The undercut is gathering steam as THE haircut for summer. A headcount (literally) at trend spots like Bistroteque and The Joiners Arms at the weekend confirmed that this relic of post-punk Britain will be gracing many hipster heads this S/S.
Finally we have a contender for the side-parted floppy fringe (though really this is a development from that). As you can see from these pics, cropping the hair whilst leaving an overhang can be adapted in various ways – its a technique not a style. From full-on Alice Dellal-like long tresses, to almost-mohawk, to a grown out side parting or quiff the options are varied. The contrast in length can either be played up (mousse and blow dry) or left demurely floppy, like a goth Christopher Isherwood. There’s also a choice between whether to go asymetric with a single-sided crop or more faux-mo with both sides clippered. Finally, a bit of inspiration from must-see arthouse film The Fall, new to DVD. Leading man Lee Pace looks mighty fine with his very post-punk/Industrial do adding edge to his matinee-idol homage.
By Colin Chapman | March 12th, 2009