The “Butterfly Cut” Is TikTok’s Favorite Throwback Hair Look for Summer

If you are doing all your day by day TikTok scroll and are available throughout a creator with ridiculously bouncy layers, chances are high excessive that they’ve a butterfly reduce. “More and more clients are asking for a butterfly haircut, and they’re all learning about it on TikTok,” says Drea Dettmers, a hairstylist at Tallulah East Collective in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Like most “trends” circulating the web, the fashion is not new. Hairstylist Sunnie Brook, coined the reduce 15 years in the past when she had an inflow of purchasers wanting to modify up their coiffure with out chopping off all their size. “The name ‘Butterfly’ embodies transformation,” says Brook.

If you look again to ’90s glam — with Rachel from Friends because the prime instance — you’ll see the face-framing, voluminous layers that make the butterfly reduce what it’s, says Teryn Tucker, a hairstylist at Alchemy Salon in Orlando, Florida. While the reduce takes inspiration from shaggy ‘70s and ’90s haircuts, influencers like Matilda Djerf and celebrities like Sydney Sweeny and Kaia Gerber have introduced the fashion again into the highlight.

Below, specialists share every thing it’s essential know in regards to the butterfly reduce and why it may be time to e-book your subsequent appointment on the salon.

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What is a butterfly reduce?

A butterfly reduce (also called an octopus haircut) is a haircut that falls between a shag and lengthy layers. What makes this fashion completely different from each different layered reduce is that the butterfly reduce has two distinct sections: lengthy layers that fall under the shoulders for size, and quick layers that hit two to a few inches under the chin to border the face and add quantity. “It allows for an illusion of short hair while maintaining length, offering a safe space for change,” says Brook.

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