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Regarding retro hairstyles, the undercut is among the most iconic. You can achieve it with either medium or long hair.
The long hair undercut is one of the classic men’s hairstyles that is easy to achieve without sacrificing the length of your hair.

The undercut features sides that are shorter than the top. With that in mind, you can opt for a long undercut or an undercut fade.
That’s the good thing about the undercut and other 50s hairstyles – there’s always plenty of room for experimentation.

50 Most Popular Long Hair Undercuts for Men

Side Swept Undercut With Long Hairstyle

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The side swept is one of the top hairstyles for men with straight hair. This 50s hairstyle features longer hair on top and a semi-shaven side part or undercut.

Men’s Messy Long Top With Undercut

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For men who like looking a little messy at the top, the messy top undercut is a subtle style you might want to consider.
It pairs well with a low undercut and a full beard and is one of the ideal long hairstyles for older men.

Male Half Undercut With Long Hair

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The half undercut is a quirky and edgy style. It is achieved by demarcating the hair towards the back.
The one half falls freely towards the back while the hair on top is tied into a high knot.

Slick Back Undercut With Long Hairstyle

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The slick back is combined with a high skin fade that makes the hair easy to manage.

Side Part

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When it comes to trendy curly hairstyles the side part has a unique appeal to it. Like a surfer’s hair it adapts the conventional undercut.

Long Bangs And Undercut

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If you want an edgy and unique look try long bangs with a high skin fade on one side. The bangs are concentrated on one side of the head. Feel free to use hair relaxers if you don’t have straight hair.

Long Man Bun With Undercut Hairstyle

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The man bun never goes out of style. If you have long hair you can shave the sides clean and then tie the remaining hair into a top knot.

Mohawk Braids With Undercut Sides

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If you are a fan of the French braid, then the mohawk with undercut sides is an effortless hairstyle bound to turn heads.
The sides are faded, and the remaining hair is tied into a French braid.


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The pompadour is a retro hairstyle with long hair on top that is styled a few inches above the forehead.

Side Shaved 

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The side shaved hair is a conventional undercut style with a faded side. For an edgier look you can dye the remaining hair.

Mohawk With Undercut

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If you have medium hair skin fade the side and dye the remaining hair for an edgier and unique look.

Long Hair Rugged Undercut With Beard

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The sides are shaved short, and the hair on top is styled in rugged waves. It’s an effortless look that is easy to maintain.

Mohawk Dreads

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Dreadlocks are easy to maintain, but if you don’t like a full head of dreadlocks you can fade the sides and back and tie the remaining dreads on top into a French braid.

Long Hair Tapered Undercut

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The tapered undercut features a low fade and long hair on top that you can style in any way you like.

Long Hair Comb Over Undercut

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The comb-over features a quiff on top with a neat side part on one side and skin fade on the sides.

Braided Mohican Undercut

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The braided Mohican undercut is one of the most stunning long wavy hairstyles. It features a disconnected undercut that combines the braided styling with a Mohican cut.

Long Hair Undercut With Hair Design

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The undercut with hair design is a classic undercut with a few neat and artistic lines at the back or sides.

Long Wavy Haircut With Undercut

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Long wavy hairstyles always look good, especially with long hair, and the long wavy haircut is no different.
To achieve it fade the sides and style the remaining hair in tousled waves.

Textured Long Hair And Undercut

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It features a textured undercut and long hair swept to the sides. For a unique style, consider adding an ombre and shades to create a contrast.

Curly Hair Undercut With Long Hairstyle

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Long curly hair is versatile when it comes to styling. One of the most flattering hairstyles is fading the sides and leaving curly bangs on top.

Curly Long Faux Hawk With Undercut

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This hairstyle combines length, curls and an undercut to make heads turn. It’s a good choice for men who have curly locks.

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Top PonytailHow To Cut Mens Hair When it comes to learning how to cut men's hair in English, one must first understand the basic techniques and tools involved. Barbers and hairstylists use a variety of cutting methods, such as scissors and clippers, to achieve different styles and lengths. It is important to have a good grasp of the different hair textures and types, as well as the desired end result, in order to execute a successful haircut. Proper training and practice are essential to mastering the art of cutting men's hair effectively.

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How to Style and Maintain Your Long Undercut Hair

Step 1 – Choosing the right style

If you have long hair there’re many undercut hairstyles to consider. But here’s the thing, not all styles will suit you, so consider your face shape and what you want the style to communicate.

Step 2 – Styling options

To style a long undercut you need to get a buzz on the sides first but ensure the hair on top remains long.
Usually, the length of the hair on top varies from 2″ to 6″, and the undercut from 4″ to 5″.

Step 3 – Maintaining the style as you go

The undercut is one of the easiest hairstyles to maintain. All you need is to ensure you trim the sides regularly.

Step 4 – Best products to use

An undercut looks good when the hair on top has volume and shine. Invest in quality hairspray, hair clays, hair wax, gel and shampoo.
Use hair gel and hair wax to style the hair. 


How long should your hair be for an undercut?

Your hair should be four to six inches long.

Will an undercut make my hair look thinner?

When done right, the hair on top has an excellent volume but can look sparse if you overdo it.

Are undercuts still cool in 2022?

Yes, undercuts are still excellent and don’t seem to be going anywhere.

How do you wear a long undercut?

You can comb it back, tie it into a top knot, sweep it to the sides, or finish off as a French braid.

Are undercuts good for long hair?

Yes, undercuts are excellent for long hair because you can style your hair in so many ways.

How do you style an undercut with long hair?

One popular choice is to slick back the longer hair on top while keeping the sides and back closely shaved.

Another option is to create a contrast by leaving the hair on top long and voluminous while maintaining a short undercut.

Some people may add a part or a fade for a more modern look.

Experimenting with different products, such as pomade or wax, can also help achieve the desired style.

How do you cut men’s hair?

Barbers and hairstylists use various cutting methods, such as scissors and clippers, to achieve different styles and lengths.

It is important to have a good grasp of the different hair textures and types and the desired end result to execute a successful haircut.

Proper training and practice are essential to effectively mastering the art of cutting men’s hair.

Michele Antunes

About the author: Michele Antunes

Michele Meesh Antunes is the lady of the Beardoholic writers team and a genius when it comes to hair and beard styles that suit any face shape. She’s been a barber for years now and, no matter your personal style, she knows exactly what beard, hairstyle and length suit you. She brings the women’s perspective on beards, beard care, haircuts and hairstyles and male grooming.

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