The undercut for long hair is a hot 2014 trend that is bold and beautiful. If you love the look but don’t want the commitment of shaving and regrowing hair, try a faux undercut instead! Fake the look with braids on one side of the hair, leaving the rest in of hair to cascade down.
Check out these pictures of celebrities rocking braided undercut for 9 fabulous looks. These half up hairstyle are perfect for your next date, formal event, or even prom.
We love side hairstyles and braids and here they are together at last. This cool hairstyle gives you two looks in one, with Amber Heard‘s half up braid looking glam yet sweet from the front with a touch of sass from the side. For formal events, wear this hot hairstyle with long statement earrings (or just one for an extra touch of rocker style).
The trend setting Cara Delevingne rocks a similar faux undercut. Hair is French braided behind one ear and down to the hairline, continuing into a loose braid that is tucked under hair worn down in loose waves.
Kendall Jenner made a splash when she rocked her version of the braided undercut featuring “side cornrows”. There were lovers and haters but we like the look and the contrast between defined rows of braids and loose flowing hair.
There are so many different ways to put the braid in braided undercut. Chanel Iman makes her version unique with a vertical pattern of tiny braids and a pop of bright pink streaks.
Scarlett Johansson shows yet another way to wear the faux undercut. She also has tiny vertical braids but this time they are worn over hair instead of against the scalp. Hair is also pulled over to one side with the luscious vintage waves that are one of ScarJo’s signature styles.
Does the undercut braid work with bangs? Why yes, it does. Bella Thorne‘s version is ultra sweet with a braid literally tucked behind one ear. The loose waves that are one of this year’s top styles complete the look.
Jessica Alba shows off the most subtle way to wear this trendy side hairstyle. Hair is blown out straight and with plenty of volume. The faux undercut is thanks to a flat French braid that descends behind hair in an arc. This is one of the easiest versions to style yourself. Check out the quickie tutorial at the end.
She’s always in the spotlight for something and today it’s her fabulous ‘do. Nicole Scherzinger rocks the undercut braid with an emphasis on the braid. While some of these hairstyle hide the braid underneath loose looks, this look ends in a messy fishtail braid that is proudly displayed.
Last up is a true half up hairstyle seen on Selena Gomez. Instead of wearing hair all the way down, this cool look gets a bump of volume at the crown. Is there a braid on the other side? We don’t know for sure but think this look would be best if there wasn’t.
There you have it, 9 different ways to wear the braided undercut from rocker chic to runway glam. Some of these are easy enough to style yourself. Just part hair deeply to one side, gather a section of hair below the part and at the hairline, and French braid hair in an arc behind the ear. Continue braiding until the end of hair or secure it with a hair time somewhere below the hairline so all your hair is loose. That’s it.
Leave the more complex faux undercut hairstyles to the pros and consider rocking one of these cool looks at prom or your next event that involves dressing up and looking your best.