While sexy blowouts, tousled updos and the occasional trendy braid are the mane currency in Hollywood, the undercut is making a comeback, as seen recently on Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner and Rita Ora. Tracing back to the ’80s punk scene, the buzzed-back style is akin to a racy tattoo stamped low, low on your hip. It's a bold but easy-to-hide statement. (Realize you can't stand it? Just wear your hair down.) Though I can’t say I’d ever let a razor near my hair—just imagine how brutal the grow-out period would be—I admire those who are brave and cool enough to work it. Plus, I’d way rather see the return of the undercut than its awful opposite, the mullet. Click through to see how celebs are making the daring ’do work for them.
Pictured here: Rita Ora. On Insta, she said that she and her stylist Chris Appleton “decided to have some fun."