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December 26, 2018

Low Drop Fade

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Low Drop Fade

He wants a faded look, but he has an occipital bone that juts out a bit…what do you do? Try a drop fade! This also gives more depth at the crown, ideal for guys with flatter crowns as well. See how it’s done by Sport Clips Artistic Team Member Frankie Delgado. Get the steps and watch the video how-to below!

Artist: Frankie Delgado
Manufacturer: Sport Clips

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Before

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    Create the guide with 1/8 inch into a V-shape at the occipital.

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    To blend, cut the hair with the grain following the guide.

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    Continue to fade the hair, maintaining the drop shape.

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    Detail around the neck and ears with a trimmer.

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    To detail the front hairline, begin by brushing the hair forward. Start in the center working outwards, being cautious not to “push back” the client’s hairline. Follow the natural hairline as much as possible. Use the arch of the eyebrow as the endpoint of the hairline.

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    To get a cleaner look around the hairline without using a straight razor, try a foil shaver.

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    Use trimmers to detail the mustache.

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    Freehand cut the top of the head with scissors.

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    Style as desired.

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    Finished look.

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