Let’s play a riddle, shall we? I am something, I double as a vegetable and a hairstyle. What am I? You guessed right. It’s broccoli. But today, we won’t be talking about it as a vegetable. (We’re not even a food blog to start with). We’ll be looking at the broccoli haircut.
Celebrities and influencers began rocking this hairdo in 2015, but it became popular among Gen Zs in 2021. Now, thanks to social media like TikTok, the coiffure has gained mainstream acceptance. If you, like others, want to wear a broccoli cut, you’ve come to the right place.
In this piece, I’ll show you all you need to know about this haircut, including some style inspiration for your next look.
What’s the Broccoli Haircut About?
Otherwise known as bird’s nest or zoomer perm, this haircut is for men and women with wavy, spiky, or curly hair. It involves rocking the curls but shaving the sides of your hair into a fade while the top is long and messy, hence the name broccoli.
Furthermore, the hair is usually shorter at the back while the front is long enough to reach over your eyebrows. This makes it perfect for making a fashion statement.
You may think broccoli is for only those with curly hair. That’s not true. You don’t have to have naturally curly hair to achieve this look. You can transform your hair into curls or rock a straight, spiky broccoli haircut.
How to Achieve Broccoli Haircut
To get this look, you’ll have to cut your hair short in the back and sides. After getting the fades, let the top of your hair be longer than the back. And once you’ve cut your hair, use a pomade or hair wax to style it into a quiff as big or small as you like, depending on your taste.
Types of Broccoli Haircut for Stylish Men
Say you want a bigger quiff or a colored cut, all you need is hairstyling products and you’ll get your dream hairstyle that turns head. Here are the best ones you can go for:
This is the most common bird’s next style.
And like every curly hairstyle, this one enhances your looks and draws attention to your hair.
If you don’t want heavy or bouncy curls but want to add deets to your hair, go for waves.
They’re a relaxed form of curls that’ll still enhance your looks.
Spiky Broccoli Haircut
Having straight hair doesn’t mean you can’t rock the Broccoli cut. In fact, straight hair gives you room to make the ends of your hair sharp and spiky.
And that’s another appealing detail on its own.
How about you dye your hair to your preferred mild or bold color?
It’s a great way to stand out and make a loud statement with your haircut.
The length of this style is often long enough to touch your eyebrow.
It’s a great option if your hair isn’t so short.
Short Broccoli Haircut
This style is shorter than the above and the length barely touches your forehead.
Many more broccoli haircut styles exist. If the ones above don’t satisfy your taste, feast your eyes on some more: