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The Wolf Cut is the Modern Iteration of the Shag We Didn’t Know We Needed

Prep for the summer off with a fresh haircut that's been trending all over TikTok.

The wolf haircut on curly hair, one of this summer’s hottest haircut trends, is a modern iteration of the shag that we can’t get enough of. This cut includes face-framing layers that promise to give every hair type some major volume. With a subtle curtain bang, this look helps you touch on a number of the latest hairstyle trends.

If you are looking for a way to lose some length without sacrificing all of your hair, the wolf cut may be the ideal length for you. Much like the shag, this cut is longer on the bottom and shorter on the top, with a particular focus on face-framing layers. Read on to get inspired by this trend and learn how to style your particular hair type.

All About The Wolf Cut on Curly Hair

While many Tik Tok users are taking the cutting shears into their own hands and going the DIY route with this haircut, we recommend seeing a professional and bringing these photos as inspiration. Here’s how to style this trending cut once you take the plunge:

1. Styled Wolf Cut Curly Hair

Woman with curly wolf cut
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Because this cut is all about movement and shaping, it’s ideal for those with curly hair. The shorter layers on the top section of hair create a face-framing shape that draws the eye up to the top of the style.

If you want to give your curls an extra boost and ensure extra volume that lasts all day, consider styling your damp hair with TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Cream.

2. Straight Strands

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These face-framing layers are super flattering.

Straight-haired friends worry not. This style looks just as great on silky fine straight strands as it does on curly hair. We love the way the layers flow into each other when the wolf cut is worn with straight strands.

Give your hair a shot of texture by misting it with Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray to give it some extra movement and depth.

3. Air-Dried Ease

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This is an ideal cut for curly hair.

When in doubt, you can always go product-free and let your hair simply air-dry. The wolf cut is a trend that could only come after a year like 2020 when each of us embraced the “I woke up like this” vibe all day, every day. Take a bit of that easy, laidback energy into summer 2021 with this simple style.

4. Ultra-Layered Wolf Cut

Woman with short wolf cut
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Layer your wolf cut paired with curls to create a look of dimension. Use a columnizing product such as Suave Simply Styled Flexible Definition Wave Mousse to help add some extra oomph and volume to your hair.

5. Long, Layered Wolf Cut

Woman with long wolf cut hair
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Don’t want to part ways with your long locks? The wolf cut adapts perfectly to longer hair too (spotted on many celebs recently). With a fringe and face framing layers, it suits all face shapes.

Are you considering taking a leap and getting the wolf cut? Be sure to snap some before and after pictures and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS! Also, for more trendy hairstyle inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter below/

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