We've waxed poetic about the awesomeness of the fabled "high and tight" before, but seeing Marketing Manager Chris' new cut this morning revived our enthusiasm for it. Of course, it's a bold look in the winter, but it's practical: While most guys are getting shaggy and overgrown around the ears, the fellow sporting the high and tight remains virtually immune to hat hair.
When asked for comment, the always-modest Chris explained: "I just told my barber I wanted something 'a little edgier.'"
He's a lucky man. Vague direction like that typically ends in disaster. Remember: The gentleman cutting your hair needs as much information as possible. And a photo never hurts as a point of reference. We asked one of our go-to barbers, Garrett Pike, for some advice on how to vocalize this cut. Here's the script:
"I would say, 'I want a fade starting with a one' (That's a number one clipper blade guard size). Tell your barber to keep a heavier weight line, and on the top just clean up the ends and break up the texture. Be sure to let him know the direction you want to style it: up, down, left, right, or all over."
Deliver instructions like that, and you can spend those 15-20 minutes actually enjoying the small talk. And the cocktail, if it's that kind of joint.