If you’re looking for haircut inspiration ahead of the new season, TikTok is the place to go. Hairstylists from around the world have established themselves as the most influential beauty trendsetters on the app. They showcase looks like the “U-shape” haircut (a curvy cut that adds a lot of volume to the hair), the “midi flick” (a mid-length hairstyle that sits on the shoulders and is pinned up nicely), and the “C-shape” haircut (a heavily layered hairstyle that makes fine hair look twice as full). But as we move into winter, one haircut is becoming more and more popular, and it will end up in your salon, too – the air cut.
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What is the Air Cut?
Like most viral hair trends, the Air Cut was developed in Korea. In this technique, the strands are cut very closely and concentrated around the face to create a frame, and on the forehead to create a wispy fringe. When you tousle the hair with your fingers or brush through the lengths, the layers appear fluffy and airy – hence the name.
The air cut is quickly becoming the new trend on TikTok. This airy hairstyle is light and flowing, and it’s all about creating movement. The feathery texture is created by seamlessly layering the hair for volume and versatility. This technique creates a beautiful shape that can be matched to almost any hair texture. It is an evolution of slightly more severe hairstyles, such as the Wolf Cut and the “Shullet” (a mix of Shag and Mullet), but the Air Cut adds more oomph and glamour than edge.
What are the advantages of the trend hairstyle?
TikTokers have all gone viral lately for sharing their Air Cuts. Not only are the results gorgeous, but the layers add a lot of volume to fine hair. Depending on the cut, the hairstyle can also do the opposite if your hair is very thick.
Advantages of the air cut for thin hair: the steps are close together and merge seamlessly, which gives a very airy appearance. With this cut, it is easier to add volume when blow drying. This makes limp hair look thicker.
Advantages of air cut for thick hair: if you have thick hair, this hairstyle can reduce all the weight by using steps. This will make your hair lighter and give it more movement. This is because the steps reduce the weight in some places.
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This cut is suitable for all hair lengths: Another advantage of Air Cut is that it works for many hair lengths. The cut is especially fascinating for curly hair. However, make sure your stylist is careful about how much length he removes when layering, because curly hair jumps up quite a bit after the cut.
How do you style and maintain the air cut?
The Air Cut is quite versatile and allows you to style and blow dry in different ways. But it does require some effort, especially if you want fullness and bounce.
For the full, airy effect, you should lightly spray a volumizing spray into the roots. If you have some curlers on hand, these are a great way to add volume to the roots. Dry the hair to 99%, roll it up and spray it with salt spray. Finally, dry the hair with a diffuser on low heat and gently brush it out as soon as you remove the curlers. This will provide effortless volume.
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Tip: Curlers are probably the easiest solution. But if you have a sure hand, you can also use a round brush and a hair dryer.
For heavily layered hair, it is also enough to dry it briefly with a towel and curl it with curling cream. Then let the hair dry out naturally or blow dry it with a diffuser. This is a more relaxed version, but just as nice and easy.
How do you maintain the haircut? With any heavily layered hairstyle, after six weeks it will be harder to achieve the airy, voluminous look as your hair starts to grow. Steps also grow and become limp. That’s why we recommend you make an appointment for a trim every six to eight weeks.
How should you ask your stylist for an air cut? That depends on whether you want your hair big and airy (in which case ask for lots of volume in the form of steps and framing the face) or just airy bangs (ask for wispy bangs and layers that frame the face).
U Shape Cut is still a very popular haircut this season. Who suits the trend hairstyle, you can find out here !