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Grab your leather jacket and bohemian dresses. The ‘70s are back. Your hair is your signature accessory, setting the tone for your aesthetic and defining who you are. We all know the phrase, “change the hair, change the woman”. The so-called “wolf cut” is a hairstyle that’s been trending since last spring – showing no signs of slowing down.
The lovechild of the shag and the mullet, this ‘modern shag’ has a celebrity following that includes Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus. At Avant-Garde Salon & Spa, the wolf cut is one of our favorite looks for spring and summer 2022. It’s a subtle way to change your hairstyle while still having a big impact. We’re diving into the world of the ‘wolf cut’ to tell you everything you need to know about this trending hairstyle.
The ‘wolf cut’ is also known as the ‘modern shag’ as it takes all the characteristics of the classic ‘70s shag but makes it more contemporary by adding a mullet twist. If you love the idea of a shag hairstyle but want something softer, this is the hairstyle for you. Imagine Farrah Fawcett during the height of her Hollywood fame.
The modern shag – or wolf cut – is effortless rockstar chic. It brings together the best of both worlds by adding curtain bangs to the mullet silhouette. This hairstyle is all about adding volume and layers – lots of them. The ‘wolf cut’ has deliberate messiness, creating texture with longer layers that don’t blend for an edgy look.
When you sit in the styling chair and ask for a wolf cut, you’ll want to be specific with what you want. The beauty of the wolf cut is that it’s a unisex hairstyle that you make your own by changing up the volume and layers, as well as choosing between a razor cut or curtain bangs for your fringe.
If you naturally have volume in your hair, the wolf cut is guaranteed to work for you – but the style is almost universally flattering. While the look works best for longer hair, a shorter length can give you a choppier and messier finish.
Styling and maintaining your wolf cut are where you can have fun with the look. The layers and mullet-silhouette are all about adding texture to your hair. You can play up this texture by giving it a wavy curl or using a leave-in conditioner to add a tousled look to natural curls. You want to avoid letting your hair appear flat.
While the wolf cut and curtain bangs go together like cheese and fine wine, you can also experiment with a razor cut. This fringe style is easier to style and offers more of a lived-in look to the hairstyle.
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