You’ve seen it on Instagram. You’ve seen it on TikTok. You’ve seen it on Billie Eilish.
The wolf cut is by far the most popular look on the planet at the moment. Whether you’re DIY-ing it TikTok-style or heading to the salon for a professional crop, this cut is the epitome of cool. Characterized by short, feathered fringe, severe layers, and whole lot of face-framing. It’s basically a mullet and a shag wrapped up into one delicious 2000s punk-pop package. Can you think of anything better?
But just how do you keep your new choppy ‘do looking wild in all the right ways? Read on for the rundown!
Nail the Blowout
The key to the perfect wolf cut is to start with the perfect base. And that means a freshly blown out mane. Start with washed, towel-dried hair. Before you hit those strands with your go-to blowdryer (or blowout brush – either one will do you justice), prep those strands. Living Proof’s Restore Smooth Blowout Concentrate is one of our go-tos. This heat activated formula protects your strands and adds shine for that salon vibe.
Flip the Bangs
Up next: the fringe. Flipped out bangs are just so rock and roll. So, naturally, they’re a big part of the wolf cut. To get this part just right, you’re going to need a roller brush. We recommend the Half Pint Small Round Brush from Drybar. First, brush your bangs forward. Next, hit them with a blowdryer, brushing down with the round brush as you go. Once you get to the ends, flip the brush up and dry from below. For that perfect feathered aesthetic.
Iron the Ends
This mullet-shag style is all about the ends. You need to accentuate the bluntness of the edges. A little ironing should get the job done. The ghd Classic 1″ Styler will get the job done just right. Take small sections one at a time and flatten the ends, beginning at the midlengths. This highlights the hardline layers of the internet’s favorite haircut.
The pièce de résistance of the wolf cut is the terrific texture. You’ve got to put a little oomph in those tresses. Separate those strands for a movable mullet moment. We’re talking about mousse, baby. Scrunch a dollop of Mizani’s Styling Foam Mousse through those locks and you’re a regular retro goddess.