Instagroom Day 1: How to Style Fade Hair with Ruben

Less time styling your fade hair and more time for breakfast with this super quick and easy tutorial.


Guys, this month you’re in for a treat! For the entire month of May, we’re providing you with 30 easy hairstyles to try every day of the month. We know, we know May has 31 days. With that said we suggest you use that last day to recreate a look you learned… all on your own! Are you up for the challenge? On May 31st tag us in the style you recreated on Instagram and Twitter. But first, let’s get into the first style: The fade hair look.

The fade hairstyle is one of the most popular haircut styles for men. The look is fairly easy to maintain and style but things can get a little challenging and take up a lot of time if you don’t have a quick and effective routine down pat. For this hair tutorial, Ruben demonstrates how he saves time on styling his hair with his super easy and quick fade hair styling routine. Read on to learn how you can create the look in under 10 minutes or less, and we’re not kidding!

How to Style Fade Hair in Minutes


Blow-dry your hair.

After washing your hair in the shower, use your blowdryer with the concentration nozzle attached and rough dry your hair until it’s dry. Once dry, go back in quickly and blow-dry in the direction you want your hair to fall.



Apply your styler.

Here’s a tip: When it comes to styler a little goes a long way. If you have longer hair at the top you’ll probably need a little more product. Scoop a fingertip amount of Axe Urban Messy Look: Flexible Paste then warm it in the palm of your hands to emulsify the product before applying it to your hair.


Rake the product through.

Using both hands, run the paste through your hair then rake and squeeze from front to back to mold your strands into shape.



Final look!

Can you believe this look was created in under 10 minutes? We can’t either! Try out Ruben’s styling technique during your morning routine and you’re bound to have time for breakfast before heading to the office!


Stay tuned for more from our Instagroom series! In the meantime, head over to our Men’s Hairstyles page to get the inside scoop behind some of the latest hair trends for men!