24 New Undercut Hairstyles For Men You Have to See Right Now

Undercut hairstyles for men are a modern version of a pomp and a quiff, having a longer top and shaved sides. The diversity and uniqueness of designs for this epic hairstyle is the reason why it’s one of the most popular cut for modern men.

The shaved sides offer plenty of volume for the top mane and amazing contrast that can definitely work on any length and type of hair.

You have the option to leave your hair naturally or use products like a gel and a pomade for a shiny sleek or gritty and messy look!

Every guy’s favorite part about this style is its versatility – you can literally wear it on any occasion whether it’s for everyday wear or for a formal business style. There are so many cool variations of this really awesome cut!

Here’s a list of this year’s coolest mens undercut haircuts and hairstyles to inspire you before you see your barber. 👊

Side Swept Men’s Undercut Hairstyle

Side Swept Undercut
Instagram @kiki_cuts

Try this really cool side swept undercut hairstyle that got us hooked on grey! Talk about amazing dimension!

Popular Comb Over

Popular Comb Over
Instagram @brihanna_jayde

This is an amazing style that takes advantage of the contrast those shaved sides provide. Perfect for a hipster vibe.

Modern Quiff

Modern Quiff
Instagram @fabaobarber

Show off you thick black hair on top with a disconnection and a taper fade undercut! You’ll get a fresh and dapper look!

Modern Asian Undercut for Fine Hair

Modern Asian style for Fine Hair
Instagram @barber_linshuyun

Styled with a classic combover and disconnected with a hard side part, this undercut haircut really gives its owner a gentleman slash professional vibe.

Man Bun Hairstyle

Man Bun hairstyle
Instagram @jaymac22_

Pair a long hair with a sharp mid fade and what do you get? A super fine hipster vibe!

Hipster Haircut with Beard

Hipster haircut with Beard
Instagram @nurii_b

A big beard plus a polished combover with a side part makes any gentleman appear fresh.

Messy Boys Style

Messy Boys Style
Instagram @cavemanbarber

A mashup of neat and tousled hair – this undercut allows versatility in styling and keeps it noticed because of that clean high fade.

Trendy Disconnected Undercut

Trendy Disconnected Undercut
Instagram @barber.aa

An awesome brushed-up hair with a sharp surgical line combines modern and classic to produce a dapper look.

Awesome Tapered Cut

Awesome Tapered cut
Instagram @_carlosthebarber

Create exciting contrast between your short sides and a great top hair by fading gradually. Barber Kevin created this silver hairstyle that just completes the funky hipster look. Short undercut hairstyle for men like this one have become very popular.

Low Fade Hair

Low Fade Hair
Instagram @andrewdoeshair

Accentuate your messy hair more when you get it faded close to the ears. This is the cool guys’ go-to style when they want a texture finish.

The Classic Haircut

The Classic haircut
Instagram @barbeariareidavi_1

Get a legendary look with this all-time favorite haircut. A clean and sharp shave is key to achieving this dope hairstyle. This classic undercut can be styled for any event with some minor changes.

Hide Fade

Hide Fade
Instagram @heatherlynnstyle

A clean yet textured cut by Stylist Heather produced a really versatile and on-point look. With a long hair on top, you can opt for a combover, a side-part, or a messy style.

Unique Guy’s Side Part

Unique Side Part
Instagram @lankellyk_hair_design

Accentuate your stylish hair on top with shaved sides. Styled messy and parted, this look appears modern and impressive.

Creative Mohawk

Creative Mohawk
Instagram @tailorfade

Adding a simple line work can really push the limit to a fade! Barber Trevor created something that gives life and complements the original cut.

Cool Pompadour

Cool Pompadour
Instagram @mateusmetzler

The perfectly faded short sides show off the top hair and allows for any cool styling to be the center of attention. Going blonde with dark roots also completes the overall hipster vibe.

Dope Faux Hawk

Dope Faux Hawk
Instagram @raduvitca

This cool hairstyle puts all attention to the top hair, and what better way to do that than with clean and sharply tapered sides.

Long Undercut for Wavy Hair

Q&A with style creator, Nikki Probasco
Owner & Hair Artist @ Opal Onyx Hair Studio in Tempe, AZ

How would you describe this look?

This mid fade men’s undercut is a very fresh youthful style. The coolest thing about this particular cut is the disheveled look on the top, making it low maintenance. It is also very versatile and can be styled into a modern pompadour for a clean-cut dapper look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Use some product to style it. One of my absolute favorites is Free Hold from the Kevin Murphy line. It helps to create a flexible hold with a little shine, and the essential oils make it smell so good!

Hard Side Parted Hair

Hard Side Parted Hair
Instagram @buggzthabarber

Q&A with style creator, Adrian Hernandez
Licensed Barber @ The Country Club Barber Shop in Escondido, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is a classic undercut and a business yet casual type of haircut. It looks good on those young businessmen. I always recommend undercut styles like this one to anyone who doesn’t really know what they want when they come in. A lot of people don’t want to show skin, so a shadow fade is always the way to go. It starts at a #1 on the bottom and fades up to a #2. The coolest part about this cut is the styling.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is my go-to recommendation when clients come in with a lot of hair and want to change it up. This hair was perfect for this look because it was straight and just the right thickness. Someone with curly could achieve this look but they would need to put the time in. They would have to blow dry and, if needed, also straighten. A curly undercut adds extra movement for men’s hairstyles.

There are many products you can use. If the client wants the slick, stiff look then I would recommend a pomade with a firm hold. For someone who wants to make it look natural and be able to run their hands through it if it becomes a little messy, I would recommend a lightweight paste.

Fade for Thick Hair

Fade for Thick Hair
Instagram @chop_a_gram

Q&A with style creator, Natalia Molenda
Stylist @ Chop!_ in Montrose, Scotland


How would you describe this look?

This is a disconnected style undercut on both sides with enough length left to produce forward movement without collapse. I used a number two guard on the sides and tapered it in with a one.

I use a wide tooth comb and no guard on the crown as the hair is so straight. When I cut the top I keep just enough length so I can produce lift and texture. The texture is achieved through slicing and razoring. This style is finished with matt clay applied to wet hair and dried in. For extra texture and lift, I apply a little Affinage wonder dust.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is best suited to someone with thick hair which can take a lot of texturizing. I’d advise on the use of Matt Clay and Dust. Ideally, the person wearing this should be confident and perhaps working in a job where a modern look is desirable.

The particular client has come to me for a long time and likes to wear his hair like this. It was him who requested a disconnected style and he has the manor to pull it off.

Lit Undercut for Long Hair

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Alamillo
Balayage Specialist @ Union Salon South in Pasadena, CA


How would you describe this look?

I call this look guy lights and a man bun! Basically, I gave him a balayage and toned with a pretty burgundy rose color. For this cut, we clipper cut his undercut and sides and then with shears gave the rest of his hair a trim. The coolest thing about this look is having more guys in my chair for color!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Own it. Having colored hair is a bold statement, so be ready for looks. Also, colored hair isn’t for everyone. Considering your lifestyle, job, expenses, and styling time in the morning is a must when thinking of color.

Colored hair must be treated with a little more TLC than virgin hair. Sulfate free shampoo and conditioners are a necessity if you’d like the full longevity of your color. Balayage is a beautiful way to step into the world of color. It is a sunkissed look. Balayage is a technique where you feather highlights in a way that is seamless to see beautiful highs and lows. Because the blend is so defused it allows for lower maintenance because you cannot see a line of demarcation and don’t feel the need to get your “roots” touched up.

Fade with Spiky Hair

Q&A with style creator, Logan Wyatt
Barber @ Made Men Barbershop in Salisbury, NC


How would you describe this look?

This look is a high tight skin fade with a textured disconnected top. The coolest thing about it is it’s clean and modern.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The product would be a matte clay pomade for mobile style and texture, and the styling would be most achievable by blow drying damp hair and using fingers or brush. Hair type for this style would be most suitable for thin to medium density, straight, or minimum curl. Any personality can wear this style, as it fits best with confidence. This undercut for anyone who wants a fresh, clean easy to maintain hairstyle that fits any occasion.

Mid Fade on Short Hair

Mid Fade on Short Hair
Instagram @tonecutz716

Q&A with style creator, Tony Avery
Barber @ Brothers Barbershop in Buffalo, NY


How would you describe this look?

I love how clean this fade came out. I find that with thicker hair the better the blend. This guy was in the military and wanted a cut that met military regulations.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Tell your barber to give you a mid-skin fade with two inches of length on top, styled with pomade. I prefer Elegance styling pomade, as it has a great hold and smell.

Badass Slicked Back Hair

Badass Slicked Back Hair
Instagram @liz_thebarber

Q&A with style creator, Lizet Sanchez
Licensed Barber @ G’s to Gents Barbershop in Kennewick, WA


How would you describe this look?

It’s a disconnected slicked back undercut with skin-tight, high fade (slight drop). The best thing about this cut is how well it actually sits and lays back.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If the top is not long enough it won’t lay as well. Also for hair growth patterns, cowlicks tend to be the biggest factor in this style. I personally have two cowlicks towards the back and due to that my hair will not sit well or comb back how I want.

The undercut also requires some time out of your day to style it. I usually recommend a strong hold pomade (water-based preferably) and a blow dryer because it works wonders. When it comes to personality and lifestyle I see the undercut as something edgy and fun, and it’s a great cut with many options to it for styling.

Edgy Skin Fade

Edgy Skin Fade
Instagram @shearly_mad

Q&A with style creator, Courtney Ankrum
Future Professional / Student @ Paul Mitchell The School-Overland Park in Overland Park, KS


How would you describe this look?

This is an undercut with a bald/skin fade that was lightened all over. I also did a beard trim/clean up with a fade as well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a fairly easy haircut as far as maintenance. Just put some gel, mousse, or pomade in and slick it back, wet or dry. This style can go with many textures of hair, depending on the volume they desire. This style is very versatile as far as face shape and hair texture, that’s why I love it! This look is my favorite edgy look to do, but you can also wear it if you’re wanting a casual look. You could just do some matte pomade and make it look soft and flowy. There are so many different ways you can wear this!