How To Get Your Hair Like The Beatles
So, it looks like the classic Beatles haircut ‘Mop Top’ is coming back into style! The Mop Top’s claim to fame lies in its connection with the English rock monolith, The Beatles, throughout the ‘60s. As the story goes: George Harrison walked out of the swimming pool one day with his hair draped over his head on all sides, and just left it that way. And so, the Mop was born. If you’re looking to make this hairstyle your own; you’re in luck. The Mop Top cut is actually a very easy hairstyle to do if you follow the steps lined out in this article.
The Beatles, all sporting their classic mop top
What Is The Mop Top Style?
The name is pretty self explanatory. Essentially, the hairstyle looks like a mop with the hair coming down from the middle around all sides of the head. The hair length required for this cut is a medium length, ideally with hair sitting around the bottom half of the ears. The Mop works best for people with straight hair and wavy hair, so keep this in mind if you’re going to sport this cut. You won’t be able to rock it with curly hair, unless you’re going to be frequenting the straightener!
A more modern version of the Mop Top, styled with wavy hair
How Do I Get The Mop Top Hairstyle?
First, make sure you’ve got your hair at the proper length. You’ll want to use the very center of the top of your head as the starting point, and comb the hair straight down vertically on all sides from it. You’ll want the hair on the sides covering the ears and the hair on the back hanging down over the neck. To complete the classic look, leave a little parting on the forehead. Some people’s hair will naturally be more vertical, while some will have a bit more of a swoop to the left or right. A little Justin Bieber style hair flip will accentuate that swoop!
In terms of styling products, you can keep it relatively simple here. A simple pomade or a mousse worked in with your hands would do fine for building and maintaining the form of the Mop Top. With curly or wavy hair, you may need to introduce a straightener for parts of your hair that won’t stick down. For more volume, you may use a hairdryer (with caution), because it may end up making your hair stand up and mess up the form.
The Mop Top Hairstyle is an easy way to stand out from the crowd in 2021. Not to mention, it’s an incredibly easy hairstyle to achieve compared to other popular cuts. Channel some ‘60’s rockstar energy into your look and you’ll notice the difference!