Holiday Undercut Styles

The “Undercut” hair style for men has come on strong in 2016 and I suspect it will continue to grow in popularity throughout the holidays into 2017. It seems to be the go-to look in fashion magazines and music videos. It has also celebrated popularity in particularly with the millennials eager to expand the trend. The “Undercut” is youthful and can work incredibly well for curly, straight or wavy hair types. The great thing about this style is it can be creatively interpreted in several distinctive versions, which can allow your client to develop their unique look. I will share several versions of the “Undercut.” Look them up online to become familiar with the style as they all require additional liquid products to maintain this style such as pomade, hair gel, mousse, shampoo and conditioners, color, a curl sponge, and regular visits to the barbershop or salon. Below is the list of most requested “Undercut” styles.

  1. Undercut Classic Style
  2. Layered Undercut
  3. Pompadour
  4. Top Knot Undercut
  5. Disconnected Undercut
  6. High Top Undercut
  7. Long Undercut
  8. Forward-Swept Undercut
  9. Side Swept Undercut as seen on Justin Timberlake
  10. Slicked Back Undercut
  11. Braided Undercut
  12. Pulled Back-Long Dread with Top Knot Undercut as seen on Jaden Smith

These styles, if executed well, will keep your clients looking stylish and coming back for continued maintenance. As we prepare for the holiday season, remember the less fortunate, give back to the community supporting your business, and continue to educate yourself on innovative trends and products coming to market every week. Keep up the good work!

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Dwayne Thompson, aka “The Barber Ambassador,” is the CEO of The Fade Club LLC, a marketing and promotions company designed to grow the barbering industry through education and brand management. He wears many hats as the founder of The Barber Academy Tour, creator of “The Barbettes,” a term designed to promote female barbers, and the former host of Against the Grain Radio show, the first barber related radio show on Blog Talk Radio. He is a dynamic writer, educator, product broker, consultant and social media expert. He has held several Executive positions with a former barbershop publication and a national health outreach program. Mr. Thompson is also the Founder and Publisher of Tonsorial Times Magazine, “The Official Barbershop Trade Publication” focused on highlighting products, franchises, schools and educators directly connected to the barbering industry. For more information, visit