Barber Skill: 5 Star
Level of Maintenance: 4 Star
Styling Difficulty: 5 Star
Texture: 5 Star
Fashion forward: 5 Star
Overall: 5 Star


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MFH says

Another modern classic from barber Valerio Federico.

I love this dry, matte finish and all the texture in the hair. A true editorial look!

  • Pompadour.
  • Volume and texture.
  • Scissor cut.
  • Leave the length on the top and at the front.
  • Taper the sides.
  • To start the cut, the hair is sectioned into a horseshoe shape.
  • The back and sides are cut first, taking the hair and cutting at a 90 degree angle. The hair is cut in a square shape.
  • A radial section is then taken from the top of the crown where the hair is over-directed and elevated to 45 degree angle. Cutting the hair like this will build up weight, whilst also giving the top a softer finish.
  • Moving to the top of the head, the hair is connected to the back and sides using horizontal sections at a 45 degree angle.
  • Some layers can be built into the top as well.
  • The final stage of the main cut is to then connect the long fringe using vertical sections at a 90 degree angle.
  • For detailing, after the hair is dried, a scissor over comb technique is used on the back and sides, and deep parallel point cutting is done through the top to remove any bulk.
  • For styling, use your hands to create natural volume and that sweeping finish.
  • Use products that will give the hair a dry matte finish.


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