What are Undercuts?
Back in the 1920s, 1930s and even 1940s, the undercut was a popular style among men. The hair on top is parted to either side or at the center and the back and sides are trimmed very short. The style became popular again in the 1990s and around 2010. Some undercut styles included bangs and others slicked the bangs back.
Undercuts are great to create individual looks. There are many varieties with this style, endless styles to enjoy. It is a flexible style that goes well in casual, business and special event settings.
Do not think Undercuts are just for men, there are many women rocking the remarkable undercut hairstyle.
Types of Undercuts
This hairstyle can be worn by all ages, all sizes and look great. You can be clean- shaven or bearded, straight haired or curly. Undercuts are considered a “go-to” style for men looking for a new look. The only challenge is finding a barber, like Salon Allegra's Tracy Strycker, who can do an undercut correctly.
Here are a few of the popular undercut styles. Classic: The most popular undercut. It is based on the 1940s “dapper” look. I can be worn slicked back or normal.
Disconnected: This is one of the more popular variations. The sides are short and all one length to create a contrast between the top and the sides.
Sideways Swipe: if you like a flatter style, the sideways swipe or “side swept” variation may be for you. The hair is combed low and flat, or slicked to the side, evenly in the same direction.
Layered: Layered undercuts include fades and tapers, with longer hair on the top. It gives a wavy or more voluminous look. Brush Up: The sides and back of this style are short, with the top and front being styled and brushed upwards for a messy look.
Types of Products to Use on Undercuts Hair Gel: Use gel for a wet effect. Apply it when your hair is still wet. It creates definition and a strong, long-lasting texture that holds. It works well with undercuts that need a wet, spiky or vertical look.