A fresh fade haircut can make all the difference for a hairstyle. As the most popular way to cut a guy’s hair on the sides, the fade comes in many styles and types. And the kind of men’s fade you get can drastically affect how cool your cut will look.
For example, guys can choose between short and long fades, which will determine what clipper size or guard your barber will use. A modern trend has been the bald fade, where your barber starts with longer hair and tapers down to your skin for a shaved look. Similarly, you can just try a razor fade for the shortest length.
The next step for men is to decide where to start the fade – high, mid or low. High fade haircuts offer a strong contrast with medium and long hair on top. Conversely, a mid or low fade haircut is more versatile and can be nice for both business and casual hairstyles. For a unique style, you may even ask your barber for a line up, hard part or hair design, such as lines.
Outside of your faded sides, there are several different modern men’s hairstyles to combine with a fade. For short hair on top, guys can choose a crew cut, side part, fringe, or French crop. For medium to longer hair lengths, you can style your look with a slick back, comb over, faux hawk, quiff, or pompadour. The latest haircut trends have been more natural and textured!
- 1 Best Men’s Fade Haircuts
- 1.1 Low Fade Haircut
- 1.2 Mid Fade Haircut
- 1.3 High Fade Haircut
- 1.4 Skin Fade
- 1.5 Box Fade Haircut
- 1.6 Bald Fade
- 1.7 Long Hair + Fade
- 1.8 Short Hair + Fade
- 1.9 Drop Fade
- 1.10 Burst Fade
- 1.11 Shadow Fade
- 1.12 Comb Over Fade
- 1.13 Undercut Fade
- 1.14 Taper Fade
- 1.15 Mohawk Fade
- 1.16 Fohawk (aka Faux Hawk) Fade
- 1.17 Temp Fade / Temple Fade
- 1.18 Fade with Part
- 1.19 Fade with Hair Design
- 1.20 High Top Fade Haircut
- 1.21 Blowout Fade
- 1.22 Pompadour Fade
- 1.23 Fade + Curly Hair + Long Full Beard
- 1.24 High Skin Fade + Long Textured Fringe
- 1.25 Razor Fade + Pompadour
- 1.26 Low Skin Fade + Line Up + Short Top
- 1.27 Faux Hawk Fade + Shape Up
- 1.28 Low Taper Fade + Short Wavy Hair
- 1.29 Low Bald Fade + Brush Up + Beard
- 1.30 Faded Sides + Long Textured Quiff
Best Men’s Fade Haircuts
If you’re looking to try the best men’s fade haircuts of 2018, you’ll love our list of fades to choose from. Just check out these stylish haircut styles before your next visit to the barbershop for ideas on awesome cuts to get!
Low Fade Haircut
The low fade starts just above the above the ear and is a great haircut options for guys getting their first fade. Combined with the thick, textured medium length hair on top, this look is one of the best trends of the year!
Mid Fade Haircut
The mid fade is a popular cut that offers a trendy, yet professional appearance. Starting at the middle of your sides, it can be worn with a variety of hairstyles such as the brush up, faux hawk, or spiky hair.
High Fade Haircut
The high fade is the perfect haircut for high-contrast hairstyles, including the slick back, pompadour, and quiff. This high faded undercut starts at the height of your temples and shortens downwards. The beard adds a hot, masculine touch to the final look.
Keeping your hair shorter for longer with a skin fade cut makes maintaining your look easier. The skin fade is versatile and can be easily paired with both short and long hairstyles. In this case, you will find a textured crop with line up and full beard.
Box Fade Haircut
A fashionable choice for a black men’s haircut, the box fade looks good with a design or shaved line.
This bald fade, like the skin fade, has become a stylish “short sides and back” hairstyle that can be paired with just about any style on top. Not to mention that this particular example also features a loose comb over and beard fade, where the sideburns are also faded into the man’s facial hair.
Long Hair + Fade
Short Hair + Fade
On the other hand, another common cut and style option is the short hair and fade combination. Getting a short haircut all around your head can make your hair easy to style and maintain.
The drop fade gets its name from the fact that the fade curves around the ear and drops towards the neckline. This picture depicts a slicked back comb over with a low skin drop fade.
Lately, the burst fade has blown up as a trend. Typically combined with a mohawk or fohawk, this type of cut fades into your hair on top.
The shadow fade blends your sides beautifully. Like any other kind of fade, it comes in high, low, or medium styles.
Comb Over Fade
The comb over fade is a classic haircut that can be slick or textured with a part!
The taper fade is the most classic way to cut your hair on the sides. Longer than modern fades, this look has been trending this year as hairstyles get longer!