The Temple Fade is also know as a Blow Out, a Brooklyn Fade, and a Low Fade. This Hairstyle gained popularity in 2000′s, by a reality television series The Jersey Shore co starring Pauly D. This particular hairstyle is a low haircut designed to have minimal maintenance. This hairstyle is cut by fading hair from the skin or hairline up, gradually increasing the length of your hair in extreme small amounts for example from 1cm (0.4in) in length up to 2cm (0.8in). As you near the crown the rest of your hair is left at a considerable long length depending on your preference. This hairstyle is popular among Italian Americans, Arab Americans, South Asian Americans and Mexican Americans. This hairstyle fits well on men with a more oval facial structure, this style can also draw attention away from a low forehead or larger facial features. Men with rectangular facial structures should stay clear of this hairstyle as it adds more angles yo your style.
The Temple Fade is also popular among the African American Community, popularized by Will Smith in the television series The Fresh Prince and reoccurring by Will Smith in a more modern style in Men in Black. The hairstyle has been seen as far back as the Egyptians in 3000 B.C.
This hair cut is usually spiked up by large amounts of styling product including hair gel or styling paste. The Temple fade became popular extremely fast but like its rise it fell fast as well. It was considered to be the most must have style in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and the Northeast. The Temple Fade originally refereed to cutting only the hair around the temple but has sense be popularized to cut all the way around.
How to Cut a Temple Fade Hairstyle:
- Start by shaping up your hairline, around your temple, ears and neck.
- Establish a guide line.
- Set your clippers at the highest guard and fade up towards the highest point you want to cut.
- Gradually reduce the guard length cutting/fading up towards the highest point.
- Then alternate opening and closing the guards as you proceed to cut up. Alternating with a #1 and #3 or the desired length.