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Slicked Back Undercut Hairstyle For Men

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The slicked back undercut hairstyle for men is coming back big this year. It is highly reminiscent of dapper hairdos around the 1920s to the 1940s (think American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, but with more hair product and with shorter sides and back). It is styled with short sides and back, but still with considerable length on top. The sides and back are usually clipped.  Interestingly enough, stylish men have avoided the clipper as much as they could in recent years.  The remaining hair on the top is swept to the sides or pushed back. But unlike run-of-the-mill barbershop cuts that blend the crown with the sides, undercuts don’t require blending, allowing you to go quickly from thick on top to closely clipped or even almost cleanly shaved on the sides. If you can pull it off, the quick contrast could be beautiful.


Celebrities like football star (and now model as well) David Beckham and Michael Pitt (that’s Jimmy Darmody of the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire for you) have been spotted sporting the ‘do, and with excellent effects. But, really, what’s the craze all about, aside from Beckham simply just looking too damn good with a slicked back undercut? What is it with the slicked back undercut hairstyle for men that makes is highly appealing to more and more people?


For one, it’s extremely easy to style. Naturally, however, it is best to ask your stylist first if the particular style actually suits you. You would have to consider factors like the shape of your face, your wardrobe, and so on. But if you can really pull it off, it is easy to achieve, and equally easy to style.  You just add some product to sweep it backwards or to the sides, and you’re good to go. You can even go for a bedhead style, for a wilder, rougher look. The slicked back, not-a-strand-out-of-place variant has more elegance, but the tousled version works just as fine, with its fun and edgy feel.

The style is also sexy (just do an image search of the hairstyle and you’ll see), and it is sure to be a hit with the ladies. It’s fun as well.  It sends a message that you’re bold and willing to take some risks in something as important as your appearance. A few years ago, only a select few gambled to go for the style, as it seemed so daring. It also gives off a modern, innovative vibe, given that it is based on the traditional slicked back hairdos of the ‘20s, but with a fresh touch.


In addition to that, the slicked back undercut hairstyle for men is elegant. It does not only show that you know how to party.  It shows that you are a man of style and impeccable taste as well. That being said, it’s all very clear that it’s more than just a haircut, it is a personal statement. You can cut your hair on your own, using electric clippers.  But for a hairstyle like this, it is best to leave it to the professionals.