“The undercut is a unisex haircut whereby the top section of hair is held in place whilst the side and back sections are cut, thus making the top longer and the back and sides shorn,” writes Fuck Yeah, Undercuts!, a tumblr blog dedicated to the style.
This edgy haircut has gained popularity among females in recent years, with undercut celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Jada Pinkett Smith. To get opinions on this trend, we showed the above image to several people.
Gene, 79, is not a member of the undercut fan club, however. “Her hair looks foolish. Like she had a scalp disease or lice,” he says through a Facebook message.
Kathy, 61, agrees. “I do not care for the hair style. Just weird looking.”
Others, like Wendy, 58, admire the boldness of the haircut. “The woman with the shaved side of her hair is trying to make a statement! She is maybe so confident in herself, (for her body, face,and the rest of her hair is beautiful) that shaving her hair shows her confidence..and boldness! It also shows she is daring!” she says.