62 Best Fade Haircut for Men in 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A fade haircut is fresh, fashionable, and incredibly masculine, all rolled into one. The versatility of this haircut is second to none. So kick back and get ready to see various takes on a faded haircut right here.

From textured to tapered, high, low, artsy to classic, these popular fade haircuts can work for almost any man, including black men. So before your next haircut, check out these photos of the best ideas for men’s fade haircuts.

Skin Fade and Razored Edges on Short Hair for Guys
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#1: Skin Fade and Razored Edges on Short Hair

Crew cuts are easy to look after and look tidy and stylish. This skin fade and razored edges, and short hair have faded high. This looks better at the temple point to keep the transition to keep the shape. If you choose this for your haircut, you can leave it natural. But a small amount of pomade can give you a shiny finish. The lineup at the front and temple finishes off the whole style, leaving it tight and tidy.

Everyday Low Skin Fade Haircut

#2 Everyday Low Skin Fade Haircut

This is a low skin fade haircut. The best thing about this cut is that it’s a nice, clean look for a guy who doesn’t want too much maintenance. A dry-look product, which is nothing too heavy, is recommended to style this hair. I suggest this type of style to guys who want a look that’s easy to maintain but still stylish at the same time. This cut always looks good when the man has thick hair because the fade is more pronounced.

Ivy League Haircut with Fade

#3 Ivy League on Men’s Fade Haircut

An ivy league cut on a men’s fade haircut might give you the smoothest mood you’ve ever had.

#4: Dapper Fade with Textured Bangs

The dapper cut with textured bangs is perfect for guys with straight hair looking to add volume and texture. The sides of the haircut can easily frame your face and provide a neat appearance, while the textured length on top brings an edgy vibe to your overall look. For best results, you should trim your haircut and thin the top portion every 4-6 weeks to keep the shape you desire.

#5: Afro Fade

This afro fade is inarguably one of the most decent trends for 4C type of hair.

medium spiked fade on a faux hawk haircut
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#6: Medium Spiked Fade on Faux Hawk Haircut

Create a faux hawk with your layers and a faded haircut. Clippers and a razor are the best tools to achieve those neatly shaved sides graduation. Ask your barber to pair your faded hair cut with sweet designs to tie the entire look together.

#7: Dapper Classic Tight Fade

This is how you achieve neat and tight hairstyles for men! Buzz out the sides cleanly while making the top hair fuller and in shape. It’s an amazing cut for this dapper gentleman.

#8: Nice High Bald Fade for Black Men

This cut is a high bald fade haircut, with the fade starting at the parietal ridge and fading to the desired length on top. Men with curly hair can use a curl sponge to maintain the top. You can use a pomade or nothing for straight hair or any other hair type.

Textured Quiff with Classic Taper Fade Haircut
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#9: Textured Quiff with Classic Taper Fade

A school boy’s cut—this textured quiff with a classic taper fade is boy and man-friendly. Professional and playful in one endearing package!

#10: Undercut with Medium Sleek Hair

Some guys like to keep it long. This undercut with medium sleek hair is a great option. Along with many undercut styles, the high fade is disconnected from the top so the top can grow long. This faded haircut for men has been disconnected at the temples, then blended at the back. This version is preferred by many, so the back looks tidy and blended. The hold on this style looks natural. I recommend using a light hold such as hairspray.

Side-Parted Fade Hairstyle for Guys
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#11: Side-Parted Fade

A side-parted fade is a tidy and dapper style that can be pulled off by many. The fade has been taken up just past the midpoint. It’s blended at the back and disconnected at the side parting to create the comb over haircut. There are a few preferences for a side part. This version has a parting razored in. This is what we call a ‘hard part.’  I recommend seeing your barber every 2-3 weeks.

Edgy Brushed-Up Front with Faded Sides and Back
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#12: Edgy Brushed-Up Front with Faded Sides and Back

Some men like to experiment with different styles. This edgy brushed-up front with faded sides and back is a good example. One of the best fade haircuts transitions to the top, keeping to the shape of the head. This haircut has been styled to leave the finished look choppy and textured. I recommend using sea salt spray with good styling powder to give this men fade haircut a natural finish with a stronghold.

Low Drop Fade Haircut with Bangs for Men
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#13: Low Drop Fade Haircut with Bangs

Some like to keep the top much longer; this low drop fade haircut with bangs is a great example. The popularity of this hair cut for men has grown over the years. The hair on the back and sides has been dropped at the back, leaving more weight to transition into the top. The finish of this cut looks very natural. A matte paste will give you the least shine and strong hold.

Low Brush Up Style with Faded Short Sides
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#14: Low Brush-Up Style with Short Sides

For guys with a round face type, brushed-up styles with short sides will suit you. This will then give the illusion of a longer face and slim your look. The fade has been kept low around the ears and nape of the neck. This helps to blend into the top, keeping the shape. I recommend drying some volume spray blowing up from the root to match this look to create the lift. Finish off with styling powder for a natural finish.

Brushed Back Fade for Guys
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#15: Brushed Back

If you want a change of haircut, consider this brushed-back style. Keeping the sides short and neat is generally a preferred option. This will keep your hair off of your ears and grow out nicely. If your hair grows forward, you will probably need to use products to style it. I recommend using a volume spray and drying it in. Then, use a matte paste for an all-day hold.

#16: Messy Low Curly Fade Style

Skin fades are very popular, and they come in many different styles. This messy low curly fade style is a good example. These afro curls are very tight, and when left to grow, you can create volume to suit your face type. This particular cut will rock a round face as the volume on top can give the illusion of a longer face. It has been disconnected on the back of the head and the side to leave weight for the curls to grow.

Short Faux Hawk Fade Haircut
Instagram @fades.and.braids

#17: Short Faux Hawk Fade Haircut

The mohawk is a traditional cut that has been adapted over the years. This short faux hawk fade haircut is a daring and attention-grabbing cut. It has faded over the ears, and length has been left down the center of the head to create the hawk. A side fade haircut is a good option to avoid committing to a complete disconnection. It could leave you with a hawk and a faded style.

#18: Modern Mullet with Textured Top and Fringe

Mullets have burst back on the scene in a dramatic way. Many are done with modern adaptions like this mullet with a textured top and fringe. This mullet faded hair style has been tapered around the temples leaving length on the top for structure. The back is left to grow to the client’s liking. This looks like it’s been layered and texturized to give more movement when styling. I recommend using a sea salt spray and finishing with a styling powder. It will give you a natural look.

#19: Sharp Razor Fade

With darker, thicker hair, you can get a sharp razor fade. Just keep the skin to the midpoint and start the blend. This will give you lots of room to create a blurry blend. If you struggle with styling your hair, this razored fade hair cut will suit you. The hair has been combed out from the crown area, and the front has been tousled with some product. Try a matte paste to style.

#20: Curly Hair Fade

If you’re naturally curly-haired, a fade most likely suits you. For the straight-haired men, a little curling iron and styling cream would get the job done.

Simple Temple fade haircut for men
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#21: Simple Temple Fade

Here’s a temple fade on curls to achieve a cooler way to add flavor to a seemingly simple hairstyle. The Brooklyn fade gives a suave cut at your temples and leaves clean edges for a smooth finish.

Silver Brushed Up Faded Cut for Men
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#22: Silver Brushed Up Cut

The simplest cuts can be the most effective, and this brushed-up silver faded cut is tidy with a clean finish. It has been cut to a grade 1-2 and faded at the midpoint at the temple. The length has been left at the fringe to be able to create the brushed-up quiff. To get the silver fox finish in mens hairstyles, I recommend drying some volume spray and using some styling powder to get the natural finish. Embrace your silver. You will never see it go out of fashion!

Men's Beard Fade
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#23: The Beard Fade

One of the best types of fades for men is a beard fade that helps define the jawline. It makes a smooth transition, too!

Low taper fade with a buzz cut
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#24: Low Taper Fade with a Buzz Cut

A short low taper fade with a buzz cut is a precise haircut that could be worn at work when it is executed correctly. Mens hairstyles like this are highly suggested for men already getting a buzz cut. If desired, ask your barber about a buzz cut and burst fade.

#25: Scissor Fade

Try a scissor fade if your hair seems to grow back heavily with a clipper cut. The beauty of a scissor fade is that it is unique to your hair and head shape. It is altered based on your measurements and preference.

#26: Straight Up High Fade

Enjoy this high fade with lots of hair to style at the top of your head. The short sides add emphasis to the style.

Black man with burst fade haircut
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#27: The Popular Burst Fade

The burst fade is a popular fade for men that tapers around each ear. It’s perfect when trying to achieve a mohawk style.

Black men's boosie fade haircut
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#28: Popular Boosie Fade

The Boosie fade is one of the most popular black men’s hairstyles. Such short haircuts are the easiest to style and maintain.

Black men's high top fade
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#29: Trendy High Top Fade

A high top fade is a haircut that stays with us forever. It will stay in style because of its uniqueness and head-turning vibe.

Sharp Temp Fade Haircut
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#30: Sharp Temp Fade

Temp fade haircuts for men are great for guys who want shorts sides and a sharp style. Though this haircut works on any hair type, it would look best on gents with natural curls or waves.

Straight-Up High Fade Undercut
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#31: Straight-Up High Fade Undercut

This is a straight-up undercut with a high fade. The deep weight line with a quick skin fade makes this look pop.

#32: Classic High Skin Fade

This is a great high-skin fade for guys with medium to low facial hair. It uses the whole head as a canvas to draw sharp, clear lines, whether on the cheeks or the sides of the head.

#33: Faded Sharp Edges

These faded sharp edges are a faded cut that promotes a spiky look. Pointing those spikes horizontally makes it approachable and modern.

#34: Piece-y Skin Fade

This is a faded cut with a full and rebellious top. It’s like drawing teenage spirit through hair. Still playful on top, with a touch of grown-up on the sides.

Clean Slick Pompadour Fade
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#35: Clean Slick Pompadour Fade

You would have never believed a haircut could be soothing as this pompadour fade. Long, clear, uninterrupted lines, frontside and fading to the back. This cut is slick and soothing and will go best with monochromatic outfits. This is one of the more popular fade haircuts for white men.

#36: Spiky Medium Fade

Spiky medium fade hairstyles are not for the faint of heart. This cut is bold, noticeable, and here to make a statement. It fades on both sides to create more emphasis.

Men's Fade Haircuts
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#37: A Fresh Comb Over Fade with a Hard Part

A fresh comb-over hairstyle with a hard part will look suave with faded sides! Men with straight to wavy hair will love wearing it.

Clean and Slick Fade
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#38: Clean and Slick Fade

The ultimate gentleman’s cut is here—it’s a clean and slick fade haircut. This contour hairstyle has a low skin fade, parting on the left and at the front top. The hair pulls towards the back, creating a sculptured shape, almost silhouetting a pompadour shape from one side angle.

Cute kids fade haircut
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#39: Cute Kids’ Fade

This kids’ haircut is a clean, short fade pomp. It’s versatile for any hair type as long as you have the personality to carry it off. Use a high-shine pomade for a clean, detailed style if your boy has curly hair. Use a dry paste for a matte, messy style if he has straight hair.

french crop with drop fade
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#40: Drop Fade on French Crop

This look is a masculine French crop with a drop fade. What’s great about this cut is how the layers sit just about the fringe, creating a lot of texture and movement. Using the point-cutting technique, this cut also complements a short fringe towards the textured hairline. If you are considering having this type of cut and thick hair with a strong jawline, consider having a longer fringe. If you have finer to thin hair, consider more of a blunt short fringe.

#41: Stylish Taper Fade

My best tip for getting this hairstyle is to ask yourself if you’re ok with a faded look. Most dudes who haven’t had it tried it out and loved it. It can stand out and make a difference in your men’s hairstyle. Normally this look starts with a zero, but it can also be started with a one or a two.

Mid Fade Haircut with Design for Men
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#42: Mid Fade with Design

This is a mid-skin fade with a beautiful sharp pattern consisting of four consecutive arcs containing subtle fading. The top of the fade is heavily textured to resemble a popular European hairstyle known as a crop, making it a unique haircut!

Mid skin fade cut for men
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#43: Fuss-Free Mid-Skin Fade

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

Shadow Fade
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#44: Shadow Fade

A fade never gets old. And it isn’t for young gents only. See for yourself what a nice shadow fade can do to you. This is the fade haircut men with thick, straight hair can pull off.

#45: Trendsetting Undercut Fade

This is a tight, undercut fade. The top was cut with a straight razor to bring out texture and remove weight. I like this faded undercut because of the contrast between the clean and tight sides and the soft top with lots of movement. Fades work on most hair types to show a natural head shape. Men interested in getting this cut should be prepared to get the sides and back cleaned up monthly.

Low Mid Skin Fade
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#46: Low to Mid Fade

This is a classic low/mid skin fade that isn’t too harsh, meaning this style works great for the “get up and go” guys and the more corporate ones, too. I’d recommend this style to guys who aren’t afraid to visit the barber at least once a week and want a clean and fresh look. Regularly visiting your barber is key to keeping a skin fade looking fresh. Most men can have this style, though the best results are seen with thicker and darker hair. This look works wonders for a longer face shape and the more common oval shape.

Asian Fade Haircut for Men
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#47: Asian Fade

This is an Asian high fade, natural medium-length comb-over hairstyle. Use a sea salt spray product to create the texturized volume for loose and natural tousled waves, a texturizing clay, and a bit of hairspray to finish.

Colored Long Hair with Faded Shaved Sides for Men
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#48: Colored Long Hair with Faded Shaved Sides

A slight nod goes to the innovative styling of the top long hair and pairing it with the faded shaved sides. The rest goes to the undeniably smooth transition from thick to shaved along the sides, going down to the neck area for a fresher feel.

Low Triple Zero and Side Part Fade
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#49: Low Triple Zero and Side Part Fade

I recommend this side part fade for men who want to look sharp and fashionable. Medium to thick hair is preferable. Since this is a sharp and square cut, the look can be worn by most face shapes – giving them a straight and sleek appearance.

Old School Faded Sides with Black Waves
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#50: Old School Faded Sides with Black Waves

Natural-looking waves with a fade like these look best on black men. So when you’ve got flavor this hot, let the world see your faded waves.

Easy Box Fade Haircut
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#51: Easy Box Fade

You don’t need any ruler to make a box faded cut this straight! Go to your favorite barber, an expert in fade cutting, and let him do the trick!

#52: Long Hair Fade with Disconnected Undercut

Leave the longer hair on top sleek and thick while the sides remain tapered and faded for a contrasted look. What’s great about a long hair fade with a disconnection is how you can wear it up in a man bun style if desired.

Short Fade Haircut
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#53: Short Fade Haircut with a Line-Up Cut

This short fade haircut is shaved with a mid-skin lineup.  I love the impact I have created on how short/ textured the top is against the crispy clean box lineup, along with the mid-bald skin fade.

Mohawk fade haircut
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#54: Perfect Mohawk Fade

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 like about this haircut is the skin fade. I like how the low fade goes from light to dark from bottom to top and blends perfectly on top, leaving a perfect blend. Low fade haircuts like this are for kids, young adults, and teenagers. This cut works best on mostly thick hair, wavy hair, and straight hair. Any face shape can wear this faded cut, too.

Frohawk Fade Haircut
Instagram @_barberdan_

#55: Frohawk Fade

This frohawk hairstyle with a fade gives a tropical fun look! I love how the top texture continues down the back of the head with the natural curls!

Clean High Skin Fade on Men's Hair
Instagram @ali_urk_kapper

#56: Clean High Skin Fade

This high skin fade is described as a clean, professional cut that’s funky-fresh. Stylist Ali is truly skilled, seeing how neat this short hair is.

Bold Fade with a Combover
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#57: Bold Fade with a Combover

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

Legendary Low Fade Haircuts
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#58: Legendary Low Fade

Here’s a low fade style. I suggest complementing a low fade haircut with a well-groomed beard. This creates a contrast in textures between your fade and your facial hair. The low fade starts extremely low with the skin at the very bottom, then blends up from that point, following the head’s natural curvature. It’s a good option for a more oblong, diamond, or triangular head shape.

Fade Haircut with Line
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#59: Faded with a Line

Don’t fret about looking all messy with this dapper tight fade. A surgical line and side part put the look altogether. A fade hair style and a full beard will round off the appearance very well.

Faded with a Messy, Curly Top for Guys
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#60: Faded with a Messy, Curly Top

This style features a faded cut with a messy, curly top. It’s an ideal choice for any face shape, emphasizing texture and adding volume. For daily styling, use matte clay or styling cream on damp or dry hair. Book your next cut every 4 weeks to maintain the blended fade. Remember, frequent trimming may shorten the top too much. Consider cutting it only every other time.

#61: Casual Slick Back Haircut with a Fade

This is a signature classic slick back haircut with a fade. The product I recommend using when styling men’s hair is the Ruezel pomades. They give any haircut fade a good texture and finish with a matte look with just the right amount of shine.

Military High and Tight Fade Crew Cut Haircuts
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#62: Military High and Tight Fade Crew Cut

A crew cut with sides like this has an attitude! That skin shave is tight, and the side-swept hair is charming.