New Trend Alert: Jellyfish Haircut


| LAST UPDATE 08/21/2022

By Lia Thomson
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Haircut trends come and go, but we think this one may be sticking around for a while. TikTok influencers have been obsessing over the jellyfish haircut that gives off a whole new look and dimension. Here's everything you need to know about the viral look!

A jellyfish cut is essentially a half-short, half-long cut that combines a mullet with a bowl cut that turns into what resembles the outline of a jellyfish. The style has become so popular that by now, the hashtag #JellyfishHaircut has received more than 8.6 million views on the social media platform! While earlier this year, the boyfriend bob was taking over, this haircut is similar in the front, while the back of the hair grows out. Trust us - this will be seen everywhere for the upcoming season of Fall.

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"It's essentially a version of a mullet that plays on shapes and contrasting lines," explained celebrity hairstylist and color and stylist expert for Sally Beauty, Gregory Patterson. When asking your stylist for the cut, make sure to tell them to do two distinct sections. While every person can decide how much contrast they want between the top and bottom section, for a jellyfish cut to work, there does need to be a distinct difference. The upper section should be cut like a bowl cut, which usually ends around the middle of the ear. This is the "body" of the jellyfish. Next, the second section will be left longer so that it becomes the "tentacles" of the jellyfish. From there, the hairdresser can add more layers or make things more drastic by having low layers in between the sections - it's all up to you! 

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But while some may be loving the new trend, others have given it a major veto. Jellyfish cuts have caused quite a controversy on TikTok since the bold and adventurous chop isn't exactly everyone's cup of tea. Raven Hurtado, a stylist at Maxine Salon, revealed what he thought about the hairdo. "This cut is trending because it's a neutral style, and it works for people who are creative and adventurous, and also works if you're not ready to chop off your length but want a different look." To each their own! Stay tuned to keep up with the never-ending cycle of trends. 

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