Slicked back hair worn with hair shaved at the sides and back into an undercut have dominated the runways and magazines since last year. The combination is still going strong, especially for men with wavy, curly, and thick hair that benefit from significant pruning.
This clean cut yet edgy look isn’t going anywhere but there has been an update. Similar to the fade, the new version grows hair longer at the top of the head. The undercut starts an inch above the hair, starting with tapering hair down to the skin.
To get this mens fall 2013 hairstyle trend, let hair on the top keep growing while keeping the sides cut shorter. Then keep styling hair in the usual slicked back way. With this long hair, you can comb hair up higher. Get a different look by using a pomade with a matte or glossy finish, or mix products for your own personal blend.
With the fade, hair at the back and sides is tapered from the longest length on top all the way down to the skin at the neck. This is a smooth transition compared to the distinct lines of the undercut. The fade can be more obvious if hair is longer on top or more subtle with shorter hair.