A disconnected undercut is probably one of the trendiest haircut styles out there right now – and we can totally see its appeal.
For those of you who may have heard the name of the cut but are not entirely sure what it is, a disconnected undercut is one-length cut – with no tape or fade – which results in a strong, sharp contrast with the longer hair on top. The longer the hair – the sharper the contrast, and the edgier the look. That’s where the name ‘disconnected’ comes from – the noticeable difference between the two lengths of hair.
What’s so special about it? Well, its versatility is key. The undercut can be combined with an endless list of hairstyles – pompadours, combovers, quiffs, fohawks – you name it! It looks as good when combined with short hair as with long hair, and the same goes for hair types: whether your hair is curly or straight, an undercut will only bring out the best in your cut.
The only thing to bear in mind is that an undercut may not suit all face shapes – read through our post on choosing the right cut for your face shape for more tips on this.
Here are out 20 best disconnected undercut hairstyles – enjoy!
#1: Cool Disconnected Undercut with a Light Fringe
Check out this awesome, modern cut – there is hardly anything more ideal for a contemporary man. Light, layered fringe balances out the length of the face (particularly recommended for diamond-shaped dudes) – and the undercut adds a bit of edge.
#2: Simple, Classy Undercut
Really fancy getting an undercut – but have an important business meeting tomorrow? Then there’s no better choice than this simple, classy undercut to show that you’re both trendy and committed. It scores high both on elegance and edge – and will work for a professional man who can’t allow himself to experiment with fohawks as much as some of us can (i.e. – me).
#3: Short Disconnected Pomp
What an awesome hairstyle for someone who’s after a dash of 1960’s pompadour charm – but is keen to combine it with a modern twist. Sophisticated and youthful – this look is also an ideal option if you’re into making yourself look younger.
#4: Medium Undercut for Curly Hair
If ‘curly-head’ is what your friends call you, then you’ll absolutely rock this disconnected undercut. Curly hair looks extremely good with an undercut, particularly because shaved sides help you get rid of the volume that can sometimes make you look a bit overgrown.
#5: Slick Back Undercut for Medium Hair
Smooth and slick undercut for long hair – what’s not to like? Use a bit of pomade to shape it into a desired style and add shine. Perfect for a special occasion – or whenever you feel like you could use a compliment.
#6: Messy Textured Long Hair Quiff
Excellent hairstyle for someone who has long hair – and is looking for a fresher, neater cut. Losing the sides and keeping the top long will result in a sharper contrast, but the hair on top leaves you with plenty of volume.
#7: Long Wavy Hair Undercut
If volume is what you are into, then this long wavy hair undercut is the hairstyle you should opt for the next time you head to the barber’s. It’s got the ‘oomph’ that you may be searching for – but the shaved sides maintain a neat look.
#8: Textured Pompadour Undercut
There’s hardly anything more sophisticated than a pompadour – and when it comes with a modern undercut, it’s particularly trendy.
#9: Short Afro + Undercut
For those of you who have been living the dream with a cool Afro, an undercut will only help freshen things up a bit. The beauty of an undercut is that it reduces volume on the sides, helping you keep a sweet Afro cut without it being annoyingly big.
#10: Textured Undercut for Medium Hair
This undercut is a great option for those who aren’t fans of really short sides. It uses clippers set to grade 2-3 to achieve a longer undercut – rather than a near-shaved look. That can be good for someone looking to keep a bit of length of their sides – and looks great with medium length hair on top.
#11: Voluminous Textured Undercut + Color
Spectacular – that’s the first word that came to mind! This voluminous undercut is a definite head-turner – so if you’re someone who likes being the center of attention, this may be a good option to consider.
#12: Short Undercut for Wavy Hair
Great option for those looking to have little hair on their head – which can be ideal for hot summer months (or if you don’t have much time for styling). If your is wavy, all you need to do is rub some pomade through your hands and rub through your hair to add some texture – and you’re good to go.
#13: Awesome Big Pompadour Undercut
If volume is what you seek – this is the hairstyle to go for. A classy pompadour taken to the next level with some extra volume + an undercut = SUCCESS.
#14: Disconnected Undercut for Short Hair
Check out this charmer! He wanted a trendy bit of hair left on his head, but for the style to be easy to manage. Which is why, he went for the disconnected undercut for short hair. We dig, don’t you?
#15: Disconnected Surfer Undercut
An undercut doesn’t have to be short – longer undercut works like a charm, too. Like this awesome, beachy undercut with shorter hair on the sides and back, and longer, wavy hair on top. Ideal for someone looking to shed a bit of ‘hair weight’ – but keep the volume and length.
16: French Crop Undercut
Ideal for square and rectangle-faced gentlemen out there, the French crop and undercut combo works like magic to make your (big) forehead look more appealing.
#17: Undercut with Voluminous Combover
Another hairstyle that works wonderfully to create fullness and volume on top – and downplay the sides for a balanced look.
#18: Short Curly Hair + Undercut
Remember what we said about the versatility of undercuts? Well, this is an example. Whether short or long, curly or straight – an undercut won’t disappoint.
#19: Disconnected Undercut for Long Side-Swept Hair
Clean, stylish and elegant – that’s just the way side-swept hair is. The undercut adds a bit of a quirky edge to the look, while the smooth hair left on top looks super classy.
#20: Faux Hawk Undercut
A great, stylish and edgy option for someone who is looking for a transformation. Style it with a bit of pomade to add texture – or spike it up for a more daring look.