Burst fade hairstyles are one of the coolest ways to keep your edges looking fresh. A burst fade is a new type of fade that is always created with a circular shape around the ears. It starts super short with a section above the ears that gradually and seamlessly fades to a thicker layer.
You can add a burst fade hairstyle to any haircut for a fresh new look. Men love wearing this type of fade with mohawks, shaggy styles, and even brushed back and neat styles. Burst fades are also versatile when it comes to the thickness of your hair, and if you have thin hair, it can even help to make your hair appear thicker!
1. Classic Curly Hair Low Burst Cut Hairstyle
First up is this classic curly hairstyle with a low burst type of fade around the ears. He has left the hair thick and curly in the top section and it looks so good. Be sure to trim the back of your hair in a neat line, and you are all set.
2. Shaggy Hairstyle Burst Side-Faded Hair
Shaggy looks still need some type of fade, or you just look messy and unkempt. Here he went with a shaggy layer on the top that has a neat fade around the ears. This type of cut would work best with men who have thicker hair.
3. Natural Shag Hair with Burst Low Fade
Here is another natural-looking shaggy hairstyle for men. He kept the front straight with a fringe and added kept it thick all around. Add in a circular fade around the ears, and you are going to love your new style.
4. Mohawk Highlights Haircut with Burst Artsy Cut
Wow, this next hairstyle is so cool that you are guaranteed to turn heads no matter where you go. He has added a cool design with circles and a question mark in his fade and left the rest of the hair long, and added in a lighter color.
5. Brush Up Long Hair Low Fade Burst
To keep your style looking clean, you could always go with a brushed-back look. Here he went with just that using a wet type of gel, and he kept the sides trimmed neatly with a short fade. This is a hairstyle for men that would look great no matter how old they are.
6. Short Burst Mullet Haircut with Low Fade
Modern mullets are a fun take on the classic mullet hairstyle. Here he is wearing a short mullet look with a burst and low fade. He kept it natural on top, and it looks so good.
7. Natural Mohawk Burst Faded Side Hairstyle
Natural mohawks blend in well with burst fades, and he took it to a new level by adding a few cut-in designs. He has a short fade that blends into a thicker layer and, finally, a natural mohawk on top, which looks wonderful.
8. Clean Regular Cut Burst Skin Fade Hairstyle
This next hairstyle would be perfect for military men. Here he has a high fade with a top and an even layer of hair on top. Spike it up or wear it down, and you will love how you look.
9. Short Regular Haircut Burst Faded Side Style
Short hair never looked so good. To get this style, you will need to keep the sides short with a burst style of fade and the top layer short and thick.
10. Burst Faded Mohawk Short Haircut
Here is a handsome and stylish short hairstyle for men. He is wearing his hair in a classic mohawk style with a circular fade around the ears. Pair this look with a nice beard, and you are going to love your new short hairstyle.
11. Skin Waves Burst Clean Faded Haircut
Skin waves and fades are two of the most requested hairstyles at the barber shop. Here he has skin waves with a clean fade around the sides and in the back. Keep the edge up in the front high as they have done here.
12. Mohawk Burst Light Brown Faded Haircut
Up next is a mohawk hairstyle for men with thick and curly hair. In the photo above, he is wearing his thick hair naturally on top that naturally fades down to a bald type of fade above the ears.
13. Classic Nest Curls Hair with Burst Faded Side
If you are looking for a classic nest curl hairstyle and like keeping your hair long, this next look would be perfect for you to try out. In the photo above, he is wearing his hair thick and full of nest curls with a circular burst fade around the sides.
14. Long Taper Haircut with Low Fade
Long taper haircuts are a great idea if you are thinking about growing your hair out long. Here he is wearing his thick hair with a long tapered cut and a few layers on the top. He has also added a low fade around the sides to keep his edges looking fresh.
15. Mohawk Thick Haircut with Burst Artsy Fade
Here is a super edgy hairstyle that would make any man happy to wear. He has the coolest square design along the sides with a big and thick mohawk on the top. Wear it thick on the top, and you are going to have the coolest hairstyle of all your friends.
16. Medium Length Taper Hair Burst Faded Side
Medium-length hairstyles are one of the most popular requests that barbers get. In this medium-length haircut for men, he has a circular fade around the ears that wraps around the back to his natural hairline and a thick layer on the top. He went a brushed-down look, but you could always spike it up for a night out.
17. Natural Curls Burst Fade Mid Haircut
If you like keeping your hair natural and short, this next look would be perfect. Here he has natural curls with a burst fade and a mid haircut. Keep the face clean-shaven as he has done here, and you will love your new style.
18. Medium Faded Burst Cut Buzz Haircut
Up next is a dope-looking medium fade with a burst cut. He has a clean fade in the front and the back; for the sides, he has added a circular fade around the ears. Pair it with a beard, and you are all set.
19. Short Mohawk Haircut Skin Burst Fade
Short mohawks are a perfect hairstyle to wear during the summer. He has a short fade around the sides and leaves the hair on top long and thick. He paired it with a nice thin beard, and it looks amazing.
20. Clean Buzz Haircut Low Fade
Clean buzzes are always a good idea when you are thinking of starting fresh. Here he has a clean buzz haircut with a low fade around the sides, and it is a classic look that you are going to love wearing.
21. Side Parted Haircut with Burst Skin Faded
Up next is this short hairstyle with a thick fade around the sides that gradually fades to a thicker layer on the top. He has also added a nice side part and brushed the hair over to one side, which looks perfect.
22. Skin Curly Waves with Burst Skin Fade
Waves are a dope style that takes patience to create, but the results are worth it. He has added a short fade here to accompany his wave hairstyle for a fresh-looking finish.
23. Faux Mohawk Haircut Burst Low Fade
Faux mohawks have such a cool vibe going on. He has a temple fade here that stops right behind the ear that looks great with the thicker mohawk layer on the top.
24. Full Natural Curls Taper Burst Faded Haircut
Keeping your hair thick and curly always looks good with some type of fade. Here he went with burst and tapered fade around the sides; it looks great.
25. Crew Buzz Natural Burst Skin Faded Haircut
26. Buzz Haircut with Burst Fade
This next handsome look is a classic buzz cut with short sides. He wore a short faded edge and a thin beard, which looked great. Keep the front squared off to get the whole vibe of this photo.
27. Regular Haircut with Low Burst Fade
In the photo above, he is wearing a low burst fade with a thicker layer on the top. This is a pretty regular haircut for men with wavy hair because it looks great no matter what age you are.
28. Frilly Thick Curls Haircut with Burst Faded Hair
Frilly and thick curls always look good with you add in a fade. For this look, he has a lovely fade around the ears and temple, leaving the back squared off for a fresh look. He left the hair on the top long to let his thick curls come to life.
29. Long Taper Cut with Burst Faded Artsy Side
If you want to show off your creative side, one of the best ways to do this is by adding a cut-in design to your fade. Here he went with a zig-zag life with a cross through it and left the rest of the hair short. Keep the top layer long and brushed down and you are all set.
30. Curly Natural Undercut Burst Faded Hair
Men with curly hair already know how hard it can be to find the right style. In the photo above, he has kept the hair shaved thin around the sides and styled his natural hair loose and thick, which looks great.
31. Thick Curly Undercut Hairstyle with Low Burst Fade
Thick and curly hair needs an undercut or you are going to look messy. Here he, with a low burst faded around the ears and left the hair on the top thick. He even added a bit of blonde to the top section to add a bit of texture.
32. Skin Waves Buzz Cut with Low Fade
Everyone knows that waves in your buzz cut are a classic look that is never going to go away. Here he is wearing a fade that curves around the ears and a short fade in the back. He left a super thick beard in the front, and the contrast between the two styles looks great.
33. Side Parted Short Burst Faded Haircut
If you have been growing your hair for a while and need a new style, this side-parted look would be perfect for you. Here he has a fade that starts right at the temples and gradually gets longer until it meets the top section.
34. Side Parted Long Brown Hair with Mid Fade
Another way to wear your long hair would be with a mid fade that stops before it wraps around the back. He has done that here, and it has added so much volume to his style. Grow it out and part it on the side, and you will love your new style.
35. Frilly Curly Natural Hair with Burst Fade
This next hairstyle for men has natural hair with frilly curls and a bald fade. He kept his face clean-shaven with just a small mustache, and the two styles looked amazing together. This style looks great no matter how long your natural hair is.
36. Burst Faded Haircut Long Mohawk Cut
Here is a burst faded haircut with an extra long mohawk. Like most mohawk looks, he has kept the sides short, wrapped around the ears, and added a thick layer down the middle. Brush it down or spike it up because either way, you will love how you look.
37. Short Side Parted Cut with Artsy Cross Sign Burst Fade
Short looks always look good with side parts. Here he took his style to the next level by adding a thick fade with a cross in the back. Be sure to add a bit of gel to the main section of your hair to keep your hair looking fresh all day.
38. Messy Mohawk Haircut Burst Faded
Here is a messy mohawk for men with thick hair. Here he has a thin buzzed layer around the ears that fades perfectly into a thicker section on top. This style would work best for men with big and curly hair.
39. Curly Natural Waves Buzz Burst Faded Haircut
Here is another look for men who like to wear their curly hair naturally with a bit of wave. Here he has also added a juice part in the front and a nice fade around the sides for a fresh finish.
40. Clean Buzz Cut Skin Burst Fade Haircut
Here is a short faded hairstyle with a clean buzz around the sides. He has kept the hair on the top a few inches long and a thick beard in the front for a dope-looking hairstyle.
41. Burst Fade Buzz Haircut
This is a classic-looking hairstyle that men of all ages wear. To get this look keep the sides shaved short and the hair on the top thick and brushed down. It looks as if he has even added a few textured layers to the top.
42. Pompadour Haircut with Burst Fade Hair
The pompadour hairstyle for men is back in style and better than ever. Here he has the top section thick to be able to fluff it out and kept the sides and back trimmed nicely with a fade.
43. Curly Wavy Mohawk Haircut with Burst Fade
Curly hair can be so handsome once you figure out how to style it right. Here he has kept the sides trimmed short with a nice buzz and the top layer long enough for the curls to come to life.
44. Messy Mohawk Hair Burst Low Faded
Messy mohawks will always be in style. In the photo above, he has kept the top section long and full of curls with a slight buzz around the ears and the hair cut around the natural hairline in the back.
45. Natural Taper Cut Burst Mid-Fade Hair
Here he is wearing a natural taper cut with a burst mid-fade. He has brushed it down neatly here, and it looks super sleek.
46. Faux Mohawk Haircut with Burst Skin Faded Hair
Faux Mohawks will bring out your edgy side every time. Here he has trimmed the sides short and left the top section thick and long down his back. You can wear your mohawk brushed down or spiked up for an even edgier look.
47. Pompadour Blonde Mohawk with Skin Burst Fade
Pompadour hairstyles are back and better than ever. Here he has taken his style to next level by adding a bit of blonde in the front. He has left the sides short and kept the top layer long enough to be able to style high as they have done here.
48. Natural Taper Haircut with Low Skin Burst Fade
A low skin burst fade goes with any hair type. Here he has let the fade gradually get longer until it reaches the top thicker layer. If you are going out for the night or want a different look, you could always spike the front section up, and you are going to love it.
49. Long Brown Shade Mohawk Hair with Burst Fade
Mohawks have been around forever and are not going anywhere anytime soon. Here he has a thin buzzed layer around the ears that goes up about mid-way. He then kept the top layer long and brushed it back neatly for a fantastic finish.
50. Natural Mohawk Cut with White Blonde Burst Fade
If you thinking of adding a bit of color to your hair, this would be the perfect hairstyle for you to try. Here, the hair is natural and dark and adds blonde to the top section. Plenty of professional athletes love wearing their hair like this so they can be seen on the field
Since you made it this far, you must have found your favorite burst fade hairstyle to try on your next trip to the barbershop. Is this a new type of fade for you, or have you worn this style before? Let us know down below so we can keep these lists up to date!
Martin is a hairstylist and makeup artist, with a passion for art, interior design, and traveling. He has been in the industry for over 10 years and loves meeting new people. Martin enjoys assisting his clients with their various needs and is looking forward to running his own business. When he is not busy building on his career, Martin finds pleasure in spending time with family, going out for a run, and inviting friends over for dinner, boardgames, and a movie.