Top 3 Tips for Achieving a Great Undercut

by Anne Moratto | September 11, 2019

On women and men, undercuts add that something extra. A very subtle design can offer clients a quiet party in the back while keeping it all business in front.  Hidden undercuts can create a stacked line for hair to fall and look fuller. A dramatic nape design might be colored or decorated with glitter.  With an option for everyone, barbers and stylists can give their clients a walk on the wild side if they follow a few suggestions from uber undercut master and expert barber and a 2019 MODERN SALON 100 Artist, Michael Kelley (@m.r.rk.thebarber).


1. Be tasteful. Undercuts are already a bold statement, so choose an area of the head that would compliment the shape and style of the haircut. Too much hair taken off will make the client look off balance and not enough hair will barely be noticable. 

2. Before executing this look, be sure to part and section the hair as straight and clean as possible. This will insure a nice immaculate separation.

3. Adding slight transition (fade), edge or even design to the undercut will add another dimension to the look, making it pop and be a for sure attention grabber!

Here are some examples of Michael's work and other stylists using the undercut to add that something extra:







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