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Tips and Tricks | Cosmetology School Kansas CityFake It ’Till You Make It: Why TikTok’s “Butterfly Cut” Has Become So Popular Amongst Gen Z

Whether you’re an avid social media connoisseur or just here for the latest trends, one thing’s for sure—TikTok beauty trends are always a gamble with what works well. But every so often, a beauty trend so bold stops us in our tracks and defines an entire year! This year, the butterfly cut is dominating viewers’ every move. Our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Kansas City, Missouri, have detailed everything you need to know about the popular cut below!

What Is the “Butterfly Cut”?

Somewhere between the iconic 1970’s shag and the Rachel Green-inspired layered look of the 1990s, the butterfly cut has quickly become the hottest hair trend of 2022 for women across the country. Also referred to as the thousand-layer haircut, the butterfly cut is recognized for its contrasting sections of choppy, face-framing layers that allow clients to maintain length while also enjoying added volume and bounce. The secret to achieving the perfect butterfly cut is striking the ideal balance between a shag and long layers. In general, your hair should portray two prominent sections—one that consists of long layers falling below the shoulders and another section of short layers just two to three inches below the chin. This is what helps to frame the face and add volume!

How Do I Style the Cut?

Did we forget to mention? The best part of this playful haircut is the easy and versatile styling options! If you’re having a rushed morning, this layered look makes for the perfect ponytail or bun, as the shorter layers work to frame the face. Our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Kansas City recommend playing around with new styling tools and techniques to find what works best for you. The key to styling all hair-down looks—a blow-drying brush. Opt for a one-step blow-drying styling tool for a smooth and voluminous finish, and combine it with a styling mousse and strong-hold hairspray for an all-day hold.

Butterfly Cuts at the Student Salon

At our student salon within the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Kansas City, students under the supervision of licensed educators can provide you with the TikTok-worthy butterfly cut of your wildest fantasies. Schedule an appointment with one of our stylists today to get started!


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