Flat hair getting you down? Try the 'air cut'

The easy, breezy look explained

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / November 10 2022

We’ve started to notice that all the hair trends of the last 12 months have started to merge together.

The wolf cut, the mullet shag, chin bangs, feathered hair, and the butterfly haircut have all become sisters in a family of layered, mid-length hair trends.

The latest addition to the brood? The ‘air cut’. 

Popularised in Korea and categorised by its multi-layered, ‘airy’ style, the ‘air cut’ frames the face with a series of light, piecey layers that are fluffy, flowy and full of movement. 

Intended for fine hair, it can also work on thicker hair that needs the weight taken out of it. Plus, it’s forgiving on a multitude of textures (much like the wolf cut and shag mullet), however the soft style offers a more refined take than its edgier predecessors.

Typically, the ‘air cut’ features a set of floaty ‘air bangs’ to complete the breezy blowout look, but if a fringe isn’t your thing, forgo the chop for short face-framing layers. 

As far as styling goes, you’ll need to get your hands on a lightweight texturising spray that can be applied at the root of the hair. Then, pair your texturiser with a curling tool that adds body and bounce with minimal effort. 

We suggest investing in a set of heated rollers, a hot brush or one of these Dyson Airwrap dupes.  

Main image credit: @quecolour

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).