Let Uppercut Deluxe show you the tricks of the trade when it comes to styling a neat and timeless side part with a low and tight fade. Included in our How To: Grooming series, this guide is designed to introduce you to new men’s hairstyles that can be achieved using our range of styling products, in particular our Uppercut Deluxe Monster Hold. These step by step instructions show you in detail how to get the most out of your styling experience, with products designed to make it easy and lasting.

The basis of this look starts in the barbershop. Make sure you find a barber you can trust, in order to get the best out of your style. Ask for a fade on the side and a hard part using clippers and a straight razor. Also, make sure you ask your barber to leave a decent amount of length on top to allow for styling. Even if you only want a short pompadour, your fringe should be left quite long, as this is essential to achieving this style.

A bit of history on this style

The side part has been an iconic part of men’s grooming history since the early 1920’s when movie star used to style their hair in such a way. This was seen as a projection of class and is still to this day part of traditional barbering technique. This style has since been adapted to current times, with the short back and sides serving as the foundation of the Low & Tight Side Part, which can be styled in various ways using an Uppercut Deluxe comb, with the same concept of lifting the fringe upward to create height. This look can be achieved with different hair types and is one of the most popular hairstyles in current times.

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Step 1

Using an Uppercut Deluxe comb, set the foundation for the style into place assuring you create a solid part line

Step 2

Scoop a generous amount of Uppercut Deluxe Monster Hold onto your fingers

Step 3

Smooth and spread the product evenly across your palms and fingers

Step 4

Using your palms and fingers work the product into your hair, starting at the fringe using an upward motion.

Step 5

Move to the sides by slicking the hair down and backwards with your palms

Step 6

Using an Uppercut Deluxe comb, set your style into place. Firstly, comb the fringe section, working from the hairline upward to create height and allowing the hair to fall back naturally.

Step 7

Finish your style by combing the sides toward the back of the head to tighten up the look

What You'll Need

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