After the world saw the trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Black folks on the internet were really excited. Our good boy will finally be starring in his own game. The other reason we’re all excited is because Miles has a fresh ass fade — I actually wrote that about a videogame.
To be frank, there’s nothing amazing about his hair. He has a hairstyle that you’d find millions of Afro-Latinos, young and or old, would have anywhere you’ll find a noticeable Black and Brown population. Yes, everyone gets fades, but they don’t look or work the same for everyone one. It definitely works for our teenage super hero.
If you read the internet’s reactions there’s a lot of: about god damn time. Yes, it’s about damn time, we have a triple A game single player game with a Black person with a good haircut. Again, the only other times we’ve had fades in higher profile games, that look while correct, it’s been in mostly just NBA 2K. Yes, I know earlier we had Barrett from Final Fantasy VII Remake. However he isn’t the main character of that game. Again, the number of lead Black protagonist with genuine fades has been…*carries the two*…nonexistent?
The History of the Fade * EBONY
If there was ever a haircut that exemplified coolness, it has to be none other than the fade. The hairstyle originated…
The fade is a long standing art from among Black people. Wherever/whenever cool things have been happening, a fade or two was most certainly present (maybe likely). Once the 1980s rolled around, barbers and people made the haircut a staple of hiphop culture. It was both highly popular It was incredibly popular and an instant image of the culture/movement.
The cut has remained relevant and more important remained present. Everywhere you go, wherever we are, you’ll see it. Sure now, you’ll see Black folks sporting all variations of the fade imaginable these days. Because that’s what we do: we preserve art, culture, and trends.
Hairstyles and hair care in general is matter of self care and self love. We all love to look good and we love to feel good. That’s the power of a hair appointment that goes well.
For the young Mr. Morales, I’m very glad he’s out here with a hair cut that does him justice. He’s come a long way since 2018, because that look was…something. Something that everyone whom gets fades and lineups regularly cringe and laugh at…I know I did that a few times.
By the way, I know that Insomniac Games choose the above snippet to show us his hair. We see the young man has a damn good fade all around. The kind you only can maintain by regular hitting up your local barber. I would imagine Miles calls and there’s like three people ahead of him, he’ll still go though. Crime fighting, being a genius, and teen can wait, our man’s got to keep that fresh ass fade on point.
We look good in fades and I love to see it.