What Is the Japanese Wolf Cut 2023? 15 Takes on the Trendy Hairstyle

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

Are you looking for your ideal Spring/Summer 2023 hairstyle for your short or mid-length hair? It should be something very trendy and stylish, yet not too high-maintenance, right? Then I have the perfect hairstyle for you! Welcome the Japanese wolf cut! This haircut is trending like crazy at the moment. You can see many versions of it on TikTok, as a lot of girls just can’t wait to visit the hair salon to get it. Want to know more about the Japanese wolf cut? Who does it suit, and which hairstyle would fit you best? Find out now!

What is the Japanese wolf cut?

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The Japanese style wolf cut is a bit more different than the standard wolf haircut. The classic wolf cut is a hybrid between a mullet and shag, and is worn with all hair lengths in types. The Japanese version is more focused on short or medium-length hair, and is sleeker. It again has the same rock chick vibe, and creates a cool and effortless hairstyle. The cut is done with heavy layers, bangs, and the hair is left floating in the back, giving your hairstyle edge and style.

What face shape suits a wolf cut?

One of the reasons the wolf cut is so popular is that it suits all face shapes. Of course, for each shape, different corrections must be made. Oval and round faces have it easiest when trying the wolf hairstyle. For a square face, add wispy layers to soften the look of your jawline. A heart-shaped face should be complemented with more layers around the chin to fill out the face visually.

Japanese wolf cut hairstyles 2023

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Did I convince you to try the Japanese wolf cut 2023? Alright! Glad to hear, now let’s go through some fantastic takes on this super trendy and edgy hairstyle. To get this look in the image above, opt for curtain bangs to complete your wolf cut hairstyle. Ask your hair stylists to leave more hair around your crown for a fuller look.

Wolf cut with wispy bangs

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Wispy bangs are a must-try with the Japanese wolf cut. They make the hairstyle look more chic, and would complement your sleek and straight hair.

“Hime” Japanese wolf haircut

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This take on the Japanese wolf cut is a hybrid between the modern mullet itself and a Hime hairstyle. The Hime hairstyle is another Japanese cut that is growing in popularity. It consists of straight, side-lengths cut at cheek level and bangs. Usually, the rest of the hair is worn in long, straight lengths. This creates an edgy, yet chic look.

Red Japanese wolf hairstyle

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And doesn’t everything look better in red? Get your Japanese wolf cut done in flowy layers, and opt for the trendy copper or amber red hair colours. You can finish the hairstyle with peekaboo layers to make this haircut even more eye-catching.

Mid-length wolf cut with bangs

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Want to create some volume for your medium-length hair? This wolf cut is just for you! Opt for shaggy layers and get your bangs cut in long, wispy lengths. If you want to draw more attention to your eyes and cool bangs, you can wear a headband on your forehead to create a really edgy look.

Shaggy haircut with bangs

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Now this look is ideal for girls with thicker hair texture. If you are tired of your long and voluminous locks weighing you down, get this shaggy Japanese wolf cut for the spring or summer season. Leave more body in the crown, to create the “helmet” of the wolf cut, and opt for a thick fringe.

Purple face-framing layers

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In my opinion, every hairstyle can look more stunning with a pop of colour. Wouldn’t you agree? To get a few head turns this 2023, opt for face-framing highlights in your Japanese wolf cut, in a cool eye-catching colour. Darker purple hues would look amazing on black or brunette hair.

Short and sleek wolf hairstyle

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Or maybe you can try the sleek wolf cut with long wispy bangs with your short hair length? If you want to get more volume at the crown, use a wax hair spray.

Neon pink Japanese wolf cut

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Pretty in pink? Why not! Pink is THE top colour when it comes to fashion, makeup, and hair colours in 2023. Pastel pink or neon pink, the Japanese wolf cut would look incredible.

Wolf haircut & bangs for fine hair

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Did you know that the Japanese wolf cut is perfect for girls with finer hair? This haircut will add more volume and body to your hair. Opt for baby bangs to complete the look.

Gemini Japanese wolf cut hair

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Have you heard about the Gemini hair trend of 2023? It’s when you dye your hair in two colours to create a real statement look. The colours could be close in hues or contrasting. The colouring technique would look great on the wolf cut.

White and sleek wolf haircut

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For those looking to try something reaaaally edgy, opt for the white wolf cut look with a sleek finish. The snow-white colour will make you look like a real rock star.

Japanese wolf cut for thick hair

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Works great with finer hair, but when you have a thicker texture, the shaggy layers will look even more flattering. Can’t miss out on those long, thick bangs.

Wolf cut with money piece

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The Japanese wolf cut and money piece highlights? Now this will create a super edgy and stylish look! Dare to try it?




Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at Deavita.net since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at Deavita.net, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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