Coils and kinks make any curly undercut haircut hard to pull off on its own. Needless to say, it’s easy to go from masculine to mushroom. However, when done right, especially with an added fade on the sides, the style offers a considerably good contrasting look.
To master the undercut, curly haired gentlemen have two options:
Keep the top neat and tidy without allowing it to form a mushroom by lumping over the edges. Or, mix an undercut with a high taper fade to better blend in any curls dangling downward.
Regardless of which route your choose, both come with the burden of more grooming. Which is hard to believe considering your already taking off a lot of hair on the sides in the first place. However, the truth is, for most gentlemen the sides will grow back fast. That means more frequent trips to the barbershop to keep them looking sharp.
Yet, aside from the hair care, this combination really accomplishes one thing quite well. It creates an interesting contrast between the top, sides and back. The top itself is abundant with waves, curls, coils and kinks while the sides and back tell quite a different story with absolutely straight hair.
To get a better idea of how this style looks, just explore these curly undercut haircuts for men below. You’ll a handful that feature a true undercut plus others that mix in various types of fades to help pull the look together.