Disconnected undercut: Everything you need to know about this trend

Mitch | 05 April 2018
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What exactly is a disconnected undercut? Find out what it is and how to wear it, right here!

The undercut hairstyle has evolved into many different interesting variations but one that’s especially eye-catching is the disconnected undercut. If you’re wondering what this cut is exactly, well—it’s disconnected.

You wouldn’t have a hard time identifying this hairstyle. It’s basically an undercut—short back and sides and longer top; but its key characteristic is the sharp contrast between the closely shaven sides and the long hair on top. The transition from long to short is abrupt and there’s hardly ever fading anywhere. Plus, there’s usually a hard part or shaved side part that makes the parts completely “disconnected.” Talk about drawing a clear line!

If you want to try a modern, adventurous style, the disconnected undercut won’t fail you. You can even experiment and combine it with different haircuts for an ultra trendy look. We’ve got some ideas for you, so keep scrolling down.

4 Cool ways to wear the disconnected undercut hairstyle

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How to style disconnected undercut: Super slicked back. Credit: Dvora

1. Super slicked back

Combine the polished vibe of a classic slicked back hairstyle with the hip and trendy aesthetics of the disconnected undercut. To get the look, apply a coin sized amount of TONI&GUY Mattifying Putty for Men on your hair. Then run a brush through it, bringing all of the strands toward the back.

disconnected undercut with mohawk
How to style disconnected undercut: With a mohawk.

2. Mohawk

Is disconnected undercut not edgy enough for you? You can pair it with a modern Mohawk for a more intense look. The shaved side part will exaggerate the difference in length and adds a spare sass to it. Nobody likes guys with attitude, but women don’t mind if you’re wearing it on your hair!

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How to style disconnected undercut: Long and messy.

3. Long & messy quiff

If you’re gonna go for this look, you’ll need a good amount of length on the top of your head. It can be shorter than what you see in the photo, but it’s a good idea to grow it at least two inches before heading to your barber to get the cut. It’s also worth noting that this is a high-maintenance hairstyle. Note: you might need styling tools to get this look, so if you’re clueless and have never held a blow dryer—let alone a flat iron—in your life, you might want to skip this. However, if you’re game to sit in front of the mirror every morning for a good 15 minutes or so, this is a really stylish look to try.

Dove Men + Care Strengthening Shampoo
Dove Men + Care Strengthening Shampoo

Editor’s tip: For hair that’s strong enough to withstand all the pulling and heat styling and everything else this look requires, wash your hair with Dove Men + Care Strengthening Shampoo. It’s infused with caffeine and Trichazole Actives, which help fortify the hair strands so that the hair’s natural growth will be uninterrupted by breakage because of weak, brittle hair.

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How to style disconnected undercut: With a short ponytail. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Short ponytail

This look has a very hip, slightly bagets vibe. It’s a trendy option for rocker dudes, creative cuties, and those with similar aesthetics. It’s also quite easy to achieve—brush the top back and tie into a tiny ponytail. You can also switch it up with a man bun for variation.

All in all, the disconnected undercut is an ultra stylish haircut for men, and if you’re looking to upgrade your looks, this could be a great hairstyle choice.

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