Says Laub, “I’ve seen this across the board, from our Asian clientele, to Caucasian, to Hispanic; even curly or textured hair works.Women have been asking for it, too.” And before Famous White Guys got to it, fades and other variations on the undercut have long been popular contemporary haircuts among black, Latino, and Asian men (and women, too).In conjunction with Comedy Central, Axe Hair plans to highlight this sad gulf in a "Splitting Hairs" comedy tour featuring Abby Elliott of "Saturday Night Live" and "How I Met Your Mother," “Punk'd” personality Owen Benjamin, and David Koechner, who has been seen in "Anchorman," "The Office" and "Talladega Nights." Benjamin and Elliot will debate how men and women think about dating, with Koechner serving as a moderator.Benjamin, 32, suggested that hair isn't the only problem younger guys have in the dating world.And so when I had the idea of cutting my hair a few months ago, it was a really big decision.My hair doesn’t grow particularly quickly, and the look I wanted (Sharon Horgan’s hair in recent dating movie ‘Man Up’) would mean saying goodbye to at least 8 inches of hair! And then central London dating salon Muse of London approached me to ask if I would like to try out their salon. Maybe it was time to ‘man up’ myself (boom boom) and trust someone within central London to cut my hair!Short on the sides, and long on top: the undercut; the Macklemore — it’s the slicked-back hairstyle any Brooklyn barbershop worth its salt specializes in.In cities and blue states, we tend to associate guys who sport them as fashion-conscious — urban hipsters who were closer to Ryan Gosling than Mel Gibson in ideology.
How we develop our own uniforms – a comfort blanket or dating armour, which make us feel more in control and confident when we’re out there meeting strangers. And it’s incredible just how much your haircut can affect your attitude. They also gave me ‘highlights’ which looked more like badger stripes, down just one side of my head! It can be the source of first impressions, both good and bad, and how happy you are with what’s on the outside of your head can certainly affect how happy you are on the inside.
But the most infamous example of the haircut was that it became the distinguishing style among Wehrmacht officers in Nazi Germany, and teenage men — the Hitler Youth — who participated in paramilitary youth clubs.“People would ask for for that haircut,” says Josh Boyd, cofounder of Blind Barber, the Brooklyn-based barbershop chain many credit with popularizing the undercut style in the early 2010s. I want the Jimmy Darmody.’ That was the tipping point.” His business partner Jeff Laub points to those cultural touchstones, and not the fascist origins, as their inspiration: “In all honesty, we didn’t know the exact reference of the undercut.”Then came Macklemore, David Beckham, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt, and the undercut became a bonafide thing.
It was hard to enter any hipster bar in a hipster neighborhood without being surrounded by men from all ethnic backgrounds sporting the style.
They were popular with women who like their men culturally aware and with a progressive slant.
ran a story about the way the Alt-Right had taken up that style — renamed the “fashy,” as in fascist — as their signature look. But the coup de grâce was the viral video of Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer getting punched in the head (twice! Now, a haircut that was once associated with sensitive professionals has been appropriated by the conservative extremists, which has led many women who date white men to start swiping left, indiscriminately.