It’s the hottest new hairstyle, but have you seen the wolf cut before?

Doesn't the wolf cut look kind of...familiar?

Wolf cut, shag, 70s shag cut
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Allow us to introduce you to the wolf cut, what's likely to be your new summer 'do. The style has garnered viral attention on TikTok for its chic, layered waves. Essentially, it is a laidback look, but with an upgrade—perfect for a post-quarantine summer. 

Gen Z has taken quite a liking to the wolf cut, as evidenced by thousands of videos that have raked in close to 300 million views on TikTok alone. (Wowza!) We have to admit, the young'uns are totally trendy, but something about this cut just screams déjà vu to the 40+ crowd. 

"The wolf cut is a progression of the '70's shag," Holly Dear, hair artist and CEO of House of Dear, tells woman&home. "[It] focuses on eliminating weight and adds movement to the ends while detailing the shape to emphasize features around the face and can be altered for all hair types and face shapes."

Get ready to channel your inner Farrah Fawcett and punk-rock goddess: this trend will certainly inspire you to take a step back in time and chop your locks. Are you ready to book that appointment with your stylist?

See great examples of the wolf cut


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Part mullet, part shag, and wholly cool, the wolf cut doesn't ask you fully commit to the age-old question, "Should I get bangs?" The side bang hairstyles you'll achieve with the wolf are perfect if you're feeling a bit indecisive. Do note that the bangs—and the whole style itself—does require a bit of TLC. But no sweat, we've rounded up the best hair styling products to help you achieve the wolf in all of its wild, canine glory. 

If you're not quite ready to give this '70s reboot a go, fear not: Margot Robbie's beachy bangs are a good option to try. Plus, we've done the difficult work of rounding up our favorite short hairstyles and medium hairstyles to give you some inspo for your new summer 'do. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.