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This Year’s Best Fade Haircuts for Men

The fade haircut is fresh, fashionable and incredibly masculine all rolled into one. The versatility of this cut is second to none, and you will see a variety of takes on the fade in this article. From textured to tapered, from artsy to classic, there truly is a fade haircut for every man. Find your next style inspiration here!

  • Textured Gentlemen

    textured fade haircut that looks great on men

    Instagram @hairbyhaleyb

    Q&A with style creator, Haley Banks
    Hairstylist @ Square Salon in Las Vegas, NV


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a textured gentleman’s cut. My favorite thing about this style is that it can fit most men. Also, in my opinion, this cut is timeless.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would recommend Baxter of California products. I like the Hard Water pomade or Hard Cream, depending on what the client prefers in regard to shine.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look fits the modern male who wants something that is easy to style. To keep the fade clean, it usually suits someone who comes for a cut once every three to four weeks.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best tip is to consider what you are confident in. Also, know that this look is low maintenance, but not no maintenance.

  • Taper Fade

    mens taper fade haircut

    Instagram @tray_fadez23

    Q&A with style creator, @treyfadez23
    Barber @ Prescription Hair Studio in Forth Worth, TX


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is called a taper fade. It is also faded from the sideburns to just in the back as you see in this picture. I love the shaded look to this style and the way it blends. Its dark edges give you a really smooth and soft look that stands out, but also brings out the rest of the cut.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    The only product I use is Coco Butter Oil Sheen. You can use any oil sheen, but I prefer the Coco Butter because it works well and smells great. My clients get a nice fade and they smell good too. That’s enough to make anyone feel new and refreshed!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    To me this looks works best for anyone as long as they like it and have an interest for the style. I can and have made this work for all types of people and styles, from straight and course hair and blonde to dark.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best tip for someone getting this hairstyle is ask yourself if you’re ok with a faded look. Look for pictures of a fade like this on hair that is the same color/type as yours. That always seems to help people decide if it’s for them or not. Most people who haven’t had it tried it out and loved it. Just give it a try! It can really stand out and make a difference in your hairstyle.

    Also, normally this looks starts with a zero but it can also be started with a one or a two. That’s called a light taper. The one you are seeing in this picture is called a bald taper. Tapers are the way to go. I love them!

  • Sporty & Futuristic

    sporty futuristic mens fade haircut

    Instagram @aztroo

    Q&A with style creator, Enrique Tapia
    Barber @ AZTRO Barber Studio in Hesperia, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a mid-skin fade with a beautiful sharp pattern consisting of four consecutive arcs containing subtle fading within them. This compliments the flow of the fade by giving it both a sporty and futuristic look. The top of the hair is heavily textured to resemble a popular European hairstyle known as a crop, making it a really unique haircut!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    This type of haircut requires little to no maintenance as with most haircuts with lots of texture. Before applying any product, I make sure to blow dry the hair thoroughly while running my hands through the client’s hair instead of using a brush. After the hair is dry, I set the blow dryer on cool to help seal the cuticle and safely lock the hair in place.

    One of my favorite products to help bring out the wavy texture in a messy look is a matifying powder called Osis by Schwarzkopf. This particular product makes the hair a little “grippier” and helps you manipulate texture by simply pinching the hair in all directions. Another great product to help deliver texture that I love to use is Brut Styling Clay by Champagne Grooming. I use both of these products as they leave a more natural and effortless look.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    I would highly recommend this type of look for any athlete, whether a runner or a cage fighter. This hairstyle is really a haircut with an attitude of i’s own for those who are not afraid to express themselves and don’t mind the attention of others. This type of haircut best compliments a person with a sharp/sculpted jawline to express the fierce theme of the haircut.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Before sitting at the barber shop and going under the blade for a similar design, it is important to consider the following. A hair design grows back fairly quick. With just a clipper/trimmer, you are looking at three to four days before you start to see hair build up. With a razor blade finish, the design should be able to last you a good week or so. These are one of the cons of getting a hair design. I would recommend a person visit an experienced barber who is familiar with symmetric designs and great with a straight razor to avoid getting something completely off.

  • A Classic Fade

    mens fade haircut

    Instagram / @theliamkenny

    Q&A with Style Creator Liam Kenny
    Barber @ Baldys Barbers in Aylesbury


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a signature classic look. My favorite thing about this cut is the shape, the way it makes the client look, and the creativity it shows.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    The products I personally use when styling this are the Ruezel pomades. They give good texture and finish with a matte look that still has just the right amount of shine.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I recommend this look to any client looking for a retro but stylish look to their hair.

  • Mid-Skin Fade

    mid skin fade cut for men

    Instagram / @caseys_cuts_nj

    Q&A with Style Creator Casey Terramoccia
    Barber & Owner of Iconic Barber Shop & Shave Parlor in New Jersey


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a mid skin fade clipper cut. I used a number 2 on top, but since everyone’s hair is different, the size on top will vary based on the barber’s discretion and the client’s hair type. I like this look because it’s a very simple, classic, and clean cut look. The beard also stands out because the top length is so short.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    No need for products here. At the very most, maybe a beard oil might be used to add a smooth shine and softness to the beard.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This can vary. Someone who doesn’t want to fuss with their hair, maybe someone who wears head gear for work, is sweating during work, or someone who doesn’t have time to maintain and put product in their hair would be ideal candidates for this cut. A rounder head shape would work best with this look.

  • Low Tapered Fade

    low tapered fade

    Instagram / @justflippinhair

    Q&A with Style Creator Joseph Ramirez
    Hairstylist @ Bl!nk Beauty Salon & Spa in Tucson, AZ


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a low tapered fade that gives the client that faded skin look without it fully being skin tight. I like giving texture to the cut by blending the sides to the transition to the length on top. I like to be able to just go in and either point cut or just texture the hair to give movement. This look can either be slicked down or worn with a messy texture for whatever mood you’re feeling that day.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    As for products, any type of molding or craft clay is perfect for this look. The clay gives you room to sculpt your hair throughout the day while still getting the hold you need. If needed, you can finish the look with a light sculpting hairspray for added security.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    Anyone can pull off this hairstyle from teens to college age or older. There’s no age specific rule to what I do for my clients or for anyone sitting in my chair. I feel this style can be worn with any face shape or hair type, even if you’re the “on the go no product” kind of guy.

  • Undercut Fade

    undercut fade haircut for men

    Instagram / @natejcutler

    Q&A with Style Creator Nate Juergensen
    Assistant @ Cutler Salon in New York, NY


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This look could be described as a tight, undercut fade. The top was cut with a straight razor to bring out texture and remove weight. I really like this look because of the contrast between the clean and tight sides and the soft top with lots of movement.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    R+Co’s Jackpot styling creme was put in damp hair and blow dried using a flat wrap technique for strong hold. R+Co’s Continental glossing wax was put in dry hair to add shine and definition.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    Fades work on most hair types to show natural head shape. Anyone interested in getting this look should be prepared to get the sides and back cleaned up monthly.

  • Taper 3-1 Fade

    taper fade for men

    Instagram / @dylanbovill

    Q&A with Style Creator Dylan Bovill
    Barber in Kilrea, UK


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This specific hair cut is a taper/3-1 fade and it really suits any young man’s lifestyle. My favorite thing about it is that you can see the different layers of the hair throughout the cut

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    The products I recommend are a Wahl clay called Gumma 7 and a volumizing boosting powder by got2be. This always helps give the hair the stiffness needed for the set style.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This look is best suited for an oval or round face shape, but really any face shape can pull it off.

  • Slicked Back

    Q&A with Style Creator Victoria Rivera
    Barber @ Sharper Image in Lancaster, PA


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a slicked back type of look. I like the blend and darkness of the hair because it really makes the fade pop.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I used Elegance Gel to create this slicked back look.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This looks best on people who have straight or maybe even a soft wave in their hair. Hair that is thin to medium in thickness and not too coarse is ideal. This cut will look good on a variety of face shapes. It’s a very professional type of look, so it would work nicely for a business man or an important job interview.

  • Low/Mid Skin Fade

    low to mid skin fade

    Instagram / @jm_the_barber

    Q&A with Style Creator Josh Mathur
    Barber in St. Helens


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a classic low/mid skin fade. The fade isn’t too harsh, meaning this style works great for the “get up and go” guys and the more corporate ones, too! My favorite thing about this is just the overall end result. This gent came to me with a full head of thick, wavy locks. To see the transformation was refreshing and, to be honest, was a nice change from the never ending combovers I get!

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I swear by the boost powder for these types of cuts as it’s not only a superb “dry look” product, but also helps give the illusion of more thickness and volume on top, especially if your starting to thin a little bit.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I’d recommend this style to someone who isn’t afraid to visit the barber at least once a week and wants to achieve that clean and fresh look. To keep a skin fade looking fresh, a regular visit to your barber is key.

    Anyone can have this style, but I do find I get the best results with thicker and darker hair. This look works wonders for a longer face shape, but will also work on the more common oval shape. High fades on clients with a longer face shape are a big no no, so I tend to stay away from them if I can.

    All in all, this is a style for everyone, no matter the color or texture! It is the perfect cut for those holidays in the sun or if you’re just out and about on the weekend.

  • Mid-length Combover

    long combover for men

    Instagram / @ganiealvaro

    Q&A with Style Creator Ganie Alvaro
    Hairstylist @ Chaps & Co. in Cluster C JLT Dubai


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a high fade, natural medium length combover hairstyle.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    Use a sea salt spray product to create the texturized volume for loose and natural tousled waves, plus a texturizing clay and a bit of hairspray to finish.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    Thick or medium thick hair type on a round or slightly round face shape wear this look best. Any kind of lifestyle can pull off this cut and style.

  • Low Skin Fade

    low skin fade

    Instagram / @cairan_mclaughlin

    Q&A with Style Creator Cairan Mclaughlin
    Hairstylist @ Weston’s Barbers in Perth, Australia


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a low skin fade. My favorite thing about this style is that it’s a nice clean look for a guy who doesn’t want too much maintenance.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I would recommend a dry look product, nothing too heavy.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I would recommend this type of style to someone who wants a look that us east to maintain, but still stylish at the same time. This cut always looks good when the client has thick hair because the fade is more pronounced.

  • Faded With Length

    fade haircut with length on top

    Instagram / @be.salon

    Q&A with Style Creator Holly Michalec
    Hairstylist @ be.Salon in Mt. Lebanon, PA


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a fade with length left on top. It’s clean and grows out gracefully.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    This depends on the hair texture. On this client, I used the Conditioning Gel from V76 because he has fine, straight hair. The gel helps to set the top in a backward motion, but once dry it can be shaken loose for a less structured look.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    Anyone! The interesting thing is depending on their head/face shape, the same cut will look quite different. I would adjust how tight the fade is or how much the top gets layered to accommodate each individual. A fade also looks different depending on the hair’s natural texture. The top will look more dramatic on someone with more texture in their hair, so it’s always a customized look.

  • Modern Men’s Fade

    Q&A with Style Creator Megan Carpenter
    Hairstylist @ Blown Away Dry Bar and Salon in Kennett Square, PA


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a modern men’s fade. My favorite thing about this cut is that even though it’s clean and well groomed, it has a little edge to it too by keeping the length on the top and adding the hard part.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    While the hair is wet, I put in a grooming cream or low hold pomade and blow dry the top back and off to the side. Add a little cream wax to add shine and hold to finish.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This cut works well on so many different men. It can be a professional daytime look, or be messed up a bit for a fun night time look. This cut is ideal for normal to thick hair and hair with a light natural wave is the best texture. The best part about the modern fade is that it can be tailored to suit each client individually.

  • Curved Lines

    curved line on sides of hair

    Instagram / @myneighborshair

    Q&A with Style Creator Liz Tran
    Hairstylist @ My Neighbors Hair Salon in Henderson, CO


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a modern fade, nice and clean with a twist of fun on the sides. My favorite thing about this haircut is his curved line on the sides.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I used Reuzel Pomade strong hold for shine, along with Reuzel Fiber at the base for lift.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This style works will for men who likes to keep up with today’s hairstyle. The haircut works well for all hair types. As for the shape of the face, oval, oblong, triangle and diamond work best.

    I was actually inspired by my model’s hair texture because he has pretty straight hair and I wanted to challenge myself by bending the rules a little. I’ve tried different ways of fading his hair and creating a look that would be his own and even thought he was happy, I wasn’t quite satisfied. After eight months, I came up with this disconnected fade and added a line with curves instead of giving him a hard line.

  • Low Triple Zero Fade

    low fade for mens hair

    Instagram / @jasminekathleenn

    Q&A with Style Creator Jasmine Shipley
    Master Barber @ Traveling Barber & Educator in Gold Coast & Melbourne, Australia


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    I would describe this hairstyle as an “Ivy League” side part with a low triple zero fade. My favorite thing about this haircut that it will last and look good for great amount of time. Even when the customer comes back for a trim, it will still look presentable.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I like to use Modern Pirate Superior Hair pomade with a gloss finish. It is the perfect polish to finish such a neat and precise haircut. It will hold all day and simply washes out with water.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I recommend this haircut for people who want to look sharp and fashionable. Medium to thick hair is preferable. Since this is a sharp and square cut, the look can he worn by most face shapes giving them a straight and sleek appearance.

  • Low Fade on Sides

    Q&A with Style Creator Mario Cariello
    Owner/Barber @ Safire Salon in Montreal, Canada


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This a classic yet youthful low fade on the sides and back. It is layered on top to give volume and detail so all the hair blends beautifully together!!

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I recommend Dope by Johnny B. It’s a texture gel which gives a bit of a wet look. It softens the hair and leaves it manageable, and it doesn’t come off like any ordinary gel.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I would recommend this style to a young professional with thick hair and slim face. He would be on point with style, but yet still look serious and professional. This look is easy for him to style and always look sleek!

  • A Timeless Trend

    trendy fade haircut for men

    Instagram / @aleks.barber

    Q&A with Style Creator Aleks
    Barber


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a very trendy and classy look. Even big celebrities like David Beckham and George Clooney have adopted it!

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I recommend styling the hair with a high-gloss or matte quality wax for a natural effect like Js Loane or Pacinos.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    The advantage of this haircut is that there is no age limit. This look works for a child, an adolescent, or an adult. It is best suited to stiff or wavy hair on a square or oval face.

  • Blurred Lines

    low fade haircut for men

    Instagram / @edwin_madrid

    Q&A with Style Creator Edwin Arias
    Barber @ Alex Unisex Hair Salon in Washington, DC


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a low or mid skin fade. It is also a great summer haircut. When it’s hot outside, people tend to like their hair shorter. My favorite thing about this cut is how it goes from skin and gradually fades into so much hair on top. I like to call it “blurr”. It’s not an easy haircut to do, so it makes me feel great when it’s faded well and no lines are visible.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I always use POMADE CREW. Once I cut his hair to his liking, I blow dried his hair to the style he prefers. Once fully dry, I added about a finger of pomade wax to the hair and styled it.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This haircut is perfect for anyone who wants to give themselves a very bold. aggressive and different yet stylish look. There is still plenty of hair left on top for styling and the sides are short but perfectly blended to give that stylish, clean and crisp look.

    I highly recommend this type of haircut to someone who has had a regular haircut (like a 1,2,3 guard cut on the sides) and wants to try something different, but still look presentable and professional.

  • Combover with Hard Part

    combover haircut for men

    Instagram / @rizthabarber

    Q&A with Style Creator Roy Rodriguez
    Master Barber @ Boston Barber & Tattoo Co. in Boston, MA


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a combover haircut with a low skin fade and a hard part. This is a very popular look in the hair industry right now. My favorite thing about this haircut is the way the fade looks. When I cut this gentleman’s hair. his hair was very easy to blend and the low skin fade was perfect for his kind of hair, which made the blend look really beautiful!

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I used Uppercut Deluxe Pomade to hold the hair nice and neat with some added shine. I also used the Elegance Gel to clean up the line and the hard part. It’s a smooth shave, plus you can see what you are doing as it is a clear shaving gel.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I like doing these types of cuts on people with thick hair because the fade comes out so much smoother. It’s sharp and looks so much cleaner. I think this cut looks good on any face shape. This kind of haircut suits any lifestyle from businessman to bachelors, as long as the client knows he looks good. It’s all about confidence!

  • Lumberjack

    beard with fade haircut

    Instagram / @terry.boyd.redken

    Q&A with Style Creator Terry Boyd
    Owner/Hairstylist @ DESIGNS by Terry in Creve Coeur, MO


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a fade with a disconnected top and a reverse fade into the beard. I call this the “lumberjack” look because it is kind of outdoorsy and rugged, yet very crisp and neat. My favorite thing about this look is that it gives a more elongated and squared look to the model’s round face. You actually see the entire look not, just the haircut or just the beard. It “fits” his face.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I recommend a matte finished working wax by Redken called Maneuver. I put a small amount throughout the top in damp hair, blew it dry with a small round Sam Villa brush, then used a bit more and combed it through. On the beard, I used Argan-6 oil by Redken and used a small round Sam Villa brush and blow dryer to style it.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This would be great for denser hair types that are either straight or have natural wave , and the beard should be a bit dense as well. Again, it is very flattering on a rounder face shape. This is actually a style for your more style conscience client as this needs to be groomed every day.

  • Enhanced

    enhanced hair color for men

    Instagram / @jasmineonajourney

    Q&A with Style Creator Jasmine Nicole Miller
    Hairstylist @ Salon J Ladner and Spa in Dayton, OH


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This guest sees me every four weeks, and each time I switch my placement and technique to ensure that it always looks fresh. My favorite thing about his hair is how the color balances and enhances not only his cut, but his skin tone as well.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    We currently use Paul Mitchell Color and Wella Freelights to create dimensional color. His job requires him to deal with the public, so I like to keep his look sleek and sophisticated. I start by using the J. Beverley Hills men’s line shampoo and conditioner in our lather lounge and finish with their styling products. I use the 5-in-1 Styling Emulsion for the blow out and Finissage for detailing.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This look can fit most facial shapes, lifestyles and hair densities. It can be edged out for a night on the town, or worn more relaxed for a casual day. The most important thing is to fade the hair properly based on their head shape. Nothing screams “cheap haircut” like a bad fade!

  • Captain America

    Q&A with Style Creator Naomi Varieur
    Cosmetologist @ Hairmasters in Tacoma, WA


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    I like to call this look the “Captain America”. It is inspired by the 1950s style seen in that movie. In technical terms, this cut is a skin fade with a carved part. My favorite thing about this cut is how the carved part makes it an effortless yet dapper look.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    This is not an easy question to answer since it changes for every hair type. The product I have found that works well with most hair types is Over Achiever by Total Results (Matrix). Really any pomade or clay styling paste works, but depending on how thick your hair is, it will change how strong of a hold you will need. To finish the look, I’ll sometimes add a very light hairspray to help with flyaways.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    Really since this look is so effortless and classy, it’s a good look for just about anyone. For example, the client pictured here works in a warehouse for the majority of the week, often wearing a hat during that time. But for him, this look is perfect since he can clean up and look put together for the weekends. He will look like he spent hours on his hair when really it takes no time at all! That means this cut is also great for just about any lifestyle.

    I’d say the biggest factor that impacts this look is really the hair type. My husband has fine hair and it looks great on him as well, but it will actually be easier for him to style (the same goes for medium textured hair). Those with coarse hair can still wear this cut of course, but will likely have to get a pomade with a pretty strong hold and may find it slightly more difficult to style.

  • Mohawk’d

    Q&A with Style Creator Moises Gutierrez
    Barber/Owner @ Andy’s Barbershop in Mexicali Baja California, México


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This haircut is called a skin low fade without a drop and scissors on top, which means about an inch off cut into a mohawk on top. What I really like about this haircut is the skin fade. The like how the low fade goes from light to dark from bottom to top and it blends perfect on top leaving a perfect blend.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I really only recommend one product for this look. I really like how Johnny B gives that bright look on the hair, plus it does not leave you with dandruff as most products do. Johnny B has a variety of gels and pomades, and each one gives you a different look. For this look, you definitely want to use Johnny B styling gel mode

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I recommend this look for younger kids, young adults and teenagers. This cut works best on mostly thick hair, wavy hair and straight hair. Any face shape can wear this look. I would also recommend this type of haircut to any type of athlete.

  • Effortless Fade

    fade haircut for men

    Instagram / @brisbeautybits

    Q&A with Style Creator Brianna Picariello
    Hairstylist @ Marilexei Salon in Rockland, MA


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    My favorite thing about this faded look is that it takes zero effort to style in the morning. The length on top isn’t too long or too short to always need product!

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    To recreate this look, I recommend using trimmers for the sides and back to create the fade, and a water bottle and shears for the top length.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I would recommend this look to the guy in his 20s that wants a modern and fashionable look, but doesn’t want to spend too much time on his hair.

  • Textured Quiff

    Q&A with Style Creator George Knight
    Manager/Barber @ Everyman Barbers in Bristol, UK


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    I would describe the look as a textured quiff with a skin fade that is personalized with symmetrical detail. I like the fact that gives interior texture with sharp and strict exterior lines.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    To recreate this look, I would use a salt spray like Hairbond Texturiser Spray to add texture to the look as you blow dry, Then I would use a matte clay like Hairbond Distorter for a real natural finish to the hair that looks effortless. To finish the style, I would use a strong hold matte finishing spray to keep the style in place all day. I used Fudge Membrane Gas on this client.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This style won’t suit every client as this probably wouldn’t be suitable for an office setting. However, this would definitely be a good look for those clients that are daring and want something that little bit different to help them stand out from the crowd.

    I prefer darker colored hair to create this style because it really gives definition to the cut. Avoid oblong face shapes with this style as it will narrow and elongate the face. This cut and style on a more square face shape gives a real masculine look.

  • High Fade

    high fade mens haircut

    Instagram / @kuerokelvin

    Q&A with Style Creator Kelvin Torres
    Barber @ Xtreme Barber Shop in Lindenhurst, NY


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    I would describe this look as a slicked back high fade or almost a modern, slicked back quiff. My favorite part of this hairstyle is that it is very easy to achieve just with a little pomade or hair wax.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    The best way to achieve this look is with a hair dryer and hair wax or pomade. Here, I used Red One Hair Gel Wax.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I recommend this look to a person with slim face and thick, straight hair. This cut and style will also look great if that person has a beard. If you use the hair dryer, the recommended hair type can vary, but it is definitely easier to style if the client has straight medium bodied hair.

  • Part/High Razor Fade

    part high razor fade haircut for men

    Instagram / @seblauz

    Q&A with Style Creator Sebastien lauzon
    Barber @ Noir Barber Shop in Saint-Jérôme, Canada


    How would you describe this look?

    This is a crew cut with a part/high razor skin fade.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    The product I use for this look is Reuzel Red. It is a water-soluble, high shine pomade.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I recommend this look for a guy with heavy hair volume and an old school rockabilly style!

  • Classic 80’s Fade

    straight line fade haircut

    Instagram / @barbermonster

    Q&A with Style Creator Jose Ruiz
    Barber @ Supremacy Cutz Barber Shop in Orlando, FL


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    I love this fade haircut because it’s been around since the 80s and is a classic haircut that will never get old! If you have a fade, you can pull it with any clothes or personality.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    It all depends on the hair type. If the client has curly hair, I would recommend gel if they like more of a European style. For dry straight hair, I would recommend a matte or shiny wax matte, depending on the finish the client wants.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    In my personal opinion, this hairstyle can be worn by anyone as long as they know how to style the top to go with their clothing style and personality.

  • The Military Civilian Look

    mens fade haircut

    Instagram / @easydabarber

    Q&A with Style Creator Lamont Jefferson
    Barber @ Parramore Stylin’ in Orlando, FL


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    I call this the “military civilian look” because it’s short enough to look like a military cut, but has the civilian vibe with the addition of a beard.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    To create this look, I used my Andis BGRC Detachable Blade Clipper and shears, as well as a product called Gummy Hair Gel to lay the hair down

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I would recommend this look for anyone who loves a business/casual lifestyle and wants to look good.

  • Bold Fade w/ Combover

    fade haircut with combover

    Instagram / @mr.scissor

    Q&A with Style Creator Abe Alobaidi
    Hairdresser @ Cream Barber and Shop in Riverview, MI


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a bold fade with a combover. What I like about it is that it’s very clean cut and keeps your fresh for a long time. With this look, you could go at least three weeks before you need another cut.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    Rodex Suavecito or uppercuts.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    I recommend this look for clients with dark hair.

  • High Bald Fade

    high bald fade haircut

    Instagram / @_moozilla

    Q&A with Style Creator Martika Mitchell
    Apprentice Barber @ Ultimate Barber Lounge in Charlotte, NC


    How would you describe this look and what is your fav thing about it?

    This cut is a high bald fade with the fade starting at the parietal ridge and fading to the desired length on top. My customers would describe it as the “money cut”. This is my favorite cut to perform on my customers because they always walk out feeling like a million bucks.

    What products would you recommend to recreate this look?

    For someone with curly hair, you can use a curl sponge to maintain the top. For straight hair or any other hair type, you can use a pomade or nothing at all.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    This is a very versatile cut that can be cut on any hair type. I’s best for the “get up and go” lifestyle and it requires little to no maintenance.

  • Low & Faded

    Q&A with style creator, Edward
    Barber & Owner @ Ed & Guys Barber Shop in Haltom City, TX


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a low fade haircut. My favorite thing about it is recreating it and being able to make it look clean and fresh. I also suggests complementing a low fade with a well groomed beard. This creates a contrast in textures between your fade and your facial hair.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I recommend Suavecito Pomade because it provides moderate hold and matte finish.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    The low fade starts extremely low with skin at the very bottom, then blends up from that point, following the natural curvature of the head. It’s a good option for a more oblong, diamond or triangular head shape.

  • Modern Fade

    Q&A with style creator, Fabiana Simoes-Hackett
    Owner / Master Stylist @ Fabiana Edwards Studio Salon in Ocean City, NJ


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is a modern fade. It is truly an iconic look.

    What products do you recommend to recreate this look?

    I recommend using the Paul Mitchell Mitch line for men. This look was achieved with the Reformer pomade which is a matte pomade with medium to strong hold.

    What type of client would you recommend this look for?

    Medium to coarse hair is ideal, but any face shape would be appropriate for this style. It is a youthful look for any age.