10 unique undercut hairstyles
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10 Unique Undercut Styles with Long Hair Extensions

Dare to Cut

Spring is coming and hopefully, the weather will warm up.

I need the weather to warm up because I have a vision of a hairstyle I want to rock and it’s going to require me cutting my hair pretty short in the back! For some reason, I think there’s a rule against cutting your hair short during the cold season. I’m not sure if that’s an urban legend or not.

Can somebody help me by confirming or refuting that in the comment section? I will appreciate it!

The style I am going to try is the undercut. Have any of you ever worn an undercut? I believe there’s something so rebellious yet classy about an undercut.

Depending on your mood you can work it so many ways. I was looking through photos of various undercut styles because I want to rock mine flawlessly. As I search, I keep finding some cute style, so I’m sharing my top ten favorite ones. Can I say that Emeli Sande, Rihanna, and a few other celebrities know how to wear this style effortlessly?

You know I am going to give you step-by-step instructions on how to re-create the looks for yourself using long extensions. If you already have an undercut go ahead and tag us on Instagram!

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What is an undercut?

An undercut is a fashionable hairstyle in which the hair on the top of the head is longer than the sides and back. The sides and back are a lot shorter than the hair on the top.

Why would you get an undercut?

If you tell your family and friends you want to shave your hair off they may say you-you’re crazy.

It’s okay if they do because I support you (you’re welcome). An undercut is a good alternative if your hair is damaged, but you don’t want to cut all your hair at once. You may want to cut your hair because you have damaged your hair or have no more ideas on how to style your hair in its current length.

I think an undercut is so fly! If aren’t concerned with keeping your hair length, and you want to do something different go for it!

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Pros of An Undercut

  • You save money and product if you are rocking your natural hair
  • You can get rid of damaged hair
  • If you want to go short, you can test out maintenance by getting an undercut first
  • If you’re looking to add a little edge to your hairstyle

Cons of An Undercut

  • Maintenance can be a weekly commitment
  • It can be challenging to keep your nape hair smooth when wearing your hair up
  • Don’t do if you cannot find a suitable barber
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How to maintain your shaved sides

Supplies

  • Andis clipper
  • Andis trimmer
  • #1 guard
  • #2 guard
  • Brush
  • Comb

Step #1

Brush your hair up in a ponytail and clip it out of the way

Step #2

Brush your undercut down with a bristle brush

Step #3

Put your #2 guard on your clippers to get your hair low but not bald

Step #4

Cut your hair in the direction it grows

Step #5

Take the trimmer and edge up the undercut

Step #6

You can be creative and add a design to your undercut

Step #7

Use your clippers with a #1 guard to thin your hair out a bit more

Step #8

Brush your hair thoroughly to remove excess hair

Step #9

Apply wrapping foam to the hair in the undercut area

Step #10

Brush your undercut to get it as smooth a possible

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Take a sheet of your wrapping paper and tie to lay your shorter hair down

Step #12

Remove wrapping paper after your hair is completely dry

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Let’s get started!

Now, you know what we have to do! Go ahead and press play on your Ella Mai playlist and let’s get boo’d up with these extensions!

I know you’re going to have people breaking necks when you wear any of the styles below. If you want to be a baddie get a fresh design in your undercut and have everyone asking “who’s your barber” and “who did your hair”?

1. Top Knot

Supplies

Step #1

Put your hair up in a ponytail and smooth hair using eco-style gel

Step #2

Apply wrapping foam to the hair in the undercut area

Step #3

Brush your undercut to get it as smooth a possible

Step #4

Take a sheet of your wrapping paper and tie to lay your shorter hair down

Step #5

Open your pack of jumbo braid hair

Step #6

Take the rubber band that is already around the braided hair and wrap it around the ponytail

Step #7

Take one end of the hair and twist it in your hand

Step #8

Wrap it around the ponytail and twist as you wrap it

Step #9

Repeat the process with the other end of braid hair but wrap in the opposite direction

Step #10

To build height in your bun, wrap hair at the bottom and tuck the end of the hair into a space in the topknot

Step #11

Trim flyaways

Step #12

Remove wrapping paper after your hair is completely dry

Step #13

Sleek your edges with eco-style gel or edge control

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2. Space buns

Supplies

Step #1

Part your hair down the middle

Step #2

Pout each side into a ponytail

Step #3

Wrap weft of extensions around the ponytail and secure with a bobby pin

Step #4

Take the ponytail (which includes your hair and the extensions) and wrap into a bun

Step #5

Pin hair in place with bobby pins

Step #6

Apply wrapping foam to the hair in the undercut area

Step #7

Brush your undercut to get it as smooth a possible

Step #8

Take a sheet of your wrapping paper and tie to lay your shorter hair down

Step #9

Remove wrapping paper after your hair is completely dry

Step #10

Sleek your edges with eco-style gel or edge control

Add in color extensions to add a unique look to your space buns.

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3. Bun with Bangs

Supplies

Step #1

Brush hair and create ponytail high on the crown of the head

Step #2

Secure ponytail with an elastic band or rubber band

Step #3

Wrap extensions around the base of the ponytail

Step #4

Grab hair and wrap the hair around the ponytail

Step #5

Pull hair into a high ponytail

Step #6

Wrap curly hair around the base of the ponytail

Step #7

Wrap an elastic around your ponytail but do not pull all of the hair through

Step #8

Leave enough hanging out to create a bang

Step #9

Apply wrapping foam to the hair in the undercut area

Step #10

Brush your undercut to get it as smooth a possible

Step #11

Brush your bang smooth and adjust as needed

Step #12

Take a sheet of your wrapping paper and tie to lay your shorter hair down

Step #13

Take another paper and tie down your bang

Step #14

Remove wrapping paper after your hair is completely dry

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4. Natural Hair with an Undercut

Supplies

  • Natural clip-ins
  • Product Junkie Curl Clarity Shampoo or
  • Product Junkie Honey Hydration Leave-In Conditioner
  • Detangler
  • Coconut oil
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Nylon sewing thread
  • Curved needle
  • Salon pro hair glue
  • Hair clips
  • Moisturizer
  • Scissors
  • Curl rods
  • Wrap lotion
  • Wrap papers
  • Brush
  • Pick
  • Bobby pins
  • Edge control
  • Edge brush

You can either sew-in or glue in your measured extensions (without clips) to create this style.

Step #1

Prep your clip-ins or extensions by unpacking them and laying out for installation.

Step #2

You can choose to style your extensions and hair before installation if you want a tight curl, * If so, shampoo and condition both your hair and your extensions

Step #3

Set your hair on rollers or flexi-rods

Step #4

Set your extensions on rollers or flexi-rods if you want them to have more definition or to match your natural hair’s curl pattern

Step #5

Section your hair in the back and instal a two clip extension

Step #6

Apply a second two clip extension over the first one. You will do the same with extensions that don’t have clips on them by just laying one on top of the other

Step #7

Continue installing your clip-ins or regular extensions

Step #8

Install a four clip extension or measure your extension to the correct size and install. Install your two and three clip extensions as you desire or install measured extensions

Step #9

Cut extensions and shape as desired

Step #10

Prepare your hair for two-strand twists

Step #11

Shampoo and condition hair or co-wash your hair. Use your favorite detangler and comb through your hair.

Step #12

Section hair into four sections. Clip three of the sections up with hair clips.

Step #13

Saturate the hair with water and detangle hair with your fingers

Step #14

Apply your leave-in conditioner to your hair. Use your fingers to apply throughout the section. Repeat the same step with your coconut oil.

Step #15

Section out your hair (within the section) to prepare it for the twists

Step #16

Clip the rest of your hair up

Step #17

Apply your moisturizer to the section you just pulled out. Separate section into two even parts. Twist the two sections together
* At the end of the twist twirl it around your finger. Twirl the entire twist around your finger. Continue until you are done with all four sections

Step #18

Apply wrapping foam to the hair in the undercut area. Brush your undercut to get it as smooth a possible. Take a sheet of your wrapping paper and tie to lay your shorter hair down

Step #19

Remove wrapping paper after your hair is completely dry

Step #20

Once your hair is dry you will gently pull your twist apart

Step #21

Use your pick to add height to your fro by picking at the roots only and use your bobby pins to pin hair up in any style you desire

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5. Pixie cut with an undercut

Supplies

  • Malaysian Straight Extensions
  • Salon Pro Glue
  • Argan oil
  • Hair Spray
  • Beeswax
  • Flat-iron
  • Nylon sewing thread
  • Curved needle
  • Brush
  • Rattail comb
  • Hair clips
  • Duckbill clips

Step #1

Start with clean hair

Step #2

Apply a dime-sized amount of oil to the hair

Step #3

Use your rattail comb to comb the oil through the hair. Use eco-style gel or wrapping lotion to mold your hair. Comb the product through the hair smoothing it as you do it

Step #4

Use wrapping paper or a silk scarf to tie the hair down. Apply wrapping foam to the hair in the undercut area. Brush your undercut to get it as smooth a possible. Take a sheet of your wrapping paper and tie to lay your shorter hair down.

Step #5

Once hair is dry remove the wrapping paper or scarf from your hair

Step #6

Comb all of your hair toward the front of your head

Step #7

Apply a minimal amount of oil to the hair

Step #8

Apply a small amount of beeswax to your hair. Spray a small amount of hairspray to your hair.

Step #9

Take small sections of your hair and curl forward with your flat iron

Step #10

Curl the hair slightly to get a slight curl to create loose curls. Curl the bang as well

Step #11

Use your fingers to rake the hair and give it a loose look. Spray some hairspray on your comb. Comb through the sides to give it a little direction and shape

Step #12

Use your hairspray to finish the look

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To create a twist on this style try this:

Step #1

Install clip-ins or extensions. Cut extensions into desired length and style.

Step #2

Comb all of your hair toward the front of your head

Step #3

Apply a minimal amount of oil to the hair. Apply a small amount of beeswax to your hair. Spray a small amount of hairspray to your hair.

Step #4

Part your hair at the mid-crown and clip up with a hair clip. Part the back section into two parts side by side.

Step #5

Curl the back section toward the front by taking small sections and curling

Step #6

Use a duckbill clip to keep the sections curled (pin curl technique)

Step #7

Move to the front section and section it into three parts side by side. On the right section curl the right section to the left but the hair needs to curl inward.

Step #8

Clip the section up. On the left section curl the left section to the right. Clip the section up. Curl the center section toward the back.

Step #9

Remove all your clips

Step #10

Make a part from the back of your head to mid-crown. Braid the right side up to about mid-crown and use two bobby pins to keep the braid in place by crisscrossing them. Repeat the previous two steps on the other side.

Step #11

Grab the top of the curls and bobby pin them down

Step #12

Apply additional bobby pins to get the look you want

6. Twists with an undercut

Supplies

  • Cuban twist 24” hair
  • Detangler
  • Jamaican castor oil
  • Rattail comb
  • Hot water
  • Cup
  • Wrapping lotion
  • Wrapping paper or silk scarf
  • Brush
  • Edge control
  • Edge control brush
  • Large elastic band

Step #1

Apply detangler to your hair. Apply a quarter size of oil to the entire scalp

Step #2

Using a rattail comb create a diamond shaped part

Step #3

Separate the section from the rest of the hair. Grab a small section of your Cuban twist hair. Comb the ends to remove tangles

Step #4

Finger through the hair to remove tangles

Step #5

Grab each side of the extensions with each hand

Step #6

Twist your natural hair with the hair extensions on each side and twist at the root only. Twist once on the left and twist three times on the right. Take the right section of your hair and bring it across and over the left section. Twist the hair as you cross it over

Step #7

Continue twisting and overlapping the two sections

Step #8

Braid the hair all the way to the end

Step #9

Dip the ends of your braids in hot water to seal the ends

Step #10

Pull your twist up into a high bun

Step #11

Apply wrapping foam to the hair in the undercut area

Step #12

Brush your undercut to get it as smooth a possible

Step #13

Take a sheet of your wrapping paper and tie to lay your shorter hair down

Step #14

Once hair is dry remove the wrapping paper or scarf from your hair

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7. Bantu Knots on an undercut

Supplies

  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Argan oil
  • Detangler
  • Eco-style gel
  • Leave-in moisturizer
  • Pick
  • Bobby pins

Step #1

Begin with clean and damp hair

Step #2

Apply your leave-in conditioner

Step #3

Apply argan oil or your favorite oil to your hair

Step #4

Section your hair, (into the size desired for your knots) with your wide-toothed comb

Step #5

Apply your detangler and comb through your hair

Step #6

Use a quarter size of eco-style gel to the section and comb through

Step #7

Apply a leave-in moisturizer or curl cream

Step #8

Two strand twist the section

Step #9

Wrap the end of the twist around the base of the section

Step #10

The end will quickly wrap around the base of the knot

Step #11

Repeat the above steps on your entire head

Step #12

Allow your hair to dry thoroughly

Step #13

Once dry, unwind the knots

Step #14

Taking each section separate the hair gently to prevent frizz

Step #15

Use your pick to give height and volume

Step #16

Use bobby pins to pin hair in place to get your desired look

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8. Feed in braids with an undercut

Supplies

  • Stretched kanekalon hair 85″
  • Mousse
  • Argan oil
  • Jam
  • Edge control
  • Edge control brush

Step #1

Stretch the braid hair out before beginning

Step #2

Cut the pack of hair in half

Step #3

Section out and braid your hair out before you start braiding

Step #4

Section out your braid hair beforehand

Step #5

Your sections of braid hair should get bigger as you separate it

Step #6

Detangle your hair

Step #7

Apply your argan oil to your hair

Step #8

Apply jam to your roots

Step #9

Begin your braid with your hair

Step #10

Take the smallest section of braid hair and add it in

Step #11

Gradually add in each pre-sorted section of braid hair going from smallest to largest

Step #12

Braid the hair all the way to the end

Step #13

Continue by repeating the same steps for the entire head

Step #14

Apply mousse to your entire head

Step #15

Place a scarf on your head overnight or use a blow dryer

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Take a walk on the rebel side

The hairstyles above are fabulous, aren’t they? I know you will find the right style to wear with your undercut.

You may have gotten some new ideas that you may have never thought about before. What I love about the times we are living in now is that you can express yourself in so many different ways. Our hair can serve as a form of expression. I like undercuts because you can still keep it work appropriate and switch it up after hours. Take a chance and do something different. You won’t regret it and if you do your hair will grow back!

Tell us which style you are going to try next. Don’t forget to tag us in your photo! You never know we may post your picture on our official Instagram page.

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