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Last updated: July 26, 2018

Classic Fade Men’s Cut from American Crew

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Classic Fade Men’s Cut from American Crew

This classic men’s fade cut is perfect for all men, regardless of age, and comes courtesy of American Crew’s 2013-2014 U.S. All-Star Challenge Winner Bradford Davison. This cut is edgy, yet simple to style—perfect for the guy without a lot of time.

If you want your photo to stand out for this year’s All-Star Challenge, Bradford offers this advice! “Use American Crew Forming Cream, which allows for enhanced separation and texture with a medium amount of shine. When creating your look, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of a cut by adding more details and texture and finding ways to help your submission stand out. Use your All-Star Challenge submission photo as a way to put yourself out there and challenge yourself as a stylist.”

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    After cleansing and conditioning the hair with American Crew Daily Moisturizing Shampoo and Daily Conditioner, section off the top and bottom portions into a horseshoe parting.

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    Start with an American Crew Master Clipper (Metal 1) and proceed to place it directly onto the scalp, moving upward in a vertical panel.

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    Based on the desired exposure, start to pivot away from the scalp, and then immediately switch to a clipper-over-comb method while moving up the vertical panel. For consistency, use the first panel as a guide to maneuver around the bottom half of the head effortlessly. Use the anchor-pivot-suspend method.

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    Moving to the top section of the head, use American Crew Light Hold Texture Lotion as a cutting aide and section the hair into a t-shape parting.

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    Starting on the right side, use horizontal sections to connect the bottom half to the top half of the head using overdirection for desired disconnection. Continue using horizontal sections on both sides of the head and crown.

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    To achieve the desired length, use side-to-side sections and overdirection, moving from the apex forward.

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    Apply a small amount of American Crew Fiber to damp hair and use a blow dryer and Denman brush to create volume and separation.

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    Create internal and external texture by using side-to-side sectioning with an American Crew Feather Razor. Make sure to examine the full haircut and make any reassignments you see necessary.

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    As a finishing touch, sprinkle American Crew Boost Powder onto the roots of the hair to create height and natural volume.   

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