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Definition of Undercut in Haircutting

Definition: Undercut

When you hear the term undercut, your mind might wander back to that decades-ago style where the top layers of hair cascaded over shaved layers underneath. You might also think of the goofy bowl style of Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber.

In today's terms, however, undercutting is more about sculpting beautiful texture and movement by shortening layers underneath the hair. And it's not just for funky styles, either. While many undercuts are razored for a shattered effect, more conservative styles can benefit from the bulk-removing benefits of hidden shorter layers, which actually coerce the hair to hang more gracefully. Call it haircutting magic, if you will.


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gigi123 gigi123 8 years
cute cut...but think pink should try proactive or change makup artist
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
"a shattered effect"? No. This is way choppy, a nightmare to grow out.
emalove emalove 8 years
I hate it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love Pink.
prencesschris prencesschris 8 years
yea...this is def hot !
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