15 Awesome Low Bald Fade Haircuts for Men

Low bald fade haircuts for men

A low bald fade is a type of fade that starts at the skin level and increases in length shortly above the ear as it goes to the top. Because of its short cropped sides, it allows more hair on top without compromising the contrast, making it one of the most versatile and sought-after fades.

The utterly precise transition that a bald fade features produce a sleek and neat haircut that can be styled in a number of ways. Most of celebrity actors Channing Tatum’s and Ryan Reynold’s hairstyles are kept smooth and stylish by this type of fade.

Barber slash fade-expert Carlos Miguel Chandia demonstrates on his feed the various styles you can match with an all-around fade like this – undercut, pomp, brushed back, faux hawk, or with a beard. You’ll be surprised how stylish you could get with any trendy hairstyle!

This one’s the ideal fade to go for if you also want a laid-back, low upkeep cut. Once the hair grows from those bald-faded sides, it blends smoothly with the longer hair and creates a look that is as fresh as the one you started with.

Here are the top and most popular low bald fades to get you started!

For Naturally Curly Hair

For Naturally Curly Hair
Instagram @universidadedobarbeiro

A wonderful addition to your masterpiece of a hair, the smooth fade provides a warm transition between a full curly top to bare skin.

The Quiff

Low bald fade quiff
Instagram @choppersb

That layered swoosh upwards is the extra that we all need in life.

Awesome Mohawk

Low bald fade with mohawk
Instagram @3aeed_dehghani

Having shaved sides really puts all eyes on your crazy hair!

Slick Back Long Hair

Low bald fade on slick back long hair
Instagram @ahmad_3yesh

When you get those shaved sides for a polished look, having long hair fluffed would be a grand compliment to complete the look.

Short Faux Hawk

Low bald fade with faux hawk
Instagram @thegolden_blade

Party in the front, chill out at the back! Add a few extra inches with a faux hawk and smooth it out with a nice fade.

Short Crew Cut

Low bald fade short hair crew cut
Instagram @gillythebarber

Try this fade that gives more structure and defines your facial features even more!

With Waves for Black Men

Low bald fade with waves for black men
Instagram @afrobarberbr

Confirmed 360 waves! Black men blessed with this kind of swag should try this style for the ultimate slick.

Cool Comb Over

Low bald fade comb over
Instagram @slickjameshill

The side part keeps everything professional while the fade brings a reckless vibe to the table. The right balance that you need.

Low Drop Fade

Low drop bald fade
Instagram @tufavoritobarber

This is what it looks like when you have been blessed by the fade gods.

Faded Pompadour

Faded Pompadour
Instagram @yhea_alhsaneah

At one point you’re looking all thick and full, at another you’re wearing that cleaned-up fade. An over-all polished man.

With Beard

Low bald fade with beard
Instagram @salondisalvohairspa

The patella connected to the beard is the bow that wraps ups this look in a neat package.

Short Afro for Black Men

Q&A with style creator, Gerson
Barber @ Clean Cuts Barbershop in Toronto, ON

How would you describe this look?

This is an Afro mid-low drop bald fade.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It can be adjusted to many faces and head shapes based on the position the fade is dropped on the occipital bone and the shape built at the side. Use Argan oil and a twist sponge and also a bit holding spray. It can be dressed up or down. It’s an active man’s haircut, and it’s medium maintenance.

Disconnected Undercut

Disconnected Undercut
Instagram @hungcutshair

Q&A with style creator, Hung Luu
Barber / Stylist @ in New Orleans, LA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a low bald fade with a bunch of short choppy texture on top. It’s very easy to wear and style, usually cut to suit the client’s head shape. I love the contrast from light to dark. It’s chaos within the structure!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I suggest using any clay on top. Clay is gritty and also dry. Dry hair usually shows of shorter textures super well. This look is great for a more casual carefree lifestyle and very easy to maintain. Just blow dry while scrunching the hair and throw clay in and adjust to your liking. It’s a messy style, have fun!

Hard Part

Hard Part
Instagram @darth_fader_12

Q&A with style creator, Carlos Miguel Chandia
Barber in Las Vegas, NV


How would you describe this look?

This look offers satisfaction to those who love both a clean bald fade and some styling freedom up top. My favorite part about this client, in particular, is how the lighter shade of his skin contrasts incredibly with the dark color of his hair. This makes for a fade that can be seen from a mile away.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The secret to styling a combover of any kind or any length is the blow dryer! Most think that the product will put the hair where you want it. While it does help, the real hero in getting your hair to sit/stand right is the blow dryer before the product goes in. I’ve found recently that most of my clients enjoy a “dry” finish rather than a shine. This calls for a pomade that leaves the hair with a matte look (I prefer ADH Dry) or a powder that helps accentuate texture and leaves the hair looking styled but not shiny (I use Tomb 45 Pure Powder).

Taper Fade

Taper Fade
Instagram @jermecide

Q&A with style creator, Jeremy MacDonald
Barber @ Citrus Hair Salon in Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this look?

This is a low fade. My favorite thing about this look is that it’s a super clean finish and can really give a nice shape for most head shapes. My client had very fine/thinning hair and this cut filled in all the gaps and gave him a fresh look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A guy who doesn’t want to spend much time on styling every day would totally benefit from this look. It really works on most hair types and face shapes. It can really be tweaked to suit most guys. A little paste and some quick blow drying are all it takes to look as fresh and sharp as this dude.