What started dominantly as a very male-oriented hairstyle, has converted itself out of that spectrum to show that even women can wear an undercut hairstyle that can be both, glamorous and bold at the same time.
How will an Undercut Hairstyle look on me?
I am glad you asked, first of all, let me tell you that the undercut hairstyle is pretty universal and suits most of the face shapes and jaws. However, the way one style an undercut is far more important because that is the maker or the breaker of the whole look. Some find long hair to go with undercut better on their face while some find short hair and an undercut.
To answer your question, yes it will suit you but when paired with other elements that go with your face, it makes the hairstyle ten times better.
Where do I place the Undercut?
First of all, there are three areas on the head where one can have an undercut. That is the two sides or on the back of your head. The key is to visualize where it will look prettier based on the final hairstyle. So if you are looking for a side part then having an undercut on the sides is the best bet whereas, if you want to have the flexibility to make it subtle then the back of your head is a good spot as it can be covered with long hair.
To eliminate any further questions you might have, we have assembled quite a few different undercut hairstyles that will give you a better perspective on how to style the whole look!
Scarlett Johansson's Side Parted Undercut
Scarlett Johansson has a diamond-shaped face which helps to decide that short hair paired with an undercut would look great. Moreover. the dual-tone dye makes it even better as the undercut sides are darker than the top that is side-parted. We can say this is bold yet subtle altogether.
Katy Perry's French Cropped Undercut
If you are someone who is not too fond of having a forehead then a french cropped undercut would be something to go for. As we see here, Katy Perry rocks a small french crop that covers a portion of her forehead while still, those undercut sides help to keep the whole hairstyle short yet bold.
Lupita Nyong'o with Her Crown Undercut
The best part about this afro hair is that it is amazingly dense. The volume is something that makes it pop and when paired with an undercut makes it even better. The undercut on the sides here provides a subtle lift to the dense crown on the top. Lupita Nyong’o is surely a queen!
Kristen Stewart's Silky Wavy Side Part
If bold had a face it would have been this, the side-parted undercut on the sides is what separates this from the other looks. The silky texture of hair makes it easy to shape it the way one wants it. The next best part of this hair style is its wavy pattern which suits Kristen Stewart just perfectly.
Anne Hathaway with Her Subtle Side Part Charm
Side Parted hair on its own is quite a versatile look, like this one. Anne Hathaway rocks a very subtle look with a side undercut but not tapered so that the look is still quite wholesome but the top gets more attention than the rest. The top is side-parted and thin hair just makes it easy to style.
Emilia Clarke's Darkened Undercut
First of all, we all have to agree that Emilia Clarke’s smile is that show stopper but here the undercut is also a statement that she makes and gets noticed. The undercut here is still dark whereas the top is light blonde which totally helps the top pop quite well.
Zoe Kravitz with a Braided Blonde Undercut
This is exactly what I meant when I said that undercut is for everyone but the way one style it makes all the difference. The temple here is undercut with the top being braided makes it very unique. The lineup and temple here being undercut the top is popped. The pale cream dye of hair is the best touch as it helps stand out.
Rosario Dawson with Her Shoulder Length Side Undercut
Shoulder-length hair can be undercut too and Rosario Dawson proves it with a fair point. The thin hair here steals away the show with the side being undercut adds that one more layer of style. With this, one can have a cheeky side part with slight curls to provide a neat contrast to the look.
Ellie Goulding's Thin Blonde Side Undercut
If subtle undercut had a face this would be it. The subtle undercut on the side makes the top and back pop, especially with the nonfaded side. The trick here is to keep the side not very short so that it still retains some volume while the rest of the hair is long and silky.
Tilda Swinton with Slicked Back Puff
Puffed slicked back has its advantages like the one we see here. Both the sides here are undercut faded for that slicked back to shine in glory. The key is to blow dry the top and then using some hair product to puff it up. Next up, keep it all dyed the same shade, it’s just perfect.
Miley Cyrus with her Blonde Side Parted Undercut
Twin dye is always an option especially when you think of undercutting one of the sides. Miley Cyrus takes one step forward with that cheeky side part that is paired with a rusty blonde dyed side part. The undercut here provides that fluff to the part which makes it look crisp.
Kesha's Blonde Top and Black Undercut
Kesha has always been a trendy influence and this hairstyle just stamps her love for the bold trend. The side here is an undercut with a cheeky side part. The fun starts when she dyes it in twin colors. The top is a shiny blonde with the side being black colored for it to provide a neat contrast.
Braid, Twin Undercut, What Else One Needs
Now that’s an OG bold look with so many elements working together to make it pop as it does. The top has a braid, with a strip undercut and that’s not it. The side is split shaved with the top being side-parted and then blue-dyed. This is a look to pull.
Blonde Dyed Afro Undercut
Afro hair when done right makes a lot of difference. The undercut here makes it pop especially the volume here makes it count. The sides are finely tapered with slit shave with black undertone with the top being rusty blonde dye suits the look overall.
Curly Fringe Undercut Sides
Curly hair has the advantage of being able to fluff it quite thick with hair strands being thin. The sides are undercut but just tapered so as to not be drastically different from the top. The fringed strands on the forehead give this look a modern touch whilst keeping that bold undertone.
Frizzy Shiny Blonde Top with Undercut
Twin dye is always a better option especially when one has an undercut as that dye amplifies the contrast even more. The top is blonde with shade whereas the sides are black undertoned with undercut all around with sides and back. The temple here is kept branched and thick.
French Cropped Blonde Undercut
Pairing undercut with other styles has no limit. Like this one, the French crop makes it very young and trendy, plus the sides to the back have been undercut with black undertone wins hearts. The top is blonde which pops pretty well.
Casual Brushed Up Top with Undercut Taper
Straight up one can tell this is someone who knows how to style in and out. The hair here is ice frosty dyed with a black undertone which acts like subtle layers. The sides are undercut but not faded for it to leave that uniform look realm. If you want to turn the top, that will work too!
Subtle Afro Curled Undercut
If positivity had a face it would look something like this. The undercut here starts a bit lower than usual but it has the same effect nonetheless. The top is slightly thicker than the sides as it is thin, dense curls clamped altogether. That volume top looks like a round bowl cut.
Undercut Sides with Bowl Cut
Now that’s a good blend of subtle to loud. The whole vibe is pretty neat with bowl inspired look with neck-length strands and then undercut on the sides makes this look pure bliss. The stranded dye lifts the whole look.
Twin Undercut Green Black Look
By now you can totally see that undercut but do you see that it comes in layers? The first undercut is at the side part and the second one is at the mid temple. The first one ends with a taper and the second one ends with an almost fade. The top is thick and dense especially with green to black dye. Quite a fancy look.
Colorful Top with Undercut Slit Shave
If that’s not one bold look then I don’t know what is. The top is very colorful but it has a black undertone with that undercut makes it help lift. That is not it, the sides are slit-shaved with the temple being very pointy and pocky. What does want more than this?
Afro Z Shave Undercut
If that is not a modern, bold woman then I don’t know what is. The is quite subtle with a cheeky buzz cut whereas the sides are “Z” side parted undercut makes all the difference. The sides are almost shaved with pattern slits to make it pop quite well.
Pastel Pink Faux with Undercut Tapered SIdes
As we said, bold queens love this undercut look. Especially when paired with such panache makes it look even better. The top is slightly faux-ed with sides being undercut fade makes the top look great. Overall dye is a great cherry on the cake with that pastel pink color.
Slicked Back Grey Top with Undercut Fade
It all starts with the dye, the rusty grey dye makes the top quite rugged while the slicked back is quite thick and fluff. The key is to blow-dry your hair before pushing it back. Moreover, the shaved undercut sides give that oomph to this whole look.
Shiny Blonde Top with Dark Undercut
“Contrast” is one word that comes to my mind when I see this. The top is completely different than the sides especially when it comes to density. The undercut helps to create this separation with that light blonde top which is long. The sides are undercut and then kept dark to contrast with sides.
Candy Floss Mid Undercut Fade
A very punk look here with the top being tossed from left to right. The side here is an undercut with a shaved slit. The fade after the slit makes it even hotter as the temple is an inverted triangle with a slight dense towards the temple. The candy floss pink is truly what makes it pop.
Longer Slicked Back with Tapered Sides
Slicked backs always need an undercut but the one we have here is a tad more technical. The taper on the sides is a little uneven for that tinge of casual touch to it. Next, if you look closely the slight pinkish blonde touch makes it very pop.
Soft Blonde Brushed Up Top
A very neat and subtle take on an undercut side where it is not faded yet the taper on the sides helps keep the volume intact. However, the top is casually brushed up and hair being thin makes it easier. One can also side part it at times with few bangs hanging on the forehead.
Sharp Brushed Up Long Strands with Dark Sides
Isn’t this a very cyberpunk-ed vibe? The top is shiny blonde whereas the sides are deeply undercut with a dark black shade to it. The top is kept long purposely to style it differently when needed, one can brush up, or side part or even let it down for a cheeky french cropped bangs look.
Mohawk Inspired Pink Curled Undercut
Listen up! This is not one of those general undercuts. This undercut comes in layers, especially there being two makes it very neat. The side is undercut first and then the temple is undercut with that temple being slightly dyed. The top is a total contrast with longer strands and white-pink dye.
Mature Frosty Pompadour Undercut
If you are wondering if age has to do anything with having an undercut then this style is your answer. Instead, this mature look reverses the aging as one pulls this neat look. The top here is pompadour with a slight side to it and the undercut just makes it look better.