Top 5 Undercut Hairstyle Men Haircuts Ideas

Top 5 Undercut Hairstyle Men Haircuts Ideas

The undercut hairstyle men are increasingly embracing involves longer hair on the top that is parted on one side or down the center, with very short sides and back. Extremely popular in the Edwardian era between the 20s and the 40s, the undercut hairstyle has met with a revival at the beginning of the 2010s. However, the popular haircut from the roaring twenties has now got a facelift. Men put a spin on the undercut hairstyle, flipping the bangs back, playing with layers and adding texturizing spray. Little do our men know that a hundred years ago, this haircut stood for poverty. Men who couldn’t afford a barber appointment were easily spotted by their haircut.

Starting with the 30s, this hairstyle was adopted by street gang members and working class men. Fast forward to several decades later, when the undercut hairstyles are rocked both by men and women (think Rihanna and Miley Cyrus). Most barbers are asked for the undercut hairstyle that beautifully suits most men out there. The main reason why this haircut is so widely spread is its versatility. Whether you’re going for punk rock, retro chic, badass, sleek ‘n’ elegant or deeply parted, side swept bangs, you’ll find the undercut hairstyle caters for mostly every need. If you’re in search of some inspiration for your next barber appointment, take a look at our suggestions and join the ever growing undercut hairstyle team.

1. Side swept pompadour

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You don’t have to be David Beckham to rock an undercut hairstyle. What does help is having a longer face and textured wavy hair. Still, men with round faces shouldn’t back out of an undercut hairstyle. A skilled barber will not only take into account your requirements but also work with your face shape and hair type. It’s worth taking the time to find a good barber and once you do, add his number on your speed dial. This side swept pompadour is great for tall foreheads and a strong jawline. The hair is shorter on the sides, and it blends in with the second-day beard. The top part of the hair is much longer. The wavy texture helps create sexy side swept bangs that add height and a masculine touch to the perfect undercut hairstyle men are searching for. A dab of hair wax makes sure to keep everything in place during the day, giving the hairstyle a polished, sleek look.

2. The gentleman undercut

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Most men tend to hide their salt and pepper hair as soon as the salt makes an appearance. But instead of fighting Mother Nature, why not embrace it? Silver gray hair can look extremely appealing when it is neatly groomed and carefully styled. To back that up, check out this incredibly stylish gentleman effortlessly rocking an undercut hairstyle. The sides and back are not very short, but they are uniformly cut. The top part of the hair is longer and swept towards the back. This creates a casual, relaxed look without the young and defiant touches. Needless to say, you don’t need to be over forty or have gray hair to try out this undercut hairstyle. On the contrary, it’s a simple transition from your regular haircut to the undercut. It suits most face shapes and when it’s done flawlessly, it can elongate a round face and slim down the cheeks.

3. The curly undercut

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That’s right, not only men with straight hair can take the plunge and ask for the undercut when they’re in the barber’s seat. Curly hair can work great with a good undercut hairstyle and the picture above speaks volumes about how good it can actually look. Use your naturally curly locks of hair to add texture and attitude to your hairstyle. Luckily for you, you’ll never know what it’s like to have limp, dull hair. However, it’s not impossible for men with curls to achieve the sleek undercut either. Most of the times, hair products like wax will do the job within seconds. For more stubborn, coarse hair, you might want to try a hair straightener and follow up with some hair wax. What makes the curly undercut hairstyle easy to rock is that it’s low maintenance, it looks relaxed and it can easily be dressed up or dressed down, according to the occasion.

4. Undercut hairstyle for thin hair

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Don’t despair if you don’t have coarse, thick, curly, textured or wavy hair. Remember when I praise the undercut hairstyle for its versatility? That’s because it can also work wonders for thin hair. Don’t believe me? Look up Michael Pitt, Johnny Depp, Macklemore, Alexander Skarsgård and even David Beckham. Despite what you may think, they all have fine hair that tends to go limp by the end of the day when it’s not backed up by a texturizer spray, dry shampoo or special wax for thin hair. And since there is a silver lining in anything, you’ll be happy to hear thin hair has an advantage. It’s easier to manage than thick care and requires less grooming. According to the shape of your face, you can choose to style the longer hair on the top part backward or opt for a side swept pompadour. In either case, give your top part enough time to grow and then you’ll be able to play around with your coiffure after your heart’s desire. If you want your hairstyle to require even less maintenance, take a cue from Macklemore and leave a narrower top part of long hair.

5. The model undercut

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This sleek coiffure reminisces of androgynous models with strong jaws and clean shaves. The hairstyle matches an artistic personality who likes to dress in long overcoats and classic white button-ups. This example of undercut hairstyle has short sides, a deep parting, and a very sleek side-swept part. Since it’s not one of the most low-maintenance undercut hairstyle, men will need hair wax and other hair products to keep everything in check. The model undercut is ideal for wavy hair that doesn’t grease up easily. If you’re not keen on touching up your hair throughout the day or tending to your hairstyle in the morning, then this might not be the ideal choice for you.

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