2015 would be the year faux-hawk officially died. But instead of dying by way of losing sight of it on the street (remember mullets from the 80s?) faux-hawk became a permanent fixture on today’s hairstyle menu, joining the classic league of buzz cuts, side-parted and the Ivy League.
In 2014, undercut hairstyle dethroned faux-hawk and took over the “Most Popular Hairstyle” crown. The request for the “IT” haircut at barber shops and salons continues to grow 6 years after we first spotted (and then embraced) the trend. The natural progression of the trend has given birth to countless permutations of the original style.
Most men can do no wrong with undercut hairstyle, but it does works better on longer face with straight or wavy hair.
How to tell your barber? Our handpicked 45 undercut looks below can double as your “catalogue.” Browse through the looks below and show your favourite one to your barber or hairstylist and he’ll know what to do based on your face shape and hair type.
David Beckham’s textured undercut hairstyle seen on Spring 2015 H&M Bodywear campaign. Image: H&M
Undercut with side-swept pompadour
Male model John Halls spotting undercut in DETAILS magazine, March 2014
Flat slicked back undercut
Clean shaven undercut
Undercut done by Morris Motley Studio in Melbourne, Australia
Undercut with blown up pomp
Brit Punk Undercut
Effortless messy styling
Federico Rosignoli’s undercut style
Undercut with edgy back styling
Undercut with dishevelled side quiff
Undercut with high-and-tight clipping
Long bangs undercut
Male model Mariano Di Vaio spotting undercut
Matured man with undercut hairstyle
Undercut In-the-making: shaving neckline with barber razor.
Slick side-parted undercut
Undercut with quiff styling
Undercut side and back view: Slin-Fade tapering
Silver fox Domenico Gianfrate spotting undercut
Undercut with mohawk quiff
On the runway: undercut hairstyle with side swept bangs
Male Model Thomas Davenport spotting Undercut
Miguel’s spotting undercut. (Inspiration for African American)
Undercut with side quiff
Side-parted undercut style
Undercut with medium length top
Undercut for matured men with gray hair
Undercut with front bangs styling
Undercut with curly bangs
Clean slicked back undercut
Asian man’s undercut with bleached white/purple top