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18 Best Undercut Haircut For Men

The undercut haircut is a hairstyle that was fashionable at all time. The hair on the top of the head is long and parted on either the side or center, while the back and sides are buzzed very short.

With the right tools and some product, you can easily style your undercut. So it’s brushed up, slicked back, or brushed back as a pompadour.

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Whether you have thick hair, curly hair, wavy hair, straight hair, fine or thinning hair there is a cool undercut haircut for you in this set of photos.

1. Undercut Fade

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Historically undercuts have had fully buzzed sides but if that’s too daring for you, you don’t have to write off the whole undercut trend completely. This Instagrammer’s faded undercut has all the appeal of the classic style but with a more subtle finish.

2. Men’s Bun + Undercut

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Combine two of the hottest men’s hairstyles for one spectacular look. If you have spent the last few years growing out your hair to work the ever popular man bun, the last thing you may want to do is cut it all off.

So why not team your longer locks with a discreet undercut cuffing the ear? You wonst have to sacrifice any of your hard-earned length and will give your mane a fresh edge.

3. Braided Undercut

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Are you a Game of Thrones or a Vikings  fan? Then this braided version of the men’s undercut might just be for you.

To nail this look, you’ll need to keep the top relatively long, as it’ll make braiding that much easier. And heads up, practice does make perfect for this one, so be patient if you’re not yet a braiding pro. 

4. High Fade + Short Quiff

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Want something a little bit edgier than the refined men’s undercut? Then why not try a similar look, but with a high fade? Not only is it a totally hot style for almost anyone, but it makes the ideal style for guys going grey gracefully.

5. Classic Undercut + Slicked-Back Hair

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While you might not be brave enough to emulate Brad Pitt’s iconic Fury slicked-back undercut, you can ease into the cut by opting for a medium fade undercut.

6. Long curls with undercut

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Are you currently rocking long curls that have the tendency to be unruly? Then this undercut update is all you need to try to make your curls manageable. Half the hair, half the hassle, right?

7. Precision undercut

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With its sharp lining, this is a perfect example of a precision undercut with a slight fade. We like to hink of this as the modern “Shelby cut” from TV series Peaky Blinders, because it still holds the distinctive undercut trademark but with a softer tapered finish.

8. Long Disconnected Undercut Hairstyle

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The undercut is popular for guys with long hair. Do I need to see why?

10. Back Of Disconnected Undercut

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Here’s an undercut from the back. This version has a fade that drops down along with medium length hair but most disconnected undercuts are one length all around or have a fade that tapers hair straight down.

11. Undercut Fade + Taper

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This fresh look contrasts a boxy line up with a pompadour that ends in a curl and and blurry fade.

12. Disconnected Undercut Quiff Hairstyle

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Guys are often looking for easy-to-wear haircuts that are appropriate for work as well as active lifestyles. Well, this is it. The sides couldn’t be cleaner while short hair is pulled up into a quiff.

13. Matte Slick Back

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The slick back is a commonly worn with an undercut, whether it worn shiny or matte. The combination looks as good, maybe better, with a fade.

14. Mohawk Hairstyle

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Styling hair all the back creates the look of mohawk with the commitment of a haircut. The bald burst fade works perfectly with the lines of this unexpected hairstyle. A super cool hairstyle for long hair.

15. Pomp-Hawk Undercut

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It’s a pompadour with the attitude of a mohawk fade.

16. Messy + Spiky Disconnected Undercut

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This messy meets spiky look is on trend. It’s even easier to style with second-day hair.

17. Smooth and Sleek Undercut

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Because this look is all about height (which will help create a distinct contrast between the top and bottom sections of your hair), it’s important to use a cleansing shampoo that will help hydrate the hair without weighing it down.

18. High Pomp Fade

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This high volume and textured pomp blends seamlessly into the undercut fade.

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