The undercut fade maintains the classic characteristics of the popular fade haircut with the added edginess of a clean undercut. Pairing together two of men’s hairstyles biggest trends, the undercut fade is the epitome of a trendy and cool style. Spotted on fashion bloggers and influencers and likely your local barista, too, the faded undercut truly has taken over the men’s hairstyle world.
If you’re thinking about trying the mens undercut fade but you’re not quite sure how to wear the style then read on for some inspiration:
The Undercut Fade
1. Styled Curls
Tame your curls with just a touch of hair gel and show off your undercut just beneath them. Use Dove Men + Care Control Gel to streamline and define your curls and keep them in tip top shape.
2. Brushed Back
Brush your waves back away from your face for a put together look. The contrast of your thick waves and the shaved undercut will create a striking balance.
3. Slicked Down
Run your comb under water and slick your strands back into a clean and neat look.
4. Hard Part Fade
Who says you can only incorporate one trend at a time? Get in on the hard part fade trend for an even edgier look.
5. Defined Curls
Run Bed Head For Men By TIGI Power Play Firm Finish Gel through your curls to give them definition and hold. Create teeny tiny braids along the part for a detailed and unique transition from your curls to your undercut.
6. Messy Texture
Let your hair do what it does naturally and simultaneously get in on the grungy messy hair look.
Run your fingers through your hair and take advantage of the natural oils that your scalp produces to create a tousled and textured look.
8. Lightly Styled
Opt for a cropped haircut that results in a lightly styled and not overdone look.
Fake thicker hair by adding some volume to your strands. Use a teasing comb to backcomb the front of your hairline to add volume and give the illusion of thicker hair.
10. High Shine
Give your hair an added dose of shine by styling your strands with AXE Smooth Look: Shine Pomade.
11. Trimmed Beard
Pair your undercut fade with a neatly trimmed beard.
Consider a cartoon-like swoop as an easy way to add some extra character to your style.
Use some of hair gel we mentioned earlier to create a styled and ‘done’ look suitable for every special occasion.
14. Classic Fade
Don’t go crazy altering a style that’s already working for you. Instead, ask your barber to simply shave a little closer for the undercut portion of the style.
15. Cropped Beard
Pair your undercut fade with a cropped beard for an on-trend and wearable style.