Around this time last year, Zoë Kravitz took to Instagram to debut a blonde buzz cut with a blue heart sculpted in. Though the starlet always seems to be a step ahead of trends, the punk-tastic undercut has seen quite the resurgence in the days since. Peek-a-book undercuts in particular have taken the hair world by storm with intricate detail and the ability to be disguised under a head of long hair. In today's how-to video, Jessica Zeinstra (@jessicazeinstra), Andis’ global education manager, walks us through a quick and easy geometric undercut. Here's how:
- Begin by sectioning the hair and then dampen.
- Tilt the head slightly away, using Andis ProAlloy with the blade closed and a number 3 attachment comb to remove the bulk.
- When approaching the occipital bone, scoop outwards using a c-stroke motion to leave a longer length at the parting line.
- Once the bulk is removed, close the blade and use the clipper-over-comb technique to take the area below the occipital bone slightly shorter and create the perimeter.
- Tip the head forward and use the Andis Slim Line Pro LI to begin your design on the right side.
- At the center of the part, create a straight line towards the left nape corner.
- Repeat this step on the opposite side to form an X.
- Starting just below the first line on the right side, create a secondary pattern that mirrors the outer design.
- Repeat this step on the opposite side.
- Then, repeat this step at the center top.
- Define the outer perimeter first, and then go back and clarify the design.
- For an ultra smooth finish, use the Andis Profoil Shaver and clean up the nape.