Get buzzin’ with the latest hairdo: the undercut tattoo
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 hairdo achieved by buzzing off a portion of the mane, 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. “It’s the coolest hair trend ever. I got it done above my neck. It’ll only be visible when I want it to be, that is when I tie my hair up,” says Mita Singh, a 27-year-old advertising executive. “I love the contrast of shaved hair and long hair,” says Riya Gandhi, a 22-year-old student.
Experts give the trend a thumbs up. “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 celeb hairstylist Rod Anker, who, however, adds a word of caution. “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,” he says.
Beauty expert Naina Arora, too, raves about the trend. “Just shaving your head is passe. Undercut tattoo adds contrast to loose waves and is even more daring than a pixie cut. A lot of youngsters visit our salon to get this done, and keep coming back after a week or two for touch up,” she says. What’s the cost like? “Anything between `5001,000. Touch up costs around `200-500,” adds Arora.
Hollywood star Halle Berry’s lotus-shaped undercut tattoo
(L-R) Delhi girls Riya Gandhi, Yamini Grewal and Mita Singh flaunt their undercut tattoos