Stav’s Tips & Tales: Fresh from the barber shop, THE HIGH FADE – CURTAINS

Stav and shop mascot Big Reggie

TIPS & TALES Fresh from the barber shop… with Stav the Barber

Bravo gentlemen, give yourselves a pat on the back. You managed to survive those winter blues. Luckily spring is now here, bringing with it the promise of warmer weather and extra daylight – and, boy, do you feel it in your step on your way to work. Some people call this the season of new
beginnings and with that sentiment in mind it is the ideal time to try out one of these new hairstyles that will definitely be trending throughout 2017.

High tight fades on the back and sides of your hair will be popular this year, taking over from the Low Fade of 2016. This haircut will give you a more military look and on top go for a close but textured cut (think Ryan Reynolds in the movie ‘Deadpool’). Alternatively leave some length on top and disconnect from the sides (which in theory should have you resembling Brad Pitt in the epic war movie ‘ Fury’.)

You could say the curtains have been raised on this massive 90’s hairstyle as it is making something of a comeback. Go for tapered sides and back, an undercut will also work well. On top you will need at least medium length hair to create that centre parting and curtain-like fringe. It’s worth having a little chat with your barber to see if you have what it takes to pull it off, but if you do, you could be on to a winner.

1. Don’t wait till the moment you sit down in the barber’s chair to pull out your phone and start searching the net for men’s haircut photos. Do your homework, save your photos and come prepared.
2. Try to not wear a cap or hat on the day you decide to have a haircut.
Barbershop Banter…
Why do barbers make good drivers?
Because they know all the shortcuts.

On a more serious note, rumour has it that the Kingpin of suspect hairstyles could find its way back onto our streets. This style goes by the name The Mullet! This is a plea on behalf of all of us here at Alexander Barbers Headquarters, to please try to avoid this nasty piece of work!

Chaps remember whatever haircut or style you go for wear it with confidence!! Time to leave you and I will do so with a quote from absolute legend and Hollywood actor Christopher Walken – ‘My hair was famous before I was’.
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