The butterfly cut is a layered style with wispy, face-framing pieces reminiscent of butterfly wings.
There are many variations of the butterfly cut suitable for all hair types, textures, lengths and face shapes.
Blonde and beachy looks are popular colors, but you can also try fun colors.
Maintain your butterfly cut with Blissy silk pillowcases, bonnets, scrunchies.
If you scroll on TikTok, Instagram, or Pinterest (as we have), you're bound to encounter thousands who've already adopted butterfly hair. (The curly wolf cut is also trending. More on that here.)
If you're wondering whether a butterfly haircut is worth a try, the answer is yes! There are so many reasons why the butterfly haircut is popular.
A butterfly cut with bangs is chic, stylish, and flattering. Butterfly haircuts add volume and dimension while still giving your hair a gorgeous, natural look:
It's an iconic style that'll make a fashion statement wherever you go!
Read on to see 12 fabulous versions of the butterfly cut with bangs. These variations make the butterfly cut versatile and suitable for all styles, face shapes, and hair types.
Plus, you'll discover how easy it is to care for your new style with Blissy's premium silk products.
All About the Butterfly Haircut
Before we get into the 12 butterfly cut with bangs variations, let's talk about the style's look and inspiration.
The butterfly haircut is reminiscent of flying butterfly wings, with wispy, face-framing layers. It also has contrasting, longer layers of different lengths. This allows for lots of movement and volume.
It's a blend of characteristic 70s and 90s styles (like shags and cuts with detailed, long layers) with a modern twist.
This layered look is gorgeous on all different face shapes and hair types!
Need styling tips for your butterfly haircut? Simply curl out the ends by blow-drying them or style them with a curling iron.
12 Stunning Variations of the Butterfly Haircut
You're bound to find the perfect inspo for your butterfly haircut in one of these 12 looks. These variations show that the butterfly cut with bangs can look beautiful on any hair texture and face shape!
1) Blonde butterfly haircut with curtain bangs
Pay homage to Farrah Fawcett with this iconic, bouncy style!
This trendy butterfly cut with curtain bangs looks gorgeous and summery in platinum blonde or with blonde highlights. The curled-out bangs mingled with long layers add extra volume, especially to thin hair.
If you have a diamond or oval face shape, this butterfly cut with bangs will frame your face perfectly.
2) Beachy butterfly haircut
This medium-length, feathered cut looks great on any hair type, but it's especially flattering for curly and wavy hair. The bouncy cut adds natural volume through layers. Your eyes will steal the show, though, with its perfectly placed curtain bangs.
Wear this cut as a brunette with warm, subtle highlights for a bohemian vibe.
Style your waves with texturizing spray or a lightweight mousse. This will help your butterfly haircut stay oh-so-chic and voluminous!
3) Nostalgic, pretty butterfly cut
Head back to the 70s with this long and dreamy butterfly cut with bangs. This variation features short curtain bangs and lots of layers to add dimension and movement.
Enhance this butterfly style with hot tools. Use a curling iron to flick your hair outward and add extra lift. But please—don't forget to use heat protection!
4) Long butterfly layers with highlights
This gorgeous butterfly cut with bangs is the perfect layered style for those with long, thick hair. The layers allow for maximum volume without weighing anything down.
If you have naturally textured hair, style your locks with volumizing mousse for big waves!
Ask your stylist for a money piece (face-framing highlights). This will give you a more dramatic look and draw attention to your eyes.
5) Romantic butterfly haircut for thick hair
The whimsical butterfly layers in this cut lighten the weight of thick hair while adding more volume. Its medium length and soft, shorter layers combine to give you maximum volume!
Wear it with an espresso hair color to add to its enchanting appeal.
Use a blow dryer and a round brush to style this look. Or, if you have naturally curly hair, you may only need to apply a curl cream or texturizing spray.
6) Long, subtle butterfly cut
If you have very long, straight hair and have haircut anxiety, then this cut is the one for you! The layers are longer, so you can change up your look without committing to lopping too much off at once.
The long, soft layers and curtain bangs work well with straight hair texture—the layers add natural volume without being too choppy. It's suitable for both thin hair and thick hair alike, making it a very versatile style.
7) Ultra-long and glam butterfly-cut hair
This long butterfly cut variation is also fabulous for those with long hair. The many layers with warm blonde highlights add dimension while keeping your hair full and bouncy.
Adding a money piece at the front will draw attention to your beautiful facial features.
Plus, this butterfly cut complements wavy hair perfectly!
8) Gorgeous butterfly haircut for thin hair
This shoulder-length, butterfly cut with bangs is reminiscent of The Rachel—a fun, bouncy, and ever-popular 90s style.
With choppy, short layers and short curtain bangs, this style adds volume to even thin, straight, short hair!
9) Fun and colorful butterfly hairstyle
If you have medium-length hair and are ready to try a new color, try this butterfly cut!
Straight and wavy hair types will love this volumizing cut with swoopy, soft layers.
Wear a bright auburn or copper hair color as shown, or experiment with whatever you like—pink, anyone!?
10) Shoulder-length butterfly haircut
Even if you have very short hair, you can still wear a butterfly haircut! This is one of our favorite short hairstyles with butterfly layers.
This shoulder-length haircut features flowy and beautiful layers with side-swept bangs. This style is ideal for those with straight, thick hair.
Experiment with highlights or caramel lowlights for additional dimension.
11) Butterfly haircut for straight hair
This butterfly cut variation feels extra 90s with wispy bangs and wispy layers. The razor-cut pieces toward the front add soft volume even to fine hair. And the face-framing layers will accentuate your facial features.
It's one of the best butterfly cuts for straight hair.
To style, blow dry your bangs and the ends with a round brush.
12) Butterfly haircut for round faces
Although this chic butterfly haircut looks gorgeous on all face shapes, it's especially flattering for those with a round face.
The short curtain bangs paired with other, longer layers help to visually elongate your face.
Wear it with your natural color or try a fun hair color, like red, peach, or even aqua—anything that complements your skin tone!
Maintaining Your Butterfly Haircut With Blissy
Once you're rocking your new and fabulous butterfly haircut, invest in products to keep it looking salon-fresh! Blissy offers luxurious, top-tier silk products (like pillowcases, bonnets, and scrunchies) that will up your hair game while maintaining your style.
Our pure, mulberry silk goods are all crafted from the highest-quality silk (grade 6A). We are certified eco-friendly, non-toxic, and safe. Blissy passes the OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100, making us one of the most trustworthy silk brands on the market.
Your hair, skin, and butterfly haircut will seriously thank you with Blissy!
Keep your butterfly hair fresh with a Blissy Pillowcase
Silk pillowcases are key to keeping your butterfly haircut beautiful. And Blissy has got your back when it comes to the finest, gentlest pillowcases.
Here are some of the amazing benefits you'll receive when you sleep on our mulberry silk pillowcase:
- Prevent dry hair—keep it glossy! Silk is naturally hydrating to hair and skin.
- Reduce damage, breakage, and frizz. Silk has minimal friction, so you won't damage your hair as you toss and turn at night.
- The above benefits will also help you keep bedhead and tangles at bay. Wake up with those butterfly layers looking smooth, shiny, and fabulous!
Accessorize with Blissy Scrunchies
Blissy Scrunchies are a must-have for butterfly haircuts—and many other styles!
On days when an updo calls to you, make sure to wear our mulberry silk scrunchies:
- No unsightly creases or dents when you take your hair down. This is essential for a butterfly haircut, so that your layers still cascade elegantly.
- Our scrunchies won't damage your hair like traditional hair ties. They'll keep your hair silky smooth!
Protect with a Blissy Bonnet
A Blissy Bonnet is paramount to protecting your butterfly haircut.
Wearing our luxe silk bonnet to bed each night will help preserve your haircut's shape. Plus, it'll improve the overall health of your hair by reducing frizz, keeping hair soft, and increasing shine.
Pro Tip: A Blissy Bonnet is vital if you have naturally curly or wavy hair texture. Your curls will be happier and bouncier than ever!
Enjoying Your New Butterfly Hairstyle
The adaptable butterfly cut with bangs looks fab on seriously any face shape or hair type! Playing with color allows versatility with style, too, whether you choose to rock a bold color or a beachy blonde.
Once you've chosen your favorite variation, stock up on Blissy silk products to ensure your new look stays fresh and fabulous!