If TikTok doesn’t do anything else, it’s going to give us some fire trends. This time around it’s the wolf cut. Now if you haven’t heard of it, this particular cut is one that went viral earlier this year because of its super voluminous layers and face-framing wisps.
If you’re old enough, then you’ll remember this haircut from back in the day called the shag. It’s similar to the cut of a mullet, but it features voluminous bangs up at the top and some really soft waves throughout the rest of the head. The wolf cut is basically this.
Admittedly, this isn’t something we see often with natural hair or even black women at all. Celebrities like Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union, Ciara, and Zendaya have modernized the look with extensions and as expected, they all absolutely served.
But what about us naturally curls girls? Can we pull of the wolf cut without having to go completely straight? The answer is yes! And if I can be completely honest, the cut looks even better with some curl and body added to the mix.
Don’t believe me? Check out a few of these fire wolf cut styles on black women that are giving what they need to give. Be sure to keep reading for a few tips on how you can achieve the look on your natural hair, or even curly wigs and extensions.
Tips for achieving the Wolf Cut the right way.
Cutting your hair is already a big deal, but when we have to cut it various lengths? Whew, the nerves! However, there’s no real need to worry too much about doing the wolf cut because there is a simple way to do the whole thing, and it’s called the ponytail method.
It’s exactly what it sounds like: putting your hair in a ponytail and cutting it accordingly. Now, the way we cut it at home vs the way a professional may cut it is likely very different. However, today we’re going to kick it old school and work a little DIY magic.
Here’s how you achieve the Wolf Cut at home:
- Brush all of your hair forward and place it into a ponytail. The ponytail should be positioned in the center of your forehead—not to the side—and falling directly down the center of your face.
- Take another elastic bland and tie it 3-4 inches above the ends of your hair. Make sure your ponytail is properly brushed out and detangled before you do this step.
- Now that your ends are secured, go ahead and cut 2 inches or so off the bottom. Don’t do anything fancy, cut straight across. I know it’s hard my good sis, but you can do it!
- Once this is done, let your hair loose and you should see a noticeable difference in the shape. Now it’s time to repeat the process.
- Place your hair into the same type of ponytail as before, but instead of your whole head, do a half up half down style.
- Now band your ends and cut a couple inches off just like you did previously.
- After you let your hair loose, take another section of hair in the front. It should be half of the half ponytail you just did.
- Repeat steps 1-3.
- Now shake your hair loose and define. Voila! You’ve achieved a gorgeous wolf cut.
Still unsure how to do it? Here’s a video from Kashia Jabre that shows a step-by-step tutorial on how she accomplished the Wolf Cut on her natural, curly hair.