Who says short hair has to be boring? While you may feel like you’re doing a million skin fades this summer, don’t let yourself fall into a creative rut. A good stylist knows how to use even the shortest strands as a canvas for their artistry. From bold color to clean lines, check out the top ways to elevate your fades this season.
Even if your clients want to stick to a skin fade, persuade them to keep some of their natural texture—and amplify it with a bold shade. From neons to platinum to pastels, color comes alive on natural texture and transforms even the most traditional cut into an edgy, on-trend look.
Nothing gives the most standard fade an instant upgrade quite like edgy line work. Whether it’s a single arc or a couple of “cat scratches,” the sharp lines give the look a modern feel.
Textured on top
Though a little length may be off-putting for guys during the summer, it doesn’t have to be. Encourage them to keep a longer length on top, then add long layers to give their natural curls some bounce. Equip them with a styling gel and tell them all they have to do is “scrunch-and-go” to achieve a cool and edgy look.
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