It’s known as business in front and party in the back, an ape drape or an achy-breaky heart—yes, the mullet makes its millennial debut. Nieves Almaraz, the 2021 NAHA Men’s Hairstylist of the Year, founder of How To Fade Hair Barber School and Wahl educator adds stylized sides to personalize the mullet for men and women. The mix master says, “I love to infuse the old school with the new school.”
Step 1: De-bulk to prep for blending using #2 guard.
Step 2: Create the design line that will also act as your guide and detail perimeter of hairline.
Step 3: With the clipper lever open, begin cutting 1’’ below the design line.
Step 4: Use #1 1/2 guard to cut hair down below the design line and around the perimeter of the hairline.
Step 5: Step 5: Use #1/2 guard in the open, between, and closed position 1” below.
Step 6: Use #1 guard in the open, between, and closed position 1” below.
Step 7: Use a trimmer followed by a straight razor to define the design line and perimeter of the hairline. Repeat blending techniques on the opposite side of the head.
Step 8: Dampen the hair. Use shears to create a profile guide then connect hair on right and left side’s using horizontal cutting techniques.
Step 9: Follow by point cutting to add texture to haircut. Repeat blending techniques on opposite side of head.
Step 10: Blow dry and style.
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