SHARPEN UP WITH THIS NEW AND VERSATILE HAIRDO.
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As is often the case, things probably got a tad wild and sea salty over the early part of the year – the scruff of a summer hangover that encroached on autumn and all the rest. Now, however, is time to smarten up. The style you want is the ‘low and tight’, which tips an immaculately coiffed nod to the absinthe-soaked ’20s and is championed by Uppercut Deluxe ambassador, and London snipper, Luke Dolan, of Luke’s Barber Shop. So how do you ask a stylist for such? “You want a neat fade on the back and the sides to anchor the look,” says Dolan. “Ensure length is kept through the top section of the hair to allow styling a sharp side part.” One thing to know, adds Dolan, is that this look requires more maintenance than most haircuts – we’re talking regular visits to the salon (every three weeks minimum) to keep the back and sides as neat as they need to be. Unsurprisingly, Dolan points to Uppercut Deluxe ‘Monster Hold’ ($24, 80g) and the Uppercut Deluxe ‘Pocket Comb’ ($4.99) to maintain control. “It provides a strong hold that lasts,” he says of the product, “and has a slight shine to give an overall refned and slick image.” uppercutdeluxe.com
Using the comb, create a solid part to set the foundation for the style. Mix a generous dab of ‘Monster Hold’ between palms and fingers. Start at the fringe and then neatly work product into the crown of the hair and through to the back in an upward motion. Do the same thing on the sides, except, this time, go down. Comb the fringe section from the hairline upwards to create that all-important height and allow it to fall back naturally. Finish by combing the sides towards the back of the head to give the style a streamlined silhouette. 4 1 2 3