Marcus Mumford: Crew Cut With High Fade

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Mumford and Sons singer, Marcus Mumford, might have a classic crew cut, but combined with the fade, his on-point sartorial style, moustache, and barely-there facial hair, he makes it a modern must-have.

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Why We Love It:

Marcus Mumford’s music might be Marmite to many, but this classic crew cut with that perfectly executed fade is definitely not going to get much – if any – hate.

Fancy knowing how classic the crew cut actually is? Go on, you’ve twisted MFH’s arm.

The cut has been around since at least the mid-18th century – when there was a myriad of names used to describe it throughout the world:  in French it was coupe à la brosse aka “cut like a brush”, and those wags in Germany called it Bürstenschnitt  (another brush reference). Meanwhile, in Russia you’d have been called ёжик meaning “hedgehog”.

(They loved a LOL back in the 1700s).

Despite the ‘hilarious’ nicknames, the crew cut became even more popular in the 1920s and 1930s when it was adopted by preppy Ivy League types in the USA.

But it has now truly cemented its status as a modern must-have, with pop stars like Marcus and Adam Levine; sports stars like Conor McGregor, and actors like Taron Egerton opting to make this classic haircut their own.

Why? It’s a great wash’n’go cut that can be adapted to suit most hair types and face shapes.

And that’s haircut holy grail, right?

What To Ask Your Barber:

  • If you’re keen on Marcus Mumford’s classic crew cut with that perfectly executed fade and texture ask for a high and tight but with a little more length on top.
  • The high fade starts just above or near the temples: the hair on the back and sides is clipped to around a sixteenth of an inch (1.5 mm).
  • Marcus’ hair at the top is about an 1.5/2 inches so he can play around with the texture.
  • But you can get your cropped even shorter, or even opt for a skin fade if you’re after something stronger.
  • Be aware that any type of fade will need regular visits to the barber to keep it looking on point so be prepared to go every 2-3 weeks.

Get The Look

  • Marcus’ crew cut with high fade and texture is a great style if your hair is damaged.
  • Cutting it so short will get rid of the worst of any damage. Use it as a foundation to build your hair condition back up.
  • Don’t shampoo your hair too often – 2 – 3 times a week max if you can.
  • You can use a little dry shampoo in between washes if you need to.
  • Nourish it once a week with a deep conditioner while you sleep.
  • You need minimal products to style it. Just use a small amount of pomade or wax, warmed between the fingers.
  • Ruffle it through the ends to give your hair as little or as much texture as you want.
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