We live in a world obsessed with beauty. It does not matter whether you are a 16-year-old teenager or a 40-year-old middle-aged working man; everyone wants to look their best. Therefore, right from the clothes we choose to the skincare products we buy, everything, in some way, is directed towards improving our appearance.
Haircuts are just one among those means. What adds more to the importance of haircuts is that the trends related to these are ever-changing. Likewise, the wolf cut is one such trendy hairstyle gaining popularity these days.
Therefore, if you are planning to get it (or if you have already got it), learning how to style a wolf cut can help you keep up with the trend in style. This blog has everything you need to know about wolf cuts.
1. What is a Wolf Cut?
Before we get ahead, let us first understand the basics of what a wolf cut looks like and when it was first introduced.
Wolf cut haircuts are a cross between two famous modern-day haircuts: the shag haircut from the 1970s and the mullet style from the 1980s. These two trendy haircuts combine both layers and bangs. Among these, the shag hairstyle is a versatile cut as it can work for short, medium and as well as long hair.
While the wolf cut is one of the most popular and cool haircuts out there, it might only work for some. Since the wolf cut is all about volume, it might be a little tough to get the best look if you happen to have fine hair. But with thick, naturally wavy, or curly hair, the wolf cut could help get a fancy, soft, and easy-to-handle look!
That doesn’t mean people with straight hair can’t try the wolf hairstyle. This tousled and bouncy hairstyle can often lift the volume of your hair, whether it be straight, wavy, or curly!
All you need is an experienced hairstylist who can make the wolf cut look good on your face shape. However, if your hair is very fine and does not contain any kind of texture, then it may be difficult to make a wolf cut suitable for your face.
2. How To Style a Wolf Cut According to Face Shape?
Some ways to style a wolf cut according to different face types include:
- Short layers framing a round face shape can look incredible.
- For a square face shape, it is a good idea to go for feathery or choppy layers to get a softer look.
- Oval faces are just great with any type of wolf cut!
3. General Tips to Maintain a Wolf Cut
Here are some basic tips on maintaining a wolf cut.
3.1. Bangs for Your Face
Different types of bangs work best for different face shapes and features. So, it is essential to make sure that you get the bangs that suit your face shape! Otherwise, it can ruin the whole haircut.
3.2 Use Hair Brush
Another little styling tip is to brush your hair regularly, along with detangling your hair. It also helps bring out the voluminous look of the wolf cut.
3.3 Get That Volume
Get a texturizing and volumizing spray, mousse, curl cream, or anti-frizz serum according to your hair type. These products can help to simplify the process of styling your wolf cut hairstyle while also saving you time and making your hair look the best.
3.4 Hair Trims
And last but not least, get routine hair trims. This messy look works best when the layers and bangs are actually visible. It can remove this haircut’s style if it grows out too much. So, getting a trim every 7 to 8 weeks or so is a good idea!
4. Styling a Wolf Cut For Everyday Purposes
Now that we have covered all the basic information about having and maintaining a wolf cut, it is time to dive deeper! Let’s talk about styling this cool haircut!
First, you need to gather the right tools to style your wolf-cut hair. These can include:
- Blow dryer
- Round Brush
- Heat protectant spray
- Texturizing spray and/or Volumizing spray (optional)
A blow dryer and a round brush can very easily style a wolf cut.
A blow dryer and a wolf cut have an ultimate relationship because the blow dryer helps to bring out the best volume of your hair. But if you aren’t comfortable using a hair dryer, you can also use a flat iron/straightener or curling iron to curl your wolf cut.
Remember that these tools might take away the fluffy and voluminous look of the haircut. Ultimately, it’s all up to you on how you want to style wolf-cut hair.
Here are a few steps that you can follow to style your wolf cut perfectly and smoothly at home.
4.1. Washing And Preparing Your Hair Before Styling
- Wash and condition your hair with a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair.
- Towel dry your hair a little. It is a good idea to start styling with wet hair, but it shouldn’t be soaking wet. Having damp hair is the best option for you to work with.
- Now, you have to start by applying heat protectant spray. This will help protect your hair from any heat damage that can be caused by hot styling tools such as blow dryers.
- If you are interested in using some volumizing spray and/or texture spray, you can apply it to your hair now. Just be sure to choose the products that are according to your hair type.
After using all the necessary hair products, get your brush and start detangling your hair. You don’t need to use a round brush for this step specifically. Any of your other regular brushes can also do the job just fine.
4.2. Blow Drying
Here comes the most important part! It’s time to bring in your blow dryer and the round brush.
- It is a smart move to start working on curling your bangs first. All you need to do is place your round brush under your damp bangs and start blow drying to dry your hair while twisting your hair with the round brush.
- After getting the desired curly effect for your bangs, just use your fingers to separate the left and right side bangs and style them around your face!
- Once you’re done styling your bangs, it is time to focus on the ends of your hair. You can style your layers with the same two tools: a blow dryer and a round brush. Simply use your round brush and blow dryer to curl your hair away from your face.
- At last, just use your hands to ruffle your hair a little since the wolf cut is all about having a messy look.
- Once satisfied with how your hair falls, you can also use a setting hair spray to lock the look in place. And you’re ready to go!
Another important thing to note is that styling wolf cuts can look different for everyone based on their hair type. You can also try methods like air drying or using a leave-in conditioner if your hair works better with them.
Due to the diverse variety of hair types and textures found all across the globe, hairstyling is not a game in which everyone can win following the same rules. You can always make changes according to your preferences and your hair requirements.
5. Styling A Wolf Cut For Curly/Wavy Hair
To get the best look out of your wolf cut for your curly or wavy hair, you can try the following:
5.1. Curl Creams
Use some mousse or curl cream on your hair. Just take a dime-sized amount in your hand and then work the product through your hair by scrunching from the roots to the tips. This will help define and hydrate your curls and waves in the best manner possible.
5.2. Blow Dryer/Hair Diffuser
Instead of always using a blow dryer to dry your hair, you can also use a hair diffuser. A diffuser can help preserve your curls and waves while adding volume to your hair.
5.3. Anti-frizz Serums
The wolf cut looks its best when it’s a little messy. So, just let your hair air dry after washing it and apply some styling cream, curl cream, volumizing mousse, and/or anti-frizz serum.
Once your hair dries completely, just brush your hair with your fingers to get the style you desire.
6. Styling a Wolf Cut for Straight Hair
To get a smooth look for your straight hair in a wolf cut, you can try the following tips and tricks:
6.1. Get Rid Of The Frizz
Use an anti-frizz serum to keep your straight hair from getting all frizzy. Just take some product in your hand and work it in suitably on your damp hair. This will help achieve the silky smooth look you’re looking for.
6.2. Blow Dry
It is a good idea to dry your hair using a blow dryer while brushing it until the hair around your roots is dry. Once that is done, you can start working with a round brush and blow dryer to curl your layered hair however you like.
6.3. Work That Flat Iron
You can also use a flat iron to get the curl for the ends of your layers. It can work great for straight hair! Place a section of hair around your roots in between the flat iron and slowly drag it down the length of your hair.
To make your ends flip out, simply curl the flat iron away from your face. And to make them curl in, twist the tool towards your face.
7. Hairstyles for Wolf Cut
We know that sometimes you might need some change from wearing your wolf cut with open hair. Or sometimes your hair might just feel greasy to keep them open. And for that, here we have a few cute and easy hairstyles you could try with your wolf cut!
7.1. Half-up, Half-down Look
For this quick hairstyle, you just need to grab the hair from your crown area and create a half ponytail. Secure it with a cute hair tie, scrunchie, or claw clip, and you’re done!
7.2. Braided Bangs
This groovy look will only require 5 minutes of your time. Simply section out your bangs and braid the bangs on both sides, securing them with hair ties. The two braids will frame your face and give you a brand-new look. And that’s it!
7.3. Slick Back Bangs
This sleek wolf cut hairstyle has a bit of a professional touch, and more importantly, it works great if you feel that your bangs are looking a little greasy. Firstly, put the hair on the top of your head up so that they are out of the way.
Then, brush your bangs to their respective sides and secure those two sections in the back. You can use a hair tie to tie them together or bobby pins to put them in their place. Make sure to slick back all of your stray hair.
If you want, you can also apply some hair gel to get the job done. Finally, let down the hair on the top of your hair, and voila, you’re done!
7.4. A Messy Ponytail
If you’ve got a wolf cut with long hair, this is the simplest hairstyle out there! Comb down your hair to detangle any knots you might have, and then use your favourite brush to brush them back and put them in a ponytail.
Just remember to pull out your bangs so that they frame your face while the rest of your hair is tied back. This look is great if you’re going for an ‘I-Woke-Up-Like-This’ low-maintenance hairstyle!
7.5. Low Pigtails
Another fun look that you could try for your wolf cut is pigtails! Just divide your hair’s left and right sides and then make some low pigtails. You could make ponytails on both sides or two braid if you prefer.
Once again, pull out your face-framing bangs and fluff them around with your fingers to get a cute, messy look, and that’s it!
8. In the End
A wolf cut is a real “cool girl” haircut and is very appealing to a lot of people. Everyone, whether they have straight hair, curly hair, or wavy hair, can carry it well using the right styling tips.
While people with curly and wavy hair may find it easy to carry it, those with straight or thin hair might require additional products to achieve their desired look.
Nevertheless, the hairstyle is very versatile, and you can experiment with it as you wish.