The sidecut for men - 2nd place
The undercut is one of the most popular hairstyles for men. This look has evolved into the popular and admittedly more eye-catching sidecut. The trademark of this hairstyle is its asymmetry: one side at the temple, i.e. at the bottom of the head, is shaved short, while the other side remains long. The longer the top hair, the more striking this haircut looks. This article gives a good overview of the sidecut for men.
Sidecut vs. Undercut
- The undercut for men is characterised by a short shaved lower part of the head. The top hair, on the other hand, is worn longer.
- With the sidecut, the name says it all: only one side is shaved short. The top coat should be relatively long and full. 7 to 10 centimetres is ideal. One big difference: this hairstyle is a much more striking look than the undercut.
Who does a sidecut hairstyle for men suit?
The sidecut knows no upper age limit. However, there is one important point that should be taken into account for the look to look cool: The top hair must be full. If it is not or if the hair is very fine, the style can quickly look bald.
This is how the sidecut works at any age
The younger the man, the more radical or shorter the shaved side can be. You can safely set the clippers to 0.3 cm. This creates an edgy look, especially if the top hair is really long.
This hairstyle looks cool but not too extreme on men in their thirties if the contours along the sidecut are shaved accurately and to about 0.5 cm. Towards the top coat, the barber or men's hairdresser creates a soft transition.
Men in their 40s and 50s do not have to do without this hairstyle. The sidecut is much gentler here with a length of 2 or 3 centimetres. The top coat is also not extremely long. The combination of both makes for an elegant business style with that certain something. Finally, a men's sidecut also elegantly highlights the first grey highlights.
Sidecut without transition
There are no guidelines as to how long the top coat hasto be. It is only important that it is longer and fuller. Individual taste is decisive here, but so is lifestyle and therefore age.
With a sidecut, the scalp is visible when shaved to 10 millimetres or shorter. It looks more impressive and sensational if it is cut without a flowing transition to the top coat.
Sidecut with transition
A sidecut with transition means that the shaved side becomes increasingly thicker towards the top of the head. A transitional sidecut means that the higher the hair goes towards the top of the head, the thicker the hair becomes. At the same time, it becomes longer at the top and the typical cut is left out. In general, transitional hairstyles are easier to style and also a bit more elegant.
Is the sidecut still fashionable?
Shaved-in patterns or even tattoos that show through on the shaved side make this men's hairstyle an ultra-modern look. And yes, a sidecut is still trendy , just like the undercut. Last but not least, longer top hair is generally in for men. By the way, this hairstyle is not only for men. (Rebellious) women also like to wear this style.
What does a man need for a sidecut?
- First and foremost, it takes a little courage. Because the sidecut is an eye-catching hairstyle! If you don't like to be in the limelight, you should think twice about whether this hairstyle is too daring for you. Slight all-clear: this only applies if the difference between the top hair length and the under-head hairstyle is enormous.
- What it also needs is a good barber. A visit to a high-quality barbershop or men's hairdresser who knows a lot about sidecuts and undercuts is a guarantee for successful styling. Of course, you may have to pay a little more for it.
- In addition, fuller hair is better than fine hair and dark hair looks more striking with a sidecut than light hair. The problem with light hair is that the shaved side quickly looks bald.
- Before you decide on this trendy hairstyle, you should of course take your clothing style into account. If it's more elegant, a not-too-shabby sidecut with a soft transition is the better choice. A more funky, hyper-modern man can be more daring and play the keyboard of asymmetry as he likes.
Cut the sidecut yourself?
Better not! Of course, the pandemic has caused the number of online articles in search engines on the subject of cutting your own hair to skyrocket exorbitantly. Just cutting your own fringes carries a certain risk - even with video instructions from the net.
The thought of cutting one's own sidecut makes every barber smile - or cry, depending on the situation... Because saving hairdressing costs may mean a complete shave if the attempt goes wrong. So, as a hairdressing portal, we absolutely advise against it. The hair clippers that are available for home use may be quite good. But as we all know, a tool is only as good as its craftsman. If, moreover, a man has a problem with sidecutting using a mirror, the idea of a self-made hairstyle is ruled out from the outset.
Styling options for sidecut
There are countless styling options for the men's sidecut, such as this one:
- styled to the side
- completely slicked back
- undone in the front with fringes
- styled into the forehead
The sidecut for men can easily be styled to the side. It can be styled sleekly and with lots of gel to the back. Or you can let the fringes fall cool into the face.
If the top coat is longer, you can easily hide the sidecut if you don't want it any more.
For the undone look, i.e. a hairstyle that looks as if it has not been styled, it doesn't take much: wash your hair, add some styling product to the lengths and blow-dry upside down. Put some gel in your hands and style the top hair wild and messy - done. It's best to go directly to a barber or barbershop for tips on styling at home.