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How do I Fade? - Step by Step Tutorial (How To Fade)

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I get requests all the time about doing a step by step video on how I do my blends/fades. This is the technique I use every time no matter the hairstyle, length , or texture. Spanish Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbzg5MzNhhTYglPr_xt0wbQ -Social Media: :: Instagram: https://instagram.com/david_fitbarber :: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfitbarber :: Twitter: https://twitter.com/david_fitbarber :: SNAPCHAT: FITBARBER (for behind the scenes) :: Best Beard Care | DISCOUNT CODE " fitbarber10 " https://www.maestrosclassic.com Barber Tools/Equipment: ANDIS Supra ZR: https://goo.gl/Adm68F WALH Magic Clip Cordless: http://amzn.to/2CUf0sv WAHL Sterling 4: http://amzn.to/2lTIrmp ANDIS Envy Cordless: http://amzn.to/2EVPgMN OSTER Fast Feed: http://amzn.to/2CG5E5U ANDIS Master: http://amzn.to/2CRlcRZ WAHL Guards: https://goo.gl/mi44zS ANDIS Guards: http://amzn.to/2EYKq18 ANDIS Slimline Pro Li: http://amzn.to/2EZFXeL ANDIS T-Outliner: http://amzn.to/2CpYfnD WAHL Hero: http://amzn.to/2CEYcrq WAHL Shaver: http://amzn.to/2EVLJOD Blow Dryer: http://amzn.to/2CTiifw Metal Detachables Blades: ANDIS Outliner Metal : http://amzn.to/2lU8V76 ANDIS #0000: http://amzn.to/2lUHmdK ANDIS #000 Ceramic: http://amzn.to/2EWWEaQ ANDIS #0A Ceramic: http://amzn.to/2CruXFe WAHL #10 (grooming): ANDIS #1 Ceramic: http://amzn.to/2CRNxrc ANDIS #1A Ceramic: http://amzn.to/2EWYBnN ANDIS #1 1/2 Ceramic: http://amzn.to/2CDVnqB ANDIS #2 Ceramic: http://amzn.to/2CTZ9tE ANDIS #3 1/2 Ceramic: http://amzn.to/2EVLC5s -Youtube Gear: CANON 80D: http://amzn.to/2CTyhdu CANON 50mm 1.8 lens: http://amzn.to/2lUOHKz SIGMA 18-35 1.8 (CANON) lens: http://amzn.to/2EYNgDk Rode Mic: http://amzn.to/2CF1cUI Gorilla Tripod: http://amzn.to/2CSsjcP -Packages to: David Falla 6 Hilltop Rd Olivera Hair Mendham, NJ 07945
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Text Comments (295)
ANGRY JATT (18 days ago)
I am sikh and now i sm 17 and cut my hairs ..so how i can make them better now ??
selena adnan (25 days ago)
I wanna cut my bae hair..
Thomas White (26 days ago)
Nice music video.
Antonio ferguson (27 days ago)
Who is singing this song
Leon Chavez (1 month ago)
Mate thanks
Farid Faridov (2 months ago)
Bad bad bad!!!!!!
ZimZombi (2 months ago)
I dont understand wtf ur writing. Ur writing guide 0000 and stuff like thst wtf
ZimZombi (2 months ago)
+David Falla thanks bud
David Falla (2 months ago)
Detachable size blades
Adam GodSword (3 months ago)
Simple, thank you
Yushamen Thari (4 months ago)
Plz no music... ever time u people put this make the video so sussy
ultimate gamers (4 months ago)
Im gonna get a fade haircut
My haircut
Sean Ranjkesh (5 months ago)
Yo is there any way you can put the link for all the equipment you used in this video?
Juan Castro (6 months ago)
What clippers are those?
luv roxie (6 months ago)
i love it...thanks
Mike Litterst (6 months ago)
This barber is a god damn Artist..
Cris. Hernandez (6 months ago)
Did u go from a 0-2 ?
Reggie Monroe (7 months ago)
You got any vids on beards ?
David Falla (7 months ago)
Yeah a couple of them
Young Dagger D*ck (7 months ago)
What's the number for that fade
Reggie Monroe (7 months ago)
David Falla (7 months ago)
Skin fade
jazmine molina (7 months ago)
i think im the only one that noticed you went to step 8 from step 6 i think you skipped 7
David Falla (7 months ago)
Yeah I think I just counted wrong lol
J* Marie (7 months ago)
Curious what is that version of that song called?¿ Nice work 💈
alex mugereki (8 months ago)
The haircut is 🔥 🔥 🔥
Daniel (8 months ago)
Does you hair on the side have to be long or ....
Daniel (8 months ago)
David Falla ok tx
David Falla (8 months ago)
No, it can be however you like
Mikail 035 (9 months ago)
Idc but you wont get the dame result if you use another clipper like wahl it will look diffrent since the blades are more detailed then the other
David Falla (9 months ago)
I have to disagree. All clippers do the same this comes from someone who has tried pretty much every clipper in the marker
Antonio Viera (9 months ago)
Did anyone catch that it goes from step 6 to step 8?
David Falla (9 months ago)
It happened
Ivan Diaz (9 months ago)
that clipper over comb was niceeeee
David Falla (9 months ago)
Thank you!!!!
Hannah Wood (10 months ago)
FilosofoCA (10 months ago)
I want to get into cutting hair to cut my own and people I live with because haircuts here are so expensive all this is so new to me is hard to know what any of these instruments are lol
Mister Vince (10 months ago)
Great video. By the way does anyone know how the intro beat is called? Thx
Seeit Tobelieveit (10 months ago)
David Falla (10 months ago)
Are you referring to me or you?
Fabian B (10 months ago)
Intro is Spende by bosshafte Beats
Donna G. Branch (10 months ago)
David that was awesome
David Falla (10 months ago)
Thank you Donna!!!!
ActiveSouñdz (11 months ago)
Is this a 0 or a 00?
David Falla (11 months ago)
Skin fade. Shaved on the sides
Smells Fishy (11 months ago)
Love the vid. I been having trouble spending the blend on top leaving it too dark I will try the detachable blades now
David Falla (11 months ago)
Thanks and also try softening the line with your thinning shears
Natalie Pelz (11 months ago)
I've tried everything I still can't blend a line. I'm sticking to women's haircutting womens 💇
David Falla (11 months ago)
You should give up. If you do then you will never learn so you should continue until you get it right. Remember that winner win!
Living Upstate (1 year ago)
Cut was untouchable but how do I follow all these steps using Just a wahl senior or fast feed??? I dont have multiple clippers. = i
David Falla (1 year ago)
Thank you and you don’t need multiple clippers. You only need one and that’s it.
Joey Mianulli (1 year ago)
He left to much of a gas in between the fade
ANGRY JATT (18 days ago)
+David Falla leave him bro he is just a annoying person who is sitting free and trying to note bad things and just make fun of one who tries something .
ANGRY JATT (18 days ago)
David Falla (1 year ago)
A gas?
Joey Mianulli (1 year ago)
Ok fade nothing special
David Falla (1 year ago)
I can’t please everyone you know
Jon Osterman (1 year ago)
I can do this No problem thanks to your vid. Problem is I can’t do it for my own hair - so now my younger brother has to grasp this; which is harder for him than it is for me. I could do a clean fade like this, and my hair will have grown in and not look as good by the end of the week.
BEAMZY ll (1 year ago)
I want this cut what should I say to my barber
David Falla (1 year ago)
Show him the video
Gerardo Godinez (1 year ago)
How do it get this type of cut? Like how to explain it to my barber?
UCE_perkzYT (2 months ago)
Just ask for a full zero
S.R (2 months ago)
+Holy Saint Of Allah yes but what are the technical terms to say
Holy Saint Of Allah (3 months ago)
Can't you just take a screenshot of this video and show him a pic? How hard is that?
David Falla (1 year ago)
Show him the video
Tomáš Hlavinka (1 year ago)
Singer this covers ?
Natalia Vigule (1 year ago)
Nice cut, but not enough explanation in video
David Falla (1 year ago)
This is an old video and I have gotten better at explaining with time. You should watch my newer videos. Happy New Year BTW
Fish Sauce (1 year ago)
What's the name of the intro song?
Miguel Lopez (1 year ago)
Can you do a fade with just clippers machine and guards, or do you need a machine that has an open and close lever?
Zed Nevada (6 months ago)
David Falla I am sure I am being especially dim here which I have no problem admitting, but I don't understand this detachable blade, could you let me know which Andis clippers you use then I will check them out to understand better. Great video btw, one of the absolute best I have seen
David Falla (1 year ago)
Yes you can. You can use a clipper and a comb to do a fade. You can also use a comb and shears to do a fade. I use detachable blade that don’t implement a lever system
Miguel Lopez (1 year ago)
David Falla Im basically wondering if it’s absolutely necessary for your razor to have a lever in order to fade?
David Falla (1 year ago)
Not sure what you mean a “clipper machine and guards”?
David Rey (1 year ago)
Alex151 (1 year ago)
What's the name of song of the intro nice
Roxanne Meo (1 year ago)
What is the clipper he is using ?? The brand plz
TheFutureTellsOurPast (1 year ago)
looks great, but how do i ask for a fade that isn't shorter than a number 2? do i ask for a number 3 by the top and 2 at the bottom? or just say number 3?
TheFutureTellsOurPast (1 year ago)
ohh okay, got it. thank you for replying:) subbed forsure
David Falla (1 year ago)
+TheFutureTellsOurPast so you want a regular haircut with a #2 on the sides blended to the top. Just tell you barber that you want the top to be connected and that’s it.
TheFutureTellsOurPast (1 year ago)
I've been growing out the top long and want a fade on the sides , but want it to blend in with the top without it looking like an undercut or separated from the top. :)
David Falla (1 year ago)
+TheFutureTellsOurPast it depends on what hairstyle you are getting. Is the top gonna be long or short? Are you going to buzz the top or leave it long so you can style it?
Mohammad Umar (1 year ago)
What haircut is that?
David Falla (1 year ago)
+Mohammad Umar mid skin fade
LiAngelo Ball (1 year ago)
Dana Williams (1 year ago)
banner smith (1 year ago)
Bro awesome vid man you should make a video on beginners tips for guys just starting out like me
Ömer (1 year ago)
I am from Germany and the majority of the barbers here dont use the technique so this is very hard to understand. What does the clipper do when its Open or close and do you know a good clipper for a Amateur ?😊
Дамир Керей (1 year ago)
Hey, whats up? Thanks for video! Can you tell me, is it even real to make fade by yourself with only one Mother maschine, which has 0, 1, and 4-18? Cant handle it.
jgsocal196 (1 year ago)
I am 16 years old and I love watching these tutorials I hope one day when I get a job save money to buy clippers and save money for my study to go to barber school
Ernesto Hernandez (4 months ago)
jgsocal196 clippers arent expensive ya know
Conker N Berry (1 year ago)
Other than the dark bulk at 2:53 everything looks good
Karim El Foulahi (1 year ago)
hi everybody im italian i dont understand the size hairclipper Usa because in europe we have centimeter the guard how many inches? excuse for my poor english lol
Karim El Foulahi (1 year ago)
David Falla yeah but i dont know the guard how inches
David Falla (1 year ago)
+Karim El Foulahi Google the sizes from inches to cm
JAYH DA MVP (1 year ago)
Intro song?
Fuginfugly (1 year ago)
I just dislike to because of the song 😭
Sebastian Cueto Mata (1 year ago)
What do I ask my barber if I want this cut
kittylover27 (21 days ago)
say drop skin fade
raunak dutta (3 months ago)
Just show this video
ivo ivica (5 months ago)
LOL hit em with a mid fade
David Soto (6 months ago)
Bald mid fade
erwin leo (9 months ago)
mid fade upper cut
jared b (1 year ago)
Does anyone know the beat at 0:00-0:10?
twinklepeanuts (1 year ago)
Question whats the difference of 1 and 0 fade? And also 0.5 so 0 is the shortest?
David Falla (1 year ago)
+Bloonzy #0 is with no hair. #0.5 is between a #0 and a #1.
Erik Rosas (1 year ago)
Song annoying
David Falla (1 year ago)
+Erik Rosas click mute
shaolin angel (1 year ago)
how do i get 1 1/2 for step 4 ??
David Falla (1 year ago)
+shaolin angel I don't get your question
Jonavich Garcia (1 year ago)
David Falla (1 year ago)
+Jonavich Garcia andis Supra ZR
Faux Bunny (1 year ago)
I'll show this to my barber so I hope he will learn how to do this.
Jonathan Damian (1 year ago)
David Falla (1 year ago)
+Ilir 25 we can all learn something new
Brandon U (1 year ago)
What's the Intro song?
ardian Selimi (1 year ago)
Name of the beat at the beging please?!?!,?
C C (1 year ago)
nailed it!
Jesus Alexander (1 year ago)
quick question how do I erase the electric shaver line?
Jesus Alexander (1 year ago)
David Falla thank you brother.
David Falla (1 year ago)
+Jesus Alexander I use either the trimmer or the same shaver but use only the corners of it
ardian Selimi (1 year ago)
Name of the beat in the beging?!?
playswithsquirrels (1 year ago)
Damn this dude must be going on vacation. his girl left hickeys all over his neck.
Zaiyuh (1 year ago)
intro song?
N.B.A (1 year ago)
this is a low skin fade
Harley Queenn (1 year ago)
About how long on average does it take you to do a zero fade? We get so many requests for them where I work, but honestly, none of us are barbers. So I was wondering how long it takes you personally to do something like this, as I feel it still takes me a long time to blend it well.
Harley Queenn (1 year ago)
Thanks ! I appreciate your response. (: Where I work, we are supposed to try to keep our haircut times between 12-14 minutes, and I feel like that's unreasonable because I don't want to compromise the quality of my cuts.
David Falla (1 year ago)
+Shiolet Music I do 30mins appointments for haircuts and 45mins haircut with beard. So withing that time frame
Jr 1 (2 years ago)
Joel Raygoza (2 years ago)
i didnt learn anything here
David Falla (2 years ago)
+Joel Raygoza We all learn in different ways
Shavon Surratt (2 years ago)
WOW u cleaned him up very well <3
True Alpha (2 years ago)
is this just called a skin fade
David Falla (2 years ago)
+Magz .FFA Sidepart skin fade or Combover skin fade
JoSh Marmolejo (2 years ago)
what do I tell barber if I want my hair like that on the sides?
David Falla (2 years ago)
+JoSh Marmolejo show him the video
NGUx Tank (2 years ago)
JoSh Marmolejo skin fade
Happy Hippi (2 years ago)
This video helped me with my first real taperfade haircut so thanks
Dan Nation (2 years ago)
I practice on friends, I see the perfect blend but when I switch angles you can see the shitty lines. it's mah annoying
ALLSTARDECOURO2 (1 year ago)
patients ? lmao
Dan Nation (2 years ago)
yea figured it was the lighting. I'm 25 been cutting for like 3 years but I run low on patients. and a low fade ends up becoming a high fade the more I try to fix it
David Falla (2 years ago)
+Dan Nation it's all about practice or maybe your lighting isn't the best?
Shahzad Ahmad (2 years ago)
It was good until 2:14. you should of kept it like that why did you cut the top shorter and comb it over. Plus the beard shape up was to high on the neck line. The fade on sides was 100
David Falla (2 years ago)
+Shahzad Ahmad I cut it shorter because the client wanted it shorter and the beard shape up was done where the client wanted it. You gotta understand that I gotta do what the client wants
M-Baro Wit da Cookie (2 years ago)
EzE590 (2 years ago)
Very clean haircut nice skills
Mas (2 years ago)
How much does one of these cuts usually cost
David Falla (2 years ago)
+MyKael_ I'm sure they do. Those women just don't value their time and skill level as much as the should. Sad
Marco91 (2 years ago)
+william gone that's a ripoff .I usually go to a salon those ladies are surprisingly adept in men's haircut and fading and cost me 5 to 7 bucks barbers are expensive as shit!
Jose Lopez (2 years ago)
Mas 15 at my barber and its the same as this one
william gone (2 years ago)
40 bucks
Noe Sanchez (2 years ago)
which gaurds can we use if we don't have those deatachable clippers?
jonathanV3 (1 month ago)
1 and 2
Okay, he turned out really good. Looks like a different person. Dang! :)
Alex Flores (2 years ago)
U went to American barber Instiitute? Me2! Lol hahaha small world bro I passed by there other day and it isn't there anymore ...
Noe Sanchez (2 years ago)
how long did it take you to be a good batber? from when you first started to where you considered yourself to be good?
HONESTO UNO (2 years ago)
+David Falla thanks bro sorry for the disrespectful comment I've been trying to fade my sons hair and ive been messing up.
David Falla (2 years ago)
The lever goes up and down so .5 will be in the middle , and I usually do my guides with the lever closed.
HONESTO UNO (2 years ago)
+David Falla​ what do they mean when they say put the lever on point 5? Also when you first start out at the bottom doing your line do you start with the lever open or closed?
David Falla (2 years ago)
+HONESTO UNO your problem is that your are focus on the equipment and not on the technique. Follow my techniques with only one clipper and you will achieve the same results.
Gus Silva (2 years ago)
Where can you get gloves like those ?
David Falla (2 years ago)
+Gus Silva eBay
Dylan Nabors (2 years ago)
Song Name: I Can't Feel My Face (TEEMID & Liz Loughrey Remix) The only reason I know is because I helped with producing the synthesizers for the vocals.
Coon Music (1 month ago)
Nice! Can’t stand the indie voice girl singing on it though.
Cédric B (9 months ago)
You're the best
rtothemutha (10 months ago)
blackmamba24rh (1 year ago)
Not on spotify :(
NBA Maiah (2 years ago)
Whats the intro song😱
Kandi 2 real (2 years ago)
What school did you go to ?
Jonathan Alvarez (10 months ago)
HONESTO UNO He didnt have to make this video. And you don't have to watch it. If you want to learn, go to a barber school and learn proper technique. If not, then dont be complaining about free tutorials.
HONESTO UNO (2 years ago)
+David Falla​​ I wish somebody would do a video on how to fade with just the machine clip 1 and and whatever you want the top to be. You use a shaver clip o.5 also in the video you use like 4 different machines/clippers. Do a fade with 1 machine that's it, most people don't have 4 clippers at home and it confuses people when you use different machines.
David Falla (2 years ago)
+HONESTO UNO it's all the same thing. It doesn't matter the tool, just learn the technique
David Falla (2 years ago)
+HONESTO UNO what do you mean regular clippers?
HONESTO UNO (2 years ago)
David Falla we just have regular clipers
Omar Gonzalez (2 years ago)
What kind of fade is this tho ?
Cody the Barber (2 years ago)
nice cut
Aloha Stud (2 years ago)
What do I say to get that haircut
Trending (2 years ago)
Bryan Leano low fade
ArnasBudraitis (2 years ago)
yo man i need a fade. Thats it :D
Christian Cardona (2 years ago)
Is your machines wireless??? And if so what are there name btw clean cuts keep it up I'm new in the barbering
David Falla (2 years ago)
+Christian Cardona thank you and yes, they are cordless. I use the Andis Supra ZR and the Wahl Magic Clip cordless
Eduardo Muñoz (2 years ago)
he be doing some extra shit
hugo guevara (2 years ago)
you make it look so easy! lol

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