As we must of all learn this semester, art is not simply just a painting or a drawing; it can be a sculpture or a big project. My type of art is barbering. Clippers, shears, and straight blades are my main materials for my art piece. And so it begins:
First off, you must be confident in yourself and be willing to just do it. Understand that mistakes happen all the time, but under the supervision of a great experience barbers, everything can be fixed.
This following picture shows the guide lines to fading, also know as tapering. It might be very confusing but in order to fade, you must start from the lower size number and work your way up.
(Picture was taken from google to show the fade guide lines)
For example, this client seemed to ask for a zero on the sides and a 4 on top. What the barber usually does, he’s going to shave the sides with a zero, then make a size one out line, about an inch in hide. Then he’ll do a size two outline until it reaches the top number (in this case, the client ask for a four). To fade the two and the four together, you must uses the comb over clippers.
(Picture was taken from google to show clippers over comb)
To fade the zero into the one and then the two, the clipper has a size adjustment on the side. First you adjust it to a zero and slowly you make your way up to the size one. After, you’ll add a clip, size one, and you make your way of adjusting the clipper until the one is faded with the two.
(After fading the zero into the one, the one into the two, and the two and the four with comb over clippers, this is how your results look like at the end. This photo was taken from google.)
It might be impossible for you to turn into a professional barber with this post, but if you’re considering in becoming on, feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since i used pictures from google to show you some steps how to fade, now I should show you my art work.
This is a picture of me working on my friend Sean Zent.
This was the after math.
This is a picture of me using the straight blade on my friend Nelson.
Nelson after math.
Before and after picture of Blake Jones.
Combover haircut on Caleb Kim.
My little friend from the Barber Shop.