If you haven’t been living in a cave for the past decade, then you’ve probably met the hottest hair trend of the modern-day – the “undercut hairstyle”. Referred to as “military undercut hairstyle” in its past life, the undercut is quirky, trendy and appealing to both men and women.
And now, this “short sides, long top” hairstyle is back as one of the top hair trends for men in 2018. From your neighbour to Hollywood celebs, many have chosen to rock a trendy undercut hairstyle (yet it manages to look unique on each individual!).
Which is why, today we’ll be sharing our favourite undercut hairstyles. Who knows – maybe you’ll get inspired to give your hair a new look?
#1: Undercut Hairstyle for Curly Hair
One of the most appealing features of the undercut is that it doesn’t just work on one or two particular hair types. Curly, straight, long, short – all types of hair look uber cool with an undercut. If you have ‘big’ curly hair, you may want to consider an undercut to help you manage it. Use medium hold pomade to give your curls a glossy look.
#2: Long Hair Undercut Hairstyle
Meet the undercut with an elegant twist. Whether you’re the modern-day Gatsby, or someone who prefers casual style – the long hair undercut with short hair on the sides is the perfect option. This way you can introduce the undercut into your life – even if you’re not a fan of entirely shaved sides.
#3: Short Undercut Hairstyle with Fade
If you prefer shorter hair and are cool with shaved sides, this one’s for you. Super easy to style, a short undercut with a cool fade takes your hairstyle to the next level. You’ll achieve the volume with some light hair wax for thin hair – or strong hold hairspray on thicker hair.
#4: Undercut + Long Fringe
For a more natural-looking undercut, you’ll want to opt for the undercut with a long fringe (beard optional). This looks great on both straight and curly hair. Style it to the side, and there’s no need to add lots of product. It’ll look awesome anyway.
#5: Spiky Undercut Hairstyle
If you’re after a trendy ‘bad boy’ hairstyle, a spiky undercut will tick the boxes for you. Combining two different hairstyles, it’s the perfect way for those nostalgic about spiky hair to welcome the undercut trend into their lives.
#6: Textured Undercut Hairstyle
With an undercut, you can create a ton of different looks – it depends on how you style it. This ‘big’ and textured hairstyle is a great example of that. If you have thick hair, you can create volume by blow drying your hair from the roots up and finishing with strong-hold pomade. If you have fine hair, then a light wax will be enough to create this textured look and hold.
#7: Pompadour Undercut
What’s a pompadour, you ask with a puzzled expression? It’s a fancy name for hair that’s got a lot of volume in the front (think Elvis, but with less grease). Originally intended for women, the pompadour hairstyle is now one of the most popular hairstyle choices for men. It looks super elegant – but if you pair it with an undercut or a fade, you’ll get the perfect combo of “cool + classy”.
#8: Fade Undercut for Medium Hair
A cool skin fade accentuates the longer hair on top – and is definitely in at the moment. Whether you have medium-length hair, or longer locks – opting for a cool fade with that will only make the hairstyle more unique. Plus – you can go longer between haircuts – and that’s a bonus for a busy, modern-day man, right?
#9: Messy Long Undercut + Beard
Not afraid to stand out? You’ve met your match, then. If you have lots of hair, embrace it – you’re a lucky man. However, an undercut will help you manage it more easily, give it a modern twist and turn heads wherever you go (in a good way).
#10: Undercut with Transition Detail
Last but not least, this unique undercut hairstyle is for someone who’s looking to make their undercut that little bit different. A combo of various hairstyles – a classy pompadour, a cool fade and a unique shaved detail – the undercut with transition detail is the epitome of a sophisticated and fearless modern-day man.
#11: Undercut Quiff
Give a new twist to the traditional quiff with this trendy undercut hairstyle that is cut short on the sides with the top remaining long. Just use the right hairstyling products for an extra shine and firm hold.
#12: Classic Undercut
The classic undercut looks fabulous and iconic. It is easy to style with your favorite hair care product that gives that lasting hold. Maintain it with regular trimming to keep the great hair appeal.
#13: Curly Undercut
The curly undercut is what you want for your new hairstyle. It gives emphasis on your curly hair on top. Keep the clean and sleek look with regular maintenance.
#14: Slicked Back + Undercut
This slicked back plus undercut hairstyle is a trendy hairstyle that looks gorgeous and fierce. You can try having a hair color if you want to accentuate the style further.
#15: Pomp Undercut
The pomp undercut is a fashionable hairstyle that highlights this man’s best facial features, including his eyebrows and eyes. It also gives a volume illusion that you might want if you have a thin or fine hair.
An undercut is probably one of the most versatile haircuts – and we’re not surprised to see its rising popularity among both men and women. Chuck on some pomade or brush it back for a slick look – whatever you do, it’ll look frickin’ awesome.