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Sunday, 19 February 2017

How To Style Your Undercut Three Ways

So as you guys may or may not have noticed, I've been going through somewhat of a hair transformation over the last few months and one of my recent additions to the fro has been an undercut. If I'm totally honest.. I'd been considering it for ages but wasn't brave enough until the pink hair dye I'd been using had started to make my hair break so much around the hairline that I practically already had one and so I thought, 'It's now or never!' and here I am!
And so, with that, I thought I'd put together a small post of a few ideas for styling your undercut as I know I've been having fun with different ways of showing it off ever since I got it shaved in!

1. Dutch Braids. If you're anything like me, the idea of trying to do dutch braids on yourself probably fills you with fear but I've got to say.. with hardly any practice I've managed to get myself into a place where I can actually make a 'good enough' job of them and I think it's such a cool way of showing off the undercut too. From the front and sides you'd never know but from the back you can see the undercut and pattern poking through and that my friends is what I'm all about. It's a super easy hairstyle that takes minutes, great for hair that could do with a bit of a wash and still gives a little 'somethin somethin' with minimal effort.

2. Space Buns. Because what instagrammer would be worth their salt if they hadn't at least tried space buns eh? Part of me likes this style because they kind of look like ears and I can get away with pretending I'm a teddy or a cat for all of about ten seconds before I have to get back to pretending to adult efficiently. Anyway I digress, this super simple style is perfect for those in a bit of a rush because it takes no time at all. I'm also a fan of messy buns so you don't even have to put too much effort into the 'styling' - if you will - of your space buns. One thing I will say is that you're a better human than I am if you can leave them uneven. I can't STAND it if one is slightly higher than the other. My bad.

3 Top Knot. I don't think I know one gal who doesn't massively approve of a top knot at the end of the day. The benefit of having an undercut is that wearing your hair up is no longer seen as 'I can't be bothered to do my hair' but tends to migrate a little easier into 'effortlessly cool' realms. (Of course, I am still the lamest person to grace the planet and any dreams of being effortlessly cool are still massively out of reach but hey, every little counts.. right?) Anywhooo, this has probably been my favourite way to wear my hair since getting my undercut shaved in as it really shows off the undercut without distracting from it. 

Would you ever brave the shave?
Would love to hear your thoughts!


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