MIAMI - Norris Cole may be only 6-foot 2-inches, which is short by NBA standards, but he gains several more inches thanks to his haircut, a high-top fade.
Barber Ray Agnew said it's back in style and he is doing a lot of high-top fades these days.
"It pretty much originated late 80's, early 90's," said Agnew. "Norris definitely made the cut more popular."
"I am glad that they enjoy the hairstyle," Cole said. "I am glad I can be a role model."
Nick Lebron used to run an afro and wanted to get dreads, but that all changed when he saw the high top come back in style.
"What do the ladies think? They love it. I get a lot of attention," Lebron said. "They don't call me by my name anymore. They just call me 'High top.'"
Cole said people love to touch his flat top but it can be expensive because according to Cole, you have to stay on top of it.
"You want to keep the sides tapered or faded. Make sure you get edged up every week and a half or two weeks," said Cole. "Keep it fresh!"
There are also assorted variations on the cut.
"Different shapes, you can do a gumby, you can put a step in it," said Agnew. "You can put a line in the middle, kind of like Norris has now."
Agnew said if you have enough hair, he can give you one.
"I can pretty much put it on anyone," Agnew said. "Caucasian, spanish, whatever!"
So, Tony Marques put him to the test.
"It is pretty simple," said Marques. "When I was young, I would watch Will Smith. West Philadelphia born and raised, you know the song."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Kid 'n Play made the style big in the 80's, but Norris Cole is helping it make the comeback.
So, who is going to get a high fade next?
"Hey why not?" asked Local 10's Todd Tongen. "I gotta give it a try!"
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