I must have done it dozens of times, yet I’m always amazed
at how the right hair color and a fringeless haircut can
turn someone’s plain appearance to sexy instantly.
The Real Fade
While just about any progression from short to long hair in a men’s
haircut passes for a fade these days, the real fade haircut
remains a progression from skin to hair.
A real fade is always a skin fade –a perfectly gradual transition
from skin to stubble to shadow to short to long hair without
visible holes, lines or steps. The product of seemingly
flawless skill which, in professional haircutting
circles, separates the men from the boys.
was delighted to meet Nichole to cut her hair and
photograph her for a beauty trade show.
There are plenty of reasons to love curly hair. If just for the
way it expands from the head to emphasize the shape
of the haircut. Curly hair is an endangered species
–no one seems to know what to do with it except
set it . . . I mean blow dry it straight.
Here’s a rare sighting of a curly haircut gem: Long strands
radiate from the crown to spill over the face, back, and
ears. They’re part of a well-integrated design full
of surprises, such as the disconnected short
pieces interspacing the long ones.
Best of all, the long veil-like fringe demands that you
focus quickly on the eyes before getting
Men’s Modern Pompadour
My men’s modern pompadour is two haircuts in one. One creates the
shape you see; the other the support within the shape you don’t
see. Subtle highlights emphasize the lines of the design.
This pompadour holds up all day and doesn’t
require brush styling to recreate.