Hair Trends – The Butterfly Haircut

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The butterfly haircut is the hottest hair trend for 2024.

When it comes to iconic hairstyles, think of Rachel from Friends, Farrah Fawcett, and Denise Richards. Each of them sported an iconic, decade-defining layered haircut. Fast forward to 2022, and this classic style has made a comeback in a more modern and wearable form – the Butterfly Haircut.

What is a Butterfly Haircut?

The Butterfly Haircut gets its name from the incredibly bouncy, voluminous silhouette it creates, resembling the wings of a butterfly. This effect is achieved through the strategically layered cut. The style has gained popularity through TikTok and is now seen on this generation’s IT-girls, including favourites like Matilda Djerf.

 Who does the Butterfly Haircut suit?

The Butterfly Haircut is ideal for those with shoulder-length to waist-length hair. The layers begin below the chin, creating face-framing layers that fall above the shoulders, giving the illusion of a chic, short chop without the commitment. The longer layers offer versatility – they can be tied up or left loose, providing volume and movement to your hair.

How do I style the Butterfly Haircut?

Achieving the Butterfly Haircut at its best requires the right styling products

loreal professional tecni art volume lift mousse

A classic mousse

We love L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni.ART Volume Lift for its light flexible hold to your hair. It helps create a soft, bouncy volume with a product-free feel.

kerastase blond absolu hyaluronic acid hair serum

A nourishing hair serum / hair cream

Kérastase Blond Absolu 2% Hyaluronic Acid Hair Serum is our choice for weightless hydration

A quality, round blowdry brush

Invest in high-quality brushes for a perfect blowout. Boar bristle brushes provide shine and are gentle on the scalp, while ceramic brushes are ideal for thick or curly hair types. We stock these in the salon and can point you to the best one for your hair.

Speak to your hair stylist

The Butterfly Haircut is the hottest hair trend of the year, and the SANDY team can’t get enough of it.  To achieve the perfect Butterfly Haircut, communication with your stylist is key. Bring along 3-4 pictures or videos that showcase the style you desire. Describe your vision clearly, emphasising heavy layering with a shorter face frame starting no shorter than the chin. Confirm with your stylist the exact placement of the face-framing pieces, ensuring they can be tucked behind your ear if desired.

If you’re ready to embrace this fresh new look, book a consultation with our team. Whether you’re considering this style or exploring other hair trends, we’ve got you covered.

SANDY is a boutique hair salon located at North Curl Curl on Sydney’s Northern Beaches (near Dee Why and Manly).  Our expert hairdressers, stylists and colourists deliver spectacular results with the goal of assisting our clients to achieve their best hair.