If you are looking for a sleek and stylish appearance, the disconnected undercut is the right hairstyle for you. This haircut has been in and out of style for decades, but it is currently making a comeback and one of the trendiest hairstyles today. It is striking to look at and creates an appealing visual statement that is at the cutting edge of contemporary fashion. Many celebrities enjoy having disconnected undercut hairstyles such as David Beckham and Brad Pitt.
What is a Disconnected Undercut?
The disconnected undercut is distinct from the standard undercut in that the long hair of the crown does not gradually fade into the closer cut hair on the back and sides. Instead, there is a visible separation or “disconnect” between the two. In a conventional undercut, the cut of the crown and the sides is gradually and subtly blended. However, in the disconnected undercut, the separation between the two is boldly emphasized.
How to Get the Disconnected Undercut
If you are planning to go for the disconnected undercut, you’ll first of all need to grow out the hair on top of your head. The actual length is at your discretion- really it depends on your preferred style.
The next step is to shave the back and sides of your head. Typically, this is done with an especially short clipper setting. The actual number is up to you, but anything between zero and four should do the trick. Then it is a matter of shaping or contouring the hair on the top of your head.
It is recommended that you hire a professional hairdresser to create the disconnected undercut for you, but it is possible to do it yourself if you are feeling ambitious. Be warned, however, that this is a high-maintenance look.
How to Style the Disconnected Undercut
When it comes to styling the disconnected undercut, a lot depends on how much of a contrast you are looking to create between the lengthy hair on the crown of your head and the neatly shaved back and sides. Either way, it’s important that the hair on top of your head remains uncut (or minimally cut for the sake of neatness).
Instead, it should be combed, brushed back, or otherwise swept to give it a lustrous appearance. The most popular iteration of the disconnected undercut features the hair on the very top of the head-shaped into a neat yet voluminous pompadour, with the hair at the sides closely shaved.
This look has been sported by style icons such as Brad Pitt and Adam Levine. Essentially, it’s about bulking up the hair on top, while thinning out the sides, creating a well-defined and neatly established “disconnect” between the two.
60 Best Disconnected Undercut For Men
1. Textured Waves Undercut
This textured wave disconnected undercut is ideal for men with naturally wavy hair. There is no need to apply hair products to let your natural waves create a style for you. Simply use your fingers to arrange the top, and you’re good to go. You won’t have to worry about the sides and back as you can keep them shaved clean or cut short.
2. Slicked Back Undercut
One of the best-disconnected undercut hairstyles is the Slicked Back Undercut if you want to have a clean and elegant look. Apply some high-quality gel or mousse on top and comb your hair backward for a smooth appearance. You can also grow some facial hair if you have a round face shape.
3. Quiff Style
The Quiff Style disconnected undercut has some interesting elements that can surely turn heads around you. Simply keep the top hair long enough so you can create a high volume. Style your hair upwards using a comb or your fingers. You will need to apply a small amount of gel to keep the textured wave in place.
4. Long Curls
This long curls disconnected undercut hairstyle for men with natural curls stands out with its bangs falling naturally on one side. A razor line is also visible, which catches your eyes as you stand in the crowd. This hairstyle also looks great with a short beard as it gives a beautiful and stylish frame to your face.
5. Fringe Disconnected Undercut
Another great disconnected undercut hairstyle that you can try to keep your bangs is the Fringe Undercut. In this hairstyle, both sides and the back have faded effects, while the top is long enough so you can comb it forward. This allows you to style your bangs so they can be a great frame for your face.
6. Bowl Cut
If you are looking for a cool version of the disconnected haircut, you might want to try the Bowl Undercut. This short hairstyle is becoming a trend as it is great for men who want to reflect their creativity with their hair. Maintaining this hairstyle is also easy, and there is no need to use many hair gel or foam.
7. High Pompadour
The High Pompadour undercut is one of the best-disconnected undercut hairstyles. It requires a significant amount of hair on top to create a nice, huge wave for a fresh and clean appearance. Razor lines on both sides are also visible to separate the sides from the hair on top. Simply apply your favorite hair product to keep the style in place throughout the day.
8. Long Side Flipped
If you are looking for a simple but trendy disconnected undercut hairstyle, you would love the Long Side Flipped Undercut. This style highlights longer hair on top that is combed creatively to one side. The back and both sides are trimmed short for a fresh feeling. This hairstyle is great for men with straight hair that is not too thick.
9. Brushed Up with Designs
Here is another disconnected undercut hairstyle that might give you some inspiration for your next haircut. To achieve this hairstyle, you will need to grow your hair on top longer so you can brush it up and create falls to one side. The other side has a manly design that draws attention to your hairstyle. This undercut looks great with or without facial hair.
10. Mid Height
If you do not want to cut your hair too short, you can always opt for Mid Height Disconnected Undercut. This hairstyle also does not require a significant amount of hair. This style is ideal for men who like the undercut appearance and want something that will stand out from familiar undercut styles.
11. Side Swept
Another stylish disconnected undercut is the Side Swept Hair. This features long hair on top that falls on one side of your head. It is also combined with a slicked hairstyle as the center hair is combed backward. The sides and back are trimmed close to the skin. You can also grow a thick beard to complement your hairstyle.
12. Caesar Haircut
Caesar Style disconnected undercut is also one of the great styles that you might want to try. This hairstyle shows that even the classic haircut of Julius Caesar can evolve for the 21st century. It has an ultra-long fringe hanging over the eyebrows and has an undercut around the sides and back. This hairstyle is great with or without short facial hair.
13. Long Combed Over
Another great hairstyle for men with naturally wavy hair is the Long Combed Over. All sides are trimmed short, and the top is combed or brushed backward. There is no need to use a lot of gel or mousse to style, as you can let your natural waves do the trick. You can also couple this hairstyle with some facial hair for a more masculine look.
14. Soft Disconnected Undercut
This hairstyle comes across as very natural and soft-looking. It has a perfect placement at the top of the head, and the hair grows toward the front. This hairstyle is great for men interested in the undercut trend but does not want to appear as they have just come from a fashion editorial. If you have thick and straight hair, feel free to try this one out!
15. Faux Hawk
What makes disconnected undercut great is that you can combine it with other hairstyles available. For example, this undercut is coupled with a faux hawk. Both sides and the back are trimmed short, while the top is a couple of inches long. To achieve this hairstyle, simply use gel or mousse to create spikes and keep them in place.
16. Low Undercut with Curls
Do you want to achieve curly hair while having a disconnected undercut hairstyle at the same time? You might want to try this haircut. In this hairstyle, a long cascade of curls falls on one side of the face, eye-catching enough to steal the show. A low disconnected undercut matches well with the curls.
17. Man Bun
One of the popular hairstyles this year is the Man Bun. You can combine it with a disconnected haircut, and you will have that hairstyle that most girls would love to see! In this style, both sides and the back are trimmed short with faded effects, while the top is long enough so you can tie your hair. This gives you a fresh and cool appearance.
18. Long Pushed Back
If you do not like the comb-over hairstyle that is popular most disconnected undercuts, you can try the Long Pushed Back. While slicked hairstyle depends on lots of gel or mousse to keep the style in place, this particular hairstyle does not require liberal use of hair products. You can easily fix your hair with your hands without needing a mirror.
19. Wavy Comb Over
Another excellent hairstyle that can increase your handsome points is the Wavy Comb Over. To achieve this style, simply have both sides and back trimmed with fading effects. Keep the top hair long enough so you can comb it backward. Consider growing some facial hair for a nice facial frame.
20. Super Quiff
If quiff is your style, you might want to try the Super Quiff disconnected undercut. Simply allow your hair on top to grow longer while keeping all sides shaved clean. With the help of a high-quality gel, style your hair to the front going to one side. This hairstyle allows you to get the most of your thick hair!
21. Shape Up Undercut
If you are looking for something unique, here is another great disconnected undercut hairstyle that you might want to add to your to-try list! In this hairstyle, you will see numerous divisions of hair that are fixed with some styling gel. All sides and back are trimmed very short for a fresh look.
22. High Disconnected Cut
This flipped-back style starts high up on the head. It gives a dramatic detail that will surely catch the attention of all people around you. This hairstyle is also easy to style as it reduces some of the heavy hair on top. Simply comb your long hair backward for a seamless look and add some gel to keep your hair in place.
23. Faux Haux + Natural Curls
This hairstyle has two visible curve lines on both sides that start from the forehead for men with natural curls. Both sides are trimmed with faded effects, while the top is simply cut short to keep the curly style. This undercut style can also be coupled with some facial hair for additional visual effects.
24. Long Hair with Disconnected Undercut
If you want to keep your hair long and want to have a disconnected undercut, here is a great hairstyle that lets you have both! Both sides are shaved clean in this hairstyle, while the top to the bottom is the left song, so you can let it flow or tie it back.
25. Textured Ginger
Do you have natural ginger hair? You might as well want to try the Textured Ginger Undercut! In this style, all sides are trimmed short with faded effects. Create some texture and spikes on top by applying enough hair gel, wax, or mousse. You can also couple it with some facial hair to complete the look.
26. Sculpted Quiff
Disconnected undercut hairstyles do not have to look rugged or edgy. You can always couple it with a sculpted quiff. In this style, the sides and back are cut short while leaving a significant amount of hair on top. Brush your hair towards the back while adding volume. Use gel or hairspray to keep your hair in place throughout your day.
27. Basic Disconnected Undercut
If you want a simple haircut with an undercut style, you would love to have the Basic Disconnected Undercut. It has a simple cut on top that allows you to style your hair without using too many hair products. You can also grow some facial hair for additional handsome points!
28. Vintage Comb Over
This hairstyle lets you keep a strong vintage vibe in your look. If that is exactly what you are after, try this side-parted comb-over hairstyle coupled with a disconnected undercut. The slick styling and fringe make the whole thing classy, fresh, and elegant.
29. Blonde Fohawk
Another cool, disconnected undercut hairstyle for men looking for adventures is the Blonde Fohawk combined with a disconnected undercut. This amazing style can catch all the attention of people around you. The top hair is styled with a gel or wax while both sides are kept short. There is also a line that divides the shaved part from the area with short hair.
30. Loose Pompadour
Another way to change the appearance of pompadour is by reducing the stronghold of your favorite product. You can make it more loosely coupled with a disconnected undercut to make your styling faster and easier.
31. The Jake Gyllenhaal Undercut
Mr. Jake Gyllenhaal managed to take the undercut haircut and make it his own through this sleek, cool, and faintly connected disconnect. Even though it is a technical undercut, it will work amazingly nicely since it fits the triangle head shape of any individual.
32. The Scruff Pompadour with pierced ears
Are you trying to attain a sexy look? Then feel free to go for this sexy cut of a scruff pompadour, as you can see in the image above. Start by sporting a cropped front and a disheveled top. Before trying out this haircut, start by ensuring you first give your hair some heavy texturing.
To top off the look, sport a high skin fade on your sides and ensure you make it blended at the backside of your head.
33. Military Undercut
Why not settle for a military buzz and then add some texture to your long top? With this haircut, just let it flow forward and finish it off with a permed quaff.
34. Slicked Back Undercut with a Folded Bun
For this haircut, sport a short buzz undercut using your textured hair locks. Isolate the top side by settling for the comb part that will dip toward the backside. Consequently, texture the long top and then award it a slick back.
Secure the locks into a bun that will be positioned at the crown.
35. Straight Front Messy Pomp
Here is a chance to add some more drama to your undercut by sporting a distinct front that will be combed up and textured to create a messy, straight towering look. To complete the hairstyle, texture the top side, then style it into a sexy deconstructed pomp.
36. Messy, wavy, and blonde pompadour
Award your disconnected undercut the classic and cool combo of a wavy pompadour that sports the disheveled but cool look. In addition to that, finish off the look by sporting a nice sweep-up look on the front side.
37. A braided top knot
Why not settle for buzzed sides and a backside? Leave the long hair on your head’s front side to the crown. Subsequently, style the long hair into slim cornrows and then hold them into a nice top knot that you will position at the crown.
38. Top Knot with a full beard
With this top knot haircut, you need to isolate the top side of your hair with a comb part and then drop it into your tapered side and back. After that, pull back your long hair at the top and then hold it into a nice knot that you will position at the crown.
To complete the look, you need to boast a full beard like the gentleman above.
39. The Medium Length Undercut
At times, less hair is more, particularly if what you are contemplating acquiring is the “sweet boy next door” kind of look. All you ought to do is sport a casual undercut accompanied by a messy top, and you are good to go.
40. Extremely Long Hair
As you know, there is no defined hair length when it comes to designing the disconnected undercut. You can grow your head hair as much as you want to do without worrying that the outcome will no longer be considered a disconnected haircut.
41. A Disconnected Haircut with a Top Knot
Still, even though this is the era of the disconnected haircut, that does not mean that we should forget about other big hits from the past, such as the man bun or top knot. In fact, these haircuts will undoubtedly look astounding if put together skillfully.
Try out the haircut, and let me know how it looks to you.
42. Short dreads
The difference between this disconnected haircut and most disconnected hairstyles with dreads is that the bottom half of your hair does not have to be a fade. The lower half section should simply be a short haircut that has not been tapered in simpler words.
You can either choose a two, a three, or even a bald haircut if you wish. Whatever you do, just ensure the haircut you sport remains equal on both sides. If you do it right, this haircut will leave you looking splendid.
43. The Harry Styles
The second celebrity in this enumeration is none other than Harry Styles himself, who looked splendid with this haircut as he was starring in a movie named Dunkirk back in 2017. The image above was captured as he was posing for a photoshoot with another man’s magazine. As you can see, he was also flawlessly styled and dressed.
44. The Quiff Disconnected Undercut
I think this is as cool as it gets. I really fell in love with how the gentleman’s top side goes over the sides a bit much. Coupled with the Ray-Ban sunglasses just completes the entire look in an exclusive way that is guaranteed to turn heads wherever one goes.
45. The Zayn Malik disconnected undercut
I think this list would be incomplete if I did not include a disconnected undercut from Zayn Malik. If you were a fan of Zayn Malik or One Direction, you know Zayn Malik has always been a fan of the disconnected undercut because it made him a bit more mature than he really was.
The look also undeniably looked great when coupled with his incredibly finely carved features.
46. The Curl With a Middle Row
This haircut is coming to you straight from a movie you have probably come across by the Wachowski brothers. To supplement the look, you can also include piercings.
47. The Hipster Messy Long Undercut
Leave your disconnected undercut to this hipster subculture that can take a haircut and bring out the very best in it. It is also in the accessories when it comes to this specific haircut. Can you notice the breathtaking earrings, a lip ring, as well as sunglasses that complete the look?
Use accessories of your liking, and you may just look better than him.
48. The disconnected undercut with blonde highlights
Here is one of the creative means you can employ to update your haircut: simply add blonde highlights to it. That said, once again, I advise you to leave such a haircut to the hands of a skilled professional. Doing it by yourself back at home could ruin your entire look.
49. Elegant Slick Undercut
Here is sufficient proof that the disconnected undercut hairstyle can also be worn anywhere and during every occasion including, but not limited to business and office meetings. Not to mention, it can also be your go-to choice when you are the groom for any special event.
50. The Pineapple Texture
This is the outcome when trendsetters decide to get truly creative with their haircuts. This is one way you can transform your disconnected undercut into a pineapple. But this is an overly technical hairstyle to sport, so I advise you to visit a skilled barber who can style it.
When you do, ask him or her to drag patterns and lines all over your head and then shape the top of your hair like the fruit. If you wish, you could also dye your hair into a color that will give it the complete Pineapple look.
51. The Afro Textured Undercut for Black Guys
I have already mentioned the man but once in this enumeration, and I bring it back to you again, but this time with a different style that has been specifically set aside for black men.
As you know, the man bun haircut has also met the most debate and controversy, making it one of the most notorious hairstyles for men over the last decade. However, that did not stop individuals from styling it all around the world. And now we ought to agree, it looks amazing.
52. Disconnected Undercut with a dyed French braid
Here is a trend that I love and eager to try out myself. The disconnected undercut with a French braid has then been dyed into an awesome metallic platinum color with some teal insertions. This would easily become anyone’s summertime color.
53. The High Top pompadour
This is one of the best haircuts you can try out if you boast a rectangular, diamond, or square-shaped face. The pompadour twist also awards it a very wild-looking fringe toward the back of the head, making it form a particularly edgy and acute-looking angle with the backside of your hair.
54. The stormy Waves
At times, your disconnected undercut styling is all in the details. If you have chestnut hair with red spiked through it and blue eyes like the gentleman in the image above, ensure you also accompany your disconnected undercut with as much blue as you possibly can. This will highlight your haircut as well as your eyes.
55. The side-swept undercut with a short beard
As most of us know, African American hair is not easy to manage and maintain. But with this haircut, all your problems will be solved. That said, as you style this haircut, do not forget to ensure you utilize a lot of moisture to keep the curls in place, particularly on days that do not have a lot of humidity.
56. Long and Messy top that has been dyed
If you boast thick hair, then you should not be afraid to show it off and make as much as you can by adopting this haircut and making it your own. To sport this haircut, grow out your hair, then dye it in a nice pastel shade such as the pink in the image above.
57. Disconnected undercut with a neck tattoo
On the other hand, if you boast thin hair and like to sport a neck tattoo, this hairstyle is perfect. Having said that, ensure you trim or shave as much hair as you can on the sides and the backside.
58. Brush Top
Now let us look at a haircut from the 80s, which comes to you in the form of a dyed brush top. If you decide to dye your hair in a non-conventional color, add a disconnected hairstyle to it; you will really pass it off as a modern hairstyle. And let us not forget you will look amazing as well.
59. The Copper red undercut plus short beard
Copper is the shade that managed to get rid of the push rose gold for the first time after lots of years. We got to see this haircut manage to shine in all sorts of styles, from different shoes to clothes, hair colors, and other accessories.
60. The 2000s Revival Disconnect
Here comes another rival haircut, but this time it is from the 2000s. Do you remember during those times when we were all trying to sport those crazy spikes? Then I urge you to fear not because they are back and they are looking better than ever when coupled with the disconnected undercut hairstyle.
What do you think about it?