Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Aniston and Cara Delevingne – what do they all have in common? The braided undercut.
The undercut is a look that was very popular where hair on the side of your head is shaved off.
Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Cassie and many more went bold with the real undercut but for those more attached to their hair than others – the braided undercut is great for an alternative look.
Whether you’re going for a punk look, like Cara did in the 2013 MET Ball, this hairstyle is great for all outings. Beach day, date night, girls night out – you name it and you can use it.
We searched high and low for the best technique to recreate this hairstyle!
You will need:
- Hair Spray
- Bobby Pins
- Hair Elastic
- Hair Texturizer/Styling Pomade
Step 1: Use the arch of your eyebrow as a guide. You want to create a deep side part that aligns with your arch..
Step 2: Lightly spritz the side of your hair with the most hair with a water mist or texturizer. You can put it in a bun to help create waves and to keep it from interfering with your braid.
Step 3: The side with less hair is where the braided undercut will go. This section will have the braid begin from the temple to the crown and then straight down behind your ear. Apply a small amount of a styling pomade or paste to give it texture. This will allow your hair to be easier to work with.
Step 4: Make a horizontal french braid. Once you reach your ear, start angling it down. You want it to curve as in Cara Delevingne’s braid.
Step 5: When you reach the nape of your neck, tie the braided section with a hair elastic. For added security, use a bobby pin by sliding it in through the elastic and into your hair.
Step 6: Finish with a hair spray over the braided section. Let loose your bun, add a small amount of hair spray and scrunch with your hands.
P.S. Try to keep the braided undercut area smooth for an even closer resemblance to a real undercut! It will add more edge to your look!
Rough texture makes this look versatile for anything so don’t fret if the side with the waves looks like you woke up from a nap.
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