What’s the Kitty Cut and Why Is It so Popular?

May 3, 2024

There’s always something new on the horizon, and 2024 is no exception. Say hello to the latest sensation in hair fashion: the kitty cut. Move over wolf cut, butterfly cut, and jellyfish cut – it’s time for the kitty cut to take center stage.

As we bid adieu to the mega-shaggy, heavily-layered styles of yesteryear (though we still love them), the kitty cut emerges as a sleek and sophisticated alternative. It’s a nod to the bob cut that’s been gaining momentum, offering just the right balance of length, fullness and versatility. Ready to find out more? Read on!


What Defines the Kitty Cut?

As with any trend worth its salt, the kitty cut has been making waves across social media platforms and celebrity circles alike. Celebrities such as Jenna Ortega, and Billie Eilish have all jumped on the kitty cut bandwagon, cementing its status as the hairstyle of the moment. So, what exactly is the kitty cut? Unlike its more heavily textured counterparts the wolf cut and cub cut, the kitty cut is all about subtle and refined layers that fall gracefully between the shoulders and collarbone and once styled inwards look rounded, adding soft structure and movement just below the face.

Shorter than the iconic Rachel yet longer than a bob, the kitty cut strikes the perfect balance between polished and playful.


How Do You Achieve the Kitty Cut?

Ready to embrace your feline side with a chic kitty cut? When booking your salon appointment, be sure to communicate your desired look clearly to your stylist. Ask for soft, longer layers that sit under just above the collarbone and discuss the length that would best suit your style and styling preferences.

Bringing along a reference photo can also help ensure that you and your stylist are on the same page. Remember, communication is key to achieving the hairstyle of your dreams, so don’t hesitate to share your preferences in a consultation and trust your stylist’s expertise.


How Do You Style the Kitty Cut?

When it comes to rocking the kitty cut, this versatile look is pretty low maintenance thanks to the heavier root area and the longer layers that will help keep even very textured hair from being overly rebellious. There are plenty of ways to style this look, but here are a few pro styling tips:

  • For added moisture and control alongside flexible curl definition, we recommend applying the Style Masters™ Curly Orbital™, which is perfect if you have wavy or curly hair in need of protection against humidity. 
  • For a sleeker style but with added movement and volume, apply the Style Masters™ Volume Amplifier Mousse™ then blow dry the hair with a brush directing the hair every which way to help create a smoother base but with root lift and textured ends. 
  • The hair can also be air-dried for a softer more natural look or smoothed with a large barrel brush to accentuate volume and show off the rounded framing layers. Just remember to apply some Style Masters™ Smooth Iron Guard™ to protect the hair from heat while styling. Then, finish with Style Masters™ Creator Fiber Wax™ to bring out the layers and a light spray of Style Masters™ Glamourama  for extra gloss and hold.

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Now that you’ve got the lowdown on the trending kitty cut, it’s time to book in with your favorite pro stylist! If you haven’t got one already, then click here to find your perfect salon.

If you are a stylist, head to our 24/7 platform, #RevlonProAlwaysOn (for clients only), for endless inspiration. You can also order all your professional products from our online Revlon ProShop to keep those kitty cut styles looking perfect!

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