Know your options!
We recently gave you an easy-to-understand guide to barber terms from a barber himself, Carlos Rivera of Allen Cut Shave. With that guide, you should have been able to communicate to your barber the exact hairstyle or haircut you want to leave his chair with. We’re revisiting that post but with a twist. This time around, we’re providing you with some more hairstyles options you can get using those same barber terms you learned before. Read on for your new hairstyle options.
Barber Terms and Hairstyles for Black Men
Barber Term: The High Top
As Carlos Rivera noted in his guide, you can get this look by simply bringing a photo of the exact look you want. Here are some style ideas you can get with this cut.
1. Mohawk High Top
Want a high top haircut with a twist? Try it with a mohawk style.
2. Textured High Top
You can request to have sponge curls or twisted ends to your high top to give it more texture.
Barber Term: Blowout
This haircut is also known as a tape-up or a taper. The barber simply cuts the sides and back of your hair but leaves the top and blows it out with a blowdryer to create the blowout look.
3. Short Blowout
Give your short style a little bit of length with a blowout style.
4. Curly Blowout
With this style your barber or stylist will focus on blowing out the roots to avoid straightening your curls on top. Style with Dove Men+Care Control Gel to define your curls.
Barber Term: Skin Fade
This fade is the lower version of a regular fade and exposes more of your skin.
5. Skin Fade
You can opt for a skin fade all around or just around the sides.
6. Skin Fade with Parts
Your skin fade doesn’t have to be boring. Add one or two parts or even an undercut design to update the look. Add AXE Smooth Look Shine Pomade to the top of your hair to add shine.
Barber Term: High Fade
Often confused with high tops, high fades are simply just the opposite of skin fades. How does it look? Well, think about having more hair and less skin exposure.
7. Classic High Fade
Keep it just a little bit lower than your top section.
8. High Fade
Keep it simple with a high fade all around.
9. High Fade and High Top
Mix a high fade with a high top haircut if you want both.
10. High Fade and Dreadlocks
The high fade also looks good on dreadlock styles.
For more barbershop terms for any hair type, read this guide.