Hats off to Davide over at Cut and Grind for mastering this extremely technical skin fade, hard parted, high top haircut. He free-hands the initial line for the skin fade, then tapers it into the high-top shape. He uses the micro-adjuster on his clippers to achieve the clean taper. Davide uses an upward motion using the flat top side of the blade. This assures he won't take too much hair off of the initial cut. He then goes over the exposed skin with an electric razor to get a nice, crisp shave. Finally, Davide uses a straight blade to shape and blend the hard part.