Still trying to muster the courage to go for an undercut hairdo? Well, that’s so yesterday. What’s making buzz is the undercut tattoo!
Don’t let the name mislead you — there’s no ink or needle involved. It’s a funky hairdo achieved by buzzing off a portion of the mane, most popular choice being the nape, and shaving a pattern using an electric razor.
Recently, Hollywood actor Halle Berry posted a picture on Instagram, flaunting a lotus-shaped hair tattoo on her nape. Closer home, we spotted many stylistas rocking the trend.
“This is the coolest hair trend ever. I got it done above my neck. It will only be visible when I want it to be, that is when I will tie my hair up,” says Mita Singh, a 27-year-old advertising executive.
“It’s never too late to try a new style for your hair. I love the contrast of shaved hair and long hair,” says Riya Gandhi, a 22-year-old student.
Hollywood actor Halle Berry recently flaunted her new hair tattoo on her Instagram. (Instagram)
Experts give the trend a thumbs up. “It’s popular among people wanting to experiment with short hair. Patterns can have variations in length and colour to create some amazing results. And they grow out in a few weeks, so it’s a safe style to try,” says celebrity hairstylist Rod Anker, who adds a word of caution.
“Getting the haircut right is the tricky part. It takes a different skill to shave patterns; it’s not the same as cutting hair. The stylist needs to have a steady hand and the understanding of visual aesthetic in order to make it work,” he says.
Beauty expert Naina Arora, too, is all praise for this trend. “Just shaving your head is passe. Undercut tattoo adds contrast to loose waves and is even more daring than a pixie cut. Several youngsters visit our salon to get this done. They like it so much that they keep coming back after a week or two for touch up,” she says.
And what’s the cost like? “Anything between Rs 500-1,000, depending on the design. Touch up costs around Rs 200-500,” adds Arora.
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