The reinvention of trends has been nothing new and this time, we are seeing something familiar from an era of hippies and disco. We’re talking about hairstyles like the shag, the mullet, and the signature Farrah Fawcett hairstyle. The reason behind their comeback? TikTok. From Fleetwood Mac’s songs to 70s’ fashion, Tiktok users have been embracing a lot of retro — and that includes hair!
The biggest hair trends in 2021 have never been this experimental and we’re here for it. A quick look at your TikTok’s feed and you’ll notice someone either experimenting with their hair at home or donning their new hairdo in lip-sync videos. (More specifically, 70s’ hairdos!) If you’re looking for inspiration to switch up your hairstyle, we break down 3 of the biggest hair trends from TikTok.
1. Wolf Cut
The list of TikTok trends could go on forever, but one standout in the hair department is without doubt, the wolf cut. In fact, #wolfcut on TikTok alone has garnered over 400 million views. A big part of the wolf cut’s appeal is the sheer number of ways to wear it, with celebrities like Billie Eilish and Debbie Ryan donning the cut in their very own style. From curly wolf cuts to the ones with a deep mullet, it is definitely a look everyone can appreciate.
If the statement-making mullet is too much for you, consider the wolf cut if you’d like a delicate mix of a shag and a mullet. With flowing layers and face-framing bangs, this cut is made for every face shape and that’s why it has been an obsession for many.
Meanwhile, the wolf cut lets you embrace your natural hair texture. Bonus for those with wavy hair! Volume and texture play a big part when it comes to this style. However, if you struggle with volume, here’s what we suggest for a good hair day.
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You might think that the mullet is an unconventional haircut for women since it was known as a masculine haircut back in the 1970s. However, celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa have proved to us how cool this haircut is on women. The rebirth of the mullet is modernized, expressive and conspicuous. For someone who owns a mullet, I would say that I am a little tad obsessed with how it looks on wavy hair. If you’re looking to make a statement with your hair, the mullet has an adroygnous expression to it and it’s definitely a conversation starter. For the best-looking mullet, try these:
If dull hair is a struggle for you, the Living Proof No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer will leave your hair looking healthy and shiny. I prefer my mullet a little more slick back so using a de-frizzer in the morning helps me to achieve that look.
When it comes to the Drunk Elephant The Littles Hair + Body Kit 2.0, fuller and healthy hair is the focus. The mullet is sculpted with different volumes and fuller hair will be a great canvas to start with if you are planning to style it. Moreover, Drunk Elephant is all about clean ingredients so say hello to healthy scalp!
3. The Farrah Fawcet Hair
The American actress’s hairstyle became a hallmark of the 70s’ and we are now seeing it becoming a beloved hairstyle on Tiktok. The Fawcet hair is described as a feathered cut with fluffy curls that frames the face and an intention to ‘flow’. To be frank, this hairstyle is simply pretty and mesmerizing. I can scroll through #farrahfawcett on Tiktok for an unhealthy period of time and I still can’t get enough of how it looks. It is taking curls and volume to the next level! To achieve this 70s’ updo, here are what we would want you to add to your cart.
Farrah Fawcett probably made use of her hot rollers but to cut some time and effort, we suggest the Moroccanoil Everlasting Curl Titanium Curling Iron. This soft-touch curling iron combines advanced technology with ease of use to create beautiful, long-lasting curls on hair of any thickness.
The Sachajuan Volume Powder Volumizing Spray will be your best friend if you are creating this look. Create structure and lock your curls in place after curling and dance to every disco track!
There are various interpretations of these 70s’ hairstyles and Tiktok can serve as an inspiration before changing your hairstyle. The most important part is to have fun with it and have it your own way. What do you think of the 70s’ comeback? And, what trends would you like to see next? Let us know!