Indeed, as the title suggests, once you try this stylish and sleek hairstyle and the admirers are flocking, it may certainly be hard to part with.
For a well-defined, stand out look which will garner lots of attention whilst looking trendy, a man cannot look beyond the hard part style.
The many variations of this retro style make it suitable and sharp for almost any occasion. Here is a rundown on how to best achieve your hard part style to set you out from the crowd.
1. Preparing the Location
The hard part leaves an unmissable clear line on the scalp usually just slightly to the side of the head. Essential is getting the straightest line possible. The easiest way to do this is by wetting the hair and making a straight line where the part will be. Alternatively, your barber may follow your natural hair line. Either way, it’s no time for a shaky hand.
2. Making the Line
After wetting the hair, your barber will proceed to using a straight edge razor to mark the location of the hard part. This line will then act as a guide for your barber when completing the final shave. Any doubts, speak up now!
3. Applying the Gel
The barber will then proceed to add the shaving gel to your hair and you are almost there to achieving your new eye-catching hard part style. In this instance it is always advisable for the barber to use gel as opposed to shaving cream which can obscure the view and cause the dreaded wonky line.
4. The Shave
After commencing the shave of the hard part with the clippers, it will become noticeably whiter and clearer as it nears the scalp. It provides fantastic contrast especially in dark hair and can really project your other facial features and of course make your hairstyle strikingly awesome.
5. Post Shave Styling
The styling of your top hair is really up to you after the part has been completed, but it fits many styles perfectly well and really catches attention to comb over styles. Using a quality pomade is also highly recommended as the glossy appearance of top hair is really accentuates by the addition of an ultra-stylish hard part.
It breathes new life into many traditional fade haircuts and adds new dimensions to some previously jaded styles.
6. Post Shave Care
The nature of the hard part being very closely shaved indeed means that you will start to notice some stubble re-growth in the area very soon following the cut. Therefore, it does require some care and attention to be regularly maintained by a skilled barber to continue looking at it sparkling best.
Also, whilst it is an awesome addition to a man’s style, it remains a brave choice because, once it’s done it’s done in that it is not something you can easily change if you get cold feet. So be thoughtful, certain and don’t part with that hair until you know it is absolutely for you.