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Get the Look by Ross Charles

Here Ross Charles breaks down one of the looks from his psychedelic soldiers collection.

ross charles psychedelic collection

“The cut is quite important for this look and I used a few different tools and techniques to achieve it. “To start, I created a slight fade from the bottom of the hairline using clippers – the hair is fairly short here, which adds to the drama of the length on top. I then lined up the hair using a Donald Scott DS/X4 razor before using a chopstick razor on the top of the hair – this look requires some length to be able to achieve that messy finish. “While the hair was still wet, I used a sea salt spray and really saturated the hair, before combing it through to ensure even distribution.
“Salt spray on damp hair is great for creating a ‘wet look’ effect, but if you prefer a slightly drier finish, simply allow the hair to dry slightly before applying the salt spray. Once you’ve combed it through, use your hands to press the hair into place. When you’re satisfied with the shape, use a diffuser dryer to mould the hair into place; try to keep the diffuser in one place and try not move it around too much, as it can cause frizz. It’s important to be as gentle as possible. If you want to add even more hold, you could mist over some hairspray for an extra layer of security.”

1. Schwarzkopf Silhouette Super Hold Hairspray 750ml
2. Wahl Super Taper Clipper
3. Comare 400 (Large Cutting / Dressing Out Comb)
4. Hair Tools Diffuser Black 
5. Bed Head Rockaholic Thunder Struck Texturising Salt Spray product images for barber hair

Originally published Capital Winter magazine 2017

Photo from Ross Charles