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November 20, 2016

Skin-Faded, Modern Flattop

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Skin-Faded, Modern Flattop

Our friend TJ DeMarco (@tjdemarco) is a third-generation barber, Aveda Men’s Team Educator AND lead barber and manager at Franco’s Barbershop at Rizzieri’s Salon in New Jersey…so we HAD to ask him for an awesome men’s cut! This is TJ’s modern take on the flattop, a preview of what’s to come this spring at learnaveda.com!

Artist: TJ DeMarco
Manufacturer: Aveda, @aveda

HOW-TO STEPS

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    Cut the baseline with adjustable-blade clippers in the closed position.

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    Cut the bulk in the parietal area using clipper-over-comb.

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    Blend 1½ inches above the baseline with your clipper and #1 guard with the lever open.

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    Blend above the baseline ¾ inches with your clipper and the #1 guard in the closed position.

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    Blend out the baseline with a #½ guard in the closed position.

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    Cut the top starting at the highest point of the head and work toward the front hairline, using clipper-over-comb to pull the hair parallel to the floor, creating a square shape. Overdirect the last two sections for extra length in the front.

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    Starting just behind the ear, connect the back of the cut using a pie-shaped radial section. Overdirect the hair toward the previous section for more length in the middle.

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    Blend up from the bottom with a 000 trimmer.

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    Detail and refine the haircut.

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    Prep with Aveda Men’s Firm Hold Gel, then blow-dry with a round brush.

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    Finish with Aveda Men’s Pomade.

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    Finished Look

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    Finished Look – Side