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Glorious Undercuts from Toni&Guy

Lauren Salapatek | November 8, 2012 | 1:48 PM

When it comes to men’s hairdressing the evolution is much slower than it is for women, says Ashley Berryhill, Toni&Guy education director, South Coast Plaza Academy and Toni&Guy art team member. Over the past couple years we’ve seen a strong wave of influences from shows like Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men bringing back the extremely tailored look. “This year puts a twist on these classics as more relaxed versions are starting to take root, creating hair styles that are distinctly now,” says Berryhill. “One thing that all of these styles have in common is that they are all undercuts.” Berryhill shares her influence for these undercuts.

SLICKED BACK SKATER UNDERCUT
Influence: 1920s Dust Bowl Era
Best Suits: "You can create this look two different ways: styled slick to give it that old-school Americana vibe, and a longer, messier version that has a ’80s skater feel."

SLICKED BACK UNDERCUT 2 

Influence: 1920s Dust Bowl Era
Best Suits: “Men with a good, strong hairline. It is defined by two requests: short underneath and long on top. Its style can be made wearable for everyone from the conservative to the street savvy, simply by adjusting the amount of disconnection from top to bottom."

 

Glorious Undercuts from Toni&Guy

MODERN CROP
Influence: Military-inspired, featured most recently on the runway for the newest Louis Vuitton collection.
Best Suits: “This is a crowd favorite—what makes the modern crop new is the skin-tight fade below, with little to no blending of the length on top. This enables a nearly endless amount of styling possibilities to suit most individuals.”

TEXTURED COIF
Influence: Levi’s Vintage, Mr. Freedom or RRL
Best Suits: “Men with wavy to curly textured hair. This style is for men who appreciate conservatism but decide the amount of mirror-time dedication needed to style the slickened-back look is really just not for them.”

 

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