Kid and Play may well be better remembered for this hairstyle than their music but everything 80's is fresh again.
You're gonna need a barber with a steady hand and a sense of adventure for this one. If they don't have a selection of picks on their station, you're probably in the wrong place. The sky high flattop fade haircut is all about great clipper cutting skills and the moves of a sculptor.
Wet the hair with a generous helping of Reuzel Beard Foam (yep, it's great on curly hair) and comb through with a widely spaced pick. Use a pick to lift the hair and use a combination of pick lifting and hand patting to solidify the shape and build the height. Allow the Beard Foam to dry naturally (no dryer needed).