Shed Some Weight . . . From Your Hair
PS: What should you ask for, then, if you want to achieve this look?
ACT: The most important part of the haircut is the soft undercut. A lot of people think of undercuts as really short or shaved, with the hair pushed over to the side. You can actually tweak the undercut so it's longer. It's essentially weight removal, without using thinning scissors or razors. It creates movement in the hair, so it isn't so bulky.
I always cut hair dry, so you can see how it lays and falls. You can see the cowlicks and if one side is thicker than the other.