The wet mop hairstyle can be achieved in two ways. The first is simply by growing out a classic short cut and not brushing it (Okay, maybe brush it but do not slick it back). And two, bring a picture of a young ‘90s A-lister to your hairdresser. Some stylists like to describe the wet mop hairstyle as similar to a bowl cut. But never fear, while it does have the same all around length as a bowl cut, it’s without the insanely blunt edges that make the bowl cut so severe.
See, the wet mop hairstyle is all about messy, just got out of bed energy, but in an intentional way. Because of this, it also looks its best with a little volume. That’s why the wet mop hairstyle looks great on curly and wavy hair. Straight hair can work it too, especially if you’re willing to add in a little mouse, texturizing spray, or dry shampoo and scrunch up your ends for extra fluff. Also! Face shapes that look great with bangs definitely want to give this style a try. That’s because the hair dangling in front of the eyes is one of the most important components of the wet mop look. It can be a full wispy bang, or just a couple of choice threads, but having some strands to smolder through is essential if you want to achieve the mysterious wet mop hairstyle.