Side swept undercut is an unusual variation on the undercut hairstyle that’s definitely not for everyone. In this version, the sides and back are trimmed short in the traditional undercut fashion. However, the top has several inches extra length. The hair in front can reach as far down as your chin or even past your chin. It’s a one-of-a-kind asymmetrical take on the undercut that combines the sophisticated look of the undercut with the bold look of long hair.
This is a nice hairstyle if you like long hair but desire the aesthetic of the undercut hairstyle. The hair on top can also be worn in a top knot, which is a version of the man bun. Despite its wild differences from other undercut variations, you can do quite a bit with it. However, it’s not the best hairstyle for the office.
How to Style the Side Swept Undercut
Since this is a super long style, it’s going to need a product with a heavy hold. Like the disconnected undercut, the side swept undercut requires volume. The Suavecito Firme and Layrite Super Hold are excellent choices for this cut. Work the product in well and comb the hair to one side. This provides the asymmetrical look that’s key to the side swept undercut.
For more ideas check the gallery below:
Justin Bieber's Side Swept Dyed Fringe
Justin Bieber has had his fair share of haircuts over the years, including this striking side swept undercut. The long strands of hair hanging down in front are instantly noticeable and give this style a unique impact.
Drop Fade with Afro Disconnection
This fashionable combination of an afro and an undercut is a standout style. A large shaved part disconnects the two distinct styles and unifies the haircut.
Side Brushed Strands with Undercut Taper
Elegant yet fun, this trendy side swept look is an ideal option for guys who want a haircut with a generous dose of personality.
Skin Fade with Layers
Here’s a more extreme style that almost enters faux hawk territory. The high fade and side-swept hair create a dramatic disconnect that sets this style apart.
Taper Faded Blonde Hair
Featuring a drop fade and finger combed hair, this preppy style is a great haircut for enjoying a day (or night) out.
Wavy Regulation Cut
This swoopy style demonstrates how the elements of an undercut can be stylishly modified. The dangling hair at the front perfectly suits the wavy motion of the cut.
Crown Taper Fade
Thanks to a high side part, this style exposes the crown of the head, creating a unique circular focal point.
Modern Elephant Trunk
The elephant trunk has become a category of its own, categorized by a trunk-like strand of hair hanging in the front. This undercut uses a trunk to continue the motion created by the finger-combed hair.
Side Swept Undercut with Beard
If you’re after a very long and trendy style, look no further. An extreme skin fade emphasizes the cheek-length hair and long beard.
Undercut Curly Long Hair
Another long and eye-catching style, this undercut relies on both length and volume. Again, a skin fade is used to place all the focus on the hair in the front and on top.
Side Brushed Open Puff
How often do you see thin hair with so much volume and this thick texture? Not often right, well here it is. The recipe is quite simple, run the hairdryer on the opposite side of the side sweep and then use hair wax to turn it the other way round to have that quiffed fluff. Don’t forget the taper faded sides which enhances the top.
Dirty Blonde Side Swept
Undercut Swaving Hair
The undercut with sides being taper faded with the temple being blended into the beard makes the overall look. The line up with a pointy sharp angle shows off the details and the nitty-gritty of the look. The silky medium stranded top with highlight dye, wait until the wind gushes through that hair.
Undercut and hard Line Design
Medium Length Top with Undercut
Disconnected Side Swept Undercut
Low Fade with Styled Medium Top
Side Swept Undercut + Faux Hawk
Medium Side Swept Undercut
Side Swept Tapered Undercut
Firstly, smoking is really injurious to health but the style never is. This side sweep is not just another side sweep. The undercut here is hidden so as to have a fluffy side which is also slightly stranded. The thick texture with golden dye makes this a very wholesome look, minus smoking.
Side Swept Undercut
Side Swept Undercut with Moustache
What else one needs? A very clean side sweep with a fluff on the side. That added the intense undercut with a side that is tapered and then blended into a very thick yet well-kept beard. All of that plus that mustache makes the day. All in all, this is a very thick hairstyle that is well balanced.
Wavy Top with Classic Undercut
Another day, another look of a side sweep undercut with such cool panache. The top is wavy with semi curls all over with sides being tapered just enough to blend well into the beard. All of that with a matte dye on top is perfect.
Zero Back and Sides Undercut
Didn’t I tell you that side sweep undercut is just something that is highly tweakable. All of that and just look at it, the slicked back texture with shaved sides with size0 clippers makes anyone’s day. The top is thick and pushed back with puffy texture, who wouldn’t be intimidated by this.
Angular Fringe Bleached
This one can never be paralleled with all the length of the strands. All of that with the sides especially being tapered makes it so much fun of a style. The blonde dye on top makes it even more prominent and the straight texture of hair can be turned either way depending on the look you going for.
Side Swept Undercut Shorter
Please welcome the dapper and gentleman version of the side sweep undercut. This is what we call a very balanced look with no compromise on the style part of it. The sides are tapered with size 2/3 clippers and that helps to blend with the stubble. The top is side brushed but the length makes all the difference.
Undercut Brush Up
Who says undercut side sweep has to be all clean? Just look at this, doesn’t this give a very biker, rugged feel to it? The top is very thick and dense yet it is slightly curled, all of that with sides being undercut tapered with patterns on the sides is what makes it all fun.
Long Side Fringe
This one is straight from Met Gala it seems like. The classic recipe keeping the top long, like very long, straighten it for more fun, and then undercut is on the sides. Lastly, the sides are tapered in such a fine way that it helps to blend in the beard.
Side Swept Undercut Wet
This is one of the variations of a slicked back which also happens to fall under side swept as we can see it has a clean and thick side part. The side part also acts as a hard part with sides being drop taper faded with temple cleanly faded. The clean shave look is what makes this neat.
Zachary's Side Swept Undercut
Zach, can you stop your panache just for a second? Like just look at this, the stranded with elephant trunk-ish vibes are too good to watch. The sides are tapered and not faded, but look at the temple, that is a sharp one, not the one that you see every day.
Simple Side Swept
Side sweep does not have to be all fancy all the time, this is quite a generic one which can be rocked at a party and also on a formal occasion. The recipe is simple, the sides are tapered and the top is tossed with slightly better texture.
Burst Fade and Natural Part
Side sweep can be one of the most formal styles if you want it to be, like this one. The top is pompadour-y with a side sweep to it. The fluff makes is very lively and increases the length of the face. That is enhanced by sides being tapered and faded. The temple is faded to give a slightly cleaner look.
Clean Undercut Fade with High Volume Top
Gentleman Side Swept Alert
This one is the new normal, especially with the sides being tapered and not faded so that it blends into the beard pretty well. The top, however, is very simply pompadoured and then side brushed, and to make it to that extra mile, the highlight dye makes it very cool.
Drop Low Fade with Side Parted Side Swept
When rocking a tuxedo, one needs this hairstyle. Especially with that clean side part with a subtle thin part. The sides are mid faded with a very cheeky beard fade. The thin part is backed up with a twin line up which is not very common, so in all, this one is quite an exotic look.
Retro Classic Hard Part Side Sweep
Do I even need to say that this one style will never get out of style. That being said, the top is quite thick yet the sides are quite taper faded for that controlled outlook. That thin stubble makes one lovely attempt to balance the look.
Pushed Back Or Slicked Back?
Fades and undercut go hand in hand. This one is no different. The top here is slightly side-swept slicked back with a side part in a form of an undercut. Rock this look to party or meeting, works both ways.
Side Part with Hard Part for Party
Hard parts sometimes take the credit away from an undercut but hey, it is what it is. The style here is quite a mix of an undercut with a hard part and a cheesy side sweep that has some fluff to it. That fluff adds that extra oomph to the whole look.
Vikingish Undercut with Thick Mustache
That look, that hair, and that mustache; it is all serious. No joke in here, the top is slicked back with minimum puff. Moreover, the sides are shaved with beard shaved as well except the mustache, which totally adds more life to the look.