Wolf cuts have taken over hair trends in the past few years, with more and more people rocking this hairstyle in a personalized way. This style has become popular among women but is steadily growing into a favorite style for men — based on the endless posts on TikTok and Instagram featuring all genders wearing this cut. It’s a haircut that re-envisions the popular mullet of the ‘80s and early ‘90s with the rockstar vibe of a ‘70s shag.
While there are endless ways to change up your hairstyle — from hair color for men to short and long hairstyles for men — the wolf cut should be the next one you try. Here, discover more about different wolf cut men styles along with how to care for a wolf cut for men and style inspiration to show your barber.
What Is a Wolf Cut for Guys?
A wolf cut is a trendy hairstyle that’s a cross between a mullet and shag haircut. The wolf haircut style is the same regardless of gender and is an increasingly sought-after look that’s great for men, women and non-binary folks.
Your barber will cut short choppy layers on the top of the head with longer layers on the sides and back. This style is fully customizable as you can play around with the length and color to pair with hair's natural texture and volume. Next time you sit in the salon chair, ask for a wolf cut that shears hair in fringed layers for a tousled, more voluminous hairstyle.
3 Men’s Wolf Cut Hairstyles to Try
Grab inspiration from these three wolf cut men hairstyles for different hair textures.
Curly Wolf Cut for Men
Style your curly hair with a wolf cut that keeps some length near the back of your head as a great way to spotlight your natural texture, similar to a mullet. The choppy look of a wolf cut will shape your curls to give it more movement.
High Fade Wolf Cut for Men
Customize your wolf cut by shaving parts of the side of your hair for either a low fade or high fade cut. A high fade is perfect for those who want less hair on the sides, but still want that shaggy wolf cut look that offers length in the back and short pieces in front. This trendy choice allows you to play around with your wolf cut style for a length that works for you.
Platinum Wolf Cut for Men
Embrace a complete hair makeover with a short wolf haircut combined with a bright platinum hair color. Keep your platinum hair in its pristine icy color by adding a purple toning mask to your weekly hair care routine. Shampoo and conditioner with L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Toning Purple Conditioner and then, in-shower, use L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Anti Brass Purple Mask Treatment to neutralize any brassy tones in your hair and deeply nourish strands after a short five-minute masking session.
How to Care for a Wolf Cut for Men
Now that you’ve got some inspiration for your next wolf haircut, learn how to take care of your hair with this simple hair care regimen below.
1. Wash Away Impurities
All hair care routines should start with a good shampoo that will clean hair without stripping it of the natural oils it needs to combat dehydration. Add a dime-sized amount (use more if you have more hair) of L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Hydrating Shampoo, Paraben-Free to your hands. Gently lather the creamy shampoo directly onto your scalp before massaging the suds through the length of your hair.
This shampoo gently cleanses hair to eliminate your mane of impurities like dirt, oil, sweat and product buildup that may be lingering on the scalp and strands. Your hair will feel squeaky clean and refreshed with the infused hyaluronic acid that replenishes hair with moisture.
2. Moisturize Hair With Conditioner
After washing your hair, add more moisture with a hydrating conditioner like L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Hydrating Conditioner, Paraben-Free, which is also formulated with hyaluronic acid to provide up to 72 hours of hydration for all hair types. Apply a quarter-sized amount of conditioner to the mid-length and ends of your hair before finger-combing the product through your strands.
Complete your in-shower routine by rinsing the conditioner from your hair and gently drying it. This conditioner gives dry hair a hydration pick-me-up, shine, fewer knots and longer-lasting moisture.
3. Add Shine
For those dealing with extremely dry strands or if your hair is lacking shine, reach for a lightweight serum like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Moisture Plump Serum, Paraben-Free. You can use this hair treatment on wet or dry hair, whenever your mane needs extra hydration. Spritz it all over the length of your hair to revitalize strands without buildup weighing hair down.
4. Hold Your Style All Day
Complete your men’s, wolf cut hair care routine with a hair styler that will provide hold throughout the day (or night). Reach for the medium-hold L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty and rub a dime-sized amount of hair putty between your palms before working the product through your wet or dry hair.
You can shape your tresses in any direction you want and build volume with the texturizing and thickening hair styler. If you need maximum hold, use L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Mega Gel on damp hair in the same way you’d apply the aforementioned hair putty.
Photo Credit: IG@/donebydayvhud; Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier
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