Somehow sea creatures feel good in a place like this.

Every now and then, beauty trends either come full circle or develop a new iteration that’s so far off the mark that it’s nearly impossible to figure out where it originated.

Now, TikTok’s got its eyes on a haircut trend that’s pretty cool on the eye – meet the ‘Jellyfish Cut’.

Direct the image via @_yanyanchan.
Come 2022 and it’s clear that spending hours finding a new chic style isn’t at the top of the agenda. Instead, many are opting for sharp cuts that take the hassle out of heating up the curling iron and putting the work in the hands of our stylists.
Thankfully, this layer-loving cut isn’t a complicated style for your hair pro either, with two trim levels and it’s done. Not only that, but Hollywood’s A-list has joined the sea creature bandwagon, with Australia’s own Nicole Kidman flaunting her jellyfish cut in her latest photo shoot.
In a recent interview for the cover of Perfect magazine, Kidman gave a number of Gen Z-approved fashion moments, even flexing some serious triceps, but it was her mane that caught the world’s attention. The natural redhead returned to her auburn roots, this time with waist-length strands that were expertly cut in the TikTok-approved trend.

For Kidman’s version of the controversial cut, her mane was pinned straight with the top part cut to reduce the length of her chin and the rest falling to the sides and ending around hip level.

If you look closely, there are subtle layers sprinkled throughout for a dose of texture, but of course, there’s a good chance her wispy mane is just a wig — unless Kidman’s walking the streets of Hollywood with a mullet, then we will be happy eat crow.

Below, we take a deep dive into the mermaid cut hair trend—from what it actually is to how you can style the look yourself.

What is the jellyfish haircut?

Before you panic, the hairstyle has nothing to do with marine life other than the inspiration behind its shape. And if the name sounds familiar, then there’s a good chance you’re thinking of another trend associated with sea creatures, the Octopus Cut.

While both resemble their tentacled counterparts, the silhouette of the helyfish haircut features a rounded, bell-like shape that is similar to the creature’s swimming and stinging body.

Basically, the cut is an interesting twist on a mullet cut and a bowl, with the layers between the front and back of the hair cut, playing on contrasting lines and shapes. Looking at the trend a little closer, the cut splits into two very different sections. The top part acts like the bowl cut mentioned earlier – ending dramatically around the ear or chin – with the bottom half making up the bottom layer of hair and ending behind the shoulders, to resemble the tentacles of a jellyfish.

While there are endless iterations of the cut, anything that sees the hair split into two sections of drastically different lengths is likely to be an homage to the jellyfish.

How to style a jellyfish haircut

If you’re looking to make an oceanic statement with your stems, then the jellyfish cut is for you. As for the cutting style, it can look quite intimidating, but thankfully it doesn’t have to be.

Starting with the initial cut, make sure it fits your face shape – think about which lengths will be flattering. By playing with the two cut lengths you should find the best ways to contour or brighten your face shape. So those with a rounder face can opt for longer layers, while those with a strong jawline can keep the first layer below the jawline.

Regardless of your hair texture, the jellyfish cut will compliment any curl style and, thankfully, is quite easy to maintain. Aside from a light touch with a heating device, the jellyfish cut is essentially a wash-and-go haircut. Mix it up a bit by holding the barrette straight and making the layers visible, or add texture with conditioner and spray to create a subtler change in length.

If you’re ready to take the plunge, then we suggest taking a series of inspiration photos to your hairstylist. While, of course, they may know the exact haircut you’re talking about, a specific reference point is always welcomed with open arms.

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