The curly hair undercut: 7 styles to steal from Instagram

Leona | 25 June 2018

The curly hair undercut is about to be on your radar…

Are you looking for new ways to style your curly hair? If you’re after a low-maintenance cut that’ll keep you looking and feeling cool, then we think it’s about time you consider getting a curly hair undercut.

This dapper hair combination has been sweeping over our social channels, and once you’ve seen the hair potential in this style, you’ll be wondering what took you so long to try it in the first place.

7 curly hair undercut styles worth trying


 curly hair undercut: close up shot of a man with a dark brown curly hair styled into a undercut, sitting in a barber chair
Make styling your mane a breeze with this cut. Credit:

1. Long curls with undercut

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? Credit: @barbercarnepinacle

VO5 Fluff Tamer

Editor’s tip: Manage your unruly curls with the cult fave VO5 Fluff Tamer. Ideal for short to medium length styles, this nifty product will control rebellious frizzy hair for a natural finish.

close up shot of a man in barber shop with dark blonde curly hair undercut style
This sharp ‘do will make your mane standout. Credit:

2. Precision undercut

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. Credit:@area__9

 close up shot of a man with a fringe and a blonde curly hair undercut, sitting in a barber chair
Man fringes are here to stay. Credit:

3. Front heavy curls with undercut fade

If we’ve learnt anything from London Fashion Week Men’s, it’s that 2018 is all about the man fringe.

To give your curly hair undercut a runway upgrade, try pushing your strands forward for an instant fringe, and ask your barber to complete your new ‘do with a taper fade finish on the sides.  Credit: @r.chezza

male in barber chair with natural afro curly hair undercut with grey tips
Add colour for a stylish finish. Credit:

4. Dyed curly undercut fade

Want to make your curly hair and undercut really unique? Take cue from Kanye West or Orlando Bloom, and don’t be afraid to play around with hair colours.

Whether you’re a fan of eccentric hues or subtle ones, updating your mane with a fresh shade will make for a serious style statement. Credit: @max_malyuta

male with hair styled in large loose brown curly hair undercut
You can’t go wrong with this ‘do. Credit:

5. Side-swept curls with faded finish

The best way to rock loose curls? To the side, of course, which this gent demonstrates. This dapper tousled style is given a little edge with a discreet undercut fade, making it a winning style.  Credit: @yukistylist

TONI&GUY Messy Salt Spray

Editor’s tip: Make the most out of your curl pattern with the help of TONI&GUY Messy Salt Spray.  Spray evenly from root to tip on damp or dry hair, and mess with your fingers to give your mane maximum texture and body.

 close up shot of a man in barber chair with naturally curly hair undercut, complete with shaved line design on the side
If Pogba can do it, so can you. Credit:

6. Shaved design + curly hair undercut

If Pogba can sport cool designs on and off the pitch, so can you. Go subtle with a single shaved design or opt for a full-on Mosaic pattern, the choice is all yours! Credit: @barbershopmalestyle

side view of man with naturally curly hair undercut
Test the waters with a subtle taper fade around the ear. Credit:

7. Subtle fade

Tempted to try a curly hair undercut but want to test the waters first? Going for a subtle undercut around the ear is an ideal way to see if the style is for you – plus it will keep your style looking fresh and your curls neat. Credit: @thebarberenvy






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