Pamper your locks with the most trending hairdo in town, the wolf cut hairstyle! Giving your mane that fearless feel and mane character energy, here’s how you can ace it.
The haircare domain is always a victim to new inventions and styles. I mean, there was a time where hair botox didn’t exist and nor did the famous and fancy balayage. However, now that the parlour rosters are getting increasingly lengthy, today’s divas are also getting more fearless. Once residing in the safe zone of bangs and highlights, women now love the daring. We’re talking about bold hair colours and cuts that scream, “who cares?”
Wolf Cut Hairstyle Basics
On that note, the resilient and statement-worthy, Billie Ellish inspired, wolf cut hairstyle has taken over our feeds! Infiltrating social media in the best way possible. This intentionally messy hairdo is a sensational mash-up of the shag and a mullet (yes, we're not joking!) The wolf cut combines shaggy, wavy layers with mullet-like layers at the front, making for a look that's wild and works on so many levels. The trademark of the wolf cut hairstyle is lots of volume at the top that tapers towards the bottom, finished off with heavy bangs or side bangs. If this sounds like it's right up your alley, or if you're still a little unconvinced, we've got you covered. We're listing down a few ways to make the cool-girl AKA the wolf cut hairstyle your own, so read on for more.
01. Try a deep mullet
Yes ladies, before the opinions shower, we are much aware that opting for the mullet seems like a crazy idea but someone has to say it…it does work, magically in fact. To get the mullet right, trust your stylist but also step in where required so you don’t break into tears (we’ve all been there and done that!) So, ask your hairstylist to add choppy layers all over your hair and add bangs to the mix. Also, PSA if you have a mini forehead like I do, stray away from this look…after all, you don’t want half your head covered with terresses. If you feel you have enough face space to rock this fashion - you'll end up looking fierce and if pulled off well, delicate too. So, take the step one to acing that wolf cut hairstyle, folks!
02. Soften it up
Okay okay, we get it. At times, you’re not ready to rock that daring mullet, in that case, sprinkle it with your own softening angle. Retain the classic wolf cut shape — fuller at the top and tapered at the bottom. Give the trend a softer appearance with a few choppy layers around the crown, and watch the magic happen. Well, this part of the wolf cut hairstyle sounds tempting to me, so…I’m making my appointment RN…what about you?
03. Go the extreme way
Since the wolf cut hairstyle is inspired by shaggy haircuts, we're not going to be mad if you go for extra shaggy layers…in fact, we’re totally ‘hair’ for it (sorry, about that!) If you love an XXL mane and are all about that #bighairenergy, opt for ultra shaggy layers at the top with an extreme taper toward the bottom. This will probably add a dramatic flair to your look, and it's a pretty cool look to pull off. Thank us later! To maintain this omph look, we suggest a shampoo that deeply nourishes and hydrates your locks, orelse, your layers can easily look like a haystack (even worse with colour on.) In this case, I vouch for the Dove Healthy Ritual For Growing Hair Shampoo and Conditioner. Infused with the goodness of Coneflower, Whitetea and oil, this duo breathes life and liveliness into your damp locks.
04. For shorter hair
If you’re a girl who loves the manageable but cute short locks, experiment with light layers. This, yes, is probably one of the most popular ways to wear the cut, and hey, it looks good on shorter hair - more volume at the end of it. To simply follow the steps of a wolf cut hairstyle, and keep things cute by exaggerating the flick at the bottom. The flick-y lobe-length layers will give it structure, but it will still feel more laid-back and less drastic than other renditions.
05. Curls for the win
Yes, you heard that right! Curly hair ladies, if you feel restricted to try out the oh-so trending looks; the wolf cut hairstyle, this is where your fear can hit the brakes for this viral cut works on curly hair as well. All you'll need to do is craft the curls by stacking them on top and trim towards the bottom — and lo and behold, you've got yourself a flawless-looking wolf cut hairstyle right there! So what’s the wait for? Let your hair power unfold.
FAQs regarding the Wolf Cut hairstyle
Q1 If I naturally have flat hair how can I give my hair more life?
To achieve this messy wolf cut hairstyle which is full of life, we recommend using some volumizing mousse or spray and the right blow dry tactic; give your hair the blow of heat with your head downwards. This will volumise your root area, making it appear fuller and thicker.
Q2 Is the wolf cut hairstyle low maintenance?
No, the wolf cut hairstyle requires a lot of care and attention and the need to style this cut every morning might be a drawback for most women.