If you are looking for a zero fade hairstyle, there are 50 modern-looking styles on this great list. You can pair a zero fade with any type of haircut, but most of these are short. Men love wearing these short styles all year long, but it is definitely most popular during the summer.
What is a zero fade? It is a way of buzzing your hair to an extra short length, and like all fades, it gets gradually longer as it reaches the top of your hair. Zero fades are sometimes called bald fades, or even taper fades and men of all ages wear them. Now, let’s find you the perfect new hairstyle.
1. Wet Look Short Taper Modern Fade Hairstyle
Up first is a look with a spiked-up style using a wet gel and he kept the fade all the way around. Ask for a zero fade to get the whole vibe of this style.
2. Short Haircut with Clean Fade Cut
Here is a short haircut for men that like using a clean fade. To get this look you are going to need to keep the top section of hair just a few inches long while adding a zero fade all the way around. He paired it with a small mustache and goatee and it looks great.
3. Buzz Taper Low Haircut with Clean High Fade
Here is a buzz-cut style with a fresh fade along the sides. Ask your barber to start with a zero fade and let it gradually get longer going up.
4. Trimmed Front Haircut with Edgy Zero Fade
This next style is one of the best on this whole list. Here he has added textured layers to his thick hair and went with a nice fade around the rest of his hair. This is a hairstyle that would look amazing on men of all ages with thick hair.
5. Bowl Haircut with Skin Fade Cut
Here is a perfect combo of a bowl cut and a fade. To get this look you are going to want to keep your hair cut straight across in the front, but keep the rest extra short, almost bald.
6. Spiky Volume Taper with Higher Fade Haircut
If you want to stand out in the crowd one of the best hairstyles is a mohawk. Here he has a high zero fade up his head until it meets the top. Then he spiked it up in an edgy but still elegant hairstyle.
7. Low Maintenance Natural Zero Fade
Everyone loves a good low-maintenance style. To get the low-maintenance look in the photo above you will want to keep the sides short and grow the hair out long on top. You could always add a few textured layers to get the most out of your new look.
8. Full White Blonde Hair with Lowered Zero Fade
Men are adding white hair color to their hair long before it goes gray naturally. In the photo above he is wearing his short hair with a zero fade along the sides and added a bright color to the top section.
9. Curled Up Front Fringe with Brown Shade
Men with curly hair already know they have plenty of ways to style their locks. In the photo above, he went with a curly front taper while keeping the rest of the hair short. You can try growing your beard out long, and you are going to love your style.
10. Slicked Wavy Hairstyle with High Zero Fade
Up next is this handsome slicked-back style with a high fade. He even faded his beard a bit here, and it looks extra cool.
11. Pompadour Clean Haircut with Zero Fade
If you didn’t already know, the pomp hairstyle is back and better than ever. You will need to grow your hair out on the top extra long while keeping the sides extra short.
12. Natural Haircut with Short Taper Fade Style
Here is a style for all the men who like wearing their hair naturally. To get this style, you will want to keep your sides and back trimmed short with a zero fade and style the hair on top just a few inches long.
13. Artsy Thin Cut with Clean Buzz Haircut
Looking to enhance your hairstyle but not sure how? You could always add a few textured lines, as he has done here. He went with two straight lines, but you could add whatever your imagination comes up with.
14. Slit Cut Clean High Fade with Layered Taper
This next style has a simple disconnect line under the main section of hair, and it adds so much style to his already handsome look. Keep the sides short with a zero fade and go with long, textured layers on the top.
15. Side Swept Clean Hairstyle with Zero Fade
Side-swept styles come in all different shapes and colors. He wears his hair with a high fade along the sides and cut-in side parts. Keep the hair brushed over neatly and you are all set.
16. Trimmed Cut Hair with Higher Fade
Higher fades are commitment because about half of your hair is shaved off. Here he went with a zero fade all the way up, and the section of hair on the top was dark and a few inches long.
17. Receding Lines Short Fringe Taper with Natural Hair
A quick way to fix your receding hairline is with this next tapered style. Here he went with a short fade along the sides as it gradually fades to a thicker section on the top. You can pick whatever fade you want, but this one was created with zero fade.
18. Reddish Brown Shade with Bowl Haircut
Men with reddish-brown hair are already so lucky. Here he is wearing his with a bowl style and an undercut. Keep it brushed down neatly to get the whole vibe of this look.
19. Middle Part Natural Hair with Line-Up Style
This next style would work great for men who worry about a cowlick. Here they have added a cut-in side part while leaving one side long. Keep the other side short with a fade, and you are all set.
20. Low Cut Taper Hair with High Modern Zero Fade
Up next is an example of a modern fade. Here he kept the sides at a zero fade and styled his brown hair on top, brushed down neatly.
21. Fringe Layered Taper Hairstyle with Fade Cut
Thick fringes are all the rage in men’s hairstyles nowadays. In the look above, he is wearing his thick hair with a nice fade that starts right at the temples and gradually fades down to a zero.
22. Side Layered Fringe Straight Hair with Fade
Layered hair hits differently when it’s thick. Here he has his thick hair styled with long layers and short sides, which looks so cool. Try growing your beard out a bit to get the whole look.
23. Greaser Hairstyle with Faded Haircut
Greaser hairstyles for men had evolved from when they were popular back in the 50s. Here he added a faded look to the bottom section while greasing up and brushing the rest of the hair back.
24. Taper Layered Haircut with Lower Skin Fade
Tapered haircuts are so popular with men of all ages. Here he has styled his short hair with a temple fade and left the rest long. You could wear this hairstyle for men with curly, straight, or wavy hair.
25. Classic Taper Hair with Clean Fade Cut Slit Style
Here is a wonderful hairstyle for men looking for a classic taper look with a clean fade around the sides. They took his style to the next level by adding a thick cut-in part, which adds some spice.
26. Middle Haircut with Light Brown Shade Hairstyle
This next hairstyle for men is perfect if you work with light brown thin hair. Here he added a stylish hard part on the side and brushed his hair over neatly. Throw a zero fade around the edges, and you are all set.
27. Short Cut Tapered Hair with Side Swept Style
Here is another handsome hairstyle with a short tapered cut. He has gone with a high fade around the sides and kept it short with a swept-over style on the top. You will want to add a side part to get the whole vibe of this style.
28. Natural Permed Haircut with High Fade
Men who like keeping their natural with a perm. He went with a thick layer on the top, and the rest of the hair was shaved extra short. He also added a thick beard, and it looks amazing.
29. Clean Bowl Haircut with Receding Lines
Up next is a super short bowl cut look for men. You will want to keep the buzz cut short and fade short to get this style. He set this style off with a squared-up edge in the front.
30. Line Up your Hairstyle with Short Taper Haircut
Line-ups are a fresh way to enhance your same old look. He has worn a short taper style with a bald fade along the edges. He kept the top extra thick, and it has an amazing contrast.
31. Side Swept Black Hair Shade with Clean Fade
Side-swept looks and zero fades are two of the best hairstyle combos for men. In the photo above, he has gone with a short buzz all the way around, left the top long, and swept over.
32. Taper Fringe Front Hair with Trimmed Cut
Taper fringes are a perfect look for men with thick hair. Here he has kept his hair buzzed short about halfway around and left the fringe on top thick, and spiked it up a bit.
33. Skin High Fade with Wet Look Side Swept Hair
Skin fades are a perfect way to wear your hair in the summertime. Here he has gone with a short asking fade that gradually gets longer as it goes up. Then he added a bit of gel to his hair and brushed it over.
34. Messy Taper Hair with High Fade Cut
Messy hairstyles for men will always be around because they are easy to pull off and do. In the look above, he has done just that with a messy style on the top and a nice short fade to keep him looking fresh.
35. Spiky Light Blonde Taper Fade Hairstyle
Here is a hairstyle for men with natural or not-so-natural blonde hair. To get this style, you will want to do a zero fade to about 2/3s of your hair and keep the top section long and thick. Then spike it up, or brush it back because either way looks great.
36. Higher Pompadour Hairstyle with Skin Fade
Pompadour hairstyles can be worn in so many different ways. In the look above, he has gone with a fresh pomp look on the top and a short shaved style for the rest of his hair.
37. Grimy Slicked Hair with a Light Brown Shade of Hair
Up next is a grimy hairstyle for men with dark hair. Here he has gone with a zero fade and left the hair on top thick, wavy, and full. Add your favorite hair paste or gel to ensure you stay looking fresh all day long.
38. Fringe Taper Side with Clean Fade Haircut
A fringe is a fancy way of saying bangs, and his fringe looks incredible here. To get this look, you need to grow your hair out long on the top while keeping the rest short and shaved.
39. Smudged Natural Tiny Permed Hair with Line-Up Fade
Men with naturally curly and thick hair can easily pull this hairstyle off. To get this look, you will want to go with a short zero fade along the sides and let the hair on top grow out long and add a perm. You can also cut in a few designs in the fade for extra spice.
40. Short Buzz Haircut with Fade
Short buzz cuts are one of the easiest hairstyles to wear. They are short, simple, and keep you looking neat. Here he went with a short fade along the sides, which looks great.
41. Line Trimmed Front Hair with Classic Black Shade
Trimmed-up styles are always in fashion. In the look above, he has gone with a short fade along the sides, kept the top thick, and spiked it up. Add in a side part, and you are all set.
42. Upper Taper Hair with Blonde Shade Clean Fade
Adding blonde to your hair looks great all year long, but it really shines in the summer. Here he has gone with a short tapered style and added blonde tips.
43. Clean Side Swept Hair with Full Brown Shade
Here is a style for all men who like keeping their hair short and natural. He has kept the sides and nape shaved extra short and neatly combed the top section over. Pair it with a thick and trimmed beard, and you will look good.
44. Wet Spiky Hair with Faded Cut
A spiky hairstyle will never go out of style. He has gone with a temple fade in the photo above, leaving the rest of the hair thick and full. He has spiked all of his hair up here, and it looks fantastic.
45. Classic Pompadour Hairstyle with High Fade
Up next is a classic pompadour hairstyle with extra short sides. Tell your barber you want a zero fade along the sides but to keep the top section as long as possible. Add the hair product and brush it back until it stays in place.
46. Semi Balding Haircut with Clean Fade Hair
Semi-bald hairstyles can still be cool. Just take a look above for a fresh semi-bald look. He has gone with a short-sided buzz and left the hair on top just a few inches longer. You will not have to do much in the morning to style your hair with a look, either.
47. Front Fringe Taper Hair with Light Brown Shade
Here is a hairstyle for men that you can wear at any age. You will want to grow your hair long on the top and then gradually let it fade down to a zero fade along the nape. Spike up the front, and you are all set.
48. Short Bowl Haircut with Higher Fade
Up next is a short style for men with dark hair. He has kept it simple here, with short sides and just one section on the top. You can keep it extra short on the top as he has done, or grow it out; either way will look amazing.
49. Straight Taper Layered Haircut with Fade
Men with straight hair can style their hair in so many different ways. Here he went with an even fade about halfway up and added textured layers to the top. Brush it all forward to create a fringe, and you are all set.
50. Faux Short Hair with Semi Balding Hairstyle
Faux hawks are one of the hottest hairstyles for men this year. Here he has gone with an extra high fade and grew the hair on top. Pair it with a thick beard to get the whole vibe of this handsome hairstyle.
Now that you have made it this far, you must have found a fresh zero-fade hairstyle! Is this your first time going with a bald look, or have you tried it before? Please comment and let us know which one you liked the best!
Jeffery worked as a barber throughout the East Coast before moving to sunny California. He currently resides in San Francisco and works at a local barbershop. He loves his job and he’s always up to speed when it comes to the latest trends regarding men’s hairstyles.