We give you the techniques to create fade cuts for men
Are you aware of the options that fade can offer? We reveal this season’s most flattering cuts and all the keys to the technique. So let’s go!
Fade is on trend and has become a safe bet for men’s haircuts, as it can be adapted to suit any face shape.
The fade consists in leaving all the volume on the upper part of the head and gradually reducing the length as we progress down the sides. The intensity of the fade determines the type of cut, so before going in to the trends it’s important to understand the technique.
Firstly, we should mark out and clip the upper section to keep it out of the way. This is the section we will cut at the end with scissors. The rest should be combed through vertically then, with the help of a comb, use a clipper in an upward motion to cut the hair. Depending on the fade that we wish to create we can adapt the clipper accordingly.
The fade is a very popular style and in high demand among both children and adults. Among the most requested cuts is the Low Fade. To get the look start with a very close or even shaved cut at the hairline and progressively increase the length to create a gradual fade.
If the client wants a more edgy look the Mid fade might be more fitting. The technique is exactly the same, but somewhere in between the low and high fade, the hairline also starts off from a close cut but tapering starts a little higher up, around the center of the head. This look has innumerable variations and can be combined perfectly with a mustache and/or beard.
For those clients who’ve already done one or both of the above and want a higher fade then this is the cut for them. In this case the contrast is much more accentuated and the clippers are used to cut right up to the temples. This look is ideal for men who want to leave the top longer and set a marked contrast between one area and the other.
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