Is the Undercut Hollywood’s Hottest Hairstyle?

When Brad Pitt repeatedly turns up at Hollywood events sporting an undercut hairstyle, it’s time to sit up and take notice. Despite his attempts to deflect questions by swearing it’s for a role and not for his personal style, one simply cannot argue with the facts: it looks good. It seems what was old is new again and is making the rounds in all the hottest Hollywood circles. With this undercut, the top is left to be styled in a variety of ways, while the underneath is shaved. Lately, several celebs besides the trendsetting Mr. Pitt have been spotted with the look including Adam Levine, David Beckham and Justin Timberlake.

So what is this mysterious ‘undercut’ you ask? Basically it’s the best of both worlds; the ability to have long hair on top with which to style, with the ultra-cool shaved look on the sides and back. The options are limitless and the cut is very versatile, making it a popular choice for many different shaped faces. Whether heart-shaped, oval, or triangular, this style is flattering on everyone. Consider wearing the top with generous amounts of product for a sleek-backed dapper, 1940’s look. Or leave it a little more loose and tousled for a natural, hipster vibe. Or perhaps spike up the top for an alternative rock vibe. There’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer when styling this look. Feel free to mix in a generous amount of your personal style.

It’s so versatile, that those with a receding hairline can wear it well. Think Jude Law or Johnny Depp. Growing out the top and giving it the ‘I styled it, but didn’t try too hard’ look is a classic. By letting the top remain a little longer, but loose and finger-combed give the scalp some coverage. For those looking for something edgier, shave it close on the sides. Pairing it with a 5 o’clock shadow adds extra drama. First seen in the 1920’s and 30’s, this hairstyle has long been a stable of barbershops. It’s only recently that it’s picked up steam and become a go-to look for designers and models, as well as Hollywood’s leading men.

A key to achieving a dramatic undercut look is to know your hair type. If you have straight hair, then it can be grown out longer and styled in a variety of ways from slicked back to side parted. If your hair is curly or wavy, then cutting the top a bit shorter will work best. Adding styling gel will give it dimension and depth. Coarse and thick hair should be cut on the shorter side and spiked up. This hairstyle never looks out of place, whether paired with a three-piece suit, or jeans and sneakers, it’s always in style.

Of course, now that the secret is out, it seems every man is sporting the undercut. It’s been a standard look for David Beckham for several years, and whether he keeps the top long and slicks it back, or cuts it short and adds styling gel to achieve height, it looks amazing. Several characters from Mad Men sport the vintage 1960’s undercut including Don Draper, with a slightly longer version of the side-shave. Women are getting in on the action too. Rock n’ roll wild child Pink has made it her signature look for the past decade. She adds variety with color, length, and retro styling. Recently shorn Miley Cyrus is now sporting a version of the undercut as well as Rihanna and Willow Smith.

Don’t be like Crazy Dave in Plants vs Zombies, where he doesn’t sport any kind of hair, and instead has to hide his locks under a pot!

No matter how many times celebs decry their famous hairstyle (the “Rachel” anyone?), it can make an actor a household name. Traditionally, this has largely been the domain of women and their famous quaffs, but nowadays, men are starting to treat their hair as they do their bodies or faces. Hair shouldn’t be an afterthought; it should be an expression of personal style. Women change their hairstyle more than 150 times in their lifetime. Men shouldn’t be afraid to mix it up a little and let their personality be expressed through their hair. This style may stick around for a while, or may pass quickly, but whatever the case may be, at least it’s a style with classic elements that helps its wearer look their best.


10 Mind Blowing Celebrity Facts that You Most Probably Didn’t Know

Get ready to be blown away…

Have you ever wondered what celebrities were like before they became famous? Whilst they were still living their lives as an average human being? Whether it was working an odd job, participating in crime, or being connected to other star names, celebrities have unique aspects of their lives we can’t even imagine before they started strutting the red carpet. Here are 10 mind blowing celebrity facts that seem almost too strange to be true:

  1. Did you know Taylor Swift’s first job involved knocking praying mantises out of Christmas trees? Who would have known that T-Swizzle had such an acumen for handling insects? Also, did you know that Fanny in Mobile Legends is popularly known to be attributed to Taylor Swift as well?

  1. There’s no chance you’ll find One Direction’s Liam Payne eating a hot steamy bowl of soup. The teen heartthrob has a phobia of spoons that derives from washing “nasty spoons” for being naughty as a kid.

  1. As if there wasn’t enough reason to already love the Shining, Simon Cowell polished Jack Nicholson’s famous axe whilst working as a runner on the set of the movie. A most know fact for any classic horror aficionado.

  1. Ridiculous as it may seem, some fast food restaurant manager actually made the decision to hide the stunning Brad Pitt’s handsome looks by dressing him up as a chicken for his first job.

  1. Marky Mark was a bad boy back in his hometown of Boston. Finding himself in trouble 20 plus times as a youth on the streets of Beantown, one incident in 1988 caused Mark Wahlberg to serve over 40 days in jail for a racially motivated attack that left one man blind.

  1. David Bowie’s left eye is permanently dilated due to a fight he had when he was 15. If you’re thinking the man who caused the damage was Mark Wahlberg, then think again because Bowie’s incident occurred 11 years prior to Wahlberg being born.

  1. Madonna was fired from Dunkin’ Donuts at a young age for squirting jelly at a customer. With the antics she’s pulled throughout her career, would you really expect anything less from the Queen of Pop? The Material girl was a showstopper even before she hit the big stage.

  1. Talk about an odd pairing; Astronaut Buzz Aldrin made a rap song called ‘The Rocket Experience‘ and collaborated with none other than Snoop Dogg 40 years after he landed on the moon. It sounds exactly like how you would imagine. Like your grandpa reading lyrics straight off a sheet of paper and punctuating each sentence.

  2. Kesha is insanely smart with an IQ of 140. Only five points away from the Genius classification, the American pop singer lands comfortably in the highly gifted classification that puts her in the 99.5 percentile for intelligence.

  1. Harry Styles was born with four nipples. While this may be something that would cause the rest of us to be insecure about our bodies, the One Direction pop icon has no problem strutting his stuff with an air of confidence. Styles even jokes about the situation when the topic gets brought up.