Far and wide, fade haircuts are popping more than ever before. Even better, there are so many different types of fades that it’s nearly impossible to not find the right one for you.
Whether high, low or anything else in between, a fade cut provides a massive upgrade for your whole appearance. In our all-encompassing guide, we’ll be unpacking all types of fades, starting with the answer to “what is a fade?” in the first place.
Moreover, we’ll give you tips and tricks for how to style a fade like a pro, no matter if your hair is straight, afro-textured, short or long. The fade is a modern style that gives the sides of your head a new lease on life. Gone are the days of boring, shortly shaved sides.
So say hello to a brand new way to add texture and style to any look, no matter what sort of hairstyle you have going on over the top of your fade of choice. Check out some of the coolest fade hairstyles for men you can get right now!
What is a Fade?
Before we dive into styling essentials, we’ll address the fundamental question on many people’s lips – what is a fade, anyway?
To put it shortly, a fade is a haircut that features tight and progressive tapering along the sides and back of the head. The hairstyle has its roots in the United States military, around the half point of the 20th century. Soldiers were required to keep their hair tightly cropped at all times, and the style continues to be ubiquitous among men in the army.
Fast forward to the 80s and the fade haircut became a staple in the African American community. Sparked by the ingenuity of barbers and popularized by golden age hip hop icons, the fade secured its spot as one of the freshest hairstyles guys could get at the time.
Today, the fade has made a major comeback, extending to numerous styles that cater to the needs of all men. Regardless of the length or texture of your hair, the grooming gem instantly boosts the charisma of the bearer.
How to Style a Fade?
Learning how to style a fade all depends on the specifics of your hairstyle. Considering how many different types of fades are out there, it’s not a matter of a one-size-fits-all recipe, so to speak.
For instance, if you have longer hair on top, you’ll obviously have more styling options available for you. Just a few examples of longer hairstyles you can rock with a fade are comb overs, quiffs, pompadours, or faux hawks. On the other hand, a shorter top can easily be molded in various ways to complement a fade too.
To style most fades, you can use any one of the common hair products listed below:
- Hair cream
- Hair spray
In addition, you might need a styling tool such as a comb (a wide tooth or narrow tooth) and a blow dryer, especially if you have longer hair. In some cases, you can use your fingers to apply the product and work it into your hair. Most of the time, you’ll need to use a combination of a comb, your hands, and your styling product of choice to shape your locks.
The Different Types of Fades: A Visual Guide
1. Taper Types of Fades
The taper fade haircut is one of the styles that simply flatters any guy. No exceptions. As opposed to a classic fade, the taper fade usually has a thicker gradient. As a result, it’s will leave more hair for a subtle approach to your fade.
You can pair your taper fade with any other hairstyle, such as the curly angular fringe pictured above. Even more so, it helps accentuate the styling by drawing attention to that specific area.
2. Different Types of Bald Fades
Also known as the skin fade, the bald fade haircut employs a notably tighter cutting method than that used in standard tapering. As the name suggests, the final haircut results in sections that are completely shaven down to the skin of your head.
As with all fades, the amount of gradient you choose to leave in your bald fade is up to you. Next up, we’ll take a closer look at the different options you have from this point of view – high, mid, and low.
3. High Types of Fades
One remarkably popular option among men nowadays is the high fade haircut. Essentially, the hairstyle is defined by an abrupt transition that starts towards the top of the head. It resembles the high and tight cut, with the difference of fading out a bit lower down.
To accentuate a high fade, you can always add more shaved elements. Take the curved addition shown above, for example. Barbers typically refer to it as a surgical line, and the detail is used to emphasize the overall fade.
4. Crown Fade Haircuts
Want something between a high fade and a high and tight haircut? The crown fade is just what you’re looking for. It’s somewhere along the middle of the two styles, creating a professional yet eye-catching hairstyle for the person wearing it.
You can sport a crown fade with any type of length for the top. As you can see, it works just as well for fine hair as it does for thick locks. In either situation, you’ll be creating an appealing foundation for your entire hairstyle.
5. Mid Types of Fades
The mid fade is ideal for men who want to spice up their hairstyle without being too flashy. It’s also a reliable haircut option if you don’t want to sacrifice too much hair in the cutting process.
Alternatively, you can make the gradient even finer if you don’t want your mid fade to have a noticeably tapered effect. Simply ask your barber to trim down the upper part of your mid fade even more.
6. Drop Fade Haircuts
If you’re all about incorporating dynamism into your appearance, the drop fade haircut is for you. Like you can expect from the name, the fade style above literally “drops” towards the lower part of your head.
Out of all different types of fades you can try, the drop fade is one of the most universal techniques. Indeed, it’s an alluring choice for men with textured hair. At the same time, it can make a straight hairstyle far livelier.
7. Low Types of Fades
If you’re not up for a high or mid fade, the low version is always there to meet your needs. You can get yours in a variety of ways, whether as a subtle detail or central point in your hairstyle. The V-neck low fade, for instance, will pull the whole look together.
By contrast, we can also recommend the cut as a discrete yet effective alternative for an otherwise showy fade. In this case, feel free to use it only to carve out the bottom part of your hairstyle.
8. Neck Fade Haircuts
Sometimes, all your haircut needs is the smallest accent that would make the greatest difference in the world. In other words – a neck fade. Rather than getting a full-head fade, you can use the technique to shape the back of your hairstyle.
While some men prefer a more pronounced neck fade, others use it as the icing on the cake for their haircut. In the latter situation, we recommend a gentle progression only at the base of the neck.
9. Different Types of Temp Fades
Even though there are different types of temp fades out there, they all share one common element. A temp fade gives you a killer hairline, hence the other “box fade” name it’s known for. No matter how you choose to get your temp fade haircut, the results will be out of this world.
As a general rule of thumb, the boxier you get your temp fade, the sleeker the outcome will be. Naturally, there’s a good chance you might not be able to replicate the look at home. Instead, we strongly encourage you to pay a visit to your favorite barber for a temp fade.
10. High Top Fade Haircuts
Another iconic haircut we have the black community to thank for is the high top fade. The legendary hairstyle kicked off in the 80s and 90s and has remained a must-have for hip hop heads around the globe.
Whether you use a timeless flat top at the base or a rounded off silhouette, your textured locks will be treated with the respect they deserve. The haircut is fairly easy to preserve, as long as you go to get a maintenance trim every now and then.
11. Beard Fades
Your hairstyle isn’t the only part of your appearance that can benefit from a fade. In fact, a beard fade can be exactly the component you were searching for to bring your look to life. A bald fade with a beard, for instance, can make you look and feel like the flyest cat on the block.
What makes a facial hair fade so wonderful is that it can be adapted to any kind of beard you can think of. In saying that, you can rock a beard fade even if you’re just a few weeks into forming a no-shave habit.
12. Burst Fade Haircuts
Are you the type of guy who isn’t afraid to go above and beyond with their image? You’re sure in for a pleasant surprise if you haven’t heard of the burst fade before. It’s a dream come true for men who want their haircut to be the focal point of their appearance.
The outcome is quite similar to that of a drop fade cut. However, the method is exactly the opposite. Instead of dropping down towards the ear, the burst fade springs out from the same area. It’s awesome for getting a mohawk-like effect while maintaining a rounded form.
13. Undercut Types of Fades
It’s easy to see why undercuts and fades completely go hand in hand. Although you don’t need a fade to sport an undercut, the positive impact can be appreciated from a mile away.
We particularly recommend a faded undercut for men who have decided on keeping a longer top. The undercut portion plays a key role in emphasizing your chosen hairstyle. It also makes styling your hair in the morning a lot less time-consuming.
14. Pomp Fades
Everyone can agree that the pompadour is one of the classiest hairstyles for men that have ever existed. It’s clean, sleek, and a must if you want to enjoy a dapper allure. To be frank, the pomp is a downright sexy and manly hairstyle you can’t ignore.
When you combine a pompadour with a fade haircut, the aftermath will blow your mind. The fade adds an edgy touch to the look while balancing out the grandiose impression many pomps tend to leave.
15. High and Tight Fade Haircuts
Since the fade is a signature military cut, we couldn’t have talked about types of fades without mentioning the high and tight haircut. The hairstyle’s name paints a straightforward picture of how it looks – tightly cropped far up on the head.
For a more creative approach to the normally conservative haircut, think about adding color. As an example, you can choose to bleach the top part of the hairstyle. In doing so, you’ll get a nice boost of contrast, especially if the rest of your hair is dark brown or black.
16. Hard Part Fade Haircuts
Throughout the years, hard part haircuts have been an authentic symbol of fine taste and a flair for aesthetics. The look exudes masculinity without becoming over-edgy in the process. Simply put, a hard part is pretty much a regular hair part, with the exception that it comes in the form of a shaved line.
If you want definition without going over the top, you can soften your hard part up. It doesn’t have to be shaven down to your skin to get results that are just as flattering.
17. Quiff Fades
When talking about hairstyles that accommodate different types of fades, the quiff haircut is among our picks of undisputed trends. There’s no denying the modern charm that the quiff brings to the table, whether you’re a child, teen or adult.
You can mix a quiff style with basically any fade haircut, whether it’s a safe mid fade or a prominent skin fade. To recreate the look, just style your bangs upwards and slightly to the side.
18. Faux Hawk Fades
For years now, faux hawk haircuts for men have been a super stylish idea for guys who want to avoid a traditional mohawk. Popularized by soccer players and other international celebs, the faux hawk is a handsome hairstyle that comes with plenty of edge.
If you pair a faux hawk with a fade haircut, you get a rugged hairstyle that still has style written all over it. Most of the time, a mid fade will do, but you can also level up with a high fade for more of a bad boy vibe.
19. Shadow Fades
Is your personality as smooth as butter? You need a shadow fade haircut in your life. The precision and finesse that come with a shadow fade are clearly unmatched. Just look at that ultra-fine transition.
The majority of the time, a shadow fade works best with shorter haircuts. Considering that the main feature is the smoothness of the gradient, it’s better accentuated with cropped locks. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that you can’t style your short top afterward.
20. French Crop Fades
Within the last year, the French crop has worked its way to the forefront of hairstyle trends for men. It’s easily one of the coolest looks on our list, especially for dudes with naturally thick and straight hair.
With a high fade as the cherry on top, the French crop is the way to go if you want to be in style right now.
Although the French crop doesn’t leave that much room for mid or low fades, you can play around with the intensity of a high fade. For example, you can quickly branch out to a skin fade an inch below the outer line of the French crop.
21. Comb Over Fades
Whip out the hair gel, boys, ‘cause things are about to get classy. We’ve all known and adored the combover hairstyle for decades now, ever since its rise in popularity in the 50s. Our fathers loved it, and now the same appreciation has been passed down to the new generation.
With or without a hard part, the combover pairs up amazingly well with a fade haircut. As you can probably already guess from the name, the style involves parting and combing your hair all to one side. Go with a mid fade for a classic approach or a high one for some contemporary edge.
22. Bald Fades with Beard
We talked about beard fades, but now a specific category deserves the spotlight. Out of the different types of bald fades available, you can rest assured that any beard will look incredible with your choice.
Even if you barely have some stubble, the gradient will make you stand out with refinement.
On the flip side, even the bushiest beard will be appropriately complemented by a skin fade. So much so, in fact, that it will make your beard steal the show. Therefore, if you’ve worked hard to attain a picture-perfect beard, do yourself a favor and frame it with style.
23. Slicked Back Fades
We know, we know. The slicked back hairstyle isn’t for everybody, nor does it intend to be. Nevertheless, if your personality is the right fit, you’ll end up with the hairstyle of your dreams. For starters, try mixing your slicked back top with a soft low fade and see how it looks.
For more of a rock star edge, don’t hesitate to push your limits with a high bald fade. Together with a slicked back hairstyle, you’ll be effortlessly cool on a daily basis.
24. Waves Fade Haircuts
Deep waves have been a barber shop favorite for years and years. Despite being exclusive to afro-textured hair, waves look absolutely stunning. Top them off with a proper fade cut and you have a hairstyle that will make heads turn with admiration.
To a waves hairstyle with a fade haircut, make sure that your curls are closely cropped to begin with. After that, leave it up to your barber to brush the ripples into place until you get the perfect waves.
25. Crew Cut Fade
By now, you’ve surely noticed that all types of fades are directly inspired by military cuts. The same goes for the crew cut haircut. Featuring a neatly trimmed top, the crew cut is an easy-to-maintain hairstyle for guys who don’t have that much time on their hands.
You’ll almost always spot crew cuts with high fades. Notwithstanding, you can choose to try your hand at a mid fade if you want a different approach. Either way, you’ll enjoy an attractive and practical hairstyle.
26. Blowout Fade
The blowout fade is just as awesome as it sounds. It allows you to free your locks, embrace your afro, and express your bold personality. Just as an example, a blowout with a neck fade can be the best finishing touch for your new ‘do.
On the other hand, you can opt for a full fade to accompany your blowout. Here, you can see how the mid fade creates a boxier silhouette by removing curls from the sides.
27. Sideburn Fade
You won’t believe how big of an impact a style of sideburns has on your look. Sometimes, all you need is a pair of faded sideburns to connect your hairstyle and beard in a flawless manner.
If you want to highlight your finely trimmed sideburns, we recommend picking a low fade haircut to go with them. Anything more dramatic and you’ll be drawing attention away from them and to your haircut.
28. Mohawk Fade
Fade haircuts and mohawks really are the perfect fit, no matter if you have curly or straight locks. In the first case, we advise you to opt for a wide mohawk with a smooth grade on both sides.
Is your soul unapologetically rebellious? Well, go ahead and show it off with the ultimate punk mohawk. You can use the fade aspect of your haircut to highlight the longer portion going down the middle. Additionally, the shaved line on each side will further accentuate the mohawk.
29. Spikey Types of Fades
Even though the days of spikey boy band haircuts are long gone, the concept has been adapted to meet modern trends. Rather than lathering your hair with rock-hard gel, place a small amount on your fingers and rake your hair upwards.
You can also use the same technique but push your locks slightly to the side. In either case, a high fade is just what you need to make the difference between an early 2000s and late 2010s spikey hairstyle.
30. Shaved Design Types of Fades
Finally, we’re happy to have saved the fade idea we admire the most for last. Shaved designs work for all types of fades, regardless if you want something simple or complicated.
If you truly appreciate the artistry involved, you can even get inspired by tattoos and other illustrations for your hair design. All you need is courage. Your barber will take care of the rest.
31. Normal Fade Style
Perhaps one of the more common fade hairstyles for men, the normal fade features a gradual fade down from the top of the hair, whatever style that top may be sporting. It is typically reserved for shorter style haircuts as it gives it a continuous look that is hard to achieve with other hairstyles.
32. Pomp Fade Hairstyle
Pomp fade hairstyles for men mean a large pompadour haircut on top of the head, and sides that fade down to almost nothing. This fade begins as a thickly cut layer of hair that gradually gives way to a thinner strip until it nearly completely fades out.
33. Faux Hawk Fade
The faux hawk fade is centered around a neatly kept faux hawk on top while the sides consist of a light fade. Here, the top line of the fade pushes alongside the faux hawk. From there it dissipates as it travels towards the base of the neck.
34. Thick Fade with Beard
Thick fade hairstyles for men can go with any sort of hair on top but looks best, as expected, with thick hair. This is because the back of this fade keeps a little bit of that thickness to add depth to it before it finally tapers down from the thick back along the sides.
35. Quiff Fade
The quiff fade is a great example of a flawless fade. It begins with a voluptuous quiff style on the top of the hair that fades naturally into nearly nothing at the bottom. The contrast between the voluminous quiff coupled with the slow fade makes for a brilliant hairstyle.
36. Tight Pomp Fade
The tight pomp fade boasts with a neatly rolled and very tight pompadour on the top of the head, usually with textures thanks to the robust gel. The line of the fade follows closely with the pomp and retains its thickness before tapering down and fading out into a completely bald fade.
37. Tight Quiff Fade
The tight quiff fade is similar to the tight pomp fade style, except instead of a tightly rolled pomp, you have a nice, slicked back quiff style hair cut on top. The quiff is taller in the front and tapers down as it goes, and the fade follows that taper at an angle.
38. Pomp Quiff Fade
The pomp quiff fade is a beautiful intersection between two popular styles as the front is tall like a pomp but the back is flat and slicked back like a quiff. The fade stays thick just beneath the pomp/quiff and then gets thinner as it goes down toward the neck.
39. Pomp Descending Fade
The pomp descending fade features a center part that serves as the basis for the rest of the style. On one side of the part is a rolled pomp, and on the other is short hair. This short hair descends at an angle, one that highlights the shape of the pomp.
40. Angled Fade
The angled fade looks great with any piecey style hair on top, especially if the pieces are sharp. It features an edge part that runs along the top of the hair and an angle that begins at the hairline and follows the natural shape of your hair’s growth. It fades to a point right above the ear.
41. Piecey Quiff Fade
The piecey quiff is a great choice for men who have thick hair, and an even better choice for wavy, thick hair. This quiff is pushed back and runs along the start of the fade which features a longer, thicker cut. An edge line runs underneath that to separate the thick part of the fade from the thinner part that fades into baldness.
42. Triangle Fade Cut
The triangle fade is a decorative fade that can be worn with essentially any hair style, though, due to its nature, it does look better with a quiff. This fade stays in the middle of the neck and is thick with two triangular-shaped lines having been cut into it.
43. Full Triangle Fade
The full triangle fade is similar to the triangle fade in that it looks great with a quiff and has a similar line. The difference here lies in the fact that it fades down to the neck, and it does not feature those arrow-shaped cut-outs. This fade drops into a sharp triangle along the neck instead.
44. Formal Thick Fade Hairstyle
The formal thick fade is an excellent match for men with thick hair. Its top rolls up into a sleek pompadour that has been brushed to the side to expose the side part beneath it. The fade itself runs along this part and starts out thick at the top before making its way down into a slightly thinner cut.
45. Mid-Taper Fade
The mid taper fade can go with any style on top, but those that have a little bit of volume will likely make the most of it. In this instance, a pomp is used and on the other side of the part, the thick fade tapers down but stops midway through the head to get thinner from there.
46. Quiff Bald Fade Hairstyle
The quiff bald fade features a neatly groomed quiff whose pushed back hair gets thinner in size as it goes backward (the same can be said about the fade, too). The fade begins thick and in only a short distance, fades to leave nothing but baldness at the end.
47. Side Part, Low Fade
The side part low fade will have your hair parted to the side, whether it is a pomp or a quiff. The hair on the other side of the part is separated by a deep edge which gives way to a thick cut that trickles down into a low fade.
48. Back Fade Hairstyle
The back fade works great with any hairstyle on top, be it a long or short one. The fade begins at the top, near the front of the hair, and comes down at a sort of curved angle, tapering more as it nears the back of the head where it dissipates into a bald fade.
49. Disconnected Fade with Voluminous Top
The disconnected fade is a great way to add some edgy style to your haircut. It features a hairstyle that has a voluminous top which can contrast expertly against the fade to give it that “disconnected” look. The fade itself begins below a sharp edge part and fades down to nothing.
50. Disappear into the Beard Fade Cut
The “Disappear into the Beard” fade is just right for men who want their hair to match fantastically with their beard style. If you like to keep your hair short and your beard shorter, this fade will drop from your short hair and taper into almost nothing until it meets your beard and “expands” again.
51. Low Drop Fade
The low drop fade will play around the thick hair around the temples, just beneath the tall and full style you have on top. From the temples, it comes up and around the ears before it plunges steeply down to just above the nape of the neck, where it meets at a point.
52. Neck Fade Hairstyle
The neck fade looks great with any sort of hairstyle, but due to its nature, it might be better with a quiff that ends in a point. It begins to fade around the ears really low, toward the bottom of the overall cut. However, it doesn’t truly begin to fade until it reaches the nape of the neck.
53. Curly Drop Fade
The curly drop fade is exactly what it sounds like. It is a way to let your natural curls be showcased on top of your head while still indulging in a stylish fade. The curls contrast well with how straight the hair gets when you cut curls short, and the drop fade goes around the head to meet at a point near the neck for a great go-to fade hairstyle for men.
54. Deep Back Skin Fade
The deep back skin fade will look great with any top style. Case in point, the voluminous top pictured below that leans slightly to the back. The fade style helps perpetuate that leaning look as it fades from the thick hair on top to just the skin at the bottom.
55. Around the Ear Fade Cut
The ‘Around the Ear’ fade puts emphasis on the ear in more than one way. First, the top of the beard is cut to slightly curl around it. Then, the high fade itself wraps around the ear as well, and the back of the fade near the neck comes to a point near the ear.
56. Skin Fade Tapered Edge
The skin fade with a tapered edge is perfect for very short or buzzed cuts. Its detail comes from the curvy edge line that is brought from the upper side of the head, swirls down, and gets thinner as it heads for the back of the head. The fade will then go down to nothing.
57. Layered Fade Hairstyle
The layered fade works best with hairstyles that have been parted on one side and are more voluminous on the other. A sharp edge part separates the two sides. On the short side, there are a few layered pieces that make up the top of the high fade.
58. Subtle Fade Cut with Matching Beard
The subtle fade is great for a gent who doesn’t want to draw too much attention to himself but understands the class and style of a good fade. This fade almost looks as if it is simply buzzed, but features a slight diminish as it travels toward the neck and ear.
59. Angled Drop Back Fade with Full Beard and Moustache
The angled drop back fade is full of edgy, alternative style. It works best with hair that is full on top and can support a stark part. A line has been cut into the part, and you get angled lines around the temples as well. The fade drops back to taper down to the neck.
60. Subtle Crown Fade Hairstyle
The subtle crown fade hugs the top of the head and complements whatever sort of hairstyle you have going on up there. From the top, it stays thick for a few rows before it gradually begins to taper down seamlessly and ends with only skin. In this case, it was also paired with a beard that starts in a fade and ends in a full curly wonder.
61. V-Shape Neckline Fade
The V-shape neckline fade is an excellent way to end a faux hawk or pompadour. This V-shape neckline is thick in the center and as the hair expands outwards, it gets thinner. This fade comes to a point near the base of the neck, and still retains a bit of texture.
62. Buzz Cut Fade
Even if you barely have any hair on the top of your head, you can still rock a fashionable fade. This particular fade style features a buzzed top that already has very little hair. From there, it fades gradually and around the crown, staying high until it dissipates into the skin at the bottom.
63. Double Line Fade Cut
The double line fade will fit anyone who wants sharp lines and edges in their hair but with just a little bit of fade. Better with a bit of hair on top, the hair beneath it is cut just a bit shorter in order to starkly showcase the two lines running through the sides.
64. Understated Fade Style
The understated fade is there as a sort of background to the style you have on top of your head. It stays thick around the top of the hair to bring down the rest of the cut and only fades, just slightly, around the ears and towards the bottom of the neck.
65. Surround the Ear Fade Cut
The surround the ear fade is a bit different than the around the ear, as it features a high fade that tapers down to nothing rather suddenly. Still, before it fades to nothing, there is a slight curve around the ear that accents its shape and gives a well-rounded feel.
66. High Fade with High Top Hairstyle
The high fade is a very common style of fade that is often played around with to create a new haircut. This is a staple for many and can be worn with a slew of different hair styles on top. The high fade stays near the hairline and subtly goes around the ear.
67. Tight Crown Fade Style
The tight crown fade is a very closely cut fade style that stays even closer to the hair on top than the high fade presented before it. It works great with buzz cuts or other short, military-inspired haircuts thanks to the fact that it all looks seamless due to its impeccably short length.
68. High and Tight Buzz Fade Cut
The high and tight buzz fade is a great look for those who like simplicity, shortness, and no maintenance. This fade begins as a very short buzz cut. The fade begins close to the crown of the head and eventually, it will taper down to absolutely nothing, leaving only skin.
69. High Fade Piecey Top
The high fade and piecey top looks great on men with thick beards who want a textured top to go with it. Natural curls or waves are the best pair of this look. The thick top tapers down to the high fade that simply rests around the ears while it fades to almost nothing. Here, it meets and connects to a full, bushy but neat beard.
70. Crown Fade with Quiff
The crown fade with quiff plays up the natural shape of your head very well. The quiff style is brushed back to include a slight point at the end and this is also where the fade is going to end up. This crown fade stays thick along the top of the head and gets narrower the further down it goes.
71. High Fades with Textured, Long Comb Overs
The high fade with a textured, long comb over is a great chance to show off your curly or wavy hair. It looks best with a quiff style cut that can be pushed back to expose the chunky textures and pieces. The high fade perfectly hugs the long, voluminous top to accent it.
72. Seamless Fade Hairstyles for Men
Perfect with a quiff or faux hawk, the textured top of the hair will fade effortlessly into the seamless fade waiting beneath. It begins as a tall poof on the top of the head that is brushed back and gradually becomes thinner before meeting the fade and tapering to nothing… seamlessly.
73. Beard Length Fade
This is the perfect hairstyle for those gentlemen who like their hair to match well with their beard. Whatever style or length you have on top will do. The fade will begin around the temple, and it will be subtle enough that it can easily fade into your beard of the same length.
74. Slight Buzz Fade Cut
The slight buzz fade plays off well with a naturally very short cut. It helps effortlessly bring the thickness of the top down to the sides and creates a flawless effect. This is a nice example of a disconnected cut, as the fade begins much shorter than the top.
75. Pomp Low Fade Hairstyle
The pomp low fade is a wonderful and handsome way to accentuate the layers and volume of the pomp on top of your head. The fade begins inside of the pomp itself and very gradually works its way down to being a very thin sheet of hair that accents the top. This is a perfect formal look.
76. Undercut Fade Hairstyles for Men
The undercut fade is an edgy alternative cut that looks great with unique and bold hairstyles. Whatever the length, the undercut beneath it will not just be a single length (like most undercuts) but will fade gradually for an even richer effect. Give it a purple tint, like below, and you can be sure to turn heads with their ensembles.
77. Slick High Fade
The slick high fade is a very professional fade that looks exceptionally well on men with round faces. Featuring a slicked back top or heavily gelled top, the fade seems to ride the wave of short pieces of hair and mesh into them well. From there, it dissipates into a very close to the skin cut.
78. Pomp High Fades with Edge
The pomp high fade with an edge part is another spin on the traditional pomp fade. This cut looks great on people going to a formal event that want to add a bit of their style to their attire. The difference between this and the pomp fade shown above is the edge part on the side by the high fade.
79. Pushed Back Fade
The pushed back fade follows the natural shape of the head well as it features a high front top that has been pushed back to lay flat against the rest of the head. Even the fade itself appears pushed back with it, long towards the front and getting shorter as it goes on.
80. Dreads Fade Style
Let your locks go crazy on top while still enjoying the handsomeness of a fade. Wear the top however you’d like – in a ponytail or hanging free – and choose the type of fade you’d like at the bottom. Sharp edges and crisp lines look best with this sort of hair type to offset the roundness of the locks.
81. Burst Fade Hairstyles for Men
The burst is a very popular type of fade hairstyles for men and is also known as the South of France haircut. The burst fade gets its name from the way the shaven portion seems to “burst” out. This hairstyle is typically accompanied by a wide mohawk.
82. Temp Fade Haircut
The temp fade (or box fade) is highly sought-after among guys who love keeping their looks sharp. Temp fade haircuts focus on the man’s hairline, trimming it into a rectangular, box-like shape. We fully recommend the idea for any hair textures.
83. Hard Part Fade
Side parts are one thing, but hard parts are on a completely new level. In essence, it is a part that is shaven to add more definition and shape to the hairstyle. When created on one side of the head, the hard part can also be regarded as a surgical line.
84. Textured Fade
A proper textured fade haircut will always have a visible impact on your appearance. To get an impressively textured look, ask your barber to incorporate as many short and jagged layers as possible. The hairstyle that results from the process is eye-catching, to say the least.
85. Colored Fade
Finally, we will conclude our list of fade hairstyles for men with an idea that you likely won’t see on many other guys. If you have the courage, tint or color your fade haircut in a flashy color, such as the mint blue tone shown in the photo below. Dare to be creative with your look!
Fade hairstyles for men are universally accepted as a handsome way to play up the haircuts you already love. The beauty of fades is that it doesn’t matter what kind of hair you have or how long it may be on the top. So long as you have short sides, you can rock this look.
Do you have any favorite fade hairstyles for men that we missed? Let us know!