Wolf Cut Trend Guide | Rush Hair & Beauty

The wolf cut is one of those hairstyle trends that *everyone* seems to love – in fact, at the time of writing, at least 120k Google searches are made every month and vids using the hashtag #wolfcut have had over a billion views on TikTok. And yet, you can find a way of wearing it […]

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The wolf cut is one of those hairstyle trends that *everyone* seems to love – in fact, at the time of writing, at least 120k Google searches are made every month and vids using the hashtag #wolfcut have had over a billion views on TikTok. And yet, you can find a way of wearing it that feels unique to your personal taste. Particularly as every hair length and hair type unlocks a host of different wolfy looks.

The wolf haircut is not to be entered into lightly though; a combination of the shag and the mullet, it was born in South Korea and got popular in the UK when we were all stuck at home, and a bad DIY haircut was the least of our worries. Now, if you decide to try out a wolf hairstyle in 2022, know that you’ll be working a bold, grungy, cool-girl aesthetic: think Billie Eilish, not Kim K. (And resist the urge to cut it yourself at home!)

Here’s Michael Rackett, a member of the Rush International Artistic Team, with his thoughts on this enduring, animalistic trend, plus some of our favourite wolf cut ideas.

If you’re ready for the chop, find your closest Rush hairdressers and get booked in! We’ll help you tailor the look to your tresses and your taste.

A voluminous wolf cut by Andrew Heasman, Rush’s International Creative Director.

What is a wolf cut?

A wolf cut is a creative version of a mullet. It’s inspired by the choppy texture of a mullet and follows a similar pattern and shape but has the softness and wearability of a shag cut. You’ll see lots of volume on top, daring shorter layers at the front and a tapered, wispier finish at the bottom. Also look out for the dramatic, heavy fringe or curtain bangs.

Why is it called a wolf cut?

It’s in the name! The wolf cut should look undone, wild and fierce, reminiscent of a wolf’s fur.

Should I get a wolf cut?

The wolf cut – it’s for everyone! If it’s a drastic change for you, make sure to chat it through with your hairdresser first to make sure you’ll love the finished result; they’ll be able to create something a little softer and slightly less statement-making, if you’re nervous.

The wolf cut works on long and short hair, and those who despair about thick, unmanageable locks might find that losing some weight with a wolf cut makes their mane feel lighter and easier to style. For finer and straighter ‘dos, bear in mind that drumming up the signature texture and volume might mean extra hairstyling time on a daily basis.

Wolf cut ideas and inspo

Find inspiration in these swoon-worthy wolf cut masterpieces…

Long wolf cut with a show-stealing fringe

Fringe-heavy wolf cut by Rush’s International Creative Director, Andrew Heasman.

Created by our own International Creative Director, Andrew Heasman, this long wolf cut sweeps forward from the crown for an impactful, heavy-fringed finish.

Short, curly wolf cut

Cierra Nia’s wolf cut just blows us away. With a deep-cut mullet and full fringe, Cie’s natural volume is shown off in all its glory.

Shoulder-length, wavy wolf cut

Never one to shy away from alternative, trailblazing hair trends, Miley was one of the first celebs rocking this style and we get ‘70s vibes aplenty when we look at her wavy wolf cut.

Long wolf cut with bottleneck bangs

Who said you can only work one hair trend at a time? We’ve already namechecked Billie Eilish once in this article, and that’s because her yellow wolf cut is a work of art, perfectly framing her face with bottleneck bangs.

At the end of the day, hair always grows back! If you’re in dire need of a change and this look makes you feel excited about hair again, why not try it?


Jacob Ryder

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