The wolf cut is the new hairstyle trend – this is how you style it like Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus
The Wolf Cut is cult: presented by Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus on TikTok and Instagram, the wild mullet look conquered catwalk fashion in 2022 with Emma Watson.
What makes the hairstyle trend so special, who does it suit and what is the best way to style it? Here you will find all the information and tips on trendy hairstyles.
Trend hairstyles 2022 & 2023: what is the wolf cut?
As his name suggests, Billie Eilish’s TikTok look is tousled, wild and daring.
The wolf cut is actually a combination of the mullet and the shag. Its fringes caress casually around the eye area. On the side you have the choice between rocking layers and the edgy look of Nena, who casually wears her mullet over her ears.
The casual hairstyle trend shows a lot of volume at the top, fading out fringed at the bottom – and giving you a romantic, relaxed appeal.
Where did the wolf cut haircut trend come from?
- The wearable retro hairstyle has been circulating in Korea’s pop community for some time
- In 2021, she spilled over into the pop scene worldwide via social media
- The hype surrounding the wolf cut hair was clicked millions of times online
- Tips on how to style yourself into a wolf girl or boy are as popular as the wolf cut itself.
Which celebrities love the wolf cut?
Emma Watson, Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus are the stars of the new Wolf Cut styling.
But US singer Zendaya also had the casual retro hairstyle styled, as did actress Úrsula Corberó (“Money Heist”).
Influencer Danielle Marcan, US star Debby Ryan and singer Halsey took up the wearable variant of the tousled shag style and interpreted the look.
What distinguishes the wolf cut?
The wolf cut is a mix of the iconic 80’s mullet with the fringed layers of the 70’s shag.
Its wavy layers on the top of the head create fullness even with thin hair. Thick hair appears softer with its many layers, fringes and thinning curtain bangs that flatter any face shape.
How is the wolf cut cut?
You can easily create the wolf cut yourself:
- Tie your hair in a ponytail and cut it to your desired length.
- After that, make another braid, but leave out the lower strands of hair, shorten it again.
- Repeat this 3 to 4 times, leaving out the lower strands.
Your wolf cut is ready!
Of course, you can also have the wolf cut professionally trimmed, especially before styling short hair.
What face shape does the wolf cut suit?
The wolf cut hairstyle suits everyone: whether you have narrow, round or triangular face contours. If you have a heart-shaped or trapezoidal face, then the short wolf cut variant suits you particularly well.
For which hair is the wolf cut suitable?
Wavy and curly, long hair is ideal for the fringed hairstyle in the undone look. But long, straight hair also benefits from its many layers. The wolf cut then only needs a little tuition with the curling iron.
Short and shoulder-length hair is a special variant of the wolf: its bangs and its layered top coat give you a wild, mysterious look.
How can you style the wolf cut?
The styling of the casual undone look succeeds with these products:
- Scrunch a styling mousse into damp hair to accentuate your strands.
- A texturizing spray roughens up your straight hair and gives it feathery volume.
- Gel, pomade or some cream kneaded into the curtain bangs and tips structure the wild look.
How can the wolf cut be styled with a hair dryer?
Front short back long: With this classic variant of the wolf, life is easier with the hair dryer. Blow dry your mane upside down first, ideally prepared with a heat protectant.
Then twist the fringes on the fringe and in the main hair with the round brush or the straightening iron. Gel or cream massaged into the tips gives your mullet shaggy more dynamic.
How is the wolf cut different for straight, curly and thick hair?
Billie Eilish’s classic wolf cut, full at the top and fringed at the bottom, suits any hair. The more layered, over-the-ear style, like Debby Ryan wears, works well for curly and thick hair.
Miley Cyrus’ short hair version with micro bangs is a great transitional haircut to let your hair grow. If your hair is too thick for the bangs look, you can also drape your XL bangs sideways for a wolf girl look without bangs.
What does the Wolf Cut 2023 look like?
In autumn 2022, the cool wolf hairstyle trend received an update: the Soft wolf cut. Its soft layers blend into each other, making the look more subtle and grown-up.
It’s hip too short wolf cut, which ends just below the ears. Short at the front and fringed-long at the back: This grungy style is perfect for anyone who likes it uncomplicated. Fixed with texturizing spray, the messy look lasts overnight, so that it can easily be worn as an undone hairstyle when brushed with your fingers.
Another new trend hairstyle is the Bixie Cut: This tousled, feminine short hairstyle was already present in the 1990s thanks to Halle Berry and Winona Ryder.
She uses the feathery layers and curtain wings of the wolf cut to make narrow faces and women over 50 look softer and younger. It is not long at the back, but shorter, similar to the bob, in order to end in fringes like the short mullet, the earless, neckless bob.
Other sophisticated retro looks such as the pullet, a mixture of pixie and mullet, the bowl cut by Mireille Mathieu and the blunt cut bob, the blunt cut in just one hair length, are now mixed with the casual, mysterious style of the wolf cut .
The bixie and the blunt cut, like the short wolf cut, open up the possibility of creating a deep side parting.
This is ideal for you if you want to pimp your thinning hair to conceal hair loss or regrow the sidecut.
The wolf cut is alive and waiting for your styling ideas
Whether you are over 50 or Generation Z: So the wolf cut lives on and flatters your silhouette if you let it. To get in the mood for the new cut, all you have to do is go to TikTok and you’ll find your look.