How to Ask your Barber for a Disconnected Haircut

You need to have a set of clear instructions for your barber to follow to achieve the perfect disconnected hair. Here's how:

A disconnected haircut is any haircut that shows dramatic and striking changes in the length of the hair. Popular examples of the disconnected haircut are the fade haircuts and the short on sides long on top haircuts. A Mohawk, or even the Mullet, are also considered a disconnected haircut because of the different hair lengths.

This haircut can be easily achieved with the help of a skilled barber, and very clear instructions on how you want the haircut to look. Here are some examples of the disconnected haircut and how you can help your barber achieve them.

Disconnected Haircut Style # 1


The first thing that you will need to do to get this disconnected haircut is to grow your hair at least four inches at the top. Also, your hair must be straight to slightly wavy. Any wavier or curlier will result in a completely different hairstyle (one that will still be a disconnected haircut but not one that looks like this).

Do a side part, and then ask your barber to do a slight fade on both sides. You can have the back trimmed a little, but only at the bottom, close to the hairline. Keep the top hair long and thick. Your barber can cut and texture it for added flair.

Style the hair with pomade or hair wax and build it up for more height and volume. Make it look rumpled or disheveled for extra appeal.

Disconnected Haircut Style # 2


This is another example of a clear disconnect in the haircut. The sides are shaved close to the skin, and the hair at the top is long and silky. Your barber may know it by another name, like the undercut, or the shaved undercut.

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Once again, to completely rock this look, you must have long hair at the top. Longer hair means more dramatic hair. And with disconnected haircuts, the more drama, the better.

You can fade your hair as close to the skin as possible, or you can just fade the temples and keep some texture at the back. You don’t need to do a lot of trimming or shaping with the top hair, though. Just keep the length and make sure that it looks flawless when you comb it all the way to the back.

Disconnected Haircut Style # 3


It doesn’t get more disconnected than this. Like the earlier combover fade, this type of disconnected haircut also relies on length of hair at the top, and a small hard part off the middle. Everything from the temples to the base of the hairline are buzzed close to the skin.

He chose to style his hair in a slick side combover, starting from the hard part all the way to the other side. It’s a thick, slick, and tall side combover, which can be achieved by using a strong-hold pomade, a round brush, and a fine-toothed comb.

The full beard adds a nice balance to the overall look, but you don’t really have to grow one just to wear this particular disconnected haircut.

Disconnected Haircut Style # 4


This disconnected haircut is similar to the last one, sans the beard. It’s a slightly messier, longer, and smaller version, but still manages to look kickass and cool.

Instead of a fine-toothed comb, you can use your fingers to run it through the hair for that texturized and fuller look. And depending on how slick and shiny, or dry and natural you want it to look, you can apply pomade, hair wax, or hair clay on it.

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The length of the top hair, especially the hair that will fall over the eyes, is crucial for this kind of haircut. Make sure that you have at least four inches of hair on top to achieve the same effect.

Disconnected Haircut Style # 5


This disconnected haircut looks like it belongs to the movies and fashion magazines, but you can actually copy this look just by using the right styling products, and of course, getting just the right haircut.

Ask your barber to do a high fade, and create a part just off the center. Once again, the top hair must be long and thick. For this particular hairstyle, straight to wavy hair will do very nicely. If you have thick hair, even better.

Once that’s done, apply your preferred styling product on your hair, depending on the finish that you want (pomade or wax for shiny, hair clay for dry matte).With the help of a fine brush or a comb, style the top hair according to the softness and fullness that you want.

Disconnected Haircut Style # 6


Like we said about disconnected haircuts, there is a dramatic change in the hair length. This hairstyle, even if it’s not buzzed or faded, still has some pretty striking differences in length.

It’s the perfect kind of disconnected haircut that will suit students or young professionals which still require a more formal and more corporate-looking hairstyle.

The goal is to trim the sides and the back short, and then shape the top hair so that it looks flowy and long. It’s a pretty versatile hairstyle, because you can easily comb the hair back in a slick combover for more formal functions. You can also let it hang loose and fall over your eyes for the more casual and relaxed affairs. Either way, the look is fun, young, and light.

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Disconnected Haircut Style # 7


If you’re up for an adventure, you can definitely rock this kickass disconnected haircut. There are so many things going on with this haircut. But for a look so disconnected, it’s definitely one that works.

Get a good side part going and ask for a light and low fade. Keep the hair at the back and at the top. With the help of some strong-hold pomade and hairspray, style the top hair into a slick quiff.

A disconnected haircut is a big thing now. Your barber should not have any problems achieving it for you. However, always be clear on the length and the thickness, because these will determine how edgy and how badass the overall haircut will look.

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