The Female Undercut: Long Hair Edition

Because sometimes you just need a bit of edge!

One of the coolest haircuts of all time is the female undercut: long hair edition. Giving you the best of both worlds, this haircut blends long strands with a partially shaved style. The good news about a trend like this is that you can create it with any hair type: Pair your undercut with waves, curls, straight hair, natural texture, or even braids!

How to Style a Female Undercut for Long Hair

Thinking about giving this haircut a try? Read on for inspiration:

1. Side Female Undercut Long Hair

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Play around with a one-sided undercut.

Want to take the weight off some of your hair? Opt for a one-sided undercut. This is a great variation to a traditional undercut that still has the same effect!

2. Hidden Female Undercut Long Hair

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Keep it simple with a hidden undercut.

Not quite ready to take the plunge? Consider a hidden undercut that’s only visible when you pull your hair back. We love this braided style because it allows you to show off your haircut and your braiding skills!

3. Edgy Female Undercut on Long Hair

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Try this edgy iteration. Photo credit:

Play it cool with a side-shaved undercut. Leave the top section of your hair long and pull your strands back into an edgy bun. We love this combination style because it’s equal parts chic and laidback. It’s an ideal style for anyone trying to blend two vibes into one style.

4. Hot Pink Hues

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Add a hot pink edge.

Make this already edgy look even cooler by adding a pop of hot pink hair color. Keep your color vibrant by washing and conditioning with Dove Nutritive Solutions Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner.

5. Play with Color

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Add a crazy pop of color.

Take your style to the next level by mixing a few unexpected colors. We love this pink and purple blend! This is an undercut style female look with an unexpected twist that we can’t get enough of!

6. Fiery Red

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Try this bright red fiery combination style.

Draw attention to your new haircut with a fiery gradation effect. We love a multi-colored hairstyle for anyone hoping to create a multi-dimensional look. Try blending this fiery red with a lighter orange hue to create this sunset-inspired look.

7. Play it Cool

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It doesn’t get cooler than this.

We love the effect this freshly shaved undercut creates with dark hair and a top knot. It doesn’t get cooler than this! The plus side of a long hair undercut girl style like this is that you can wear your hair down when you feel like hiding the undercut portion of your style.

8. Bleach Blonde Female Undercut Long Hair

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Go lighter than you’ve ever gone before. Photo credit:

This bleach blonde hair color is the ideal pairing for an undercut style on long hair. Throw the longer portion of hair up into a messy bun to complete the laidback look.

9. Dreads on Top

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Why not go for dreads and an undercut? Photo credit: Craig Alexander

Make a bold statement by adding two extreme textures: dreads and a shave. We love how this look creates a big contrast and demands attention in any room.

10. Messy Ponytail

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This cut even looks cool when you don’t have time to style it.

Even a messy ponytail looks great with an undercut. If you want a look that will always be ready to make a statement, no matter how much time you have for styling, then an undercut is the way to go. Keep your style fresh as possible with a few sprays of dry shampoo, like TRESemmé Clean Pro Pure Dry Shampoo.

11. Half-Up Style

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Give your shave a peek-a-boo look with a half-up style.

Play around with how much of your undercut you want to reveal with a half-up style. This look is perfect for giving your undercut a peek-a-boo look from the sides.

12. Subtle Undercut

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Keep it simple and cute. Photo credit: Katelin Corgnati

Baby undercuts like this are perfect for girls with thick hair who want to give their mane a thinning, without showing too much of a contrast. When you do put your hair up, you’ll also have this cute mini shave to show off.

There are so many ways to style a female undercut long hair look. The only step left is to take the leap and go for one of the boldest styles of the year.

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