30 Side-Swept Undercut Styles for Men

A dapper yet edgy look you don't want to miss out.

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.

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

side swept undercut: barber
The right cut begins in the barber’s chair.

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

side swept undercut: fringe style
A little bang action.

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

side swept undercut: blowdry
Use the blowdry trick to create volume.

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

side swept undercut: brown hair
Add a few highlights to lighten up your look.

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

side swept undercut: brushed effect
Brush your hair out for a disheveled look.

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.

6. Quiff

side swept undercut quiff
A classic quiff on top adds volume to the style. Photo credit: Dvora

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.

7. Hipster-Inspired

side swept undercut: hipster style
Your go-to undercut style for any occasion.

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

side swept undercut: mohawk
Proof that you can style your mohawk in different ways.

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

side swept undercut: office style
Step into work in style with this clean cut.

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

side swept undercut side part
Want a prominent side part? Try this look.

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

side swept undercut: brushed waves
The perfect lived-in look

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

side swept undercut side brush
Brush your hair slightly to the side for an easy everyday look.

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

side swept undercut: fade
Create a natural blend with a 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

side swept undercut: side part
Add a side part to create a stylish touch.

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

side swept undercut pomp
Curly pomp is always a good idea. Photo credit: Dvora

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

side swept undercut: sleek
Clean and classy combover with undercut.

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

side swept undercut: spiked
The edgy style.

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

a well stylish man holding a coffee cup on a wall
Easy-breezy.

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

side swept undercut pink curly hair
A pop of pink adds a fun element to your look. Photo credit: Dvora

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

side swept undercut dreadlocks
Create a man pony to the side with your locs.

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

side swept undercut side bang
Go heavy on the side swept for a 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.

22. Overgrown

side swept undercut overgrown
Keep the undercut clean and your hair on top long for an overgrown style.

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.

23. Chaotic

side swept undercut chaotic
Create a chaotic side-swept undercut style.

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

side swept undercut beard
Add some facial hair to the look.

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.

25. Pompadour

side swept undercut pompadour
Grab the gel and get to sculpting.

A clean pompadour is a perfect way to make this look even classier. Keep your strands neat and tidy with a classic pompadour look.

26. Comb-Over

side swept undercut combover
Create a combover.

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

side swept undercut over exaggerated
Over exaggerate your style by keeping your hair long on top.

This is a bold look, not for the faint of heart, but one of our favorites of the collection nonetheless.

28. Voluminous

side swept undercut voluminous
Go for loads of volume for this side-swept undercut look.

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

side swept undercut groomed man bun
Give yourself a groomed man bun to the side slightly to create an interesting angle.

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

side swept undercut short and sweet
Go for a clean undercut and a short cut on top, style it to the side.

Keep this look short and sweet. Gel your short hair to the side and you’ve got yourself a clean look.

Thinking about trying out a side-swept undercut? Be sure to snap a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!

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