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HOW-TO: Men's Classic Dapper Pompadour Fade

Lauren Salapatek | December 5, 2014 | 11:09 AM
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The Process
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The Process
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Jerika Vliet-Glass, stylist at Jude's Barbershop Grand Haven, Michigan, submitted to MODERN this classic 1920s-inspired men's hairstyle with a customized side-part. "This style is a great example of fading hair and disconnection of the top and sides," says Vliet-Glass. "To get the slicked back look, I used pomade, but you can also use a water-based wax for hold."

Get the Look!

STEP 1: Section off hair.

STEP 2: Fade from nape to occipital bone with no guard.

STEP 3: Fade with blending comb occipital bone to crown.

STEP 4: Blend all lines in with blending comb to create shorter to longer and the fade.

STEP 5: Create guide on top for shorter length in crown area.

STEP 6: Make guide in bang area to connect to guide in crown. Connect the two together.

STEP 7: Connect guide to side areas of top, At an angle for shorter side pieces.

STEP 8: Create line with trimmers on both sides of the top area. (Depending on clients preference, how bold they want the line).

STEP 9: Line up nape and around the ears.

STEP 10: Style with Redken Rough Paste 12 to create the pompadour look.

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