Like the Fresh Prince, but bolder, the high fade (also known as a high and tight) is a high-contrast style where most of the hair on the back and sides of your head is shorn back to skin using a foil shaver.
“For the high fade, the natural shape of the head isn’t taken into account and a new base line is created around the area from the upper recession to the lower crown,” says Gore. This results in a highly stylised finish that’s anything but subtle, but is sure to turn heads.
Who’s It For?
“A popular cut for American flattops and great for Afro hair types. Good for someone who doesn’t mind extremely short hair, and perfect for square or round face shapes.”
Chris Pritchard is an award winning hair stylist and entrepreneur. He is the co-owner of Daniel Christopher Aveda Salon, Co-Founder of Saskatchewan Fashion Week, and one of the top hairstylists in Regina, Saskatchewan. Chris has received international academy training in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, and other cities across Canada. He is a two time Canadian Hairdresser Mirror Award Winner, receiving the Saskatchewan Hairdresser of the Year Award in 2010 and 2011. He is also a 2011 Aveda National Hairdressing Competition winner as well as a nominee for Saskatchewan Hairdresser of the year in 2012 for both Mirror Awards and the Contessa awards. Watch out for his newest project called NextLook Hair, an iPhone app for hairstyle trends with interactive software company – Shiverware. (Available now on the Apple App Store).