How To Achieve The Trendy Wolf Cut
What Is A Wolf Cut?
Celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger says the modern-day wolf cut is “a softer take on a mullet,” and is “a really cool, lived-in, sexy look that has lots of movements and layers.” Volume is spread throughout your hair, leaving tapered bangs to frame your face for a look that is equal parts disheveled, relaxed, and cool.
Why Is It So Popular?
The #wolfcut hashtag has more than 1.5 billion views on TikTok alone, with users gushing about how the low-maintenance cut gives them the freedom to wake up and go while still looking chic. Hairstylist Michelle O’Connor adds that the cut’s fluid and androgynous vibes make it incredibly popular among the Gen Z crowd.
What Hair Types Work Best?
The wolf cut works on most hair types, but it suits thick and naturally curly hair best. “The cut relies heavily on layers and volume, so straight hair will likely require a bit more styling time to create movement or volume at home,” says hairstylist Brittany Johnson; so, you might want to skip this style if you have ultra-fine or frizz-prone hair.
How To Achieve A Wolf Cut
With damp hair in a ponytail at the crown of your head, trim the first set of layers at the bottom of the strands and feather the ends with a twisting and trimming technique. Next, take down your hair and create another ponytail, leaving out the bottom section of your hair, and repeat the process until you’ve worked your way to the top of your head.
How To Style A Wolf Cut
For those with naturally curly hair, add a pea-sized amount of gel to the top layer of clean, hydrated hair, then flip over and shake your curls before styling your bangs and setting the look. If you don’t have curly hair, section off your layers, then use a round brush and blow dryer to curl the strands, and finish the look with some texturizing hair spray.