The Top 15 High Fade Haircuts for Men Right Now

The best high fade haircuts for men

A high fade haircut is when the sides and back are shaved shorter starting closer towards the top of the head. This popular hair trend for men has been proven to be a bold way to make a statement with your mane.

Notably worn by Hollywood hunks Zayn Malik, Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, and Justin Bieber, a fade haircut is for men who are seeking to focus all attention of the hair on top.

With the whole bunch of trendy men’s haircuts and hairstyles that can be raised up by the high fade – buzz cut, slick back, faux hawk, crew cut, man bun, and a lot more. You’ll surely have a long list of options to choose from before you head to the barbershop.

No worries because it’s all been done for you. See this updated list of the most popular high fade haircuts for this year for your inspiration!

High Fade Comb Over

High Fade Comb Over
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The trending comb over resembles a faux hawk, all defined by the hard-line. A skin high fade rounds the face and accentuates the comb-over even more.

Curly High Top with High Fade

Curly High Top Fade
Instagram @max_dossantos

Black men enjoy this a well kept high top with a fade, as it highlights their afro curls even more with all the ease of the fade around the head. A clean line-up and easy maintenance would also complete the package of this high top fade cut!

High Fade Pompadour

If all else fails, pomp it up with a wide-tooth comb with your medium length hair. The high fade matches the longer hair like the modern pompadour on top and makes a nice gradation with the clipper shaved sides.

High and Tight High Fade

Such a skin-bound high and tight haircut like this produces a bald-like appearance that makes everything look well-put. A high fade like this adds contrast when worn with a sharp line-up around the hairline. This cool cropped cut also looks great on a low fade, if that’s your thing. A low-maintenance style is always a good way to go, especially for military guys.

High Fade Curly Hair

High Fade Curly Hair
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A sharp blade is required to make a cut this sleek! Compliment a high skin fade with curly hair like this to add texture.

High Fade Side Part

This side part haircut is a go-to for men’s hairstyles. Stylist Dion made a precise skin fade that highlights the ducktail styling.

High Temp Fade

High Temp Fade
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What’s good with a high temp fade is that it gradually gives a change in hair length in such a smooth manner as it reaches the back of the head. The sideburns add a contrast to the faded area and connect your whole looks together.

Spiky Hair with High Bald Fade

High Bald Fade
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Keep it straight and simple with a clean high bald fade that goes smoothly around your head.

High Skin Fade Faux Hawk

High Skin Fade Faux Hawk
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Ask for zero on the razor to achieve this high skin fade around the sides while having a short, dense trim at the top. The hair designs on high fade hairstyles can make the casual look one of its kind.

High Fade with Long Hair and Hard Part

This high fade gives the head a more rounded look while the quiff maintains an area to be styled freely. Ask your barber to clean up the edges on the side of the head when you have a high fade with long hair on top like this. When it comes to hair products you can’t go wrong with a simple matte pomade.

Quiff with High Fade Line

Cool haircuts like this aren’t for every guy. What more can you add to a seemingly normal fade? A very stylish, geometric razor cut line, and a combed up faux hawk fade!

High Fade Undercut

High Fade Undercut
Instagram @alifade22

The high fade is even more highlighted by an undercut. The textured hair resembles a light mohawk for a very diversified undercut fade.

High Fade on Short Hair

High Fade on Short Hair
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If the beard does not say it all, this short haircut is a work of art. A smooth high fade that cleans the ear area of any hair while maintaining a thick hair styled up the flat top. It’s a super clean cut that only takes a pro who knows how to use their trimmers.

High Taper Fade with Part

For all the sharp-edged shape faces out there, try this high taper fade to mimic a rounder look. It’s a very professional style. For something more rugged, go with slicked back hair. It’s one of the more popular styles for guys in their 30’s.

Q&A with style creator, James Allen
Barber @ Clockwork Barbers in Norwich, UK

How would you describe this look?

I’d say this is a classic look – a slick side-part styled with a volumized, swept-back quiff. I love this look, as it will always be on-trend and can suit most styles and looks.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It takes more maintenance than most other styles, so be prepared to spend more time styling your hair. Being a very versatile style, it can work with most people and most hair types. Always speak with your barber about styling your hair like this, as they know how best to do it with your hair.

High Drop Fade

High Drop Fade
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Q&A with style creator, Jorge Luis Barranco
Barber @ Klassik Kutz Hair Studio in Port Hueneme, CA


How would you describe this look?

I consider this haircut’s smoothness its maximum potential. It’s a nicely blended high drop fade. It’s razor-sharp for its sharpness and style. What I love about this haircut is how it’s smoothly blended.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The face shape for this haircut should be oval/round or oblong. This haircut needs to be kept short and smooth at all times to look sharp. A haircut is recommended once a week.

In order to style the hair, I would recommend pomade like Suavecito, Hunter’s Styling Pomade, Gelactica, or Elegance Styling Gel. Anyone can use this haircut according to their personality especially people who like keeping a pompadour.