Just when you thought the undercut hairstyle was out the window, a not-so-new way to wear the look suddenly is trending. Say hello (or hello again) to the side-swept undercut style. Like many of your other favorite ways to style your hair, this look can be worn in several different styles on different hair types.
30 Side Swept Undercut Styles
If you’re looking for some fresh and new ideas of ways to wear a side part undercut, we rounded up the best ways to wear the look this season:
1. The Fresh Cut
Try a side shave undercut style with a short trimmed beard. We love the balance of this style that has a height up on top and volume on the bottom with a sleek undercut in the middle. Use a comb to recreate that perfectly combed-back look pictured above.
2. Side Swept Hair Fringe
Pair your side undercut with a sleek fringe that’s combed to the side. This edgy look is one of the coolest undercut iterations and allows you to experiment with different lengths in one haircut. This look is ideal for those guys who like their longer hair but want to clean up their cut a bit.
3. The Blow-Dry
Want to play up the look of your long hair at the top of your head? Use a blow-dryer to help create a super straight yet voluminous effect. Many men are unsure about the idea of adding a blow-drying routine to their already busy schedules, but the truth is that the process is actually pretty quick! Take 5 minutes to blast your mid-length strands with hot air for a smoother, sleeker, and more intentional look.
4. Brown Highlights
Looking for making a subtle statement in terms of color with your side-swept hairstyles? Go for this ombré effect, or lighten up with a few highlights. You will be amazed by the impact a small shift in color can have on your strands and your overall look.
5. Brushed Effect
If lived-in styles are your thing, you can’t go wrong with this disheveled look. Rough dry after washing your hair and you’re good to go! It really doesn’t get any easier than that when it comes to styling your strands.
Go for a simple side-swept quiff style to add volume to your look. The contrast between your voluminous top and shaved sides will add more drama to the look.
This look is one of the classiest iterations of the side-swept undercut style. With a slight beard and a side-swept front, this look is the perfect combination of edgy and put-together.
8. Side-Swept Undercut and Mohawk
There’s no rule that says your mohawk must stand tall at all times. Smooth that bad boy over to the side with AXE Smooth Look: Shine Pomade to recreate this look.
9. The Side-Swept Undercut Office Style
This wavy side-swept undercut look has a very dapper style to it. Sport this to the office with a fresh work suit for a style that’s sure to impress in the board room and beyond.
10. Sharp Side Part
Into hair partings? Style your cut into a side part undercut with a sleek hard part for a bold and intentional look. This is an easy way to make a statement with your hair without expending too much effort.
11. Short Brushed Waves
Layers create movement throughout your hair, so if you have thin/thinning hair, this can be the perfect cut for you. When it comes to washing, try using SheaMoisture Men Bay Laurel & Shea Butter Bourbon Commodore 4-in-1 All-Over Wash to thicken your strands.
12. The Side Brush
Want to try your hand at an undercut style that’s appropriate for every day, as well as being easy to style? Try this gently brushed-up look.
13. Side Part Undercut Fade
Blend your side part with a natural-looking fade. This blended style is a great option for anyone looking to soften their look a bit and avoid any harsh haircuts or hard lines.
14. Curved Side Part Undercut
This side part has a curve to it that helps give your style a bit of a rounded shape. Add a fun element to the look with the addition of undercut designs.
15. The Pomp Undercut
Channel the ’70s by creating a modern spin on the pompadour. We love this modern version of a classic throwback style and think this is a great way to incorporate an undercut into your style.
16. Sleek Comb-Over
Want a clean, side-swept look? You can use a gel or pomade, like AXE Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade, to recreate this sleek style.
17. The Spiked Undercut
Not into clean and neat undercut styles? Try this spiky effect for an edgier look. This style is proof that undercuts aren’t all smooth lines and sharp edges and can yield edgy and creative looks too!
18. The Wavy Side-Swept Look
Want to create a look that puts your hair texture at the front? Go for this side-swept undercut style with curls or waves. Use a gel-like Dove Men+Care Control Gel to add definition.
19. Curly Pink Undercut with Curls
Give the look a fun style statement with a bold hair color. This hot pink hue is attention-catching and bold, and one of our favorite iterations of the look.
20. Side Swept Undercut Dreads
We believe that any hair type can achieve any look, with the right tools and effort. With that said, if you have dreads you can sweep your locks over to the side to style your undercut.
21. Side Bang Effect
This is the perfect style to consider if you can’t commit to an undercut or your long locks you’ve been growing out! This mid-length style is neither here nor there (in a good way) and allows you to look put-together while you figure out your preferred length.
Go for a more subtle and clean undercut and let the top grow over for this look. Longer locks allow for a sexy and undone undercut style that we can’t get enough of.
Have fun with your look and make your side-swept style a little more chaotic. Use your fingers to comb through your style and avoid any product that will make your hair look too styled.
24. Add a Beard
Create a subtle side swept look and finish it off with a closely-shaved beard. This look is a perfect balance between laidback and put-together and will work for just about an occasion.
A clean pompadour is a perfect way to make this look even classier. Keep your strands neat and tidy with a classic pompadour look.
We highly recommend this style for those who might be experiencing some hair loss. By combing your strands over to one side and adding some volume to your look, you can create the illusion of thicker strands.
27. Over Exaggerated
This is a bold look, not for the faint of heart, but one of our favorites of the collection nonetheless.
Focus on creating some volume for your side-swept undercut style. A soft side part gives this look some easy structure!
29. Groomed Man Bun
A groomed man bun, just slightly to the side is a great way to style a blended haircut like this one. Longer on the top, shorter on the sides, this is one of those multi-tasking hairstyles.
30. Short and Sweet Side Swept Undercut
Keep this look short and sweet. Gel your short hair to the side and you’ve got yourself a clean look.
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