Fun fact: It’s also called the “octopus haircut.”
If the 90s had “The Rachel,” a layered shag popularized by Jennifer Aniston’s character on Friends, 2022 has the “butterfly cut.” Quite literally, it’s a hairstyle with choppy layers that looks effortlessly cool. It pretty much suits almost every face shape, especially with how the shorter layers frame the face and gradually go longer. The best part? You can either wear it long or short—something our indecisive selves really need. Here are eight stars who are making us want to give in to the hottest TikTok beauty trend.
It’s almost impossible to see streamer Christine Samson having a bad hair day. She wears the butterfly cut in the best way, especially with her caramel and strawberry blonde highlights, bringing out those choppy layers.
If you dare to go shorter on those layers, Angelique Manto is the best inspo to show to your hairstylist. Peep the carousel for a 360 view of the butterfly cut.
It takes 15-30 days to get bored of your hair, but Hailee Steinfeld shows that a few snips can change your face instantly.
This good hair day selfie made us add Angelina Cruz to our long list of girl crushes. Her butterfly cut made her hair look even bouncier.
TBF, actress-singer Krystal Brimner has been wearing the trend waaay before it blew up. The quickest way to style your layers like this is with a flat iron and flip the ends outward.
Yep, the butterfly cut works well on black hair, too! Just let them layered wings fly free, baby.
Heart Evangelista gives us major It-girl energy with her honey blonde layers. It’s the bouncy blowout for us!
Brunettes have fun, too. The layers that end below the chin are the safest if you’re not ready to go bold yet.