Rattail hair is all the rage for 2022. This trend from the 90s is coming back stronger than ever. Rat tails look great on any type of hair. It doesn’t matter if you have thick or thin hair, a rat rail is a perfect accessory. You could add a rat tail to an undercut, a mohawk, or your buzz cut it doesn’t matter they all look fresh.
Rat tails were originally associated with Southern Americans, but this look is a trend everywhere for 2022. Some hairstyles have the rat tail hairstyle braided, or you can try to add a little bit of color to the tips. The possibilities are endless for the best rat tail hair ideas for men in 2022. Let’s take a look at the top 50 picks to give you some inspiration.
1. Medium Length Double Rat Tail
If you have longer hair and want a rat tail this medium-length double rat tail is a perfect choice. They went for a double rat tail in the photo above.
2. Platinum Wavy Rat Tail Hair
A dope look for summer is the wavy platinum blonde rat tail hairstyle. Try edging up your hair into a mohawk for a perfect finish to this look.
3. Fire Mullet in Shag Rat Tails Hair
If you love standing out in the crowd this firey mullet with shag tails should be your next hairstyle choice. In the photo above they dyed his hair yellow and it fades into dark orange and ends with shag tails.
4. Long Rat Tail Hair with Spiky Top
A long rat tail takes years to grow, but look how good you could look if you tried.
5. Side Faded Messed Up with Braided Rat Tail
A unique style the side fade messed up hairstyle with a braided rat tail. In the photo above they gave him highlights to give his hair some texture.
6. Tapered Top with Rat Tail Hair
A stylish haircut is a tapered top with a rat tail. This style leaves the top of your hair long and pushed back plus a shaved undercut with a rat tail, take it a step further and add some blonde to the end of your rat tail.
7. Semi-bald Haircut with Blonde Rat Tail
This hairstyle the semi-bald haircut with a blonde rat tail would be perfect to show off your tattoos. Keep the sides short with a rat tail dyed blonde to make your hair stand out.
8. Long Fringes Rat Tail Cuts
A unique take on the rat tail is the long fringe rat tail cuts. In the photo above he has one single rat tail that is about shoulder length.
9. Platinum Rat Tail Hair
A platinum rat tail is a perfect hairstyle for men in summer 2022. Keep the hair buzzed with one layer on top a little long and a rat tail.
10. Long Braided Rat Tail Hair
To keep your rat tail nice and neat try the long braided rat tail. To get this style keep your hair buzzed with just one rat tail down the middle.
11. Mohawk Rat Tail Hair
For a rock and roll style try the mohawk rat tail. In the photo above they gave him a tight edge up and left the back long.
12. Reverse Mohawk with Rat Tail
This is not your normal rat tail hairstyle. The reverse mohawk with rat tails is a fun way to add some color to your hair.
13. Triangle Rat Tail on Afro
A triangle rat tail on an afro hairstyle is a whole new twist on the rat tail. To make your rat tail unique try shaving it into a triangle shape.
14. Fine Rat Tail in Purple Shade
For a more subtle rat tail, and not so subtle color try out the fine rat tail in a purple shade. Make sure your barber knows how to add color before you make your next appointment.
15. Mullet Rat Tail Hair
This hairstyle has serious 90’s vibes. The mullet rat tail is right on trend for 2022, this style would be great for men with thick hair.
16. Ombre Rat Tail Hair
An ombre is so much fun to try when you want to add some color to your hair, the ombre rat tail looks so cool and would be perfect for summer.
17. Messy Double Rat Tail Hair
The messy double rat tail is such an easy look to get. Start by cutting your hair in loose messy layers and keep two pieces long on either side.
18. Red Tinted Side Shaved with Rat Tail
Wow, this next look is very creative. The red tented side shaved with rat tail is an asymmetrical cut that leaves the part of your style completely shaved while leaving others longer.
19. Buzz Cut Curly Rat Tail
A classic rat-tail hairstyle is the buzz-cut curly rat tail. In the photo above they have edged him up nicely and left the back long and curly.
20. Tiny Rat Tail on Afro
A rat tail hair can be anything you want it to be, try the tiny rat tail on an afro for a fun way to express your style.
21. Shaggy Rat Tail Hair
This hairstyle deserves to be at a rock show. For a punk look, the shaggy hairstyle would be a perfect place to start.
22. Two-tone Rat Tail Hair
If you need to add some color to your life, why not try the two-toned rat tail. In the photo above they dyed most of his hair lime green and added yellow to the rat tail to give it some texture.
23. Shaved Head with Retro Rat Tail
A shaved head with a retro rat tail is a dope hairstyle for 2022. You don’t have to pick the same colors as shown in the photo, be creative and add your favorites.
24. Dope Cut with Rat Tail Hair
A dope cut with a rat tail leaves a section of your head with no hair right before the rat tail starts. Doing this makes the rat tail stand out.
25. Pop Color Rat Tail in Mullet
If you are looking for a subtle way to add a little color to your hair try the pop color rat tail in a mullet.
26. Rat Tail Hair Braid
A rat-tail braid is a simple and sophisticated look try this style out if you are already growing your rat tail out and need a new way to wear it.
27. Shaved Undercut with Spot Rat Tail
This next hairstyle has some serious style. A shaved undercut with a spot rat tail is going to make you stand out in the crowd.
28. Burst Fade with Tiny Tail
The burst fade look is a fun way to show your creative side. Add a subtle small tail rat tail and you are ready to go.
29. Textured Haircut with Tail
A shaggy style is a textured haircut with a tail. This almost mullet hairstyle would make men of any age look so handsome.
30. Scattered Blonde Rat Tail Hair
A scattered blonde rat tail is a perfect combo for adding a little bit of color to your rat tail. In the photo above they choose a unique pattern for the buzz, but be creative and come up with your own.
31. Curly Hair with Rat Tail
If you are looking for a Micheal Jackson vibe the curly hair with rat tail is perfect for you.
32. Braided Tail in Tiger Inspired Bald
Right on trend for the Tiger King try the braided tail in tiger-inspired bald. This fun look would be perfect for Halloween.
33. Long Length Rat Tail Hair
A classic rat-tail hairstyle is the long-length rat tail. This hairstyle takes years of growing, but it is so worth the results.
34. Slick Back Rat Tail Hair
Everyone knows that slick back hair is always in style, try adding a rat tail to finish off your look for 2022.
35. Warrior Mullet with Long Length Tail
This look has serious warrior vibes. The Viking hairstyle with a long long tail has great texture throughout
36. Ombre Curled Tail
An ombre is always a great idea, in the photo above they added the color combos of dark red and blonde and finished the look off with the long curled tail.
37. Parrot Inspired Front Mohawk with Tail
With a hairstyle with all the colors of the rainbow, try out the parrot-inspired front mohawk with a tail. This look is super cute on younger boys.
38. Halloween Shade with Tail
Scare all your friends with this jack-o-lantern inspired hair color. A Halloween shade with a tail uses the colors orange and green and added purple to the rattail.
39. Thick Braided Tail in Sage Green
For all the men with thick hair try out the thick braided tail in sage green. This look keeps the layers longer with a thick rat tail.
40. Shaved Mohawk with Dreadlocks Tail
A classic mohawk is made even better when you add a rat tail. In the photo above he has a deadlock rat tail and it looks so cool.
41. Shag Blond Tail
For a shaggy style try out the shag blond tail hairstyle. Keep the sides of your head buzzed short with a long mohawk rat tail to get this hairstyle.
42. Rainbow Mullet with Tail
A rainbow mullet will make you stand out in any crowd. In the photo above they kept the rat tail long and added the colors orange, red, green, and a natural blonde for the rat tail.
43. Side Part Shaved with Blonde Tail
For a unique take on the rat tail try the side part shaved with a blonde tail hairstyle. This look would be perfect for men that have tattoos on their heads.
44. Sleek Bowl Haircut with Shiny Tail
For a sleek and shiny finish try the sleek bowl cut with a shiny tail. This hairstyle starts with a classic blow cut, buzzed hair on the sides, and a long shiny tail. Try adding a little hair product to give your hair a nice shine.
45. Clipper Cut with Short Tail
If you love hair color this hairstyle is for you. A clipper cut with a short tail has almost a bumblebee pattern around the head with the fun colors of orange, yellow, and purple added in.
46. Slick Back Fly-away Rat Tail
A classic rat-tail look is a slick back fly-away tail style. In the photo above the man has a mustache and it adds the perfect touch.
47. Wahl Cut with Rat Tails – a man with a beard.
A Wahl hairstyle is right on trend for 2022. Try this hairstyle out with a rat rail and beard for the perfect 2022 look.
48. Soft Curls Mohawk with Rat Tail Hair
Naturally, curly hair can be hard to find the right hairstyle, this next look the soft curls mohawk with a tail is a perfect solution to that. This style keeps the sides shaved and loses curls on top.
49. Slashed Mullet with Fine Braided Tail
A slashed mullet hairstyle brings so much texture to your hair, try it out with a finely braided rat tail. In the photo above they added shorter bangs that be can worn down or pushed back with hair product.
50. Wide Curled Mohawk with Rat Tail Hair
A wide curled mohawk with a rat tail is a great look for 2022. They kept the hair longer in the photo above to let those wide curls come to life.
A rat tail has come full circle and is cool again. This trendy rat tail haircut works great with any type of hair or skin complexion. Hopefully, this list helped inspired your next rat-tail hairstyle, let us know down below which one was your favorite.
Lilith Wetherall is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger. She graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a minor in Journalism. She later found her passion for hairstyles and is now professing in a men’s salon. Some of her favorite things to do include reading, writing, watching movies, and being outdoors. When she’s not writing for our readers, she is either at the salon or at home trying out a new hair color.