Pros & Cons of the Undercut Trend

Sometimes my inner punk teen gets the best of me, even as a married/mother/business-owning adult you need to let your freak flag fly.

I recently joined the undercut club, and I'm feeling cool as ever. I'm pretty ecstatic to be rocking a trend that celebs like Rihanna, Rosario Dawson, Ellie Goulding and my all-time girl crush Grimes are proving to be a trend worth a try.  

When I started seeing undercuts hit the scene and filling up my Pinterest feed I felt an itch. The type of itch that results in taking clippers to the nape of your neck and saying goodbye to a chunk of your twenty-four-inch-long hair that I grew out for so long. (Insta video of the fun here.)

Needless to say, I made the impulsive decision to cut off my long locks from the nape of my neck to the middle of my head. I liked the idea of this because let's be honest when you have long hair when it comes to your hair cut your choices are quite limited. Bangs? Undercut?

This sort of mullet inspired feel but in reverse for women. You know, business in the front, party in the back. I dig it! Who doesn't want a work of art on the back of their heads?


I can effortlessly be professional, classy, and girly with my long taper locks but when I need to let my freak flag fly, I simply pulled my hair up into a top knot and was rocking a whole new vibe.

Inspired by a few of these Pinterest favorites above, I am here to tell you the truth about my awesomely rad undercut and the pros/cons I didn’t think about until after. So maybe you will less impulsively make the decision and know what you are diving into.

Don't get me wrong, I like it but I am here to tell you the truth that the celebs aren't telling you about their half-shaved head. 


*It is really cool and funky, kind of makes me feel like a bit of a rockstar but I can hide it if I am feeling conservative. 

*I can change up my design and color as much as I want. For someone who is as ADD with their color, this is a good pro! 

*It’s just plain lovely to have no hair at the back of your neck, it takes me half the time to get ready & during summer it's been a dream. 

*It’s just a super fun change that isn't too drastic. 


*It is much more high maintenance than I could have realized. Like much more! 

*I have to get it shaved every 10-14 days if I want to even think about wearing my hair up.  

*It is going to be a hot mess to grow out. I honestly debate on never growing it out ( I am being dramatic!) or just cutting my hair into a short bob when I am ready to get rid of it (which could be fun).

All in all, I don’t regret the decision but you might want to check in with me when I am actually trying to grow this baby out but for now, I am having fun and staying freaky!