Meet the wolf cut: TikTok’s craziest new hair craze
After a year and a half of home haircuts throughout the pandemic – we’ve seen all kinds of hair trends hit TikTok, from choppy mules to long layered scene cuts and ’70s shags. app’s latest hair craze, the ‘wolf cut‘, is somewhere in between the three.
Reaching over 400 million views on TikTok so far, the cut is a new, wilder version of the mullet. True to its name, it features a long mullet style with voluminous wispy layers. Usually it is also accompanied by curtain bangs or thick bangs to add some extra shape to the front.
Lucky for us, the cut can be easily replicated at home, with TikTokers following the one-minute DIY mullet approach that went viral on the app earlier this month. The technique involves putting all of your hair in a high ponytail and trimming the ends into one even cut. When the hair falls out, it should have choppy layers of different lengths.
In order to achieve the wolf look, however, the process must be repeated making and cutting two to three smaller ponytails towards the front of your head in order to achieve a wilder layered look. It’s a very “trust the process,” one TikTok user explained. For those who may not feel ready to pick up the scissors, it may be time to book a haircut.
Otherwise, the “wolf cut” seems to be low maintenance and works well with waves or curls. For those with straight or flat hair, however, heat styling may be necessary in order to achieve a fuller look. “Everyone wants a wolf cut until they realize your hair will be flat unless you style it,” said @coolmadsgames, who has the hairstyle with straight hair, in a TikTok. “My hair is so damaged from the heat (because) I don’t want flat hair.”
Maybe the wild cut is the latest part of TikTok’s emo scene culture revival? Or, it might just be the perfect solution to your overgrown locking mules. Either way, we say grab your scissors and go for it.
Check out the wolf cut transformation videos below.