Top 5 Reasons to Get an Undercut

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I recently took a risk and cut my hair in a style that is a little edgy and a little scary. I’ve maintained a nice angled bob for several years. I love the cut, but there was one addition I’ve been wanting to try: The undercut. 

If you haven’t seen this style, it’s where you shave the underside of your hair. Long hair or short hair. It works either way. I was skeptical at first and a little afraid I’d hate it, but I’ve come to really like my hair again because of it.

Here are my top 5 reasons to get an undercut:

1. The mom bun is on point!

With an undercut, you don’t have those hairs around your neck falling out of your mom bun. You only have half of your hair to even put in the bun. You still may need a few bobby pins, but that’s it. It’s so much easier!

2. Your neck is relieved to get some air.

We all know Columbia is “famously hot,” so less hair on your neck this time of year is a major win. Plus, when you work out, the sweat just runs right off your head. No more wet hair on your neck!

3. Everything feels lighter.

This was a new feeling for me. I had super fine hair pre-pregnancy, but my post-pregnancy hair became thicker and heavier. It’s feels so great to relieve some of the weight under my angled bob. 

4. You can be as creative with it as you want.

Some people do a small section, some do a large portion of their head. You can do one side or both sides or just underneath. You can also shave some cool designs in it if you want. Search “women’s undercut” on any social media platform and you will see plenty of examples. I haven’t been brave enough to try a design yet, but I just may do it soon!

5. It’s fun!

This is the most important one. Doing something different and risky is fun! Besides, it’s just hair. It’ll grow back. Eventually. 

My hair down with an undercut. I can show it when I want to.
My hair up showing off the undercut (post workout)

If you’ve been thinking about getting an undercut, go for it! You won’t regret it.

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Lisa Freeburg
Lisa is a transplant from the Midwest. She was born and raised in Kansas (yes, she has seen a tornado) and spent a few years in Ohio before moving to South Carolina in 2014. She holds a degree in Biology and works as a research assistant at the USC School of Medicine. Her career in science spans 11 years and she can't imagine a job anywhere else. She has also been married to her college sweetheart for 11 years. He is a professor at USC, so they are Gamecock fans by default. They are proud parents to a spunky 2.5 year old girl who keeps them on their toes. As a family, they enjoy being outside in the wonderful southern sun, gardening, playing tennis, and going to the beach. They also are parents to 2 fur babies who still aren't sure about their little sister.

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