For our most recent video we went down to Jake's Barbershop in Hornchurch, Essex. I had 3 popular spring summer 2017 hairstyles - the side parting, textured & messy on top with a skin fade, and the textured crop.
Ask for the sides to be around a number 1-2, or longer or shorter depending on your preference. Ask for a few inches to be left on top and make it clear you would like a side parting! To switch this up a bit you could also have the parting line shaved in to create a hard part. This is my normal cut, but as we were going for several other cuts I couldn't have the hard part!
For this cut ask for the top to be left with a few inches and with plenty of texture and ask for the back & sides to be a zero/skin fade.
To get this cut ask for the top to be textured and ask for a skin fade on the back & sides. You also need the fringe to be blunted so that you have the straight crop effect.