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The burst fade hairstyles, especially the Burst Fade Mohawk is a deviation from the spiky Mohawk style, where the faux hawk on the top is kept wide and the sides have a burst fade.
It is a taper fade that follows the line of curvature of the ear and ends up with a burst fade towards the outer side with the hair fading to the neckline. This range of haircut, also known as South of France, is cool and classy, especially for black men.
How To Do Burst Fade
You will need clippers with guards, a mirror, and a comb. Ensure that there is proper lighting and someone else to help you so that you do not miss any part.
- Set the clipper with number 3 guard to keep the hair on the top to the desired length. You can also use a scissor as long as you can handle it in order to cut the hair to the desired length.
- Use the number 4 guard for having the sides cut to the desired length. This will give you a foundation for the burst fade to go down to a lower length.
- Trim the portion around the ears without using a guard to a width of around 1 inch. A bald trimmer will help you to shave as closely as possible.
- Make another similar circle around and above the previous one. Use a closed lever without a guard or a number one guard depending upon the type of shave of the first one.
- Use a number 3 guard for edging down, where the top number meets the number 4, leaving 1 to 11/2 inch width of the curvature of the number 4 length. Use a comb for laying your hair flat and buzzing it against the grain.
- Bring altogether by using the number 2 in the same way as you used the number 3.
- Blend the number 1 and 2 guards, keeping the number 1 open. If the middle layer is already a number 1 opened, switch to the number 2 guard for closing the lever.
- Blend all the sections together, trimming the edges and then running the comb for finding the missed spots.
Here are 10 burst fade styles that you can choose from.
10 Best Burst Fade Haircuts for men
Usher is known for his range of burst fade hairstyles and the Mohawk burst fade is one of them. Here both sides have a burst fade with long hair at the top. You can also style the Mohawk a little wider.
Burst Fade Curls
The burst fade around the ears is the main attraction of this hairstyle, where the natural curly hair is prominent. The hair grows from short to long from just the region near the ear and tapers up to the top of the head.
The Usher Mohawk Fade
This Usher hairstyle is an amazing one, which he flaunted just before releasing his album “ Looking 4 Myself”. This style was introduced by Curtis Smith, which became a fashion. The sides have a slight fade and the top has some length. This hairstyle is a low maintenance one.
Low Fade Short Haircut
This fade hairstyle resembles the South of France hairstyle, where the sides have a burst fade and the Mohawk is styled in a nice way, not like the usual Mohawk styles which are wild and crazy.
The Short Patchy Faded Sides
Usher was fond of wearing this fade type of hairstyle, where the hair on the top is cut short and the sides have a burst fade. The fade is made a little patchy with the clipper being used deeply here and there.
The curly Buzz with Burst Fade Hairstyle
The natural curls have a buzz cut by The sides are faded with a clean edge on the forehead to make this burst fade hairstyle quite different from others.
Burst Fade Pompadour
A high volume pompadour is styled with a burst fade. An extra length of hair is left at the crown and the hairs that stick up are combed flat.
Mohawk Gentleman’s Style
Nappy curls, a burst fade, and a shorter haircut are the features of this hairstyle. A slight deviation from the traditional Mohawk.
Burst Fade with Side Part
This side part hairstyle has the region around the ears tapered, unlike the low or mid-fade. This hairstyle can be equally good looking for white guys as it is for black men.
Wavy Hair Combover Burst Fade
The natural texture and voluminous hair add more style to this combover burst fade hairstyle.