The Undercut Hairstyle Men Need to Try Right Now

The universally cool undercut.

The undercut hairstyle men need to try right now is one that’s equal parts edgy and classic. It’s also of the best ways to add a bit of modern edge to nearly any haircut. Whether you like your hair long enough to fit into a man bun, or short and sleek for work, an undercut will probably work for you. Read on to check out the different ways you can wear the undercut hairstyle men need to cop at the moment:

Man with a sporty haircut - man bun undercut.
An undercut is always a good idea.

1. Man Ponytail

Tired of the man bun, or still growing out your hair? Try a mini ponytail instead. A half up pony looks particularly good with an undercut hairstyle men since it gives clean lines and shows off your buzzed sides. All you need to do to get this pony is brush your hair backwards and use a hair tie to secure it in place.

undercut hairstyle men: blonde side
An undercut is surprisingly versatile. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Long Undercut

Not all undercuts need to be a total shave down on the sides of your head. This particular cut leaves the top of the hair extra long so you can slick it back, work it into a pompadour, or leave it down. Ask your barber to keep the hair on top about six inches long and to give you a long undercut of about an inch.

Undercut Hairstyle Men: 6 looks to try
Such a cool undercut-fade hybrid. Photo credit: Dvora

3. Undercut Fade

Keep your undercut interesting by incorporating a fade at the bottom. This undercut grows out nicely and is a cool new way to rock an undercut. Ask your barber to keep the top section of your hair as long as you like, and to give you a medium undercut that fades at the bottom. To style your hair into these modern waves, use Bed Head for Men By TIGI Matte Separation Workable Wax. Style your hair forwards and use the wax to hold in the wavy style.

Undercut Hairstyle Men: 6 looks to try
Comb-overs with an undercut look super cool.

4. Long Comb-Over

One of our favorite haircuts for men is the combover with an undercut. This allows your natural hair texture to work for you, while keeping your cut modern. An extra short undercut like this guy has will put all the attention on your comb-over. For a classic look, style to the side with AXE Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade.

Undercut Hairstyle Men: 6 looks to try
Consider something edgy. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Mohawk

An edgy style, like a mohawk, definitely needs an undercut to go with it. Ask your barber for a mohawk of one uniform length up top. The longer the hair, the edgier the look. And instead of having the mohawk transition into a fade, ask for an undercut with a clean line. This will show off your mohawk really well, and give a modern (i.e. not ’90s) look.

Undercut Hairstyle Men: 6 looks to try
Modern undercut pompadour. Photo credit: Dvora

6. Modern Pompadour

A favorite old school haircut that’s now back style is the pompadour. To make sure you keep your look from getting too retro, add in an undercut. To style your pomp up, use Dove Men+Care Control Gel to stylize your look.