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15 Undercut Ponytail Styles for Men to Revamp The Look

The undercut ponytail is gaining a lot of attention from men all around the world. Men have always been adventurous with their hairstyle choices. However, the recent surge in new trends and cuts have allowed men to embrace their inner style more than ever. With interesting new styles and fascinating cuts popping up everywhere, choosing a style that suits you can be tricky.


How to Style A Manly Undercut Ponytail

The undercut trend with a ponytail or a top bun took off a couple of years ago and it doesn’t seem to go anywhere. To style the perfect look, make sure you section the longer top and pin it up. You don’t want to cut too much hair, the disconnection must be well delimited.

Start with a number one trim in the nape area and gradually extend the length using a bigger clipper. This way, you will obtain a perfect tapper fade and a great disconnection between the two sections.

Use the comb and press the hair into the trimming machine to ensure there are no uncut pieces. As for the top, the options are limitless, and they can represent your personality, depending on your style. Braid it, create dreadlocks, or dye it in your favorite color before you pin it in a pony, and the outcome will undoubtedly stand out. 

If you don’t want a simple taper fade, you can always go for something more complicated, like a design. Lines, braids, or two or more complementary colors can be the thing you needed to create a remarkable hairstyle.  


Best Undercut Ponytail Hairstyles

Let us delve into the different styles of the undercut ponytail to help you choose the best one for you!

1. High Undercut Pony

high ponytail with undercut for man

The high undercut ponytail with dreads is a trending new style in the men’s fashion world today. The high pony gives you the edgy look while keeping your undercut the center of focus.

Ideal for: The hairstyle looks best with oval and square faces as the pony tends to bring out the overall contours of the face. Men with medium hair length hair should surely give this style a try!

How to style: Make dreadlocks and pull it into a ponytail high, at the back of your head. Enjoy the new trendy look!


2. Ponytail Undercut with Design

undercut ponytail with design for men

This ponytail isn’t for the faint of heart. Go out of the way and get an intricate design on your undercut. The top is left with dense hair that you can pull into an inverted ponytail.

Ideal for: The ponytail undercut style is ideal for a casual look and suits people with silky and medium length hair. The face cut is not too much of a problem as the undercut style diverts attention and balances the look.

How to style: Get the design undercut of your choice leaving the top part out without a significant gradient. Smooth out your hair with a hair gel and comb the hair back to the top of the head. Pull the hair in a band and twist it to give it a rough, yet well-put-together look.


3. Sleek and Long Ponytail

guy with undercut and long ponytail

Another compliment undercut ponytail for men is the high ponytail. Instead of taking it low, this ponytail is a more of a high ponytail and its sleek look gives it a new style.

Ideal for: Men with textured hair that is slightly rough will be able to pull this style off in no time! As the ponytail is generally tight, it suits most face types.

How to style: Start by brushing out your hair to control the texture. Pull all your hair back in a loose ponytail at the back of your head. Remember to pull back the ponytail to give volume and bring out the undercut to emphasize the style. You can also try man bun undercut similarly.


4. Ponytail with Braids

 ponytail undercut with braids

This edgy style gives you Dothraki vibes for sure. The stylish braid ponytail undercut for men starts from the front of the head and goes down to the very bottom.

Ideal for: This perfect for men with long hair, looking for a chic style. The style will work with both silky and textured hair to bring out your personality.

How to style: Start with priming your hair with some hair gel and detangle it to ensure a sleek braid. Start with an inverted French braid at the top of your head and continue downwards along the back of the head.

Stylish Braids for Men with Short Hair


5. Undercut Freestyle

guy with undercut ponytail

We are in love with this carefree hippie look that is the perfect example of casual. This men’s undercut ponytail goes well with a cozy attire and can help you bring out the inner you.

Ideal for: People looking for a relaxed style would rock this look. Men having hair highlights or different colored hair would also win with this style.

How to style: The goal here is to keep the undercut at the back so that you can have a loose ponytail. Clamp all your hair and pull them in a rough ponytail at the midsection. Rock your style carelessly!


6. Low Undercut

low undercut ponytail for men

It’s a great way to style your hair if you’re going for a more punk or rocker-inspired look. The best thing about this style is that it’s easy to achieve and doesn’t require any special tools or products.

Ideal for: Any men who want to show off their neck while still keeping their hair out of the face.

How to style: Gather your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck and use a rubber band to tie them tightly.


7. Old Man Ponytail

undercut ponytail for men over 50

The ponytail with undercut is a versatile and stylish hairstyle for men of any age, but older people certainly look younger with this hairdo.

Ideal for: Men looking to rock a casual look or dressing up for a special occasion.

How to style: Collect your hair at the crown of your head and tie it back with a small elastic, while the sides and backs are trimmed short.


8. Undercut Dreads

undercut ponytail for black men

This edgy ponytail style is a unique and playful way to style a man’s undercut dreads. Also, it is sure to turn heads and get people talking.

Ideal for: It is perfect for those hot summer days when you want to keep your hair out of your neck and face.

How to style: First, trim the sides and keep the top longer. Next, tie all of your dreads with a rubber band on the top of your head.


9. Ponytail Braids

ponytail braids with undercut for men

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It is incredibly versatile and can be dressed up or down, depending on your outfit and mood.

Ideal for: This look is fresh and modern, and it’s perfect for guys who want to experiment with their long hair.

How to style: You can achieve this style by tying the hair on top and making braids. To add a bit of personality, you can curl the ends of the braids or leave them straight while leaving the undercut in its natural state.


10. Long Bubble Braid

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It combines a classic look with a modern undercut ponytail, resulting in a unique and eye-catching style.

Ideal for: This edgy yet stylish hairdo is perfect for men who want something different and daring.

How to style: To style this look, start by shaving the sides. Then, use a comb to create tight, defined bubble braids. Be sure to secure each bubble with small elastic bands.


11. Braided Ponytail

men's braided ponytail with undercut

A men’s braided ponytail with an undercut can get a rebellious touch if you opt for eccentric colored hair extensions. 

Ideal for: When having a rounded face, you might consider getting a hairstyle that makes it look elongated. Also, if your hair is too short,  buy a pack of Jumbo hair that will gorgeously extend it. 

How to style: Pick a bright blue color for the extensions, especially if you want it to compliment your blue eyes. Remember that your hair must have a few inches if you’re going to create braids.


12. Afro Ponytail

short undercut ponytail for men

As an Afro-American man, this short undercut ponytail will not only look good on you but will also last a few days. Use jam to make your hair easier to manipulate. 

Ideal for: Afro American men will love this hairstyle because it’s relatively low maintenance and creates a disconnection between the top and the shorter sides and back.

How to style: Prep your top hair before you do the actual hairstyle by using jam and perfectly combing that coarse hair. Before you pin it all down into a tight pony, straighten it with an iron. 


13. Sleek Back Man Bun

slick back ponytail with undercut for guys

This slick back ponytail with an undercut looks so damn awesome thanks to that perfectly combed hair. 

Ideal for: Guys who want to give their undercut a gentleman’s touch will adore this hairstyle. Also, if you’re wearing rounded glasses, you’re in luck because they will perfectly suit your hairdo. 

How to style: To gain that flawless look, you need some gel and a fine-tooth comb. Make sure there are no threads getting out and once you achieved that look, pin the top into a pony or man bun. 


14. Undercut with Top Knot

undercut ponytail with beard

An undercut ponytail that is pinned into a messy bun will awesomely work with a medium beard and a mustache. 

Ideal for: Men with a lot of patience can pull off this hairstyle. Growing your top hair is a long process and you’ll probably need a few months to obtain a good man bun. 

How to style: Create a connection between the undercut and the beard and get that sleek hair using hair gel. Create a messy top knot on top of the head if you want to elongate your face. 


15. High Pony with Beard

Hipsters love this hairstyle because it makes them look cool and fashionable and they usually pair it with a thick beard. 

Ideal for: If you have a V hairline, this ponytail with an undercut will certainly help you hide it. 

How to style: Let the short trim or tapper fade reach the corners of your forehead, where the problem is more visible, creating that most wanted disconnection. Tie the hair in the mid section area, into a pony.


We know that finding the perfect undercut ponytail style can be a hard job. So that’s why we have gathered these hairstyles that will truly help bring out your personality.