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Meet the Shag of 2021: The "Wolf Cut"

In 1979 an 18-year-old Kansas born girl named Sally Hershburger showed up in L.A. to surf, listen to rock and roll and chase the dream of being a world class hairdresser. Just two years later she was on tour with Olivia Newton John and her career exploded. What she is most known for was razored, funky, and hyper textured shoulder-length style she created for actress Meg Ryan in the mid 90s called the “Sally Shag” and it became one of the popular haircuts of the era.

Now, in 2021 it has become one of the biggest haircut trends of summer and it started on TikTok with a new name the “wolf cut”. The TikTok hashtag alone has over 300 million views and Pinterest searches are up 75% as Gen Z gals shared them cutting their own hair into the signature look. 

From Miley Cyrus to Billie Eilish the wolf cut is essentially a convergence of two trends that have been dominant for years now: the traditional shag and the mullet. It’s bold and fun, incorporating a lot of volume on top, tapering to the bottom with heavy bangs or side bangs. 

But even TikTokers are warning their followers this look ONLY works if you actually use styling product. 


I did it, and I love it#greenscreen #greenscreenvideo #fyp #fypシ #hair#wolfcut#mullet

♬ good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo

Start with our Perfect Locks wavy hair extensions in the color of your choice which will hold a nice wave pattern once textured.

This is a great hairstyle if you want a subtle change to your look without compromising too much length, adding long, choppy layers with clip-in hair  extensions and keep the length just past the collarbone. 


had a breakdown so i got a wolf cut #wolfcut #mullet #haircut

♬ good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo

To style, you just focus on bringing out your texture with a hefty misting of beach spray on damp hair. (No matter how you plan on styling your hair, it will deliver major grit for a cooler effect.)

Priyanka Swamy, Founder of Perfect Locks LLC

Priyanka Swamy

Author and Founder of Perfect Locks LLC

Priyanka Swamy, the visionary founder of Perfect Locks LLC, is a passionate advocate for empowering women and promoting cultural diversity. With an unwavering commitment to ethical sourcing and quality craftsmanship, she redefined the hair extension market and created a supportive community that celebrates individuality. Priyanka's dedication to sustainability and social responsibility continues to inspire positive change within the industry. Her journey with Perfect Locks remains an inspiration, unlocking the true potential and confidence of countless individuals worldwide. Connect with Priyanka on Instagram and LinkedIn.

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