The Best Of Rat Tail Hairstyle Ideas That You’ll Want To Recreate
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A rat tail is one of those timeless hairstyles that you either love or hate, but you can never feel indifferent toward it. Although it has been out for some time, this year it is in again. Long and short, braided or twisted, there is a style to match any taste and hair type. Check out our guide for more details on the look and some inspirational ideas for wearing it.

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What Is A Rat Tail Hairstyle?

If you are not sure what a rat tail hair style is, then we will give you a quick insight. This is a kind of men’s hairstyles where you trim the hair all over your head short while leaving a long narrow strip of hair in the back. It is a close relative of another popular 90s haircut, a mullet. The main difference is that the rat tail haircut features only a strand of hair at your back, whereas the muller haircut implies having all the hair along the hairline long.

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How To Cut A Rat Tail Haircut?

A surefire way to achieve a rattail haircut is to allow your mane to grow long and then get someone to cut your hair so that it is short all over except for one relatively thin strand that is going to be the basis for your rats tail. One of its biggest advantages is that it is pretty versatile. You can pair it with a fade haircut, undercut, Mohawk, crew cut and many other popular mens haircuts.

How To Style Rat Tail Hair

There are many ways to pull off a rat tail hairstyle, from simple and low key to intricate and elaborate. Below, we have gathered the ones that you will definitely want to give a go.

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Long Braided Rattail

If you want your rattail hair style to have plenty of attitude and boldness, go for a long braided version. Sometimes referred to as the padawan braid, it will not leave you unnoticed wherever you go.

Yellow Design

Rat tails are very eye catching themselves. Though, you can give them even more prominence by dyeing your hair in a bright color, such as yellow, for example. Adding a hair design to it creates an even more impactful look.

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Curly & Braided

One of the best things about a rat tail hairstyle is that it works for any hair type. So, if you have naturally curly locks, you should leave more hair on top to show off your intricate hair texture and complement it with rat tail braids for men.

Short Rat Tail

Even if you do not have enough patience to grow your hair long, it does not mean you cannot nail a rattail hair style. Just leave a lock long enough to look striking against the rest of the hair and you are all set.

 

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Long Straight Rat Tail

You may not braid your rat hair tail if you do not want to. The long straight rat tail style looks as awesome as its braided version.

 

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Striped Mohawk

Now, this is the look for very fashion forward and daring guys, as it requires a lot of courage to rock it. However, you can rest assured that it will fully pay you off with tons of admiring gazes you are going to rake in.

 

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Asian Top Knot & Rattail Hair

When it comes to Asian hairstyles rattail and top knot are one of the most popular combos. Together, they create a really solid and masculine look.


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Afro Twist

Those who have Afro locks would also love a rat tails hairstyle. On their thick kinky hair, this popular hair look gains more dimension and definition.

 

 

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Long Twisted Rat Tail

Braids are not the only way to wear a rat tail. You can also twist your hair, which will look more unusual and attention grabbing.

 

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Rat Tail For Boys

There are no age restrictions when it comes to rat tails. They look equally awesome both on small boys and mature men.

Now we hope you have no doubts about whether or not to go for a rat tail hairstyle. As you can see, it does not always look eccentric or unconventional. You can easily adjust it to your personal style or any ambiance.

FAQs

What does rat tail mean?

A rat tail is a male hairstyle that features a long narrow lock of hair hanging behind the head with the rest of the hair being cut short.

What is the purpose of a rat tail hairstyle?

There are many reasons why men choose to wear a rat tail and one of them is because it looks incredibly cool. Also, it does not require much maintenance or often upkeep and offers you plenty of styling options.

How long does it take to grow a rat tail?

It depends on how long you want it to be. As your hair grows half an inch a month, it may take several months before a rat tail can be detected.

Are rat tails coming back?

They sure are. They have made a huge comeback as a fashion trend and do not seem to go anywhere soon.


REFERENCES:

  • A rattail is a hair style that is characterized by a long “tail”-like element of hair growing downward from the back of the head. Source
  • A piece of “long hair” that hasn’t been touched by scissors in many years. Source

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