What is a Skin Fade?

As the name suggests, a skin fade is where the back and sides of the hair are cut or clippered shorter and shorter until it ‘fades’ as it reaches the neck.  

Clippers are used to achieve your skin fade, with clients asking for us to start with anything from a #5 (longer) clipper cut down to a #2 (very short) fade.  Your skin fade can be as subtle or dramatic as you wish – just talk to your barber about the look you fancy. 

A low skin fade haircut can look more professional, while a mid to high skin fade looks trendy.

For an even more dramatic look, consider having a disconnected undercut where the hair is left longer on top with shaved hair around the back and sides.   


Side Parted Skin Fade Hairstyle

Another popular choice when having a skin fade is to have a defined side parting.  Side partings tend to create a more classic men’s hairstyle, with a nod to the ’50s and ’60s.  Think Don Draper in TV’s Mad Men series – but with a seriously tapered hairstyle going into a modern skin fade.

When considering a side parting you first need to decide which side you want your hair parted.  You do not necessarily need to stick to your natural parting – your barber can shave a parting into your hair.  This is known as a ‘hard part’. 

Also think about how you want to wear your hair.  Will it be long on top, short and slicked back or casual and textured?  Make sure your hair is long enough on top so we can create the ideal men’s hairstyles for you.


Quiffed or Pompadour Hairstyle with Skin Fade

If you’ve opted for longer hair on top, the modern pompadour skin fade is a great option for you.

Adding height to the longer layers gives your hairstyle something of a retro feel but with a modern twist.  A pompadour is slightly different to a quiff because the hair tends to be worn with height across the head, whereas a quiff is usually higher at the front.  

Whichever quiffed look you go for, bear in mind that this hairstyle will need maintenance throughout the day so it doesn’t go flat.  We can recommend some great styling products to give your hairstyle long-lasting hold. 


Shave a Hair Design into Your Skin Fade

Why not make your men’s hairstyle unique by asking your barber to add a design to the sides or back of your fade? 

If you have a design in mind, make sure you either show it to your barber or explain it in detail. Equally, we have the skill and creativity to suggest a design that will work for you.

Whether you’re looking for a hard part, some wavy or straight lines shaved into the side of your hairstyle, or an intricate design, some shaved details in your hairstyle is sure to become a talking point and a real head-turner.

If you’ve seen a design you would like, make sure you show it to your highly trained barber at Central Barbers in Milton Keynes.

Modern and stylish, the skin fade haircut is a popular look for men of all ages.  Also known as the bald fade haircut, this trendy men’s hairstyle comes in a variety of forms, including the high, mid, and low skin fade.

Incredibly versatile, the skin fade can be combined with pretty much any hair cut including a quiff, pompadour, preppy hairstyles or slicked back look, depending on the look you want to achieve.   Hair detailing is also popular with a skin fade, where we can razor a design into the back or sides of your hair.  


Classic Cuts

Classic Gents’ Hair Styles

There are some men’s hairstyles that will never go out of fashion so if you are looking for a classic gent’s haircut, you’ve come to the right place at C:MK Central Barbers in Milton Keynes.

In former times we might have called this the traditional ‘short back and sides’ but today we often add a modern twist to classic men’s hairstyles, tailoring the hairstyle to your needs.

This might mean creating a slicked-back top, quiffed look or adding a taper or fade around the back and sides.  

We can work with you to determine which classic men’s hair style is the right one for you. 


Texturised or Wavy Hair Styles for Men

If you have wavy or curly hair, our barbers will work with your hair’s texture to create a great-looking, manageable hairstyle for you.

By cutting into the weight of the hair and working with the texture and curl, we can deliver a classic or on-trend men’s hairstyle. 

Your barber will also be happy to show you which hair products will work best with your hair type and style to ensure you can manage your new hairstyle when you leave the salon.


Trending Hairstyles for Men

From classic to modern cuts, there are many on trend hairstyles we can create for you at our barbers in Milton Keynes.

We can recommend on-trend hairstyles that will suit your face shape, personality and individual style and can also give you some great hair styling tips.

An undercut hairstyle works incredibly well for curly, straight or wavy hair types as your hair can be cut either short or shaved around the sides so that the length is on the top.

A skinfade is also a popular choice and one of the most asked-for hairstyles for men in Milton Keynes.


Mid Length & Long Hairstyles for Men

We can cater for all hair lengths from our barber shop in central Milton Keynes. 

Mid-length and long men’s hairstyles can look great with regular maintenance appointments. 

Long hair needs special care and attention and may require layering as well as trimming to give your hair a flattering shape and keep it looking healthy. 

It’s also important to use the right hair products to keep your long locks or curly hair under control.  As always, talk to your C:MK barber who will be happy to advise.



How to Maintain Your Hairstyle at Home – Hair Advice for Men

Are you hoping to maintain that ‘salon look’ at home? During your appointment, your C:MK barber will be happy to advise you on the best hair styling products for you and how to use them to recreate your look at home.  We sell some of the best hair styling products for men in our Milton Keynes barbershop. so take a few minutes to talk to your barber about how to maintain your hairstyle at home. 

Contact Central Barbers in Milton Keynes for a Great Men’s Haircut Near You

All our barbers are knowledgeable and talented in all aspects of men’s hair cutting and male grooming and are committed to helping you achieve the look you desire. Our staff are able to advise you on the top range of products we stock to help you maintain the style and to keep your hair condition at its best.  Call 01908 904 611 to book your men’s hair appointment.