Undercut for Boys
September, 2015 (New York, NY) Ė One of the few ways young
boys express themselves is through their hair Ė they donít
really get into clothes, makeup and jewelry too much,
so hair is where itís at. So, when a young boy entered
the salon armed with a pair of super cool shades and the
request to look cool, Giuseppina Ferrarelli, stylist at
De La Mer Salon (Bellmore, NY), knew the seriousness of
My young guest came in with sunglasses and all. He explained,
"I want to look cool and have this haircut, because
look how awesome it is!" He showed me his reference picture
he and his mom found on Pinterest and he was referring
to the undercut,Ē says Ferrarelli.
ďThe undercut is good for all hair types and is easy
to style. Some refer to it as the bowl cut, but if you
modify it for face shape and texture, and style it properly,
it can be on point and very hip,Ē she adds.
1.Comb all hair forward leaving it lying down. Using clippers
with a number 2 or 3 blade, buzz around the head stopping
2 inches above the occipital bone and at the temple for
2. Use shears for the top, starting in the back of the
head, take vertical sections at 45 degrees direct forward.
3. Part hair to the preferred side and create layers directing
back. The top is left medium length working with hairís
natural flow. The line dividing the back and sides isnít
smooth, which creates contrast between upper and lower
levels of the head.
4. Use a peanut clipper around the hairline for a clean
Style: The hair on the top is styled either slicked
back or to the side at an angle. Apply a quarter size
of Goldwell Style Sign Lagoom Jam Volume Gel on towel
dried hair, then hand dry it slightly running fingers
through hair so it is slightly textured, not so polished