Sophie Sky from Cut and Grind is giving her client a haircut and beard trim. He is asking for a short fade on the sides with a symmetrical spiky styled top.
She starts with clipper over comb to set her weight line in. After this is completed, Sophie uses a two grade on her clippers to start the fade. She angles down past the ear to avoid an awkward shape around the crown.
When the shape and line are set, she takes the clipper guard down to a grade 1.5 to really taper the fade. Eventually dropping down to a .5 guard, the fade has a smooth natural look. She finishes off the transition by using her favorite pair of sheers to get the final blended look.