From the daily archives: "Wednesday, September 12, 2012"

The undercut is an absolute statement style, and we are loving this twist on the edgy ‘do. Instead of shaving the side of the head as is normally seen with this type of cut, shaving the lower part of the head actually creates a more versatile look overall. You can still leave your hair down and have it appear not shaved at all, or go for a more interesting look and pile your hair into a bun to expose the area.

Regular readers know how much we love the whimsical yet insightful how-to’s of the www.thebeautydepartment.com. Happily, they agreed to let us share some of their work, and this modern interpretation of a chignon updo caught our eye as something anyone with short or mid-length hair can do. It’s a great way to keep hair off the face, add visual interest to the back, and be chic. It’s also trendy; we’ve seen similar looks gliding down the New York Fashion Week runways during the Spring 2013 collections. Read on for an easy how-to…

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