The Kitty Cut Is in and Suki Waterhouse Is the Perfect Inspiration for Your Next Chop

We don’t make the rules, but we do follow them—and you should, too (where this haircut is concerned, that is).
Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse.

The people have spoken, and the “kitty cut” is in. You might be wondering (much like we were not so long ago) exactly what that means. Before we give you some more concrete examples, we’ll paint you a picture. Think 1970s shag, but just a touch more intentional. We’re not talking the same sort of frayed ends and choppiness characteristic of the period haircut. It’s that, but with a more refined twist.

Perhaps it’s best akin to Jennifer Aniston’s characteristic shag. Complete with face-framing pieces, layers and clean ends, the style is really not so different from her signature cut.

Or, better yet, think Suki Waterhouse, whose hair serves as the prime example. With her acting role in the 1970s-based show, Daisy Jones and the Six, and her very rock and roll aesthetic, it’s no surprise that she has returned to the bohemian styles of decades past. 

Falling to her collarbone—the prescribed length for the kitty cut style—and made complete with face-framing layers and curtain bangs, the musician’s classic ’do really has mastered the refined shag haircut consuming current beauty trends.

We won’t go so far as to say she started the latest styling craze, but we will say that she rocked the cut far before it gained prominence in the contemporary lexicon of hairstyles.

So, the next time you hit the hair salon, bring some photos of the 32-year-old and let your (trusted) hairdresser take it from there.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.