For the better part of my life, my hair mantra has always been "stick to what you know" (and leave the jellyfish cuts to Gen Z). But over the past few months, as each season came and went, there was one haircut trend I couldn’t stop thinking about: The butterfly cut.
In true millennial fashion, I was late to the party, but even in the fickle world of trends and TikTok, the butterfly cut has shown no signs of slowing down. With a new year on the horizon and my overgrown hair in desperate need of a trim, I decided to throw caution to the wind and give the cut a go. Here’s how it went, plus tons of inspirational photos and everything else you might need to know about the viral butterfly haircut.
Meet the Experts
- Colin McCarthy is a stylist at Mark Ryan Salon in New York City. With 18 years of experience, McCarthy started his career at Bumble and Bumble, working there for over a decade before joining Mark DeBolt and Ryan Trygstad at their salon. An expert on style and trends, McCarthy has worked on numerous editorials across multiple publications and brands, while also developing his roster of celebrity clientele that includes Taylor Swift and Cindy Crawford.
- Danielle Priano is a New York-based hairstylist, as well as a SexyHair brand ambassador, who's worked with a long list of celebrity clients including Madelyn Cline and Vanessa Hudgens.
- Sunnie Brook is a professional hairstylist and Biolage global ambassador with 20+ years in the beauty business. As a previous salon owner and educator, Brook's client list is composed of a who's who of Hollywood: Elisabeth Moss, Hailey Bieber and Ashley Park.