When it comes to hairstyles, the hair fashion of the past is back in fashion. The medium-length trend hairstyle for summer 2022 is called the medium wolf cut and according to hair stylists, it is the defining look of Gen Z.
You probably know the time-honored tradition in the TikTok beauty world of uncovering trends from the past and introducing them to Gen Z like they just happened yesterday. It's the definition of intergenerational entertainment - the kids can experiment with something new every day and the older ones enjoy seeing a new version of their old looks. And for better or for worse, one can also feel a certain glee at seeing a new generation calmly repeating our beauty mistakes, as is the case with lined lips and shaved eyebrows into shape, for example.
A TikTok trend is sweeping heads this summer and we love it because it looks familiar yet super fresh. We're talking about the Medium Wolf Cut - an update on the nostalgic trend of 2021. As the name suggests, the new trend hairstyle is suitable for medium-length hair. The haircut is reminiscent of Stevie Nicks in the 1970s, with a touch of Jon Bon Jovi from the early 90s. Before trending on TikTok, she toured with Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, and Taylor Swift. His influences are so diverse that it takes experts to properly identify him.
The hip wolf cut is a hybrid cut that combines the choppy layers of a shag hairstyle with the length and texture of a mullet on medium-length hair. Therefore, to the untrained eye, it looks like the similar cuts it's derived from, but it's an entirely different look and style.
Several epochs can be seen simultaneously in this section. It's reminiscent of the '70s with its shag-like look, while the extra layered, edgy parts are very reminiscent of '90s grunge hairstyles. There's also a touch of 2000s emo culture. That might explain exactly why this haircut has endured through the decades, morphing into a contemporary version of itself with every generation, including Gen Z. This hairstyle is also very popular among the stars - Keke Palmer, Rita Ora, Maisie Williams, and many others have already tried the stylish cut.
But how does the new trend hairstyle differ from its predecessor in 2021? The medium wolf cut starts around the shoulders and works its way down to the cheekbones or the eyes, with layers running around the head. The original wolf cut focused primarily on the face and just below the jawline.
On medium-length hair, the wolf haircut transforms into a more subtle version as the top and bottom layers are more blended together. The mid-length cut also works better for some people because it's more fluid and less stylized than shorter lengths. The medium wolf cut is all about layering and adding volume, especially at the crown of the head.
Hair stylists love the trend for its versatility. It makes it possible to wear slightly longer hair and still achieve the edgy shag look on the face. Although the mid-length wolf cut is best worn wild and unstyled to show off its wolfish appeal, it's still long enough to be styled for a variety of occasions.
This cut is not intended for people with very thin or fine hair. In order to create a strongly layered cut, a certain hair density is necessary.
The medium version of the wolf cut works well with straight, wavy, and curly hair, but works best with thick, naturally textured hair. The built-in volume and added swing complement the cut's pronounced layers perfectly.
The medium wolf cut is a fantastic choice for a cool trendy haircut. It suits women under 25 who want to look sassy and quirky best, but can also create a sassy look for older women. If you want to try the trend, it is important to consult a hairstylist who has experience with such fringy cuts. Particular attention is required for curly and frizzy hair. Because hair with this structure shrinks, it is important to dry cut these hair types. This ensures that the strands go exactly where they belong.
When it comes to face shape, the medium wolf cut works magic on round, diamond, or oval faces. The haircut enhances the movement and texture of the hair and accentuates the eyes, cheekbones, and jawline.
To style your freshly cut medium wolf, start with preparation while washing your hair. Use good hair care that defines texture and curls.
Since this hairstyle needs some lift at the crown, those with naturally wavy or curly hair can start blow-drying at the roots. For finer or straight hair, first, create some volume at the roots and then use a medium or large curling iron to create waves in the layers.
Since the texture is the be-all and end-all, texturizing sprays are a great choice to help the hairstyle last. After application, run fingers through hair briefly, scrunch and twist strands for added volume.