7 stylish slicked-back undercut hairstyles to take note of

Amra | 27 September 2017

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


shot of man with loose comb back with mid fade with undercut hairstyle
Heading to work? This undercut style has got your back. Credit: Instagram.com/braidbarbers

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

back shot of man with a undercut + slicked back hair
Go bald with this slicked-back undercut that shows off your skin. Credit: Instagram.com/cortesmasculinos

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

TIGI Bed Head Slick Trick Firm Hold Pomade

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.

backshot of man with v shaped undercut with swept back textured hair
Textured hair? You can make this cut work for you, too. Credit: Instagram.com/guyshair

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.

We particularly like how this gent has chosen to pair his textured long top with an edgy V-shaped hairline, giving the style an extra modern touch. Credit: @guyshair

close up of man with undercut slicked back hair with a side part top, at a barbers
Slick side part hair + undercut = #swag. Credit: Instagram.com/ppreshaw

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

back shot of man with a disconnected undercut slicked back
Disconnected undercuts are on-point, too. Credit: Instagram.com/cortesmasculinos

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

shot of man with bleach blonde undercut slicked back, wearing black jacket
Those with long layers can get in on the trend. Credit: Instagram.com/menshairworld

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.

Featuring distinguished buzzed sides, this bedhead style will keep you cool (and looking it, too) at any event. Credit: @menshairworld

TONI&GUY Men's Texturising Fibre

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.

close up shot of man with wet look undercut slicked back
When in doubt, try the wet-look. Credit: Instagram.com/mario8855

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.


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