15+ Slang Words For Haircut (And How To Use Them)

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Our hair is an important part of our physical appearance. A good haircut could translate to better confidence, a cleaner look, and a more attractive appearance. In some cultures, there's a whole tradition and ceremony around getting a haircut.

Here is a list of slang words for haircuts that we compiled for you. Enjoy. 

Slang Words for Haircut (in Alphabetical Order)

Afro

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A general slang for large hairstyles. This slang is also used for the big, usually spherical, hairstyles of African Americans. Also known as “fro.”
  • Example: I'd love to get an afro, but maintaining it must cost a lot of shampoo and conditioner. 
Afro

Bed Head

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Hair that gets messed up due to sleeping.
  • Example: Styling my hair before going to bed is a mistake. I always get a nasty case of bed head.
Bed Head

Chicker

Meaning:

  • (Noun) The Cockney Rhyming slang for a haircut.
  • Example: You should get a refund from the barber because that chicker is so hideous.
Chicker

Coif

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A Northern American slang that is short for a coiffure. It is usually used for a person with an elaborate hairstyle.
  • Example: Royalty often preferred coifs because it was a symbol of power and wealth.
Coif

Crew Cut

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A slang phrase for a popular type of men’s hairstyle. It refers to hairstyles that have the sides “faded” while the top is a little longer.
  • Example: Ryan Reynold’s crew cut is pretty sick. I wonder who his stylist is?
Crew Cut

Do

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Could also be used as a hairdo. This slang was popularized in the 1940s and it simply refers to one’s haircut or hairstyle.
  • Example: Jackie’s do was pretty popular but it was very expensive. 
Do

Drapes

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This refers to someone’s long hair. Be careful as this slang can also be used in a vulgar manner referring to a woman’s private area. 
  • Example: Particular religious groups require their members to wear drapes.
Drapes

Fashy

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Derogatory slang for a haircut that seems to be common with “alt-right” or fascist people.
  • Example: You look horrible and scary with that fashy do. You should just shave it off. 
Fashy

Femullet

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A female mullet.
  • Example: My mom had a terrible femullet during her teens.
Femullet

Helmet

Meaning:

  • (Noun) An offensive slang for any ugly haircut. It was first used for haircuts that made you look like you had a helmet on. 
  • Example: My dad made me go with a helmet. His style is just so bad. 
Helmet

Locks

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Refers to dreadlocks.
  • Example: My favorite wrestler has locks, which he wears while fighting. 
Locks

Oldilocks

Meaning:

  • (Noun) This slang is used to describe the ugly or questionable haircuts that old people get.
  • Example: We had a good laugh when this grandpa with oldilocks was jogging.
Oldilocks

Perm

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Short for permanent wave. A haircut, often done in a salon, that makes your hair curly and wavey. It is usually for men.  
  • Example: Zack got a new do today. He looks cute in a perm.
Perm

Sasuke

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Any haircut that is based on an anime character’s ridiculous hairstyle. It might be characterized by weird spikes and length. 
  • Example: Being an otaku in his teens, he tried a sasuke for a month.
Sasuke

Skullet

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A mullet but with the top shaved or balding. 
  • Example: I believe that Benjamin Franklin had a skullet in his later years.
Skullet

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