14 Edgy Long Hair with Shaved Sides Undercuts for Women

Long hair with shaved sides and back undercuts for women

Long hair with shaved sides is a women’s hairstyle that is done by leaving the hair on top long while getting the sides or the back of the head shaved closely to the skin. If you find yourself getting curious about how Miley Cyrus and Cara Delevingne’s rocking signature hairdos will look on you, you’re surely meant for these inspirations!

Adding to the long list of celebrity stars following the trend are Zoe Kravitz, Rihanna, Kelly Osbourne, and Demi Lovato, who are blurring the beauty norms for women and encouraging every girl to be confident and brave about themselves!

However or wherever you want it done, undercuts and side shaves are so versatile that you can hide them whenever you desire to. Depending on your mood or event, you’re guaranteed an instant edge and sassiness that will certainly take you places.

It’s not just merely for fashion – getting a shaved hairstyle also means less work for you! Less styling time in the morning, fewer products to put on your strands, and less weight to carry throughout the day! Although, get ready for more heads turning, and jaws are dropping every time you enter a scene.

Let those clippers do the clipping and unleash your wild side! Even for our daring ladies who have strict office rules, there’d be a lot of alternatives for you in this super popular collection of long hair with shaved sides hairstyles.

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Beachy Waves

long beachy wave hair with shaved sides
Instagram @thecuthousesalon

Bold but elegant! Beachy waves are truly versatile that you can match it with a shaved side to show off your playfulness. This is the go-ahead signal for you to add spice to your long haircut with balayage blonde locks.

Jet Black Glamour

long jet black glamour hair with shaved sides
Instagram @claragondin8

Q&A with style creator, Clara Gondin
Hair Stylist @ Hair and Makeup by Clara in Porto, Portugal

How would you describe this look?

I think this can be read like a really simple look that gives you something edgy at the same time. It’s not too crazy, but it’s super interesting! I love side shaves since I can remember. The first time I got one, I was 11 years old, and I felt super confident and different from it! Eventually, it grew out, and now that I’m, 20 I shaved it again! I needed something different. It’s a modern look and an amazing way to express yourself!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think that if you’re thinking a lot about doing something like this, but you’re not sure, you should just go for it! It’s a wonderful feeling, and you feel so much adrenaline the first time you shave it! It’s super fun!

Don’t worry too much about what you will do when you want to grow it out. You can just put your hair to the other side, and it’s like you don’t even have the side shave. You can also do fun hairstyles like low ponytails or braids to cover the shaved part.

In terms of hairstyles to embrace the shaved hair, it’s super fun to do a high ponytail with lots of volume in the hair, boxer braids, or just wear it loose!

I think this is the perfect hairstyle if you’re the type of person who likes changes, who likes experimenting with new things, and loves a little twist. You can also do just a bottom side shave, shave the two sides of your head, only the back, or all of it! Just do it! Don’t be afraid. It’s so much easier than you think. And don’t forget, it’s hair, it grows again!

Natural Hair

Q&A with style creator, Enrique Chairez
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Chairez Coiffure Salon in El Paso, TX


How would you describe this look?

When it comes to long hair, shaved sides create a very bold and unapologetic. I love that the women wearing it are letting you know they are confident, strong, and courageous.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It is high maintenance if one decides to keep it as short as shown in the pic, but it also has low maintenance and soft growth to it when you use the appropriate products. These are a medium hold molding wax-like Amika’s Heist and a styling lotion like Amika’s Velveteen to keep your hair frizz-free and silky smooth. You should also consider a Denman brush.

Blow out the short side into place first, following the grain and keeping the airflow flat to the hair to avoid flyaways and closing the cuticle. The rest of the hair is up to you whether you’d like to wear it wavy or straight.

Half Shaved Long Blonde Hair

long blonde hair with shaved side
Instagram @darladoeshair

Trying to flaunt your edginess? Wear a half shaved long blonde hair with a tapered undercut, and style it with waves or texture for a mischievous edge. A bleached and toned mane will flatter your fair skin, in case you’re wondering.

Punk Rock Undercut

punk rock long hair with shaved sides undercut
Instagram @prepandfoxx

Give your long hair a twist by shaving both of your sides for an edgy finish. This punk rock undercut has a modern mullet vibe, ideal for your natural gray roots. Add some blonde balayage and ombre for a color melting effect that matches your beach wave ends.

Shaved Undercut with Long Braids

braided long hair with shaved sides
Instagram @miss.destiny.evans

An unexpected pair like long braids and shaved sides can become the perfect combo you’ve been looking for! Punk rock and dolled-up meet in this uber flattering shaved sides, long hairstyle!

Shaved Long Hair with Design

long hair shaved sides with design
Instagram @exotismos

Hidden under your glorious, textured hair is an intricate pattern thanks to the magic of using clippers to make such designs! Wear your long hair up to reveal this amazing surprise for everyone to appreciate.

For Long Straight Hair

long straight hair with shaved sides
Instagram @meganreidhair

An unexpected twist to long straight hair, shaved sides can have a surprising peek like this one right here. Straight hair and bangs can be easily revamped with the help of some clippers!

Edgy Long Hair

edgy long hair with shaved sides
Instagram @tammybehindthechair

Maximize your undercut by using a zero clipper to get close to the roots. Then, your edgy long hair will be perfectly shown off featuring long, flowing waves and your jet, black hair.

Shaved on One Side

hair shaved on one side long on the other
Instagram @dnalabsalon

Slightly shave off your long hair on one side to achieve a perfect look of punk rock! Any hair, especially this textured wavy style, promises to be well-complemented with the undercut.

Long Curly Hair

long curly hair with shaved sides
Instagram @ginny.cano94

Balance out your highly voluminous long curly hair with an undercut! Shaved sides show a rugged side to your look and also helps to achieve a tamed look for your overall appearance.

Long Hair One Side Shaved

Long Hair One Side Shaved
Instagram @thehandsdownes

Q&A with style creator, Danielle Downes
Hair Stylist @ Salon Gratitude Inc in New Hope, PA


How would you describe this look?

It’s a “Rebel Soul Rapunzel” because of the combination of ultra-femme romantic length and whisper of anarchy of the buzzed side. I love it because it kind of reminds me of one of my favorite movies, “The Legend of Billie Jean,” and this choice speaks of the confidence to buck the social norms yet feel oh so pretty! Plus, I also love the immense trust my guest had to allow me to do this.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice to anyone considering long hairstyles with shaved sides is don’t be afraid to have a good 20+ minute consultation with your stylist/barber to evaluate your hair type and daily styling routine. That way, they can customize the location, length, and width of the buzz to fit your lifestyle needs. This may mean paying a full haircut price for the amount of time spent in their chair but ensures an outcome you won’t regret.

Product-wise, I scrunched in Paul Mitchell Hydrocream Whip at the root and length for volume and flexible control of her thick wavy texture. Then I diffused dry, applied Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press Thermal Spray before wand curling a few pieces to enhance her natural wave.

Shaved Sides and Back with Ponytail

Q&A with style creator, Cris Rojas
Hair Stylist @ Hair by Cris in Cortazar, GTO


How would you describe this look?

I consider this long haircut with buzzed sides as bold. I like it because I do it as a form of expression, and I think it is my way of expressing what I cannot say with words – being fierce, not always looking the same way, and having fun with my looks boldly.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I could tell you that hair grows! If you want to shave the sides, do it! In my case, it does not last more than two weeks, looking like this. However, I was cutting it little by little. First, only with scissors, then I decided to go further with the machine.

This cut gives a lot of styles and highlights all your outfit, and the only thing I use to wash my hair is normal shampoo. My hair is super thin, so it is very easy to accommodate from side to side. If yours is very thick, it may be more difficult to manipulate.

I also consider the shape of my face a lot, so I saw many photos before deciding. I love it because I feel feminine, even sexy, and my husband loves it. The hair talks about who we are!

On Very Long Hair

Q&A with style creator, Rebecca Valane
Barber / Stylist @ All Society Salon & Barbering in Murrieta, CA


How would you describe this look?

I love this long cut that’s shaved underneath because you can choose to show as much or as little of your wild side, as you’re in the mood for! I think it’s great for someone with a lot of hair or even very long hair because you keep your length but get rid of a lot of bulk.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It makes styling long hair easier because you have half as much. I love that with the length, you can still do curls and keep your girly side. If you’re feeling like living on the edge, put it in a funky braided updo or simply a bun, and you’re rockin’ the mohawk!