Introducing the Southern Rock fade, the haircut Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner made popular. Like the look of this luscious, bouncy haircut? Here’s how to get it…
After lockdown, we’ve seen more and more guys forming that unbreakable bond with their long hair. So, if you’re one of those who want to keep the length but also needs to shapen the style up a touch, this one is 100% for you.
We talked to our mates over at our favourite barbershop Ruffians to get their knowledge on how we can emulate this timeless men’s hairstyle without fully committing to a battered leather jacket and a life of indie rock (not that there’s anything wrong with that…)
Have a read to see how to get this cut and find out how to style it, too…
You need to have a good amount of hair to create this cut/style and you might find that it doesn’t work as well if you have very fine hair.
To get the cut, keep the shortest fade exceptionally low with a number 1. Drop the hair down into a low V at the occipital bone and build up weight at the top. The top-front section should be layered in an orange section pivot pattern so the fringe is the longest part of the hair which sweeps back without any weight lines throwing out the silhouette.
Style this haircut using some good old fashioned mousse to give texture – use your fingertips to work the product in. You’ll then want to soften up the hair to give it that floppy vibe, but be sure to fix it in place afterwards with some hairspray. The relaxed finish creates modernity, moving it forward from the quiff.