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It has never been more in style than to be your truest self. And as individuals everywhere start to lean into wearing a variety of textures and finishes — new haircuts are emerging all the time. Case in point — this wolf-inspired shaggy cut!

Heading into the spring and summer 2024 season, layers, fringe and easy ends are everywhere and Justin Michael Parra, Stylist at La Bella Salon & Beauty Lounge @justinmichaelparrahair, combines them all in his wolf-inspired shaggy cut – see it below and keep reading to hear his top tips on how to stay consistent when connecting layers.


“It’s important to take vertical sections around the apex when connecting short layers to the parameter…this is how you maintain consistency in the shape,” explains Parra.  “It’s also important to to keep some length because you need the variation to create those short to long dramatic layers,” he adds.


Top Tips for The Wolf-Inspired Shag

  1. Use a Sam Villa Signature Series Razor for a very textured cut.
  2. Create a guide off the part line to establish length.
  3. Fringe: Overdirect to middle and cut vertically to create softness on the ends.
  4. Sides: Overdirect to the middle stationary guide to create a nice flow and below parietal ridge extend fingers to give more length.
  5. Wolfie Tail: Overdirect the longer back layers to the front and take off the corner.
  6. Back Guide: Take a piece of hair off fringe area and create diamond section off apex and cut parallel to the ground horizontally. Travel further back to take a bit more hair off the apex to make sure guide is nice and solid.
  7. Take vertical sections traveling clockwise around the apex, elevate to find guide and elevate more until the other guide is located and connect. 
  8. If hair is really dense, use a Sam Villa Signature Series InvisiBlend Shears to remove some bulk.
  9. Styling: Apply a texture or sea salt spray and blow dry.  Add Flat Iron or barrel curls and break up into beachy wave texture. 

Shop The Technique:

Sam Villa Signature Series Razor

Sam Villa Signature Series InvisiBlend Shears

Sam Villa Sleekr® Professional Flat Iron


Learn more about Parra and other Sam Villa Ambassadors here.

Credits: Hair: Justin Michael Parra; Photo: @wandering.spirit.photography; Model: @hailey.gravess; Tools: @samvillahair.


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