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WATCH: Bored Ka Ba? Here's How To Give Yourself The Viral 'Wolf Cut' Hairstyle

It's surprisingly easy to DIY!
PHOTO: (LEFT TO RIGHT) YouTube/Brad Mondo, Instagram/norimasasawa
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If like me, you spend your free time scrolling through TikTok, chances are, you might've come across people cutting their own hair and turning it into a fancy-looking mullet. If you're wondering whether or not the '80s are back again, it isn't. (Sorry!) This haircut is simply a more sophisticated, 2021 version of the "business in the front and party in the back" hairstyle.

What is the wolf cut?

Dubbed the "wolf cut," it's a modernized version of the mullet or shag cut that places emphasis on tons of short layers that frame the face (instead of the back of the head). It also has more volume at the top while it slowly tapers at the bottom. P.S. It's often paired with curtain bangs—another 2021 hair trend!


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The wolf cut also looks good on everyone, whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair—it all comes down on how you style it. Plus, this cut is perfect for tamad and low-maintenance girls who don't want to go to the salon often. Your hair will grow out naturally, thanks to its many layers! (READ: Girl, I'm Telling You, These Haircuts Look Good On EVERYONE)

Wolf cut mullet hair TikTok Compilation

You can totally ask for this specific cut at the salon, but if you want to go the sariling sikap route, hairdresser and YouTuber Brad Mondo has a bunch of really helpful tips to help you *not* mess up your new 'do.

How to do a DIY wolf cut

Before starting the video, Brad laid out the tools he'll be using. Even though most of the people on TikTok who DIY-ed their wolf cut used regular kitchen or crafting shears, Brad advised that you use actual haircutting tools to really give you the best result. (You can buy affordable sets online!)

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Here are the tools he used:

  • Haircutting scissors
  • Thinning shears (aka the scissors with "teeth")
  • 2 hair clips
  • Comb
  • Hair tie

Brad began by noting that your hair should be wet before attempting to do a wolf or shag cut. If it's dry, you won't be able to spot the tangles or waves that might prevent you from getting a proper result. He then gathered the hair into a high ponytail on top of the head and directly across the ears. He then snips about three to four inches of hair from the end. 

The DIY wolf cuts from TikTok stop right there, but Brad goes ahead and fixes the layers and gives the hair some curtain bangs for the ~*ultimate*~ 2021 look, lol!

(Ed's note: Make sure to watch the video multiple times before attempting to cut your hair.)

Check out the rest of Brad's informative video below:

Hairdressers Guide To Cutting A Shag/ Layers And Not Ruining Your Hair

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