Truly, the fade haircuts for men are fast becoming the top choice of hairstyle. In particular, the Fade haircut or sometimes called Taper entails steadily trimming the hair at your back and sides while it nears your neck area.
Although a lot of people use the phrases “fade” and “taper” synonymously, structurally, these two are varying haircuts. In detail, you will still see short hair remaining on the sides on the Taper haircut while the Fade normally blends into your skin. With this haircut offering a lot of variety and versatility, it is fast becoming a classic haircut for men.
Men’s Fade Haircuts
To guide you on this popular hairstyle, we have compiled here a list of various Fade haircuts suitable to all types of men.
Low Fade Haircuts
The Low Fade Haircuts are compatible with long to medium length hairstyles that calls for a coarser look. It is a hairstyle suitable for those working in corporate offices or those who prefer classic styles.
Low Fade Crew Cut Hairstyle
Adding a low fade to your crew cut is a terrific look for work and after office activities.
Low Fade with Slicked Back Hairstyle
If you prefer to keep your top long or medium, you can try the Slicked Back Hairstyle.
Low Fade Quiff Hairstyle
In the meantime, long or oval-shaped men should choose the Low Fade Quiff Hairstyle. Its heightened quiff adds length to your face.
Low Fade Comb-Over Hairstyle
While the Comb-Over is a classic style, you can see here it is given a modern adaptation.
Low Fade Undercut Hairstyle
As we have mentioned earlier, fade haircuts are versatile since you can combine it with a buzz or crew cut, comb-over, or as pictured below the undercut hairstyle.
Low Fade Fohawk Hairstyle
Are you fascinated with the Mohawk but not yet really ready to shave the edges of your head? If that’s the case you can opt for the Fohawk hairstyle.
Low Fade Buzz Cut Hairstyle
Men who prefer a low-maintenance haircut choose the Low Fade Buzz Cut Hairstyle.
Low Fade Messy Pomp Hairstyle
On the other hand, if you are aiming for the disheveled look you can go for the Messy Pomp Hairstyle shown below.
Low Fade Textured Crop Hairstyle
A great way to add style to your short crop hairstyle is to add a low fade in it.
Low Fade Side-Part Pomp Hairstyle
The Pompadour is in itself a sophisticated classic haircut. You can see a lot of men opting for the Low Fade Side-Part Pomp Hairstyle because of its sleek style perfect for both work and night out with friends.
Mid Fade Haircuts
Sometimes called the Medium Fade, the Mid fade haircut begins halfway of your head. If you are not decided between a High or Low Fade haircut then go for the Mid Fade.
Mid Fade Sleek Hairstyle
Neat at the sides, then sleek at the top a cool combination for the Mid Fade Sleek Hairstyle.
Mid Fade Undercut Hairstyle
Undercut hairstyle is a favorite among guys who prefer the edgy look.
Mid Fade Wavy Hairstyle
Even with a wavy hair, you can still look dashing with a Mid Fade hairstyle.
Mid Fade Simple Hairstyle
Most men prefer keeping things easy if you are one of those opt for the Mid Fade Simple Hairstyle.
Mid Fade Tousled Hairstyle
Again, versatility is a characteristic of Fade haircuts. This is clearly shown with the Mid Fade Tousled cut which is clean on the edges yet stylishly tousled at the top.
Mid Fade Trendy Hairstyle
Compatible with any outfit is the Mid Fade Trendy Hairstyle.
Mid Fade Short Afro Hairstyle
For black men who want to keep their hair short, choose the Mid Fade Short Afro Hairstyle.
Mid Fade Curly Hairstyle
In this case, the mid fade blends nicely with a curly hairstyle.
Mid Fade Fashionable Hairstyle
Those who favor form and structure but with a bit of flair must try the Mid Fade Fashionable Hairstyle.
Mid Fade Super Short Hairstyle
There are men who prefer short hair similar to the military style. To add some character to your haircut, choose the Mid Fade Super Short Hairstyle.
Mid Fade Gorgeous Hairstyle
Oftentimes, you will want to take a break from the corporate look and relax your style. This Mid Fade Gorgeous Hairstyle will do just the trick!
Mid Fade Dapper Hairstyle
You can never go wrong with the Mid Fade Dapper Hairstyle. Whether you are meeting with a client or hanging out with friends, you’ll look trendy with this cut.
Mid Fade Comb Over Hairstyle
Indeed, the comb-over is a dependable go-to hairstyle. Combine it with a mid-fade and you got one fashionable contemporary haircut.
High Fade Haircuts
Meanwhile, if you wish to emphasize your hairstyle choose the High Fade haircuts. This style begins at the uppermost portion of your hair in return providing you with a smart and tough look.
High Taper Fade Hairstyle
If you want an unparalleled look for yourself, go for the High Taper Fade which gives focus on your long hair on top.
High Fade with Quiff Hairstyle
Like we pointed out earlier, a quiff hairstyle will add length to a round shaped face.
High Fade Razor Sharp Comb-Over Hairstyle
A bold look that is a must-try is the High Fade Razor Sharp Comb-Over.
High and Tight Fade Hairstyle
In contrast to the other haircuts which focus on coarse hair, this High and Tight Fade Hairstyle pushes your boundaries to the limits.
High Fade with Fohawk Hairstyle
Another option to the offbeat Mohawk is the High Fade with Fohawk Hairstyle.
High Fade with Part Hairstyle
The High Fade with Part is an ultra-modern look suitable for all men.
High Fade Curly Hairstyle
Then again, you’ll look handsome with your High Fade Curly Hairstyle.
High Fade with Dreads Hairstyle
Your chosen haircut should be a reflection of your own individual style. You can achieve that distinct look by choosing this High Fade with dreads hairstyle.
Skin Fade Haircuts
Another term used for this unique hairstyle is the zero fade, and it involves a clean cut down to your skin. If you are looking for something daring and with a heavy contrast finish a skin fade haircut is a good option.
Skin Fade Comb-over Hairstyle
You can still achieve the comb-over style with this Skin Fade Comb-over Hairstyle.
Skin Fade Mohawk Hairstyle
If shaving your sides is not an option but you want the Mohawk vibe, you can go for the Skin Fade Mohawk Hairstyle.
Low Skin Fade Heavy Crop Hairstyle
Otherwise, if you are sporting a Cropped haircut but want to add some edge to it then request your barber to make it to a Low Skin Fade Heavy Crop Hairstyle.
Skin Fade with Beard
Pairing your beard with a skin fade will absolutely enhance your laid back look.
Skin Fade with Shaved Design Hairstyle
You can definitely show your individuality in the Skin Fade with Shaved Design Hairstyle.
High Skin Fade Hairstyle
Countless men favor military haircut because of their low maintenance quality. You can achieve the same with the High Skin Fade Hairstyle.
Skin Fade Combed Back Hairstyle
In some instances, there are older men who experience thinning of hair. To resolve this dilemma, try the Skin Fade Combed Back Hairstyle.
Skin Fade Buzz Cut Hairstyle
Aside from the military haircut, one of the must-try hairstyles is the Skin Fade Buzz Cut Hairstyle. Though it is quite extreme looking still it has its own merits.
Skin Fade with Quiff Hairstyle
Not a lot of men can master the Quiff hairstyle if you have a round face try the Skin Fade with Quiff Hairstyle to lengthen your face shape.
Skin Fade Textured Crop Hairstyle
A textured mane should not be a hindrance for you to get the Skin Fade Textured Crop Hairstyle.
Skin Fade Side Part Hairstyle
You can likewise pair your inked skin with the Skin Fade Side Part Hairstyle to get that boy next door look but with an edge.
Skin Fade Curly Black Hairstyle
In a word, you can still rock the fade with your curly hair with this Skin Fade Curly Black Hairstyle.
Skin Fade Slicked Back Hairstyle
Style your undercut into this Skin Fade Slicked Back Hairstyle to achieve that polished look.
Taper Fade Haircuts
Besides the regular low, mid, and high fade, you can combine the Mohawk, Comb-over, Drop, and Burst to your Taper haircut.
Taper Fade Short Crop Hairstyle
A short cropped hair can still be stylish with the Taper Fade Short Crop Hairstyle.
Taper Fade Pompadour Hairstyle
You can highlight your timeless Pompadour with a Taper Fade.
Taper Fade Side-Swept Hairstyle
If you normally style your hair slicked back, for a change try the Taper Fade Side-Swept Hairstyle.
Taper Fade Short Braids Hairstyle
For men who prefer braids, you can still combine a fade in it with the Taper Fade Short Braids Hairstyle.
Taper Fade Sexy Man Bun Hairstyle
Man buns are popular among men, most especially when you see men like David Beckham sporting the hairstyle. To add some sharpness to your haircut, opt for the Taper Fade Sexy Man Bun.
Taper Fade Waves Hairstyle
Some men don’t have the time in the morning to style their hair. If your schedule involves you rushing all the time, choose the Taper Fade Waves Hairstyle which is low-maintenance.
Taper Fade with Design Hairstyle
Show your personal style with the Taper Fade with Design Hairstyle.
Low Taper Fade Hairstyle
If you are not that eager for a high fade, you can opt for the Low Taper Fade Hairstyle.
High Taper Fade Hairstyle
Alternatively, if you are tired of your low fade change it up to the High Taper Fade Hairstyle.
Taper Fade Mohawk Hairstyle
Ready for a tremendous change that will show your ingenuity? Ask your barber to give you the Taper Fade Mohawk Hairstyle.
Taper Fade Curly Hairstyle
Use your curly hair to your advantage; try the Taper Fade Curly Hairstyle.
Taper Fade Afro Hairstyle
An Afro hair can’t prevent a fade from showing its stylishness, a good example is this Taper Fade Afro Hairstyle.
Taper Fade Swept-Up Hairstyle
If your normal routine involves styling your hair into a disheveled or messy style, this time try the Taper Fade Swept-Up Hairstyle.
Bald Fade Haircuts
Now there are others who see the Bald Fade as too extreme, yet if you feel you can surely rock this style, then, by all means, go for it!
Bald Fade Combover Hairstyle
The comb-over is still handsome as ever combined with the bald fade.
Low Bald Fade Quiff Hairstyle
Give your quiff a twist with the Low Bald Fade Hairstyle.
High Bald Fade Hairstyle
If you are a no-frills guy, you will love the High Bald Fade Hairstyle.
Bald Fade with Part Hairstyle
Those with thick hair must go for the Bald Fade with Part Hairstyle.
Bald Fade with Beard Hairstyle
Your thick beard will work well with a Bald Fade.
Bald Fade Curly Hairstyle
Men with curly hair can have a clean look with this Bald Fade Hairstyle.
Bald Fade with Design Hairstyle
Sport this Bald Fade with design and for sure your hairstyle will not be boring!
Bald Fade Mohawk Hairstyle
Even with a curly or wavy hair, you can still opt for the Bald Fade Mohawk Hairstyle.
High Bald Fade Side Part Hairstyle
A side part is a classic style among men, pair it with a High Bald Fade Hairstyle and you’ll surely have one sophisticated cut.
Bald Fade Pomp Hairstyle
In effect, a hairstyle list will not be complete without a Pompadour, thus here is the Bald Fade Pomp Hairstyle.
Drop Fade Haircuts
While some deem other fade hairstyles as severe, the Drop Fade is your go-to option if you want a more natural look.
Drop Fade Wavy Hairstyle
If you prefer the disheveled look, choose the Drop Fade Wavy Hairstyle.
Drop Fade Curly Hairstyle
A drop fade is suitable for everyone even those men with curly hair.
Drop Fade Layered Pomp Hairstyle
The Pompadour is for sure versatile; just look how it perfectly works with a drop fade.
Drop Fade Undercut Hairstyle
With the undercut hairdo a favorite among guys, it can still give you an edgy vibe combined with a drop fade.
Drop Fade Fohawk Hairstyle
Not everyone is fond of having a shaved side if this is the case choose the Drop Fade Fohawk Hairstyle.
Drop Fade Side Swept Hairstyle
If you want others to notice your long top, go for the Drop Fade Side Swept Hairstyle.
Drop Fade French Crop Hairstyle
This Drop Fade French Crop Hairstyle is distinct with an added tattoo near the ear.
Drop Fade Disconnected Undercut Hairstyle
Here is another great option you can look into if you want something creative. Choose the Drop Fade Disconnected Undercut Hairstyle if you are searching for something fierce.
Drop Fade Side Part Hairstyle
Alternately, you can opt for the Drop Fade Side Part Hairstyle.
Modern Drop Fade Pomp Hairstyle
Similarly, the Modern Drop Fade Pomp is another version of the Pompadour.
Drop Fade Long Textured Top Hairstyle
Retain your long locks with this edgy Drop Fade Long Textured Top Hairstyle.
Tips on Fading Haircuts for Men
To properly care for your mane, here are a few tips you can follow:
- Remember to keep your cut looking fresh regularly go for trims to maintain your hair ends healthy.
- If you have thin hair, you can apply clay or a matte styling product to make it appear coarser.
- Don’t forget less is more so apply products moderately to prevent looking greasy.
- Lastly, in case you have oily hair, it is best to refrain from using hot water. Likewise, avoid rubbing vigorously to keep overactive oil glands from being activated.
How to create a Fade Haircut
Are you curious about how this dashing haircut is done? Watch this quick video and see how professional barbers do it.
It is always advisable to determine the haircut you want before going to visit your barber. If you are still unsure if the cut you want is suitable for you, then it is time to consult your barber. While you can constantly depend on classic fade haircuts there is no harm in checking other new hairstyles that suits you.
Started with cutting his brother’s hair when he was 7 years old, Joseph always wanted to become a famous hairstylist. After graduating college that’s exactly what he did, traveling the world while working in salons in the most diverse cities, learning from the best hairdressers of our time. Now he shares his knowledge with us by inspiring articles, photographs, and hairstyle advice.