Made fashionable by the stylish folk of the 1920s and 30s, men’s undercut hairstyles have come a long way in the world of contemporary looks.
Today it can be found gracing the follicles of the world’s most prominent stars including those in sport, music, film and general street culture. The appeal of the undercut is no doubt its edginess and on-trend appearance, but more importantly it’s a style that is no longer reserved just for the younger crowd.
Fashion forward men like Nick Wooster and David Beckham have championed the look in recent years and slowly refined it to become something that still remains edgy but also exudes an air of elegance and class when styled the right way.
What is the right way, one ponders?
We’re glad you asked. Renée Baltov of Sydney’s Barberhood gave us the low down. Here are her top tips and pointers on getting the perfect undercut.
- It takes a lot of confidence to wear so make sure you’re ready to commit
- Don’t take it too high. What you can end having is a long piece of hair at the top and not much else
- Undercuts can work on thick or thin hair but if you’re balding then this style won’t work for you – think combover territory
- They can be high maintenance hairstyles which require visiting the barber more often
- Make sure it doesn’t get too long at the top as it’s a completely disconnected hairstyle
- Like any hairstyle it has to suit your head. The barber will be the best person to determine that for you
And with that, we present to you the coolest ways to pull off the men’s undercut hairstyle. Whether it’s the classic undercut, the swept back undercut or the curled undercut, we’ve got you covered on the sides and top.
Have a peruse of our gallery to see which look will suit your next cut. If you’re after something a little different, hit up D’Marge’s comprehensive hair bible.