Bored of your standard look? Here’s 8 reasons why you should try an undercut + slicked-back hair.
You’ve watched Dunkirk, Fury plus other legendary war films and noticed the same thing we have: the military slicked-back undercut hairstyle. You can’t deny how cool the cut is, ’cause you’ve sat on the thought of getting it for yourself for so long. Well, guess what? Now’s the opportune moment to get a war hero-worthy undercut, because it is everywhere.
So to convince you to cross into the final frontier (AKA the barbers), we’ve found 7 gentlemen from Instagram who prove this undercut + slicked back combo works just as well off screen. No more excuses, cadet!
7 dapper undercut slicked-back hairstyles that’ll make you get the cut
1. Classic undercut with slicked-back hair
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 faded undercut, like this gent has.
Though there’s some skin showing, it’s not overly severely, meaning you can conquer the office without breaking any of the rules. Credit: @braidbarbers
2. Bald undercut with slicked-back hair
Do you dare to go further than most guys? Want a style that’ll have you standing out from the crowd? We have just thing…
As you can see, this gentleman has swept back his thick hair and gone bold (or should we say, bald) with this shaved undercut style. Combined with his Viking-esque beard, this look is the perfect balance between stylish and statement-making. Credit: @cortesmasculinos
Editor’s tip: Try styling your slicked-back undercut with the TIGI Bed Head for Men Slick Trick Firm Hold Pomade. Not only does it give your hair plenty of staying power, but it won’t leave your strands feeling greasy.
3. Textured slicked-back undercut
Want to get in on the undercut + slicked back hair trend, but don’t think your waves or curls will work with the look? Well you can put those fears aside, as your natural texture will work a dream with an undercut style.
4. Side part undercut hairstyle
Happen to already rock an on-trend slicked back side part? Then you’ll appreciate the updated version of the classic hairstyle, which we spotted on this gentleman.
So, if you really want your mane game to be top notch this season, combine the 2 trends together and you’ll be ready for anything. Credit: @ppreshaw
5. Disconnected slicked-back undercut hairstyle
Here’s a brilliant example of how to rock a disconnected undercut with slicked-back hair. Casually swept over the crown, this sharp look is full of eye-catching contrasts, making it perfect for anyone who’s looking for a ‘do with creative flair. Credit: @cortesmasculinos
6. Long hair + slicked-back undercut
Just because you’re ready for the buzzer, that doesn’t mean you have to part with your long fringe. In fact, long hair can work amazingly well with an undercut, helping to provide tonnes of contrast and definition.
Editor’s tip: You can easily add definition to your long, slicked-back undercut with the TONI&GUY Men’s Texturising Fibre. This will help add texture to those with fine strands but also tame thicker locks. Plus, with a light hold, you don’t have to worry about your style falling flat.
7. Wet-look slicked-back undercut
If we’ve learnt anything from the men’s catwalks this season, it’s that wet-look hairstyles are in — which means you can definitely test the waters with a slicked-back undercut.
Pulling the 2 trends together perfectly, this dapper gent keeps his longer hair firmly under wraps and gives his style some on-point edge, too. Credit: @mario8855
Have these slicked-back undercut hairstyles inspired you to try out a new look for 2017? If so, check out our Men’s Hairstyles & Haircuts page for all the latest trends and styling advice from with world of male grooming.