'Undercut': the haircut that sweeps Instagram

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With almost 70.000 entries associated with this hashtag, el #undercut is haircut that sweeps on Instagram. A versatile style that allows you to play with the volume and shape of the hair and that has undoubtedly become a viral phenomenon.

We spoke with Laura Ortega, hairdressing stylist with more than fifteen years of experience in the sector, to tell us about the keys to the success of a good undercut.

"I was recently at a hairdressing trends convention and almost all the men's proposals were of this style." The stylist tells us when we ask about this cut. But what does this haircut have that others don't? «This haircut is based on the fade or fade technique and, as its name suggests, it is about degrading men's hair from very short to long in a staggered manner. Sometimes creating great contrasts while, in other cases, the client prefers a more subtle evolution of the hair length. On top, it can also be played with different lengths and layers. It all depends on personal tastes. The stylist affirms.

The truth is that it sounds very interesting, what is not clear to me is if it can be done on all types of hair. «It doesn't matter if your hair is curly, straight or wavy, the cutting technique is the same, what changes is the use of products when combing and the finish that you want to make. Also, this technique allows infinite possibilities, you can make tupes, pompadour hairstyles, side parting, tousled effects, etc".

Finally, I am interested in knowing what type of maintenance these types of cuts require. «As it is a degraded cut It is advisable to go to the hairdresser to touch up the cut at least every three weeks, precisely the beauty of the undercuts are the degraded effects that are achieved with the use of the razor. To style the hair, the possibilities are endless, you can add volume with the dryer and apply a matte wax, or comb it back with a wet-effect gel ». We thank Laura for her advice and we leave you with several inspirational images directly from Instagram.


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