15 Awesome Low Bald Fade Haircuts for Men

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

What’s a bald fade? A low bald fade is a type of fades that starts at skin level and increases in length shortly above the ear as it goes to the top. Bald fade haircuts for men feature short cropped sides, with more hair on top. Bald fades are extremely versatile haircuts for men.

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!

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Low bald fade with a quiff
Instagram @tamas_tanos

#1: The Quiff

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

#2: For Naturally Curly Hair

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

Low bald fade with mohawk
Instagram @3aeed_dehghani

#3: Awesome Mohawk

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

Low bald fade on slick back long hair
Instagram @ahmad_3yesh

#4: Slick Back Long Hair

When you get those shaved sides for a polished look, having long hair fluffed would be a grand compliment to complete this low bald fade cut.

#5: Short Faux Hawk

Party in the front, chill out at the back! Add a few extra inches with a faux hawk fade that’s smooth like this.

Low bald fade short hair crew cut
Instagram @gillythebarber

#6: Short Crew Cut with Bald Fade

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

Low bald fade with waves for black men
Instagram @afrobarberbr

#7: With Waves for Black Men

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

#8: Cool Comb Over

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

low drop fade cut
Instagram @barber.tron

#9: Low Drop Fade

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

Faded Pompadour
Instagram @yhea_alhsaneah

#10: Faded Bald Pompadour

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

#11: Low Bald Fade with Beard

The patella connected to the beard is the bow that wraps ups this low bald fade haircut in a neat package.

#12: 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
Instagram @hungcutshair

#13: Disconnected Undercut with Low Bald Fade

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

How would you describe this look?

This is a low bald fade cut 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?

For low bald fade haircuts like this, 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
Instagram @darth_fader_12

#14: Low Bald Fade + Hard Part

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 low bald fade hairstyle 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
Instagram @jermecide

#15: Taper Bald Fade

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.

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