12 Cool Mushroom Haircut and Bowl Cut Styles for 2024

The bowl cut with a modern feel. 

The mushroom haircut (a.k.a. the bowl cut) is making a major comeback. The mushroom hairstyle is forswearing its traditional stiff and sleek look for now.  Hairstyles that are packed with texture are the It Girl look of the season, and the modern mushroom haircut is one of them.

If you think that mushroom-cut hair is solely women’s territory, think again. Men have been sporting this look for many years. Want to get in on this flawlessly styled ‘do? Read on to learn more about how to style the mushroom haircut.

12 Ways to Wear a Mushroom Haircut

Check out 12 ways to wear a mushroom cut:

1. Intentional Frizz

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Try this avant-garde look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

While most of us spend a lot of time trying to avoid frizz, you can always take a more high-fashion, avant-garde approach and choose an intentionally frizzy look. We love how this trend works with a short haircut in particular.

2. Messy and Edgy

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Try this messy and edgy version. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We love the messy and edgy effect of this air-dried texture. Simply wash your hair and go! This style requires zero products or styling and we love the minimalist routine that inspires. It doesn’t get any easier – or cooler – than this style.

3. Feathered

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We’re all about this loose texture.

The effect and accuracy of this style really depend on your stylist. When you head to the salon, talk to your hairstylist about using a point-cutting technique to achieve these feathered edges. This look is soft and masculine at the same time.

4. Sharp Edges

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This blunt cut is all the rage right now. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

This blunt cut is all the way on the other side of the spectrum! We love the sharp edges for a clean and neat look. It’s important to remember that a haircut like this one requires quite a lot of upkeep. Prepare to visit your stylist at least every 6 weeks.

5. Stick Straight

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Make a statement with a stick-straight texture. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Take it a step in the sleek direction with this stick-straight style. This multi-length style is longer on the top and shorter on the bottom for a multi-dimensional look. The choppy bangs incorporated in this look take the entire style to another level.

6. Cropped Bangs

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Sweeten the style with a set of cropped bangs. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Take the style in a sweeter direction with the easy addition of cropped bangs. These micro bangs perfectly frame your face and keep your face open and bright! It’s a great way to add a fringe to your mushroom cut without overwhelming the rest of your look.

7. Neon Blue

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Take your hue up a notch. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Have some fun with your color and your cut by opting for this neon blue hair color. This color-cut combination is as edgy as it gets. This is another style that requires quite a bit of upkeep both in the color and cut department!

8. Sleek and Shiny

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Amp up the shine. Photo credit: indigitlimages.com

Give your mushroom cut some stronghold and a dose of shine by finishing your style with a mist of Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Hair Spray. No matter which style mushroom cut you go with, you’ll have a high shine finish that’s the telltale sign of super healthy hair.

9. Punk

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Take it back to a punk rock phase. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The mushroom haircut is the perfect opportunity to rock that 90s-reminiscent punk rock trend. Consider this throwback style if you are open to something edgier and more out of the box.

10. Multi-Colored

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Play with your color and your length. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Give your fresh cut some depth and dimension by playing with your color, too! These highlights add a lot of dimension to your haircut and give thinner strands a thicker and more voluminous look.

11. Mushroom on Curly Hair

The mushroom haircut on curly hair works just as fabulous. Try this look if you want to emphasise your locks and keep a grungy attitude.

12. Chilli Bowl Haircut

Go the edgier way and give your bowl cut an upgrade. The chilli bowl haircut is longer on the sides to give a more uneven look. It’s not for the faint of heart but your braveness will be rewarded!

How to Style a Mushroom Haircut

Learn how to style a mushroom haircut in 5 easy steps:

asian woman with short black wavy textured mushroom haircut style
Bowl cut with fringe benefits. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Step 1: Start with clean hair.

Wash hair with a volumizing hair care system to infuse your mushroom hairstyle with body and volume. Start by washing hair with Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo, then follow up with Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Conditioner.

Step 2: Pile on the texture.

To enhance texture while styling short mushroom hairstyles, you can opt for liberally applying a product like Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray throughout your hair.

Step 3: Rough-dry.

Rough-dry your mushroom hairstyle by using a blowdryer with the concentration nozzle attached. As you dry, use your hand to lift your hair at the roots and your fingers to roughly tousle your strands. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, use a round brush to help straighten your texture first.

Step 4: Add (barely there) curls.

Use a one-inch curling iron to create loose, chunky curls. Don’t bother going for perfectly-done ringlets!

Step 5: Scrunch and finish.

Scrunch your ends to create full, piecey waves throughout your mushroom hairstyle.

Are you thinking about trying out this haircut? Be sure to share the results with us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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