Notice anything different about your fav celebs lately? It seems quite a few of them are pulling a partial Britney and taking the clippers to their heads (but of course with a different kind of dramatic effect).
Call it an undercut, a side cut or just shaved sides, this look has been around for a while (mostly in the heavy metal scene) but as of late, it’s just starting to really pick up steam.
Cassie was one of the first celebs to try the style back in 2009, tweeting a picture of her cut to her fans. The look transformed her from beauty next door to rebel next door as she shaved almost half her whole head. (Check back tomorrow for our full hair story on Cassie’s under cut).
Willow Smith first rocked her undercut at the tiny age of nine back in 2010. The pop star tween (who’s since donned several new styles) started with a low dark shave but eventually let the look evolve to a more defined close shave with longer light brown locks.
Perhaps inspired by her mini-me, Willow, Jada Pinkett Smith, shook her hair look up in June of this year by shaving off a few tresses. She shaved off only about a quarter of the front half of her hair and opted out of a bald shave. She’s seen here with glamorous shoulder length waves.
Also this year, Rosario Dawson also took the plunge and rocked a style similar to Pinkett’s. She’s since began to grow out the look; Bellasugar has a great article on how to grow out your undercut.
We’re not quite sure when these two happened and are actually surprised we missed it. Both model mogul, Tyra Banks, and Disney Star mogul, Raven Symone, were both at some point part of the undercut clique. We probably overlooked it because both took a subtle approach to the style, shaving off just enough hair to create a really defined side-sweep.
TV personality, LaLa Anthony also erred on the side of subtlety but had a little fun with her hair cut by throwing in a couple “racing stripes” ala a 1980s high-top fade.