This non gendered cut is for those who “get” mullets, but aren’t interested in that level (or bilevel) of commitment. Originating from South Korea, wolf cuts are in everyone’s hair goal albums AND making it out of the moodboards into the salons and streets. The style has seen an 88% increase on Pinterest and 100% jump in requests since 2020. Because the wolf cut relies on volume and texture to exaggerate and showcase the layering, this style works great on curly hair. For those with super straight hair, expect some styling required if you’re looking for the “scrunched up” look on the daily. Scissors can do wonders, but they can’t change your hair texture.
Often paired with a perm for long term texture, the wolf cut is a wild and free style which makes sense, considering the animal it’s named after. It’s got all the messy of a wolf, but all of the elegance, too.
One could say that it’s even reminiscent of fantasy and folklore. If you’ve ever seen Lord of the Rings, you know that the hobbits were rocking the wolf cut long before any of us were. Maybe it’s the resemblance to wolf cut’s distant cousin, the pixie, or the fact that your ears stick out a tiny bit which gives elf energy, but the wolf cut adds a certain fantasy allure into a traditionally rocker and edgy style.
How many other cuts can you say accomplish so much, in just a few snips? Check out some inspiration below.
When did the shag turn into the wolf cut? This look has been in and out of style since the 70’s…
my gosh, nothing new about this. It’s been around since the 70’s. I should know, cuz I was there in the 70’s!