How the Wolf Cut Became Fall’s Biggest Hair Trend

The seasons are changing – and so too are hair trends. Once again, we can thank TikTok for bringing us the hairstyle of the season. This fall, everyone is talking about the so-called ‘wolf cut’ hairstyle. The hashtag on TikTok has 660 million views and climbing, showing that the wolf cut may be the next curtain bangs. As a hybrid between a mullet and shag cut, this fall-appropriate hairstyle is a favorite amongst celebrities and influencers. Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus have made the look their own and are the perfect style muses for this hairstyle.

At 212 Salon and Day Spa, wolf haircuts are already proving to be our most popular fall style. If you’re thinking of giving your look a refresh or trying something new, the wolf cut is a perfect choice. What we love about this hairstyle is that it works for curly or straight hair, along with both shoulder-grazing hair lengths and longer variants. Whatever your hair type or style, you can embrace the wolf cut.


What is the wolf cut?

The wolf cut is the younger sister of the shag haircut, first becoming popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s in South Korea amongst K-Pop stars. What sets the wolf cut apart from similar designs is that it has more texture than the traditional shag to create a fuller appearance for the hair. Most people choose to finish off their look with bangs for complete styling options.

The benefit of the wolf cut is that it’s meant to be messy. You want your hair to look as natural as possible, with tousled hair being all the rage. As one of the biggest hair trends for fall 2021, it’s guaranteed to freshen up your look.


Trending styling options

Not sure how to style your wolf-cut haircut? The beauty of this style is that you can wear your hair curly or keep It smooth and straight. You can also incorporate wispy layers into your haircut for a feminine look, especially for longer hairstyles. Some of our favorite fall 2021 hairstyles combine a wolf cut with curtain bangs. As the two biggest trends of the season, this hairstyle is sure to turn heads.

You can adapt the wolf cut to fit your styling and lifestyle needs. While TikTok is full of DIY videos for the wolf cut, we recommend going to see a professional for your cut and shape. A professional hairstylist can add movement to the hair, along with live-in texture. When you work with a hairstylist, you can work on each section of hair to give you a fully customized experience.

Texturing shears are an easy way to soften the end of the hair layers for a more natural look. A professional hairstylist can blend the shorter layers of hair while saving time for someone to go and pick up the flowers.


Will the wolf cut suit me as a fall hairstyle?

There’s no way to guarantee that a haircut will or won’t look good on you. The appeal of a shag or wolf-cut hairstyle is that they’re the perfect transitional style. During the summer, a wolf cut is sexy and flirty. By the time autumn rolls around, you’ll have a more laidback and fun approach to your hair.

The wolf haircut is an instant hit with millennials, most of whom are looking for a way out of working-at-home life. If you’ve experienced the main of your hairdressers being closed during covid, good news! The wolf cut takes grown-out hair for the COVID-19 pandemic and gives it a new and unique shape. If you’re looking for a new and exciting hairstyle to choose in 206, this is it.

The wolf cut is primarily made up of textures, making it the perfect go-to hairstyle for anyone with thicker hair. Don’t be afraid to embrace your natural wave or add a curl to your hair. If you’re planning on wearing your hair straight, it can make a lot more time to restyling. The only hair type that should consider skipping the next wolf cut trend is to those with fine and coarse hair. The hair will have trouble maintaining the signature body and coiled hair that makes this haircut instantly recognizable.


How to style a wolf cut hairstyle

Our favorite way to style a wolf cut is to let your natural hair texture come through – but you will need to do a little maintenance. Fall’s biggest trend isn’t a simple wash-and-go cut. If you don’t pay attention to your international guests, it’s easy for your hair to start to appear flat and lifeless.

If you have a natural texture to your hair, then you’re in luck. You won’t need to do anything to get your wolf cut ready. A texturing cream is a staple for your makeup bag and the perfect way to seal in the moisture of your heated seat. As you run the cream through your hair, pay attention to the areas where you want to ship to.


How to Look After Your Wolf Design

An easy styling tip is to add a diffuser attachment to your hair. Just like most ‘70s-inspired hairdos, you want to look up everything that you can about the condition. If you’re a fan of straight hair, you want to consider how you can incorporate volume into your hairstyle – particularly at the crown area. A volumizing mousse is your best friend and can be applied to damp hair from the roots to the mid-shaft of the hair. You can then re-wash with curl cream.

If you’re looking for an authentic 90s inspired look, experiment with your customer base. Humidity is exactly what you want with this haircut.  You can add a volumizing mousse to damp hair from the roots to mid-shaft, with the diffuser adding extra volume to your hair.

Don’t forget to pack a round brush to give you a full Farrah shape look. If you’ve been considering finally taking the plunge and experimenting with the wolf cut, this is your sign!