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5 Tips to Styling For Your Undercut

Hi beauties!

Today I want to talk about styling for your undercut. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know that I style my hair for my undercut about 95% of the time. Why? Because I ADORE my cut. I love it’s edgy look but finding a way to make it look classy.  Here is a quick video with 5 tips on how to make styling for your undercut fun and SLAYful. Click here to check it out.

Enjoy!

3 Undercut Myths

Hi beauties!

I’m always talking about how much I adore having an undercut and how the decision to go for it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.  Since then I can’t tell you howmany comments, misconceptions and myths I’ve seen about what it’s like to have an undercut. Today I want to share with you what I personally feel the 3 most common myths are and give you my personal insight. 

1. It’s less work

Ok, so it’s pretty natural to think that if you cut off a chunk of your hair you’ll have the benefit of it being a lot less work. Not necessarily so. Cleansing, conditioning, mousturizing, it’s all still very important to your overall hair care. Having an undercut doesn’t give you a pass to skipping any of these steps. So, don’t let the idea of having an undercut equalling less work for you be your reason to join the cut life because you will be disappointed.

2. You’re going to get bored quickly

This is the probably the most common myth about having an undercut.  I personally do my best every day to showcase how untrue this is. Just because your friend got bored with hers doesn’t mean you’re going to have the same experience! After I did my undercut my styling options actually increased dramatically! If you think you’re going to get bored quickly with having an undercut, I invite you to take a stroll trough my Instagram feed. Trust me, you won’t bet bored. Here’s just a sampling:


3. You’re too old for an undercut

Say what!? That’s kind of my reaction to this one. If you feel like you want to try something different with your hair, please don’t let your age or your fear of what other people will think hold you back. You are not too old for an undercut!

That’s it! I hope you’ve found this to be helpful. I get so excited when I see more beauties stop contemplating an undercut and just go for it! 

My Journey To Shaved Sides & An Undercut

Today I thought it would be fun to take you guys through my journey to shaved sides.

Many of you know I started my natural hair journey back in 2011. 

From there I went on a growth journey. I really wanted to see how long my hair could get. After 3 years it had gotten pretty long.



I was very happy with my hair growth and I loved my natural hair, but I was bored. So, I moved on to something I thought would fulfill my itch for change, hair color!  



The color was gorgeous!!!  I loved the dimension it gave my styles and my hair in general.  I did notice a change in my texture though. It became really dry and was more difficult to retain moisture. I played a lot with products and styles and really started challenging my creativity around this time.  Being natural became even more fun. 



Even though I was really enjoying my style creations, my itch for a more dramatic change was really strong! I thought about the fact that I work in Corporate America and how that might limit me a bit and started researching different ideas I thought I could pull off.  I found this pic of @kaorinik and that was it!

My hubby and I cut my hair the next day and I immediately loved it and kept right on with my creative style innovation!

I had never loved my hair more! It was edgy, natural, chic and me! I was so into my personal growth and enjoyment if there was anyone who didn’t like my new look I had absolutely no clue and couldn’t have cared less if I did! Enjoying the chic edge of the undercut and shaved sides so much, I decided to take it up a bit higher on the sides…yasssss!!!

Everything was great! I got even more creative and noticed that a lot of people were inspired by my style. I challenged myself to wear a different style EVERY day, which really keep things interesting. After cutting my hair twice I was really surprised how much hair I still had on my head.

I loved my hair, but decided that I wanted some shape! And that’s what lead to my most recent meeting with the scissors and clippers. 









Since then I’ve even added some more color to my hair thanks to my MAY-KOVER curlBOX!

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What’s most important to me is that I’m having a ton of fun and my hair is healthy! Whatever you do don’t try to guess what I might do next cause with me, you never can tell!

XOXO

TJ