By Kinky Roots | Oct 10, 2018
It’s summer at last and getting summer ready means putting a haircut on the top of our lists! ‘Cause let’s face it, who wants to obsess over a hot mess! So when summer calls for changing up that hairdo, are you bold enough to beat the heat with an undercut?
An undercut is bold, edgy and definitely makes for a good change when you are bored of wearing your everyday hair, as is. And if you’ve decided for one, we’re already in awe of you! Go all out, get creative with patterns and designs. An undercut also lets your scalp breathe again whilst making a drop-dead diva-like statement.
Still looking for more motivation to try out this eye-catching look? Check out five celebrities who have sported the undercut over the years and pulled it off with confidence on-point.
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Ah, Cassie! We’ve known her for flaunting the edgiest of haircuts and never failing to impress. Seen here, sporting a big side chop on one side with a buzzed Aztec design. The look is further accentuated with shiny, soft waves on the other side. It takes guts to go in for a cut this drastic, but hey we’re talking about Cassie Ventura here! Talk about being bold and beautiful at the same time.
Psst, for a quick tip on caring for those long locks, make sure you use the right hairspray to set the hair exactly the way you want it. The African Pride Olive Miracle Braid Sheen Spray hairspray is a great choice to get those tousled waves. This undercut hairstyle is here to stay!
The Disney days of this famous star may long be gone, but the characteristic Raven swag still rings strong. Raven Symoné is giving us major hair goals with a shy undercut peek-a-booing from her deadly platinum curls. She went for a subtle approach for the shave, cutting just enough to lend a defined side-sweep. Her oozing confidence only adds to her bold personality. We can all go, “That’s So Raven!” indeed. If you want to get this look but don’t want to go all the way with the bleaching, use the Curl Braids in blonde and then get that undercut.
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Taraji P. Henson’s style is as inspiring as her personality. For the 2017 SAG awards, she experimented with a chic but edgy undercut coupled with a side-swept wavy bob. The look was subtle, sassy and oh-so-stylish and did absolute justice to her gorgeous face. You want? You can have! Try this look with your hair and add a little pop of colour to it with the Darling Bold & Beautiful Eleena – Purple hair extensions. Take a look at Taraji P. Henson’s latest hairstyles.
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If there’s anyone who can rock a faux hawk with shaved sides, it’s the R&B diva, Alicia Keys. This girl’s definitely on fire for this look that we think is sizzling hot! It’s the perfect style for the summers – low maintenance and not only protects your scalp from the harsh heat but gives it enough room to breathe.
Jada oh Jada! Trust Mrs. Pinkett Smith to perpetually put out some of the most unique hairstyles to take inspiration from. So far we’ve told you enough about the undercut and its variations, but here’s one a notch above the rest – an undercut with an up-do. She’s kept her natural curls defined and shiny, pinned them up clean on top and swept it all to one side, leaving the undercut to bask in all its glory on the other side.
The important thing to remember when playing with your natural hair, is that hair-care comes first, always! Use this AfricaPride Shea Miracle Moisture Leave-in Conditioner to keep your hair glossy and healthy in the summer like Jada, and let your bold undercut do the shoutingn !
And here it is, hair inspiration galore from these stunning ladies nudging us all to try the undercut this summer. Want some more styles to try from your favourite celebrities? Check out the 4 Celebrities Slaying It With Cornrows.
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