Why Everyone’s Obsessed With Hidden Hair Tattoos

Another day, another hair trend. Forget rainbow fringes or cinnamon bun styling the latest way to update your hair for spring involves a razor.

Yep, we are indeed talking about the buzz cut. While this edgy trend has been doing the rounds for a while (Cara even rocked this look), this new type of buzzcut is a whole lot cooler.

The updated buzz cut involves shaving intricate patterns within the undercut to create tattoo like shapes. Dubbed a ‘hidden hair tattoo’, this new hair trend is ALL over Instagram – hashtagged #hairtattoo, natch.

While the concept of shaving patterns into hair isn’t an entirely new one (men have been doing it for years), this is the first time we’ve seen the technique being used specifically on an undercut.

While this trend is best showed off with a topknot it can also be easily hidden with your hair worn down – pretty nifty, eh?! 

American songstress Madison Beer is one star jumping on the hair tattoo bandwagon. Just last week she showcased via Instagram a pic of her new geometric patterned undercut.

> Is it just us or does this look very like Kylie Jenner?!

And when you search the hashtag on Instagram you find a whole lotta undercut inspiration. From simple and subtle designs to crazily complex patterns the possibilities really are endless.

Tempted to try this trend? These Insta snaps will be sure to get the creative juices flowing…

We love this girl’s simple take on the look…




If a hair tatoo isn’t enough why not mix it up with some braids? 



We’re a big fan of this floral design… 



And of course, there are rainbow coloured glitter twists on the look too, for channelling your inner unicorn!

We love this creation by @guy_tango and @rebeccataylorhair…


And another one by @rebeccataylorhair…



Have we convinced you? Will you be reaching for the shaver or is this a trend gone too far? Let us know!