Tempted to get a daring hairstyle that’s full of creative flair? Not one to play it safe and want a look that reflects your confident personality? Then you ought to consider rocking braids, twists or locks with shaved sides. And with the likes of Zoe Kravitz, Jada Pinkett Smith and Cassie rocking the bold style, it was only a matter of time before it caught on everywhere else.
So, below, we’ve put together an unmissable gallery that shines a spotlight on undercut hairstyles. Who knows, you might just find something worth trying.
1. Elegant braids bun with shaved sides
Here’s an easy way to make your braids with shaved sides style stand out: fashion your braids into a twisted bun updo. The final look is edgy, polished and a chic way to keep your braids out of your face. Need we say more?
2. Ponytail twists with shaved sides
Bye-bye, boring ponytails. A twist ponytail with shaved sides will redefine this effortless style in a totally fresh and funky way.
Still not edgy enough for you? Then turn things up a notch and get your colour on! Rock this standout look with a bold hue of your choice (we’re especially feeling this black-and-silver look, though) and you’re sure to turn more than just a few heads.
Editor’s tip: When you’ve got braids or twists with a shaved back and sides, you’ll need to ensure your hair is neat and tidy. Smooth down the sides with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil. This product will also give your hair a boost of nourishment and a healthy shine.
3. Striking tangerine faux locks
Not all faux locks need to be a low-key colour, don’t you know? Pair this striking look with a bold colour and you’ve got a head-turner! We love this super adventurous, bright orange take on the look and the undercut just takes it to the next level. Bold and bright is the way of the future, and you can quote us on that.
4. Braids with a bandana headband
A totally underrated thing about undercuts is how neat they make bandanas and headbands look. So tie your braids into a top knot or high ponytail and put on a bandana. It’s chic and urban and totally gives you a whole new look in like 2 minutes.
Editor’s tip: With a look like this, you can either hide your baby hairs or show them off, and here at All Things Hair, we love to show them off! So keep them laid with the VO5 Mega Hold Styling Gel – apply it directly onto a toothbrush and then brush your baby hairs down. This also gives so much control, so you can style your baby hairs however you want.
5. Short twists with red highlights
If you thought you couldn’t do highlights on braided or twisted hair, think again. All it takes to inject a bit of extra attitude into your ‘do is to add just a hint of fiery red to your twists. Keep the length short and choppy for a funky vibe.