By Jeoffrey Mukubi
FADE haircuts have been popular for many years, but 2017 seems to the year that this hairstyle has reached epidemic proportions among Namibia’s boys and young men.
Confidente spoke to local barber and fade maestro, Geraldo ‘Chixa’ Visagie.
He explained that his home-based barbershop in Khomasdal has become popular, because of the fade haircut.
“I started getting many calls from clients, who wanted me to cut them the fade haircut, and after a few months of just specialising in the fade, I opened my own home barbershop,” he said.
The 23-year-old started cutting hair, after leaving school in 2010.
“My father had a machine at home, and I would use it to cut his hair, until more people started to ask me to cut their hair, for a very low price; and that’s when I decided to buy my own hair clipper,” he said.
Geraldo says the money he makes from fade haircuts allows him to live a modest life.
Not only is he self-employed, he also enjoys cutting people’s hair, and he can’t wait for his clients’ hair to grow, so he can cut it again. A proper fade cut will cost you a minimum of N$100, and if you would like to add graphics, then it will cost you a little bit more than that.
The fade has generally been popular among those who want to keep their hair short, but these days, guys are combining a high fade, with medium or long hair on top.
And since international celebrities like John Legend, Drake and Justin Timberlake, and even local superstars like Gazza, are rocking their fades, there’s no doubt that it has become this year’s trendiest hairstyle for men.
No other haircut can give you that fantastically fresh and clean feel that fades do.
One can find the perfect fade haircut for yourself, depending on the amount of hair you want left on top and the general shape of your head. Among the fade styles that standout, include low, mid, high, box and bold fades.
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