grow and style it the way you want. If you have a meeting to attend, use a gel to stick to the side of hair and a brush to give it a crisp look. It has all the oomph that you need and doesn’t even take a long time to be ready!
Disheveled mushroom haircuts
A good-looking messy haircut, disheveled mushroom cut suits every face cut. However, I don’t recommend it to professionals since it is somewhat casual and won’t help you in making a good first impression. If you are still in college or work from home, flaunt the haircut in its full glory.
Short layered mushroom cut with taper fade sides
This mushroom hairstyle is very common nowadays. You will find many young men with this haircut because it is easy to carry and low maintenance. However, you will have to get the sides taper fade every three weeks.
Mushroom cut with a side line
Not many men choose the mushroom cut with a side line because a side line doesn’t look good on everyone. You won’t know if it looks good or not until you try the haircut. Don’t think much and give it try. There are high chances you might fall in love with it and if you don’t, let your hair grow out to try another hairstyle.
Back swept mushroom cut
Another popular haircut among men of all ages, backswept mushroom cut is the easiest to carry around. You will need a lot of gel to hold it in place but it is convenient to style. Let the hair grow and tie a small bun at the end for a modern, sophisticated look.
Messy wavy mushroom cut
Messy hair and don’t care. If you are searching for a haircut that it is easy to maintain and doesn’t require repetitive trims, a messy wavy mushroom cut is the best option for you. I would suggest professionals stay away from this hairstyle because it is a very casual and laid back hairstyle. Regularly oil your hair to keep the waves healthy.
Curly hair mushroom haircut
Men with curls often find it difficult to style their hair. If you are one of them, consider curly hair mushroom haircut as an option. A huge advantage of this cut is that you can leave the cuts gracing your forehead or tie them up in a ponytail. This haircut suits men who have a strong jawline.
Laid back mushroom cut
This modern mushroom cut is a good choice for teenage boys with straight hair as it goes well with faces that are still taking shape. The sides are faded while the hair on the top of your head fall across your forehead. Whenever you wear formal clothes, slide it back for an organized and simple look.
Messy undercut mushroom cut
Messy undercut mushroom cut might be difficult to flaunt because it is high maintenance but if you have straight, you should at least give it a try. It has made a permanent place in the trending hair list for men for the past five to six years. Again, this hairstyle is more suitable for young men between 18 to 25 years of age.
Side swept bowl cut hairstyle
Remember Troy from High School Musical movies? His side swept bowl cut hairstyle is still a favorite among teenagers today. If you have coarse hair and don’t know how to style them, consider this mushroom cut. You can wear the hairstyle with casual, formal, and semi-formal clothes effortlessly.
Asymmetrical mushroom cut
Another cool-looking hairstyle, asymmetrical mushroom cut a simple way to give your face more definition. If you have a round face and want to slim it down, this haircut will do that for you. You will have to get regular trims because if your hair grows a little the haircut will look messy and you obviously don’t want that.
Overgrown classic mushroom haircut
An affordable and easy haircut, the overgrown classic mushroom haircut has been around for a long time. In some hair salons, the hairstylist places a bowl on top of your head and cuts the hair outside it.
The cut was originally invented for children as they can’t sit in one place for a long time but its laid back style and low maintenance made it popular among adults too. You do need to grow your hair a lot to be able to get the perfect overgrown classic mushroom haircut.
High mushroom cut
A haircut recommended for preteens and teenage boys, high mushroom cut similar to overgrown classic mushroom, but more part of your head is trimmed or faded. It gives them a boyish charm and easy to maintain. Since it is a casual style, you can wear it with professional clothes.
Neck taper back swept mushroom cut
Looking for a haircut that is out of the ordinary? This isn’t one of the regular mushroom cuts but an innovative one which was invented only a few years ago. Even though it is hard to maintain, the hairstyle looks unique and has a mature vibe to it. Once your hair starts growing, you will need trims every two to three weeks. If you decide to not trim, it will grow out to be messy, but good messy.
Completely faded high mushroom cut
Another simple yet sophisticated hairstyle, completely faded high mushroom cut is a new modern rendition of the classic high mushroom cut. While the latter suits younger men, this one works well with them from 22 to 30 years of age. Like most other mushroom cut variations, this one is quite easy to maintain and requires trimming only once a month.
Short top mushroom haircut
Former One Direction band member Zayn Malik has flaunted mushroom cut hairstyles for a number of years but this one is my favorite. It is one of the very first mushroom cuts he got after his band got famous and they were touring across the globe. If you are looking for some inspiration on how to maintain different bowl haircuts, follow the singer-songwriter on Instagram.
Mushroom cut with a mullet
Do you want to try an out-of-the-world hairstyle? Why not try combining two popular haircuts — mushroom and a mullet. It is quite famous in Australia and if you ever happen to visit, you will notice that many salons will recommend this style to you. To be honest, I didn’t like the haircut when I saw it first but it is pretty unique and doesn’t hurt trying once.
Blonde bowl with brunette sides cut
Get a mushroom cut and color the hair blonde and leave your faded or trimmed hair in its natural color. It is a nice twist to an old-school hairstyle. As your hair grows out, it will create a nice ombre look, so you won’t need to color them again. Many influencers on Instagram are boasting this hairstyle nowadays, which means you have to try it as well.
Mushroom cut for men with short curly hair
Men with short curly hair have no options when it comes to unique hairstyles but you can consider this option. It is simple and easy to maintain as well. It won’t go well with all face cut but someone who has an elongated face with a strong jawline. When the hair grows out, it will look even better, so you won’t have to go for regular trims.
Herringbone pattern mushroom haircuts
Do you want to try something completely out of the box? The herringbone pattern mushroom cut is perfect for you. Since this bowl cut doesn’t require you to grow your hair long, it is easy to maintain. If you like in tropical countries, it will help you fight sweat and dandruff. Whenever you want to go formal, use some gel to slide back your hair. Easy and quick!
Mushroom cuts with green highlights
Ever thought of highlighting your hair with an electric color? This bowl cut hairstyle will inspire you to get one right away. Use a color-protective shampoo and conditioner to keep the hair color intact for a long time. This haircut looks amazing on men between 18 to 30 years of age.
Mohawk bowl cut
Another creative combination of two hairstyles, mohawk bowl cut is an amazing choice for the summers. It keeps your hair smooth and flowy and is easy to manage. The haircut is quite old but still very famous because it looks good on all face cuts.
Platinum blonde mushroom cut
To perfect this hairstyle, get a messy mushroom cut and have your hairdresser color it platinum. It looks good on fair skin and especially those who have a round face. Even though the color is difficult to keep up, regular root touch-up can do the job well. You will have to recolour your hair every two months.
Designer mushroom haircuts with a back design
Take your passion for mushroom haircuts to the next level with this innovative and classy style. The sides of your hair are completely shaved while the remaining hair at the top has a slight wavy cut.
One of the best things about this cut is that you can have any design you want at the back of your head and isn’t limited to Chevron, as seen in this image. To give it more sass and glam, highlight your hair blonde and give a cool shading to the designed portion.
If you have dyed your hair, switch to a color-protective shampoo and add a good conditioner to your routine to keep the hair shiny and flowy.
Which One Should You Go For?
Now, you can try out many haircuts, but while choosing one for you, know your face shape and size. For instance, the haircuts that suit an elongated face will not suit an oval one necessarily. You need to look at what’s right for you – and sometimes, a bit of experimenting can do wonders. With these thirty different haircut styles to choose from, we are sure you will get the one you are looking for. Are you as excited as we are?