These days aesthetic trends are hardcore; Barbiecore, Balletcore, Cottagecore, Goblincore, Normcore, the list goes on - basically anything slightly whimsy could have the word 'core' attached and a mini subculture will be hashtagging up a storm. With each of these trends comes a haircut - or perhaps they're really a trend of their own. We love a modern take on the mullet or beautiful bombshell waves and we also love a haircut that's namesake is an animal, enter Butterflies and Jellyfish.
Keep scrolling to see what's going viral in the world of TikTok...
A double-layer cut that is going viral in a mixup of pretty colours on a bunch of cute people. It's like a 360 degrees bob with tendrils, hence the name. It's pretty unconventional but that's what people probably thought when they first witnessed the mullet, right? Oddly similar in style to Carol Brady of The Brady Bunch but with an attitude that just screams IDGAF what you think about me but do I look cool? Yet another version of self-expression going viral and we're kind of into it. How does it translate to the street? Would you dare?
What do you get when you combine a shag and a mullet? The Wolf cut. It's badass and suits all hair types & lengths. Essentially it's a super-layered cut that enhances volume and creates that really shaggy, textured style that's a little bit rock 'n' roll. While there wasn't much in the way of messy, unkempt Wolf Cuts on TikTok, it 100% has the potential to just get up and go.
Hime, meaning Princess in Japanese, immediately has heart eyes being cast in its direction. It was the haircut that took over the internet in 2021 for being a little bit rebellious and a little bit bad taste. Originally worn by noblewomen, the Hime cut was popularised during the Heian period of Japanese history, 794 to 1185, and again in the 1970s thanks to Japanese popstar, Megumi Asaoka. Now, post covid lockdowns and with a touch of Gen Z creativity, the ambiguous Hime cut is back, and it's punk.
Alright pretty people, it's The Rachel reinvented. Picture feathery face framing layers and a bombshell blowout and you have the Butterfly Cut. If you're the type to put effort in daily then it's your time to show everyone up at 8am on the train on your Monday commute.
It's been dubbed the 'Power Cut', the Mixie blends a combination of... you guessed it... a Mullet and Pixie! It's cute and cropped on top and long in the back. It has a retro feel that's a bit rough around the edges, cool.
With many people being stuck at home due to covid lockdowns and restrictions around the world we saw a sharp rise in home haircuts and in-turn a rise in DIY professionals. Tutorials flooded our feeds by anyone holding a pair of scissors who had successfully cut their hair into a shape they were proud of, and as you've seen in some of the videos above, it hasn't stopped since. Could Curtain Bangs be the epitome of the era of taking matters, or blunt scissors into your own hands?