The change of season is the perfect time to pick up a few new essentials for hair inspiration. When it comes to men’s styling, we absolutely love seeing all the new styles making their way into the mix. Whether you are a new stylist or a seasoned one, taking a few tips from Jim Shaw – Owner of Essensuals and Essensualsmen – is the perfect place to start. He expertly details a handsome fade and voluminous coif in this tutorial. Keep reading to see the steps!
The first step to creating this look is to create that low side parting. The best way to do this is when the hair is damp and by using a comb to create the side parting, starting from the natural arch of the eyebrow.
The next step is to cut the hair scissor over comb and close to the head following the hairline for a precise yet soft finish. The key to this look was keeping the length on the top but also ensuring the finished look appeared disconnected.
After the cut, the next step was to add lots of texture to the hair, which I created by combining my cutting techniques. Adding in longer layers is a great way to add texture to the hair whilst maintaining length.
Next, a hairdryer can be used with a barrel brush to lift the hair and to blow-dry the hair over to the side to really showcase that statement side parting and to give the hair volume and lift.
The key to this look is lots of texture, therefore to finish, using texturising products is key. For this look, I used American Crew Boost Powder for maximum lift and then finished with the American Crew Alternator Finishing Spray to give the hair a flexible style with control and height.
THE FINISHED LOOK
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