Skin fade hairstyle, in which the sides of head are shaved to varying degrees. Down by ears, there’s barely any hair – then it gradually gets longer as you go upwards and at the top of head it’s a normal, longer length. Haircut is a very common cut in parts of Britain – particularly amongst British Asians.
According to BBC reporter, every other guy in Mirpur, the age under 40 seemed to be sporting a skin fade. It was impossible to tell whether they were British Pakistanis or locals.
BBC correspondent Secunder Kermani, who was staying at a hotel in Islamabad, had introduced himself with security guard as British Born hailing from Pakistan. Then next question asked by guard was, are you from Mirpur ? as your Hair style is as of most of Mirpuri men.
The city of Mirpur is known as Little England, because of so many of its inhabitants left for Britain, who now often only return to build big houses with their money earned in UK – or to marry off their children with their back home cousins.
The discussion with guard solved the problem of BBC correspondent who decided to get his hair cut from Mirpur. When he visited Mirpur he found every other guy was having Skin fade hairstyle locally known as “British Cut”.
It was difficult to find who is local and who is British Pakistani, as many local Pakistani boys in other cities of Pakistani have simple hair style.
While having hair cutting at a Barber Shop in Mirpur, correspondent met with other guys as well and almost every one had links back in UK either got relatives there or they were soon getting married to their British Cousins.
Original Article Source: BBC