Most guys get super cool fade haircuts when they visit their barber these days. This has been a perpetual trend in men’s haircuts for decades. If you go back in time to the origins of the fade, the most common variations were the low fade, mid fade, and high fade. Nothing too radical. Just your classic men’s fade haircuts with a short or medium length of hair on top.
Today, there are a plethora of different fades. The total number of the types of fade haircuts you can get today has totally exploded. More and more, men are seeking out their personal flare and style. Barbers are getting more creative as each year passes by.
In this men’s fade haircut guide, we show you the best examples and styles of every fade haircut imaginable.
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What is a fade haircut?
A fade is a term that describes how the sides and back of your head and hair are cut with professional barber clippers by your barber or stylist.
In most cases, your barber will clip/cut/shave the hair shorter and closer to the skin at the bottom, and will gradually increase the length of the hair moving upwards.
Fades can be generally classified as low fades, mid fades, and high fades. The reference to low, mid, and high simply talks to the area the fade is being performed on with clippers. Lower down around the ears and neck, or further up to a mid point, or even further up to a higher point of the sides and back (up towards your part or crown). Pretty straight forward!
Finally, the hair on the top of your head can be cut short, medium, or left to be a longer length on top. This is usually done with professional barber haircutting scissors after the fade has been carved on the sides and back.
Types of fade haircuts
So, now we know what brings together a basic classic low fade haircut, mid fade haircut, and a high fade haircut. Beyond this there are many different types of fade haircuts that you can get that add some extra style and cool factor. We are going to show you them all to you in this guide. Okay, let’s check them out!
1. Low Fade Haircut
The low fade keeps the sides tight and neckline clean.
2. Mid Fade Haircut
The medium fade can be anywhere in between a high and low fade.
3. High Fade Haircut
The high fade looks great with short hair and long locks.
4. Short Fade Haircut
A fade makes short hair even shorter.
5. Taper Fade Haircut
The taper fades hair at the sideburns and neckline.
6. Boy’s Fade Haircut
You’re never too young for a fade haircut or hair color.
7. Fade Haircut For Black Men
Many haircuts for Black men include some type of fade.
8. Skin Fade Haircut
The skin fade reveals the skin up high, in the middle, or down low.
9. Bald Fade Haircut
A bald fade is the same a skin fade and a really clean look for guys with classes.
10. Drop Fade Haircut
This type of fade drops down behind the ear in a curve.
11. Low Fade Haircut For Black Men
This ultra low fade is barely visible from the front.
12. Temp Fade Haircut
A temp fade removes hair at the temples and can be added to any classic or trendy cut.
13. Fade Haircut Designs
A blurry fade can be a canvas for simple or intricate hair designs.
14. Low Taper Fade Haircut
This taper cut is as low as you can do.
15. Fade + Curly Hair
This burst fade creates a curly mohawk shape.
16. Fade Haircuts For Black Boys
A fade makes it easier for Black boys to wear hair long or short.
17. Mohawk Fade Haircut
The coolest new way to wear a mohawk is with a burst fade at the sides.
18. Side Fade Haircut
This fade keeps the sides tight.
19. Men’s High Fade Haircut + Waves
This medium-high fade turns 360 waves into 180 waves.
20. Afro Fade Haircut
A taper fade helps create that perfectly rounded afro shape.