Nothing like getting a fresh cut for gameday.
A particular haircut has been generating significant buzz online lately, and it’s none other than Travis Kelce’s trademark hairstyle, known as “The Fade.” While Kelce himself clarifies that he didn’t invent the style, he’s certainly embraced it as his own. The fade is a classic hairstyle that has long been popular, especially in black-owned barbershops like Headquarters in KCMO.
Owner Ryon’e Winters explains, “I don’t know who started the fade, but they’ve been around before I was born. Probably before my dad, grandpa, everyone was born.” It’s a timeless style that has stood the test of time and remains a favorite among many.
As Kelce prepares for the big game, he’s seen getting lined up by his barber, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that goes into maintaining his signature look.
Fades have a rich history dating back decades, originating in the 1940s as a standard military haircut. While they experienced a decline in popularity for a time, fades resurged in the 1980s and ’90s, thanks in part to the influence of hip-hop culture, which reinterpreted the style in various ways, such as the iconic flat top.
Travis and his hairstyle are ready for kickoff.