The Viral Butterfly Haircut Is Here to Stay: What to Know Before Riding on This Trend

You’ve probably seen the words “Butterfly Haircut” come up more than once on your social media feed, but what is this haircut exactly and why do many people seem to fall head over heels with these trendy tresses? Read more to find out about this look!


Long Butterfly Haircut

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What is the “Butterfly Haircut?”

The Butterfly Haircut consists of short layers at the top that blend with longer layers through the bottom, giving an overall shaggy texture. The wispy face-framing strands seem to mimic a butterfly’s fluttering wings, hence the name.

Although this hair trend emerged around summer 2022, it is said to have been inspired by the “Rachel Cut” – Jennifer Aniston’s famous layered look from her character Rachel in the sitcom Friends.

Rachel Cut

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Stylists say that the haircut is versatile for many face shapes and bone structures, as the face framing layers can accentuate the cheek bones and eyes. It is also versatile with hair types, as it looks great on curly, wavy, and straight hair! 

If you have medium to thick hair density, this hairstyle will help reduce a lot of weight from your head while still maintaining volume and body. However, hair experts advise those with fine or thin hair to avoid this style, as the layers will make your hair look thinner and more sparse.

Medium to thick hair density


Maintaining a Butterfly Haircut

One good thing to note is that the Butterfly Haircut does not grow out awkwardly, unlike other layered cuts. Although, you may still have to visit your stylist every 5 to 6 weeks to update your layers and reduce split ends to avoid them ruining the look. Aside from the salon visits, stylists recommend using hair treatments and smoothing serums to treat frizz without sacrificing volume and body. If your hair feels a bit flat, you may also use volumizing sprays and creams.

Reach the full potential of the Butterfly Haircut with these products:

Davines VOLU Volume Boosting Set

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Davines VOLU Volume Boosting Set
₱ 2,950

A volumizing shampoo for fine or limp hair. It gently cleanses the hair making it soft and light with a lasting boost of body and volume. Paired with a leave-on primer for all types of hair requiring a boost of volume. It volumizes the hair giving support to the base. It does not weigh down and leaves the hair soft and shiny.

Bed Head by TIGI Oh Bee Hive!: Matte Dry Shampoo

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Bed Head by TIGI Oh Bee Hive!: Matte Dry Shampoo 238ml
₱ 850
Scale new heights with über 60s beehives. This dry shampoo with super fine powder cleanses hair of the excess oils that weigh it down, to release massive body for sky high volume. Now rock that updo!

HairMNL Kérastase Discipline Oléo-Relax Hair Oil 100ml

Kérastase Discipline Oléo-Relax Hair Oil 100ml
₱ 2,400

This lightweight texturizing hair oil is infused with the Morpho-Oil complex composed of 3 key oils that durably control frizz and humidity-induced volume for unruly hair. A deeply nourishing hair oil, it seals moisture into the fiber and ensures hair is sleek and homogeneous from root to tip.

AVEDA Thickening Tonic

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AVEDA Thickening Tonic 30ml
₱ 540

Perfect for thin or thinning hair — or anyone who wants a boost. Powered by botanicals—including certified organic amla fruit.

L'Oreal Tecni.Art Full Volume Extra Mousse


L'Oreal Tecni.Art Full Volume Extra Mousse 250ml
₱ 1,299

It helps you create big hair with extra volume and a strong hold without weighing hair down. 

PLAY by TUFT White Hot Bristle Brush

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PLAY by TUFT White Hot Bristle Brush
₱ 4,875

It features a Ceramic Coated Barrel that releases negative ions when heated to protect hair from damage while retaining moisture balance of the hair. Effectively smoothens out hair and reduces frizziness; making this the perfect option for fine and breakage-prone hair.

Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Grip Extreme Hold Mousse

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Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Grip Extreme Hold Mousse 200ml
₱ 1,100

Strong mousse for massive volume and glamorous high-hold looks with natural shine. The formula helps to protect against blow-dry damage.


Long and brown butterfly cut

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Ready for a new look?

If you’re thinking of getting this haircut, you’ve come to the right place! You may book an appointment at HairMNL Studio, or message us for a personalized consultation if you need expert advice.

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