Undercuts have always been the haircut of choice for most men, even since the 1900s and it still continues to be so, and for good reason. The undercuts greatest appeal is the fact that it is is the most versatile haircut and can be styled in many different ways. No matter the type of hair you have or the type of face shape you have, whether it’d be curly, straight, long, short, this post will guarantee a type of undercut for you. Let’s take a look at 2018s take on the best haircut for men, and how to not only style them, but to have the hairdresser cut them for you also.
Modern Slickback Undercut
This is perhaps the most common type of undercut as it’s biggest appeal is that it can be used for both formal, and casual occasions. It is extremely simple to execute, and most of all, it stays in place with minimal effort. This hairstyle is an easy go to and works best with medium length hair. To style this hair into place all you have to do is just gently blow dry your hair backwards and then work some wax into your hair, then take a brush and just brush it backwards, and thats it! When some strands start to fall out of place, just comb your hair back with your fingers it’ll stay in place, super simple, super managable.
The Two in One
This is a prime example of the versatility of a mens undercut. These two pictures showcases two drastically different hairstyles, but with the exact same haircut. With the two in one, you can style it in a pompadour (left) or can be styled with a fringe (right). Therefore, you can mix these hairstyles up according to different occasions, or if you just feel like either one for the day. To achieve the left photo, firstly wet your hair and apply a pre styler, then take a brush and whilst brushing backwards, start to blowdry the hair at the same time, this creates an enourmous amount of volume necessary for this updo. Once done, simply apply some strong wax and work it into the hair. For the second hair do, it is much simpler and easier, all your have to do is just apply wax and work it into place. An example where you’d want to change hairstyles could be the length of time that you need your hair to be in shape, for the left hair do, it will naturally come out of shape much quicker, therefore, if perhaps you have a tough day ahead of you which might include sweat, you would want to go with the fringe hairstyle on the right. Either way, this picture is a prime example of why the undercut is the best haircut a man can choose!
Messy Medium Undercut
The messy undercut is one of my favourite haircuts due to its ease of styling whilst maintaining a stylish look. This look encompasses effortless style, maintaining a medium length of hair at the top, and short sides, it is simple to style. All you have to do is just blowdry your hair a little for a moderate amount of volume, and then work wax in your hair. Whilst working the wax into your hair, apply an even amount everywhere, and becareful not to apply too much. Apply the wax in a circular motion to achieve the messy texture and to maintain the volume. This look is great for when you’re in a hurry and also want to encompass a casual, mellow, easy-going look which the ladies love.
This is a simple short styled undercut. The main appeal to this undercut is at the sides, the sides are cut in a way that it fades from short to medium length at it proceeds to the top of the head. This style is extremely low maintanence and can undergo even the harshest conditions. This haircut should be recommended for those that have minimal time in the upkeep in their hair, but also want a professional and stylish look at the same time. This haircut is highly recommended for sports, as it keeps it shapes indefinitely. This hairstyle requires the user to just work in wax into the hair and to have it styled to the front. Minimal effort but simulteneously achieving the upmost standards.
The pompadour is a very common choice amongst young men, this up do embarces a high volume style and is swept to the side. A medium short length of hair is required and this haircut is good for casual and also professional occasions. Although the hair do is a little harder to style and the maintanence is higher, the result is more than worth it. To achieve this hairstyle, wet your hair and apply a pre wax, then blowdry your hair with medium heat and with the palm of your hands, go in a circular motion to achieve the large amount of volume this hair style requires. After working your hair in a circular motion for 1-3 minutes, start to sweep your fringe to the desires side, normally it’d be swept to the left. This sets in place the direction the pompadour will lean towards. Once your hair has ample amount of volume, apply the wax evenly in all areas of your hair, and you have yourself, the 2018s most common men hairstyle. If your hair falls out of place, simply finger comb your hair to the direction of your pompadour
Side Swept Undercut
This side swept undercut is one for those with longer hair. This hairstyle is very easy to achieve and the maintenance is also very low. Simply leave the top long and cut the sides short. This hairstyle is good for a day at the beach or when needing little maintenace. This hairstyle is good for the beach as the natural salt in the oceans water will help keep in place the hair to the side. It’s that simple! Simply sweep your hair to the side if you’re at the beach and let the cool sea breeze hold your hair in place. If you’re not by the ocean however, apple a minimal amount of wax, just enough to keep it in place, and apply it to the part where you part your hair to keep it parted to the side. This hair style has such low maintenance as the weight of your long hair will keep the hair to the side.
Undercut Mohawk Combo
This haircut is a very stylish one. Although this type of hairstyle would not be recommended for a professional occasion, this hairstyle is a very good fit for a fun and casual occasion. Perhaps, if you’re acting in a movie and you’re playing the cool or bad guy, this hairstyle would be very suitable, as this haircut exemplifys a “bad boy” “cool” vibe and is for sure to swoon all the ladies. To style this type of hair might take a little more effort, but is definitely worth it. With towel dry hair, apply a pre wax evenly throughout the hair and then blow dry your hair whilst combing your hair in a circular motion. This creates an ample amount of volume, and once dry, apply a strong wax evenly and set your hair in place. You might want to then use your hair dryer and set it on the cold setting so that it further reinforces your hair in place.
Spiked to the Front
Most of you have probably seen this haircut, but are unsure of how to achieve it. This hairstyle is again not as suitable for a professional scene as the others, but more for a casual, fun occasion. This style is a little tough to achieve but once again, the final look is worth it. To style this hair, towel dry and apply a pre wax. Now blow dry your hair both in a circular motion and toward the front, using your hands and fingers as a guide for you hair. Once done, apply a strong wax and style it to the front and up. Set your hair in place with your blow dryer set on cold to lock your hair in place. If your hair gets out of place throughout the day, simply just finger comb your hair upwards and to the front.
This style of undercut is similar to the pompadour except this time, it is swept to the side. This style is versatile as it is fit for both professional and casual occasions, and will impress your colleagues or friends in either situation. This hairstyle is widely popular and is very stylish and visually and aesthetically pleasing. To achieve this type of hair is quite simple. We need volume, so simply towel dry your hair, apply a pre styler, blowdry in circular motion and to the side to achieve a large volume. Once done, apply a strong wax evenly and then finger comb to the desired side. This hairstyle is very popular and for good reason. If this hairstyle falls out of place, simply finger comb to the side and in a slightly upward angle to set your hair in place again.
Disconnected Fade Pompadour
This modern pompadour is extremely aesthetic, however, this haircut might take quite a bit of effort. This haircut achieves a maximum in aesthetics and stylishness. Although not very suitable for a professional occasion, this haircut is good for parties and when you need to impress. As said before this haircut is a little harder to achieve as it requires more steps and is more prone to falling out of place. Firstly, towel dry your hair and apply a pre styler, and blowdry your hair on the warm setting and apply a circular motion and simulteneously slick your hair to the back. Once done, apply a generous amount of wax and style your hair to the back, and from the sides to the middle. Once done, blowdry your hair on the cool setting to set your hair in place. If your hair happens to fall out of place, finger comb your hair backwards.