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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Backcomb in horizontal sections through the top of the head and crown witha finishing brush.
- 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.
- 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