seen and spotted at sine qua non – ryan

May 2014
Nate's client Ryan's haircut


We’re proud and honored to have such amazing clients at Sine Qua Non. Our stylists make sure their clients leave feeling special with haircuts, colors, and styles that are tailored to their individuality and represent our hair design philosophy.

This week Ryan left Sine Qua Non Salon in Lakeview looking sharp with a modern pompadour cut from his hairstylist, Nate. To create the look Nate used his Oster clipper’s to give Ryan a superb scalp fade, with clean hard parts on both sides and no defined top part.

To prep the hair we suggest using Bumble and bumble’s Tonic shampoo for a fresh, tingly, tea tree oil, cleansing experience. For hold and shape Nate used Aveda Men’s Grooming Clay, which has a matte finish (another similar product is Bumble and Bumble’s Sumo Tech).

At Sine, we are fans of  dirty structure with hint of edge. We get some inspiration from Schorem Barbier, who also likes “fresh-edge”. Check them out for more looks similar to Nate’s client, Ryan.


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