History of the Fade
In and around the 1950’s it started out as a common military haircut and over the decades the fade has become a standard and popular haircut in barbershops and salons.
It’s a simple haircut that has been reinvented over time. As the years go by barbers put their own twist on it, creating their own signature style of this popular look.
This haircut takes skill. It looks simple but requires precision in order to achieve a blended fade without leaving behind any noticeable lines.
I love doing fades. I’ve always have, since my roots in this industry started out in barbering with lessons from my father. My favourite men’s cut right now is what I call a zero to hero fade. If you can’t put it together, it means from skin to hair fade. Most barber shops and salons call it a skin fade.
To maintain a zero to hero fade, you need to cut it about every 2 to 3 weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows. Hair around the ears and neck grows fast. Keep it clean and tight. This way you’ll always look fresh and read to tackle whatever life is throwing at you.
Keep it clean.
I love what’s happening with barbering and I hope it’s not just a fad that will “fade.” There’s much to learn from barbering. I think it’s also becoming more of a unisex thing rather than just for men.
Let’s see where the future takes us.
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