Hairstylist Feature: Kelsey Deuel on Undercuts, a Growing Hair Trend

Over the past few years, a growing trend has been popping up in the hair nation, and it looks like it’s here to makes waves in 2016. Undercuts, which have traditionally been popular for men, are becoming more mainstream for women, adding a bit of an edge to an overall look.

Kelsey Deuel HeadshotUndercuts are fun because you can be so creative with them! Sometimes, one or both temple areas are cut short or shaven, while other times, an undercut is done on the back of the head with different shapes and styles. It just depends on what you and your client are comfortable with.

To get the latest on undercuts, we decided to talk to an expert: Kelsey Deuel of Studio Covert in LA who frequently does undercuts for her clients. Kelsey has competed in national competitions, been featured in magazines worldwide and worked with Nationally known Celebrity Clients.

All in all, she’s a rockstar hairstylist!

1. What are some of your specialties?

I spend a lot of my time doing color which I love, but I also have a passion for styling hair as well 🙂

2. Do you think undercuts are here to stay?

I definitely think they are here to stay because there are so many variations of different styles & designs you can do with them now. People are getting so creative. Not to mention one of the most beneficial reasons to have an undercut: loads of hair. It can really cut down time for some people who have an unmanageable amount.

3. What’s a tip you would give to a stylist who wants to do an undercut for the first time?

I would let them know to maintain the look they would have to come in every 2-3 weeks and that the growing out phase is never that fun. Honesty is always best & I have had a couple undercuts myself so I can talk from experience.

4. What do you think is the next big hair trend?

Trends are always resurfacing and evolving but I definitely would love to see people getting more bold about colors and cuts. Showing them they can incorporate more creativity into their hairstyles and hair colors but still keeping a sophisticated/sexy look. Not everything has to be a vivid color. You can mute down bright tones to a more wearable everyday style for clients that has to stay more “natural” for work.

Feel free to reach out to Kelsey via email at for any hair questions. Or if you simply just want to connect & follow her Instagram and see her daily work @kelseydeuel. Stay Creative!

Huge thanks to Kelsey for sharing her thoughts and passion! What do you think of undercuts? What questions do you have for Kelsey? Share in the comments section below!

Michelle Guetersloh

Michelle Guetersloh

Hairstylist Consultant at Michelle My Stylist
For some, hairstyling’s a job. For others, it’s a passion: an innate gift that lights them up and drives them to outperform and overdeliver. Michelle G. is definitely the latter.

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