The Art of Fading

I’ve always been intrigued by the sharpness and masterful blending of a fresh fade. It is a subtle artform that is a significant part of the community and culture I grew up in.

But the barber’s artistry extends beyond the hairline, the barber is a visionary helping men of color reimagine themselves more fully. A fade is more than a self-expression. It is a boost of confidence, a fresh perspective, a new beginning.

photo / creative direction:
que duong

hair: wade menendez
stylist: christiaan choy
grooming: fatimot isadore

jesse mcauliffe
adam michaels
m’baye samb
dilon eyre
henry watkins
d’angelo rodriguez
andrew laporte
rad lopez

Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people—the beauty within themselves.

-Langston Hughes