How to Create a Faux Wolf Cut

Wolf cuts are hot right now, and a great example of the lived-in precision trend.  Anna Peters (@annas_hair_retreat), Sam Villa ArTeam member and owner of  re:TREAT Color + Hair Design Studio, and Twylla Jane (@twyllajane), Sam Villa Ambassador and owner of Lumos Nox Salon, collaborated on a long faux wolf cut styled with backcombing with a finishing brush.

“Faux wolf cuts are a great way to add instant attitude to a look, but they do require layering products to help hold the backcombing,” says Jane. Here, she breaks down how to create the look.

faux wolf cut
  1. Prep hair with Redken Quick Blowout all over, Big Blowout through the mids and ends and Full Frame 07 at the root area. Blow-dry with overdirection to create maximum volume with a medium round brush. 
  2. Set hair with  Iron Shape 11 and work in 1-inch horizontal subsections alternating with the Sam Villa Pro Results Double Waver through one section and using a Marcel iron and 1.5-inch wand to create curls through the next.
  3. Above the parietal ridge, use the Sam Villa Signature Series Textur Professional Texturizing Iron on the first 2 inches of the base to support backcombing for the style.
  4. Backcomb in horizontal sections through the top of the head and crown witha finishing brush.
  5. Apply more Full Frame 07 to dry hair and directionally blow-dry hair back and away from the face with the finishing brush. Continue until hair has enough hold to stay back. 
  6. Use open hair pins to hold hair in place and finish with Triple Take 32.

Hair:  Anna Peters/Sam Villa ArTeam and Twylla Jane/Sam Villa Ambassador
Art Director: Teresa Romero
Photography: Nico Norsdström/Obsidian and Blush  
Makeup: Tanya Ortega and Leticia Tapia
Wardrobe: Michi Lafary/Obsidian and Blush 

Model: Jodileigh