This style starts in the barbershop. Slick back styles like this need to be built on a foundation of short back and sides, faded nice and high right up to your parting on both sides. The whole point of the style is to be messy and loose – textured and ruffled, which only works alongside a neatly kept back and sides – so make sure you keep your hair in check. Make regular visits to your barber and ask him (or her) to keep your back and sides trimmed, so you can keep your style in place.
Uppercut Deluxe Matt Clay is a product designed by, and loved by barbers. It is ideal for hair types that need serious control, or for holding your hair in place for extended periods. It leaves a matt finish with low shine and extremely high hold. Work through in small amounts, building up until you achieve the hold you’re looking for.