This month, we partnered with Hatori Hanzo Shears to host a barbering class led by Travis Hill of Travis Anthony Hair in Eugene, OR. This talented, versatile, and hilarious barber had our group in stitches as he explained how to achieve an expertly blended fade using clippers and scissors, highlighting the virtues of screamo music on the side.
We had the good fortune to find a model who was ready for a cute pixie cut with a low fade. Travis used the opportunity to show us how great barbering techniques can work for any guest who wants short hair. After using his clippers to carve out the basic shape, he went through with his shears and scissor-over-combed that shape into a seamless fade.
Demonstrating techniques for adding texture using an array of Hanzo shears, Travis explained that he likes to cut toward the way he’s planning on styling the hair. He also shared a nifty trick for aligning your elbow with your guide lines to avoid mistakes.
Thanks again to Travis and Hatori Hanzo Shears for a fun and enlightening class that gave us all a new perspective on fades as well as a new appreciation of aggressive emo.