How to Cut a Fade – Learn how to give yourself a fade haircut at home with these simple steps.
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Decide on the Length
Fade haircuts are popular because they are easy to style and low-maintenance. Plus, they look good on all types of hair. When you’re ready to get a fade, the first step is to decide on the length. Do you want a short, medium, or long fade?
Determine how long you want the fade to be.
The first thing to consider when cutting a fade is how long you want the transition to be. Do you want a subtle look with a longer taper, or a more distinct change with a shorter one? This will help guide the length of hair you leave on top, as well as how much you take off the sides.
Once you’ve decided on the general length, it’s time to start cutting. If your hair is already short, you can begin fading it immediately. For longer hair, you’ll need to start by cutting it into a shorter style such as a buzz cut or crew cut. This will give you something to work with and make it easier to blend the different lengths together.
Cut the sides and back to the desired length.
Start with clean, dry, and styled hair. It is important to know how long you want the final product to be. To do this, hold the comb horizontally along your head at the point where you want the fade to start. That will be your guide for how long to leave the hair on top. The sides and back will be cut progressively shorter as you move down the head towards the nape of the neck.
Next, use your clippers to cut the sides and back. Start with the longest clipping attachment and work your way down to shorter ones as you get closer to the nape of the neck. Be sure to blend well so that there are no lines of demarcation between different lengths of hair.
Finally, trim the top of your hair to create a sleek look. Comb it forward and use scissors or an electric trimmer to create a uniform length all across the top.
Fade the Sides and Back
A fade is a hairstyle that is very popular among men. It is a classic style that can be worn both formal and casual. To cut a fade, you will need to start with the sides and back. The sides should be buzzed short and the back should be faded into the sides. The length on the top can be anywhere from short to long.
Begin with the longest guard size.
When cutting a fade, it’s important to start with the longest guard size at the bottom and work your way up. This will ensure that the sides and back are faded evenly.
To start, select the longest guard size (usually a #3 or #4) and attach it to your clippers. Begin by trimming the hair on the sides and back of your head, following the natural contour of your head. Work your way up gradually, changing to a shorter guard size as you go.
Once you’ve reached the desired length, you can use either a comb or your fingers to blend the transition between different lengths. For a more seamless look, try using a comb with shorter teeth (such as a fine-toothed comb).
Work in small sections.
Start with the sideburns. Using the clippers on its shortest setting, follow the line of your sideburns down and around to the back of your head, fading as you go. Be extra careful when you reach the back of your head not to go too low — you don’t want a bald spot! Once you’ve done the sides, move on to the back. Again, take small sections and fade down from the top of your head to your neckline.
Overlap each stroke slightly.
As you work your way up the sides and back of the head, be sure to overlap each stroke slightly. This will help ensure that you don’t miss any spots and that the hair is cut evenly.
Finish the Top
Start with about an inch and a half of hair on top of the head. This will be the hair that you comb over to the side. The longer the hair, the more exaggerated the fade will be. If you want a more subtle look, start with less hair on top.
Start with the shortest guard size.
Start with the shortest guard size. For most people, this will be a #2 or #3. Place the clippers at a 90 degree angle to your head and start shaving downwards. Be sure to move the clippers in small, steady strokes. You should make several passes over the same area to ensure a close shave.
Next, move up to a slightly longer guard size and repeat the process. Continue until you have shaved the entire top of your head with progressively longer guard sizes. Finally, use a guard size of 0 or 1 to blend your fade into your sides.
Work in small sections.
Start with the hair at the very top of your head. Work in small sections, no bigger than an inch or two. Using small scissors, make tiny snips into the hair, following your desired shape. Remember, it’s better to err on the side of too little rather than too much. You can always go back and make the cut shorter if you need to.
Overlap each stroke slightly.
To ensure a smooth, clean fade, you’ll want to overlap each stroke by about half. This will help blend the different sections together and avoid any harsh lines. For the best results, use a comb to help guide your scissors and create even strokes.
Style as Desired
Fades are a great way to style your hair as desired. They can be cut as low or high as you want, and can be cut into any shape or style you desire. Fades are also relatively easy to cut, and don’t require a lot of time or effort. In this article, we’ll show you how to cut a fade.
Use a comb to style the hair into place.
Use a comb to style the hair into place. The cutting technique you use will determine how much hair you need to leave on top. A shorter cut will require less hair on top, while a longer cut will require more. Make sure to talk to your barber about the kind of look you’re going for before they start cutting.
When you’re ready to cut, start by combing the hair on the sides and back of the head down towards the neck. The hair should be laying flat against the head. Next, use your scissors to snip off any split ends or stray hairs. Once you’ve done that, comb the hair on top of the head into place and trim it to the desired length. Finally, use a razor or trimmer to clean up the neckline and sides.
Apply product if desired.
Now that your hair is clean, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of style you want. A lot of people with fades go for a very natural look, without using any product at all. If you’re going for this look, you can skip this step. But if you want to add a little bit of control or hold to your hair, there are a few products you can try.
Pomades and gels are a good choice for guys with thick, unruly hair. If you want a sleek, polished look, try a pomade with a strong hold. For a more natural look, try a gel with medium hold. Start with a small amount of product and work it through your hair from front to back. You can always add more if you need it.
If you have thinner hair, or if you’re just looking for something lighter, try a wax or clay. These products will give you some hold without weighing down your hair. Start with a pea-sized amount and work it through your hair from roots to ends.
Once you’ve applied the product, it’s time to start styling your hair into the fade of your choice.