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A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving the Hair You Want + American Crew Giveaway!


Taking a runway look and achieving it at home isn’t always easy.  Achieving the runway hair?  Even harder.  Stop wasting your time in the mornings trying to decide if you should comb it this way or that way, and let the professionals at American Crew give you the step-by-step to how it’s done.  Take notes on whichever look you want to rock, and enter the giveaway at the end to create it at home for free.

The Updated Classic

Chris Sessions__New Classic Man

How to achieve it:

1. Begin with a horseshoe parting, typically high to standard, while being mindful of exaggerated weight at the side of the head.

2. Create a classic basic headshape using the clipper as a primary tool.

3. For this look, tapers range from aggressive scalp exposure to full scalp coverage.

4. Create exaggerated and non-traditional transitions with disconnection at the front hairline.

5. Maintain maximum length on the top of the head and guide the haircut by using existing elements of head shape and texture.

6. Finish the cut with tight low tapers at the hairline.

7. Spray hair with American Crew Medium Hold Spray Gel.

8. Using a blow dryer, push the wave forward working to accentuate the disconnection and finish with American Crew Molding Clay.

9. Style the beard with American Crew Light Hold Texture Lotion for a healthy look without too much shine.

The Rocker

Chris Sessions__Rocker Segment

How to achieve it:

1. Begin with a low to standard horseshoe parting.

2. Cut a basic head shape with graduation while keeping weight in zone 2.

3. Cut secondary shape for target and elevation and if applicable, reduce the weight of the crown through cutting or styling.

4. Alter the length on the top, while cutting low across the top of zone 4 and into zone 3. Keep in mind that width on the top is essential for this look.

5. Finish with a low taper to refine the hairline and use a razor detail for target and direction of style.

6. Before styling, ensure the hair has 40% water saturation.

7. Start with American Crew Firm Hold Styling Gel, and fold hair toward the back of the head, while keeping it long and messy in the front.

8. Using a blow dryer, comb hands through hair to create texture.

9. For finishing and styling touches, apply American Crew Pomade as needed.

The Sport

Chris Sessions__Sport Segment

How to achieve it:

1. Create a horseshoe parting relative to the desired shape and style.

2. Clipper with varying degrees of scalp exposure, which is essential in zone 1.

3. Create a horizontal or vertical transition that’s fitted in the crown. Disconnection exists only in front of the ear, if at all.

4. Maintain considerable, but not exaggerated, length at the top. For this look, length slightly increases towards the face.

5. Finish with a low taper that is fitted and classic, and refine the look with shear over comb. Cut secondary shape slide cutting for support, only for aid of style.

6. Style with American Crew Pomade for a sporty, masculine look with movement to the side.

The Giveaway


Enter to win all the products that make these and other iconic hair styles possible by commenting below and letting us know your favorite look to rock.  It’s that easy.  Enter for a chance to win:

  • Medium Hold Spray Gel
  • Molding Clay
  • Light Hold Texture Lotion
  • Firm Hold Styling Gel
  • Pomade

Two winners will be chosen Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 12:00pm (noon) EST.  Giveaway open to US residents only.  Both winners will receive all products mentioned (an approx. $80 value).  Only one entry per individual.  Good luck.

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