(Last Updated On: October 5, 2023)

The wolf cut haircut is one of the hottest hairstyles currently. There are many ways to style a wolf haircut, from long to shoulder-length to curly or straight.

The following article is chock-full of styling tips for those considering a wolf cut. As well we touch on why this trendy cut is so popular right now. Read on to find out more.

What Is A Wolf Cut?

By now, everyone knows someone with a wolf cut. This style gained a great deal of notoriety in the last few years. But what exactly is a wolf haircut, and why are so many people opting for this somewhat edgy hairstyle?

Simply stated, a wolf cut is a combination of a shag hairstyle and a mullet. Consisting of long, choppy layers on the side, typically longer in the back, and extremely choppy layers on the top, the wolf cut is not for the faint of heart.

Fringe is typically a part of the wolf haircut but not a requirement. The style and length of bangs is up to the person sporting the wolf haircut. This hairstyle provides many fun styling options and works with almost every hair type and texture.

Beginners Guide To Styling A Wolf Cut

1. Start with damp hair

It is much easier to style your wolf cut with wet hair.  Your hair should be damp, not completely saturated.  Allow your hair to air dry or towel it dry before adding the product.

2. Apply desired styling products to dampened hair.

The next step is to add your preferred styling product.

  • Curl cream: This is ideal for those with wavy or curly tresses, as it hydrates your waves or curls, thus giving it more volume and sheen. It also helps define your curls, thus enhancing your wolf cut and helping to ease the drying process.
  • Heat protectant: For those using any type of heating tool to style their hair, a heat protectant product is a must. These sprays contain healthy botanical oils and extracts to protect hair follicles from heat damage.
  • Styling foam or mousse: Those with thin or fine hair benefit from styling foam or mousse hair products. These add definition, body, and movement to any hairstyle but are especially beneficial for a wolf cut.
  • Leave-in conditioner: Leave-in conditioner is a must-have for a wolf haircut. Apply directly to your damp or fully dry hair to keep it hydrated, protect it from breakage, and promote healthy growth.

3. Comb or brush your hair to prevent tangles

After applying the desired product to your hair, comb or brush it to ensure no remaining knots or tangles. Use a wide-tooth comb or boar-bristle brush to carefully remove any tangles or knots. This prevents your hair from getting stuck in the round brush when blow-drying your hair.

4. Blow dry your fringe

Use a round-hair brush to blow dry your bang. Roll the round brush under your fridge, then blow dry your fringe on low for at least five seconds. Hold the dryer so that the nozzle faces the underside of your fringe. For more volume, hold the nozzle close to your hairline. Next, use your fingers to style your bangs to the desired position for your wolf cut.

5. Volumize your crown

Now, move on to the crown of your head. Blow-drying and lifting this section adds volume and height to the top of your head. This helps elongate round and oval-shaped faces.

Use a hair diffuser to reduce heat damage. Select the layers you want to piece out and fasten them with a hair clip. Roll the brush close to your scalp by placing the round brush atop your head. Dry the hair and then tease it to add even more volume. Repeat this process with those sections that you previously clipped.

6. Curl the ends of the wolf cut away from the face

Again, using the round brush, blow dry and curl the ends of each layer of your wolf cut. Apply heat to each section for approximately five seconds. Repeat this process until the sides and back of your bread are dried and styled as desired.

7. Tousle your hair to achieve the desired effect

Wolf cuts are supposed to look a bit messy and tousled. Tease your hair and tousle it to achieve the desired look of the day. Styling creams and holding products are a good addition at this point.


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