As we all know, the wolf cut has been taking social media by storm. Although this style can be great for some clients because of its lived-in look, some clients may not be ready to fully commit to it.
We have a step-by-step guide from Anna Peters, Sam Villa ArTeam member and owner of re:TREAT Color + Hair Design Studio, and Twylla Jane, Sam Villa ambassador and owner of Lumos Nox Salon, on how to achieve a long faux wolf cut style so just about any client can rock the look!
- Prep hair with a heat protectant through the mids and ends of the hair, and apply a volumizing mousse to the root area. To create maximum volume, blow dry the hair with over-direction.
- Set the hair with a thermal holding spray (eg. Redken Iron Shape 11).
- Work in one-inch horizontal subsections, alternating with a double waver through one section and a 1.5” wand to create curls in the other section.
- Above the parietal ridge, use a texturizing iron on the first two inches of the base to support backcombing for the style.
- Backcomb in horizontal sections through the top of the head and crown.
- Apply more texturizing mousse to dry hair and directionally blow dry hair back and away from the face with a finishing brush. Continue until hair has enough hold to stay back.
- Use open hair pins to hold hair in place, and finish with a high-hold hairspray.