Are you a man or a woman, and you want to change your look? The undercut cut is, without a doubt, made for you. You still have to be ready to shave part of your head. Explanations.
Are you fed up with your 'overly wise' look and want to bring some rock'n'roll into your life? Why not adopt an undercut cut and shave part of your head? "This is a cut where an area, or even part of the hair, has been shaved or closely cropped to create a disjunction," says Gianni Coppa of the R'Factory salon in Paris. The word "undercut" means "cut from below" in English. Concretely, the hair around the ears and the nape of the neck is shaved or cut very short while the top of the hair remains long.
As for the length, everyone is free to do what they want. However, there must be a gap in length between the two parts of the hair for the cut to be successful. "This hairstyle is suitable for both men and women," says the hairstylist, "although it is currently more trendy among the fairer sex." But then how to wear this cut? Gianni Coppa and Laura, a young woman who has tried the undercut cut, give us some hairstyle ideas and care tips.
Whether you have short, long, straight hair or curls ... "this cut is suitable for all face shapes", says Gianni Coppa, who specifies that "the undercut is more visible on longer hair than on shorter hair. but it adapts very well to both ". Laura, who tested the undercut look eight years ago, during a gap year in Spain, testifies: "I was doing odd jobs. For one of them, I was" azafata de evento "for hairdresser, that is, I was used as a model in professional masterclasses. The hairdresser asked me if I was okay with trying out a boyish cut. I said yes. I found out the result once the hairstyle was finished. I had seen his exploits on the other participants, and have always had very long hair, it was an opportunity to change! I was not disappointed ".
Yes, without hesitation. The good thing about long hair is that if you decide to tie your lengths, the undercut shows. On the other hand, if you decide to let go of them, you no longer see the demarcation. So this allows two hairstyles in one! "In Spain, many people shaved one side but kept their hair long. Others opted for plaited braids to achieve this effect," says Laura. "In France, I have the impression that the fashion is more of a 'bowl cut' rather than with the wick in front. A version less rock and more romantic".
Either way, the goal is to add volume to the top to enhance this look. Gianni Coppa gives some advice to women who have opted for this haircut. "In order for the shorter area to be clearly visible, it is recommended to pull up your hair either in a ponytail or with a banana bun or braided to free this area and that it becomes visible. You can also bet on one shoulder styling to clear the area ".
Finally, you can adopt for coloring different from your usual color on the top of the head to create even more contrasts. Don't hesitate, either, to use gel to place your strand on one side or the other or to flatten your hair. You will understand, with the undercut it is easy to have fun and change your style regularly!
"You have to plan regular maintenance especially for the shorter area," admits Gianni Coppa. "What I often recommend to my clients who want this type of cut is to have a plan B to cover the area with, for example, a lock of hair, if they do not have the time to maintain it. . It is also important that the shaved part can be hidden for professional appointments, for example ".
For Laura, who has always had long hair, adopting this style has been a real blessing. "Finally, it's a boyish cut, it can be re-styled easily with your fingers. If you have to wash your hair before going to the office, it's dry in the blink of an eye. I only saw it. advantages. If you really want a slightly more pronounced disheveled effect, you can use gel and hairspray ", recommends the young woman before specifying:" I, afterward, maintained it myself for a while. a little over a year with my husband's clipper and a few scissors when the wick got too long. Strangely, there is less chance of getting it wrong than when it comes to redoing your bangs... The real and only problem has really was the regrowth… to equalize the length again. But when I see the photos again it makes me want to try the experience again!"
Popular in the 1930s and 1940s, the undercut cut invaded catwalks, stages, and movie sets in the 1980s. Musician David Bowie is, in large part, at the origin of its success. The singers of the group Depeche Mode have also fallen for this trend. Often associated with the punk and gothic movements, the undercut has gained in glamor over the years. Many stars succumbed to it in the 2010s. Starting with Brad Pitt in the film Fury in 2014 or George Clooney. Since then, many men are addicted to it, especially French and international footballers. Sergio Ramos, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Mario Balotelli all decided to go for this look at some point. On the women's side, stars like Rihanna, Pink, Scarlett Johansson, or Miley Cyrus have appeared with an undercut cut. So, are you ready to give it a try?