JD's Barber Shop Gastown

Photo: JD’s Barber Shop Gastown

Men’s hair fashion has never been as wide-ranging as it is right now. Thanks to a flood of new barber shops that are popping up all over the Vancouver area, men now have so many opportunities to keep their fade haircut looking fresh. If you’re still wearing a faux hawk, you won’t be after reading this!
Executive Contour, Skin Fade, Hard Part….what? Whatever look you’ve adapted as of lately, it’s nothing new. These classic barbering shapes have been around for decades! Add a few tattoos and a posh actor rocking a shaved-in side part and there you have it: a new hair trend for men. It’s quickly taking over the ‘bed head’ look and long since dated faux hawk.
Fade Haircut - Shaved-in Side Part
Beards have become a mainstream look for men, and if kept trim and shaped, are acceptable in the office. It’s always good to make sure to keep your beard shaped and trimmed once you’ve grown it in. This will help to keep you from looking less like Paul Bunyan and more like Chris Pine. Most clippers come with attachments and guards that can be used to get the perfect length.
Chris Pine Trimmed Beard - Fade Haircut
Can stylists be barbers too? Of course they can! Salon stylists will gladly put down their shears to get the clippers going to give you that tight face or hard part to finish of this trendy look. Most salons offer scalp massages, basin services that include shampoo and conditioning, and a final rinse to get those cut hairs off your neck. All of these services are usually included in your haircut, but don’t forget to ask for a beard shaping while you’re there. If you’re looking for something quick, check out the many cool barber shops opening up on a block near you. They will get you in and out quickly- trimmed, faded and styled all in under 30 minutes.
Whatever classic style you end up adopting, make sure it’s finished with the right product. If you’ve never tried a beard or shadow beard, put down the razor and make this your new look.

Blog contributor: Elissa Wolfe, JCI HAD Instructor
Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.