Keep The Slicked Back Undercut Classic, kiddo!

Ruining the slick back undercut with a bad haircut and hair

I’ve recently seen an increase in the number of men with the slicked back undercut. Now, this would not be a problem normally, but I am seeing how the hairstyle is being bastardized and blended with some “modern” touches that turn this timeless men’s hairstyle into one ugly monster style. Call me old-fashioned, but, as a barber, I just can’t stand the bastardizing of classic men’s hairstyles like the slick back undercut.

An excellent hairstyle picture depicting the perfect slicked back undercut hair style

The timeless slicked back undercut

Once upon a time, back when none of us were even future human projects, men would slick their hair back so as to look like men. You see, in the 1920s and 1930s, men would slick back their hair and sweep it to the side so as to complement the, what I call, “gentleman look“. A two-piece suit combined with spit-polished shoes and flat slicked back hair, all blended with a calm, noble, mannered and charismatic personality. Men like these were the so-called “alpha” males in society back in the 1920s, 1930s and all the way up to the 1960s, and women would flock to these gentlemen as if they (gentlemen) had that “milkshake” from that stupid song from some stupid artist who sings something stupid along the lines of:

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…

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How to Customize Your Slicked Back Undercut Hairstyle

Get Your Custom Slick Back Undercut

Slicking your hair is just a method, the end result can be as creative as you want it to look. Sure, we have the two main methods of hair slicking: classic slick and modern slick; but you can add your own customization to your own slicked back hair style.

An example of a custom slicked back undercut

See the picture below of a recent slicked back undercut. The hair on the sides and back is clipped to a tight number 3 (common hair clipper number for the undercut) with a little fading at the hairline, but there hair is mostly clipped evenly and thus it falls under what we barbers call an undercut haircut. Continue reading →