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4 Sophisticated "Bad Boy" Hairstyles Inspired by the Rat Pack

May 30, 2018 | 9:31 AM
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Houdini used a #2 guard to create a mid-fade and finished with a #3 at the parietal ridge. He tapered the sideburns with a #1.5 guard using a corner blending technique, switching to a #4 for the top.

Fowler pre-lightened the hair to a level 10 and toned to platinum, using Aquage Silkening Power Infusion and dry styled with Aquage Transforming Paste. “Our concept of Barberology is all about bridging the gap between barbering and cosmetology,” Alvarez says. “In the barbering world, the tools really help drive the creativity. To be the best groomer out there it’s so much about the tools but you also need to have the education piece.”

In this collection from BaBylissPRO, Harry Houdini, known as @houdinistyle on Instagram, gets inspired by the Rat Pack for four “sophisticated bad boy” looks created using the highly anticipated Metal Collection of grooming tools by BaBylissPRO.

“These tools are like rocket technology in a Chevy Cobra,” says Luis Alvarez, BaBylissPRO VP of Marketing and Creative, of the high torque, brushless, Ferrari-designed engines. “Not only are the tools retro and sleek, the performance is incredible.”

Barbering: Harry Houdini for Barberology
Styling: Nicole Fowler for Aquage
Photographer: Luis Alvarez
Makeup: Wanda Alvarez for Satin Smooth
Fashion stylist: Leah

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