One of the most challenging haircuts in barbering is the high fade. Everyone’s head shape is different. Everyone’s hair texture is different. When learning how to cut a high fade the two most important things to keep in mind is to never cut past the round of the head and do not take the shortest length too high which will leave you without any room to blend to the top.
How To Cut A High Fade:
1. Start by cutting the top first. Removing the bulk from the top will make it easier to visualize where to best cut the fade.
2. Cut the parietal area. Remove the bulk from this area so you do not lose sight of the cutting blade which can result in not leaving enough room for the blend.
3. Start with you largest blade and work down through the smaller blades. Make sure to leave a little room in between blade sizes to create the fading effect. This will eliminate leaving a line and the blending step altogether.
4. Complete the outline with a trimmer. Line up the side burns and shave the back of the neck with an upward stroke to avoid leaving a line and ruining the taper or fade.
5. Style the hair to the customers preference.