Last year, we saw the wolf cut turn into a trending frenzy on social media, followed by the jellyfish, the butterfly, and even the cub. But this year, it’s a feline in the spotlight. Hot on the heels of Kitty Brunette comes the Kitty Cut, which is rising rapidly in popularity as 2024’s biggest hair trend. Which is why we spoke to the experts to get the lowdown on this year’s trending style.
What Is The ‘Kitty Cut’?
In short, it’s all about the texture and layers. “Quintessentially, the ‘Kitty Cut’ is the wolf cut’s sleeker, feline sister – super textured but more polished and complete with those 70s rounded layers to give it that expensive looking finish,” Rory Antonio, Rory Antonio Hair & Beauty Lab, tells us.
Andy Heasman, International Creative Director at Rush Hair adds: "Cut just below the shoulder, this cut is full of texture, multi-dimensional layers, and enhancement of the hair pattern."
What’s more, this look is an all-round style that can be tailored to each client. “The Kitty Cut stands out as a versatile style, featuring layers that provide structure and movement to its length, making it suitable for straight, wavy, or curly hair,” says Gráinne McClelland.
Similarly, Nicola Hutchinson, Cutting Educator and Owner of Salon T.ELLE, says: “It can be tailored to suit all face shapes with some face framing or softer layers throughout the front. It can also be adapted to suit different hair textures and it’s perfect for those clients who want minimal effort to style.”
And minimal effort to style is exactly the way forward with this cut. “It’s best for this style to be cut with a razor to effortlessly embody more movement and drama without clients having to try so hard in the morning when styling,” says Rory.
Plus, a load of texture. "The use of sea salt spray throughout will enhance the natural texture of the hair," says Andy. "When drying, use your fingers to give it a rough and ready appeal, working the salt spray throughout. For those clients with a long fringe, use a barrel brush when drying to give a swooping feel."
Something tells us your Kitty Cut clients will be leaving the salon feline great!