Undercut long hairstyles for men typically marry together medium to long lengths with a type of buzzed haircut, which can range from a subtle taper fade to something more daring with a patterned hair design.
The type of long undercut you go for will depend on many factors, including how you currently style your hair and whether your hair is straight or has any natural waves or curls to it. So to switch up and embrace your long locks with a sweet new style, read on to find the best fit for you.
Fan of the pushed-back boyband hairstyle? Unless you’re going for baby Justin Bieber vibes (in which case, go for it!), working in an undercut will help to add a more alternative, tough look to your sweeping style.
Plus, if anything, the shaved detail will accentuate the hair you do have, drawing more attention to its length and texture. Credit: @jheuston
Editor’s tip: Even though this style is worn to the side, you don’t want to forget to build up the extra body in your locks! How? With the VO5 Lifting Paste.
Work evenly through the hair, using your fingers to lift the hair upwards from the roots. This reworkable paste will help maintain height and fullness, and can be moulded throughout the day to ensure your style stays on point!
Smart Side-Swept Undercut
For a more subtle take on long undercut hairstyles, opt for a classic taper fade undercut style like this.
Slicked Back Undercut
If your hair is straight, consider having it cut like this so you can slick your hair back and draw attention to your cool undercut. Credit:
Undercut with Long Fringe
Create the illusion of volume in long straight hair by working in layers. This will give your look more dimension and make your undercut stand out. Credit: @menshair
Messy Long Hair with Undercut
Blessed (or cursed, however you see it!) with thick, long hair? Undercut styles can help alleviate some of the weight if you have lots of hair, making it quicker to wash, easier to style and generally less hassle to manage.
Plus, paired with a rugged, grown-out beard, it makes for the most perfect Tarzan tribute – just don’t go swinging from the trees in your neighbourhood, okay?
Long Hair with Temple Undercut
Not quite ready to chop off the underside of your hair? A subtle temple undercut like this is exactly what you need to refresh your long hair. Credit: @dylan_aires
If your top hair icons are metal stars, you can reach your full hair potential by copying this bold undercut style. Credit:
Man Bun with Undercut
Man buns are undeniably one of the most popular modern hairstyles for men. But when a style is so well-loved it can be hard to make it your own…
To add a unique twist to your look, try incorporating an undercut. Long hair can still be tied up into a top knot but you’ll get extra style points for the accompanying buzz cut sides. Credit: @shane_macademia
Long Man Braids with Undercut
We’ve had man buns, bronies (that’s bro ponies, obvs!) and now it’s the turn of the bro braids. What style should you go for? Well, we say the more Viking-inspired the better, so try out different braiding and twisting methods to create a look that would make even Khal Drogo jealous. Credit: @triedandtruesalon
Thick hair? Complement your taper undercut with some trendy cornrows like this, to make a serious style statement. Credit: @ali_.kurt
Smart Man Bun with Undercut
Man buns aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And, by braving the shave and getting an undercut, you can ensure your overall style is unique.
Undercut with Braids
For an eye-catching juxtaposition, ask your stylist to shave off half of your hair like this.
This distinct look is another example of how you can sport braids with a cool undercut.
Long Curly Hair with Undercut
Believe it or not, you don’t have to have straight hair to be able to grow it out. Curls add a sexy, beachy texture to any style and a long undercut can be that finishing touch that you need to take your look to the next level. Credit: @vucci92
Editor’s tip: For true surfer dude style, scrunch a few spritzes of the TONI&GUY Messy Salt Spray through your hair when wet after washing (but it can also be used on dry hair). This will help to enhance your curls and give you a tousled, windswept look.
If your long hair falls naturally forwards, you can stop yourself from getting bored with your look with this classic buzzed sides and back style.
Edgy and high-impact, this polished look is great for men who want to make the most out of their straight hair texture.
Aren’t afraid of turning a few heads? Then this striking undercut is the cut to try.
Thick Man Bun with Undercut
We mentioned earlier that adding a long undercut in is a great way to shake up a standard man bun, but here’s another look for you to try. If you’ve got few extra minutes to spend on your styling, try making a neater, oversized bun that’s larger than your usual look, as this will compliment your stand-out undercut perfectly.
You might need to use some clips or an extra hairband to secure it in place but it’s worth the extra effort, trust us! Credit: @arron24395
Editor’s tip: If you find you’re suffering from frizziness around your hairline or neck when you put your hair up, reach for the VO5 Fluff Tamer. This will help to tame any rebellious cowlicks or flyaways, giving you a more polished finish.
Dreaded Man Bun with Undercut
For an undisputably trendy take on the trend, consider partnering long dreads with a classic undercut.
You’ll get extra points for working your look into a man bun. Credit:@mightylocs
Half Pony Undercut
Inspired by the Vikings show? Then, this is the right long undercut hairstyle for you.
Undercut with Viking Braid
Create a stark contrast between your long hair up top and your undercut with this edgy, disconnected look.
If there’s anything we’re learning from this gentleman, it’s that you won’t need to worry about what your long undercut will look like when it grows out. Credit: @dylan_aires
For an edgy appeal, consider trying a patterned undercut style. You can get as creative as you want or keep things classic with subtle lines. Credit: @barbershopconnect