Somehow sea creatures feel good in such a place.
August 25, 2022 at 4:15 am
Every so often, beauty trends either come full circle or develop new iterations that are left of the field, making it impossible to understand where they originated from.
Now, TikTok has set its sights on a haircut trend that’s eye-catching — meet the ‘jellyfish cut’.
For Kidman’s version of the controversial cut, her mane was pinned straight with the top third cut to sit around chin length and the rest falling from her sides to end around her hip level.
If you look closely there are subtle layers sprinkled in for a dose of texture, but of course, there’s a good chance her stiff mane is just a wig—unless Kidman’s walking the streets of Hollywood with a mullet, then we’ll be happy. eat crow
Below, we dive deep into the jellyfish cut hair trend—from what it actually is to how you can style it yourself.
What is a jellyfish haircut?
While both resemble their own tentacled creatures, the helifish haircut silhouette has a rounded, bell-like shape that resembles the floating, stinging creature’s body.
While there are endless iterations of the cut, seeing the hair split into two sections at any length will likely be a tribute to the jellyfish.
How to Style a Jellyfish Haircut
If you’re looking to make an ocean-shaped statement with your tresses, then the jellyfish cut is for you. As for how to style the cut, it can seem incredibly daunting, but thankfully it doesn’t have to be.
Starting with the initial cut, make sure it’s tailored to your face shape – think about what length will be most flattering. By playing with the two lengths of cut you should discover the best ways to contour or highlight your face shape. So, those with a round face can opt for longer layers, while those with a strong jawline can place the first layer under the jawline.
No matter your hair texture, the jellyfish cut will compliment any curl pattern and thankfully, is easy to maintain. Aside from a light touch up with a hot tool, the jellyfish cut is essentially a wash and go hair. Mix it up a bit by pinning your hair straight and making the layers noticeable, or add texture with balms and sprays to create subtle variations in length.
If you’re ready to take the plunge, we recommend having your hairstylist take a series of inspiration photos. While, sure, they may know the exact haircut you’re talking about, a specific reference point is always welcomed with open arms.