Glorious Undercuts from Toni&Guy

By Lauren Salapatek | 11/08/2012 2:32:00 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.


click image to zoomSkater Undercut 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."
















click image to zoomSlicked Back Undercut 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."

















click image to zoomModern Crop 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.”

















click image to zoomTextured Coif 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.”






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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