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 3 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.
You know a hair movement has started when the one who launched a trillion faux-hawks – David Beckham, has been seen embracing the undercut hairstyle since last year. Beckham started another wave when he’s spotted wearing a more textured undercut variation in the recent H&M ad campaign.
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.