Today a true hair Aficionado gives us his take on the forthcoming season’s hair styles to be sporting, so if your thinking of a change or just updating your current follicle do, please pay attention. Luke Dolan, Ambassador for premium grooming range, Uppercut Deluxe, is a master of traditional barbering and lives the BarberLife scene. Luke started a hairdressing apprenticeship aged 17, preferring the more subtle environment of a barber shop he moved over to barbering shortly after and hasn’t looked back. He now has over 19 years experience. Luke loves more traditional cuts and his favourite would be a ‘crisp, clean pomp’.
Dolan works in collaboration with Uppercut Deluxe from his North London salon. Inspired by the timeless style of the 1950s barbershop and its spiritual founder, Willy Uppercut OShea, Uppercut Deluxe is a modern, yet traditional approach to mens grooming. An Australian born brand proudly made with only the finest ingredients, Uppercut Deluxe delivers a core straight talking range of quality grooming products for men.
For this post Luke gives us his top 4 looks for theSummer. Starting with;
The Disconnected Pomp
This has been around for a couple of years and has now evolved into a fade on the sides but the top left more textured. Square layers through the top that are heavily texturised when dry. I would use the Uppercut Matt clay for this one.
The taper has been around since the world was formed but has made a resurgence this year because a good taper down to skin can make a good haircut look out of this world. Considering you are only working with a small section of the hair on the sides and back it can take just as long as a fade or anything else to acheive. If a jobs worth doing then its worth doing well! With this style I recommend using some of the awesome Uppercut Deluxe Monster Hold. Does what it says on the tin.
The Reimagined Crop
Technically this is just a French crop with a slightly longer top. However, getting the right look for your hair can be problematic. There needs to be a slight disconnect as the fade needs to go quite high to give that nice square and masculine look, but you need the top to be long enough to show off the texture but have a blunt fringe. For my version I styled it with the Uppercut Deluxe featherweight.
Drop Fade with heavy texture and a crisp line. This cut has really caught fire this year when Ryan Cullen from Northern Ireland put this cut on his Instagram and the masses have been asking for it since. I style mine up with the Uppercut Deluxe Matt Clay. Working it in to dry hair and tease out the texture with a comb.