Guide to Mens Undercut Hairstyles

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The hair trends that have been making headlines in the past few years include hair colors and hairstyles. One of these hairstyles is an undercut.

The undercut has a shaved section on one side of the head with hair styled on top or both sides of the head. This style can be dressed up or down depending on your needs.

Whether you go with a classic slicked-back style or try something more creative, make sure you rock it with confidence.

If you are looking for some help styling this haircut, follow these guides for your undercut hairstyles, and you’ll have the perfect undercut every time.

Undercut Length Guide

Man's correct undercut length

If you’re thinking of getting an undercut, there are a few things to consider.

First, how long or short do you want your hair? You can choose between having hair that is all one length (with the most temporary hair on top), two lengths (longer hair still in some areas but with shorter hair shaved in other parts of the hair), or hair that is entirely shaved on one side.

Second, what hair type do you have? If your hair isn’t naturally straight and smooth, it may be better to choose an undercut with two lengths so there are no choppy sections throughout the hair.

Third, which way does your hair grow out of your head? You can choose between an inch brushed to the side or hair that falls naturally.

In terms of how long it will take you to style your hair will depend on what length and hair type you have gone for.

If all one-length, we suggest styling this in a matter of minutes with some hairspray and a comb; if the hair is two lengths, you may need to spend a little longer styling this hair depending on how choppy it is or straight your hair type is.

In terms of shaving the hair entirely into an undercut, we suggest that you leave this one up to the professionals in your local barbershop.

It’s essential to find the best style for your hair type and face shape. Here are some popular undercut styles:

Classic Undercut

Man with classic undercut hairstyle.

The classic version of an undercut has hair shaved short or bald along one side of the head and hair styled on top or both sides. The classic undercut is the hairstyle most people think of when they hear the word “undercut.” This hair has that’s all one length with a shaved section on the side.

The hair can be styled in many different ways, from slicked back to messy spiky hair or even gelled-back hair for men. This hairstyle is perfect for men with straight hair as it gives a neat and polished look.

Pompadour Undercut

Man with Pompadour Undercut hairstyle.

This style is popular with men who want to style their hair in a pompadour hairstyle. The undercut is shaved very short on the sides and back, while the hair on top is styled into a pompadour.

The pompadour undercut is a more creative style worn by men and women. The hair on the top is a pompadour (a bouffant-style hair), while the hair on the sides and back of the head is shaved or cut very short.

This style is perfect for wavy or curly hair as it gives more volume and texture to the hair.

French Crop

Man with French Crop hairstyle

The French crop is a trendy hairstyle for men at the moment. It is a shorter style where the hair on the top of the head is cut to about two inches in length and left natural or styled with product.

The hair on the sides and back of the head is either shaved completely or faded into long hair.

This style is perfect for men who have a round or oval face shape as it gives the illusion of a longer face shape.

Curly Undercut

Man with Curly Undercut

You can rock an undercut if you have curly hair by shaving or cutting the hair on the sides and back very short or bald, while the hair on top of the head is left long.

Curly hair looks best when styled naturally with some product instead of taming it with hair styling tools.

Faux Hawk

Man with Faux Hawk hairstyle

This style is similar to a French crop undercut, except that you leave the hair longer on one side than an undercut haircut.

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The faux hawk undercut is a style that is perfect for men and women who want an edgy look. The hair on the top of the head is styled into a faux hawk (a hairstyle where the hair is spiked up in the middle, similar to a Mohawk), while the hair on the sides and back of the head is shaved or cut very short.


Man in Mohawk hairstyle.

This hair is very masculine and gives a texture that makes it look thicker. Mohawk hair is similar to the Faux Hawk undercut but has more length. This gives you more freedom with how to wear this hairstyle.

This is the most dramatic of all undercut hairstyles. It starts with shorter hair on top and shaved hair on the sides, then long hair in a mohawk line down the center of your head to create this effect.

Side Styled Textured Top

Man with Side Styled Textured Top hairstyle

This undercut style is for men who want to have longer hair on top. The hair is textured and messy, with the shaved or cut hair on the sides and back hidden behind it.

There are many different ways to style an undercut so that you can find the perfect look for your personality and lifestyle. If you’re not sure which undercut style to choose, ask a hairstylist for help finding the best cut and style.

If you are thinking if you should get an undercut, it depends on your hair type, face shape, and how much time you spend styling your mane. Undercuts are an excellent option for people who want a versatile and stylish haircut that can be dressed up or down.

If you’re not sure if an undercut is suitable for you, consult with a hairstylist to see if this hairstyle is the right choice for you.


What is an undercut, and how does it work?

An undercut is a hairstyle where the hair on one side of your head is shaved or cut very short, and the other side is left long. It can be styled in many different ways, so it’s a versatile haircut that can be dressed up or down. Women and men can wear this hairstyle, depending on how it is styled.

Does an undercut work for every face shape?

This haircut works well for many hair types and hair thicknesses. It’s incredibly flattering for rounder face shapes because it helps make the chin look more prominent and defined, but you can also choose a style that works with your hair type or hairline if you want something different.

What should I ask my barber for if I want an undercut?

The best way to get a stylish haircut with this type of hair is to show your stylist pictures of styles you like so they can help you choose one that works well with your hair thickness, face shape, and lifestyle. You can also ask them to style your hair in a way that hides the shaved or cut hair on the sides and back.

What is the difference between connected and disconnected undercut?

Connected hair is shorter than disconnected hair. Connected undercut hairstyles work well with longer hair on top and close to the head, while disconnected undercuts look good when styled textured and messy or concise hair on top of the head.

Is the undercut Still in Style 2022?

Yes! This hair trend has been around for a few years now, and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. So, if you’re thinking of getting an undercut, go ahead and do it – you won’t regret it.

How do you flatten a cowlick?

If you have a cowlick in your hair, you can try using hair gel or pomade to slick it down. You can also use a hairdryer on high heat and low speed to help flatten the hair.

What is the difference between an undercut and fade?

The main difference between an undercut and fade haircut is that an undercut is a style that leaves hair longer on top, while fades are haircuts where the hair gets shorter as it goes down the head. Undercuts can be styled, textured, messy, or close to the head, while fades usually have a more polished look.


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