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Why You Should Consider Getting An Undercut

25 October 2017
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Junior Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

If you’ve been thinking about switching up your look for a while now and just can’t figure out what style is perfect for you, look no further—we've found the perfect solution. Undercuts for women are back and they’re better than ever.

What is an undercut?

An undercut is a hairstyle in which the hair in the middle of the head is kept long while the sides and the back of the head (or both areas) are shaved low. Undercuts have been a popular style for men for decades, but they became trendy for women in the early 2000s when celebrities began wearing the style on the red carpet.

The style has recently regained popularity and received a much needed modern update. While the undercuts you remember from years ago often made styling and growing out your hair a nightmare, the 2017 undercut is much more minimal and discreet. Still not convinced? We’ve come up with four reasons why now is the perfect time to finally take the plunge, head to the salon, and get the undercut you’ve always wanted.

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Undercuts are unique.

Long locks are nice, but chances are good you’ll end up with a haircut that looks just like everyone else's.

While a simple shaved undercut is an excellent way to elevate your style, consider asking your stylist to shave your undercut in an interesting geometric shape or even add a design. The ability to customize your undercut specifically to your wants and needs guarantees you’ll end up with an exceptionally flattering ‘do.

rainbow undercut

They’re perfect for thick locks.

Having thick hair is often a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you’ve got plenty of hair to pull off any look your heart desires. On the other, all of that hair is seriously heavy. So heavy, in fact, that it sometimes makes every day styles like ponytails and buns a headache-inducing nightmare. We know you’ve considered cutting off your locks more than once (if for no other reason than to lighten the load on the top of your head). But if you’re not ready to part ways with your precious locks but are looking for relief, an undercut is a great solution.

If you limit your undercut to the nape of your neck, you will get rid of some much-despised weight. The style will only be visible when you feel like showing it off. If you’re looking to get rid of even more hair, consider asking for a much larger undercut at the nape of your neck or even the side of your head.

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They cut your drying and styling time in half.

This one is kind of obvious, but with less hair, you’ll shave some major drying and styling time off your routine.

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They’re discreet.

If you’re not ready to take the plunge and shave off large sections of your hair, a delicate undercut at the nape of the neck is perfect for you. When your hair is down, no one will be able to see your shaved hair. Then, when you’re ready to show off the latest addition to your style, simply pile your hair on top of your head to put your undercut on display.

We guarantee you’ll love your new ‘do so much, you’ll wonder why you didn’t shave your mane sooner!

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