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 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.
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.
Elegant yet fun, this trendy side swept look is an ideal option for guys who want a haircut with a generous dose of personality.
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.
Featuring a drop fade and finger combed hair, this preppy style is a great haircut for enjoying a day (or night) out.
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.
Thanks to a high side part, this style exposes the crown of the head, creating a unique circular focal point.
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.
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.
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.
Firstly I want to address the contact lens somehow compliments the whole look of medium stranded loose pompadour with sides tapered with fade towards the temple. That also enters the low fade territory but those tattoos bring out the fade pretty well.
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.
Sleek thin hair grown into long strands on the top and a quiffed sweep make it look full of life. Next up here is the undercut with a taper on the sides and the loose stranded look brings up the volume although the hair texture is thin.
So wait, there is an undercut then there is a taper fade plus the sleek side sweep with medium strands top. Interestingly, the strands are dyed towards the ends and that just bumps up the panache by whole lot. We haven’t even mentioned the classy mustache yet, that’s cherry on the cake.
Thick wavy hair on top with a fine mid fade is what we call suave style. The temple fade which is blended in the beard makes all the difference with stubble beard balances the whole face pretty well. The line up which is angular and sharp pops out just fine.
There are so many small elements to this style that build-up to this whole combination of a street smart look. The big side sweeps with thin hair medium strands with sides being tapered is what makes all the attention to the top. Moreover, the dry blonde dye just makes it better.
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.
The puffed quiff with medium stranded top with that thick volume gives a very dapper yet rugged look. Plus, the sides are tapered, and the undercut side sweep with a thick beard makes all the balance one needs. Using some hairdryer and hair wax together.
The hard part with thick side sweep looks trendy and modern. Adding up to it, the drop fade and tapered sides bring attention to the top. The highlight dye with a smoky rough texture makes it more fun. The shaved slit on the back compliments line up to makes it poppier.
Thick hair with dense volume plus added side sweep make this a perfect retro yet modern look. The low fade is extremely low and giving a slight drop fade tinge plus the lineup being so suave it cannot go unnoticed. The top is so intense it never brings less attention.
The undercut in here is quite obvious with the sides being tapered although there is significant girth while blending it into beard to have one whole look. The top is thin hair but the long strands make it look dense and thick, don’t forget some wax to keep it in place.
Woah! No one saw that coming right? The beard slit is for sure some new trend and quite poppy. The hair on top is another story all in itself, the dyed loose thin strands make it hippie. Not only that but the mid fade with sharp line up pushes all the attention to the top and the beard.
Hail to the classy side-swept undercut with an infusion of pompadour and a very retro English look to the style overall. The sides are elegantly tapered with no sudden undercuts or fades, just sheer class. The top is styled to stay in place with the fluff that comes by using hairdryer.
Is this a quiff or a pompadour, well looks like maybe both and one more thing, elephant trunk! The mid fade is very sleek with the straight line up which is not very common. The volume on top is a very thick and dry texture with curls always do the trick.
Elephant Trunk is just getting more and more popular with this retro style becoming the new normal. The fade on the sides though is tricky because it is in between mid fade to high fade and the temple being faded. The top is dense with dark shade dye.
The mid to low fade around the temple is surely making this style pop with medium-sized long strands with a frizzy texture. The strands are side swayed with no product so that it looks casual yet stylish on all grounds. Tie it sometimes when wearing a suit and boom, that’s what we call panache.
Welcome the thin-haired frizzy elephant trunk with a sharp undercut at the hairline. Next, the sides are taper faded very finely, and the temple blended into the beard to make it look even more dash. You will definitely need a hairdryer and wax to keep this style in place all day.
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.
The best part about side sweep is its versatility and that too as we see here it is almost an elephant trunk. The sides are undercut tapered with the temple being tapered as well and not faded. The finger pattern brushing is a very casual one but uses a hair comb when rocking a formal look.
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.
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.
Remember we saw an elephant trunk before, well this is just an inverted elephant trunk with more panache. The sides are very slightly tapered and the rest is clipped by size 0 clippers. The stubble down there makes it very cool and gives hints of balance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If slicked back had a puff this is how it would look like and lucky for us this is also side-swept. Moreover, the undercut is quite prominent with that clean sides what more can we expect. That being said, the temple is faded but not the beard, the thick beard also anchors the look pretty good.
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.
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.