22 May 2024

How To: The Wolf Cut

The wolf cut is a hybrid of a shag and mullet and can be worn by any and all genders who want a cool effortless style.

“It resembles the mane of a wolf and has a rock-n-roll vibe,” explains Becka Bradshaw, Sam Villa Ambassador @beckabradshaw, who will be teaching how to create this cut on June 8th on Transformation Tuesday on Facebook Live @ 8:00AM PT/11:00AM ET.

The Wolf Cut originated in Japan, is all over TikTok and fast becoming a popular request in salons across the globe. The heavy layers, asymmetrical fringe and hair that flips or floats up in the back has a sense of looking edgy, yet chic…and requires minimal styling.

The Wolf Cut Step-by-step

Best Hair Type: Straight to wavy/curly. Once hair is broken down horizontally into areas of the head, it can be cut wet or dry.

Compressed cutting is used in the back and nape to quickly move hair from short to long. Use a Sam Villa Classic Series Dry Cutting Shears 6.5” to remove hair with ease and cut the compressed sections blunt. For heavier textures, use a Sam Villa Classic Series 14-Tooth Point Cutting Shear for more aggressive texture and weight removal.

Pivotal partings are important in the top and sides as the hair will need to be shorter in these areas. Choose one point to focus on and turn from that guide, radiating hair out from the crown towards the face. Use a Sam Villa Razor in short to medium strokes to create texture in the face framing layers.

Styling: Wavy and curly haired textures require the least amount of styling and can air dry or be diffused with the right wave enhancing products such as Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Gel. Straight hair may require a waxy spray such as Redken Wax Blast 10 to achieve the desired volume at the crown.


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