A low fade comb over is a combination of two classic haircuts for men, featuring a fade that begins lower near the ears and a top hair combed or deeply parted to one side. With this fade’s smart finish, any combover hairstyle would have distinct freshness and individuality.
Barber Nataly Medina of Texas shapes up a few slick classics that demonstrate the versatility of comb-overs, markedly enhanced by a clean fade. With enough length on top, you’re able to easily switch things up by styling it in various ways.
Skilled hands are a requirement for owning this look, so make sure you’re going to the best barber in town. This nicely groomed style needs products for styling. Your barber-recommended pomade, wax, or gel would surely do the trick, plus, of course, a handy comb.
Before your next haircut, check out these photos of the most popular low fade comb over haircuts for men.
#1: Short Pompadour with a Hard Part and Low Fade
A tidy classic that can be adapted is a pomp as can be seen with this short pompadour with a hard part and low fade. The fade has been put in low and a lot of weight has been left to control the top. The part has been sectioned from the corner of the hairline and taken back to the crown. This is ideal for men with double crowns as the weight and length allow for more control. A good pomade will give you control and shine.
#2: Full Slick Back Combover
Try a full slick back combover if you’re looking for a stylish, clean-cut haircut. Incorporating a low bald fade on the sides modernizes the cut and looks striking on dark hair. If your hair is on the fine side, opt for a low to medium shine paste for added texture, otherwise, try a high shine pomade to pull off the classic slick back.
#3: Short Comb Over with Skin Fade Military Cut
Men who desire a military cut should try a short comb over with a skin fade. This low fade comb-over looks best on oval face shapes but can be easily modified to suit any face. Short comb over fades can be universally flattering with a few small adjustments. Be sure to ask your barber to keep this in mind during your haircut.
#4: Low Fade Messy Comb Over
A low fade messy comb-over is a classic cut that works for most lifestyles, hair types and offers easy upkeep. You can create a low fade by using shears. If you want it closer to the skin, you can also use the clippers. The top can be styled with volume by blowing dry with a brush or can be styled smooth and slick with glossy gel or pomade.
#5: Low Fade Comb Over for Asian Men
A low fade comb over for Asian men creates an alluring touch to the strong hair most Asian men have. The fade is low and faded, leaving a heavy, wedge, weight line. This cut creates enough weight for the hair on top to stay in place. A quick blow-dry will help keep the shape, and a strong pomade will hold it in place all day long.
#6: Slick Comb Over + Low Bald Fade
A slick comb over + low bald fade is a great way to showcase dark, thick hair. The hair is skinned out around the edges, fading into a low heavyweight line, leaving hair to create the shape. The top is left longer, leaving a good amount of length to get the slick comb-over. A glossy pomade or a good styling paste will finish off the style and keep it all in place.
#7: Low Fade Long Textured Comb Over
A low fade textured comb over is well suited for men with medium hair density. The fade is taken to the skin around the ears, leaving enough length to transition it into a comb-over. More length is left on top to create the volume and texture needed to carry off this style. A volume spray will give you a lift, and a styling powder will create added texture and long hold.
#8: Comb Over Fade with Shaved Line for Long Hair
Going for a low fade with a comb over may seem like a risky thing. So why not go for the other extreme with a comb over fade and long hair swept to the other side?
#9: Low Fade Comb Over With an Undercut
Yes, a low fade comb over with no line does exist! This is a great low and faded undercut comb over style to enlarge your head area. It really gives you a lot of room to work on different stylings, too.
#10: Medium-Length Low Fade and Comb Over Style
This low fade comb over hairstyle has versatility and easy upkeep that any boy or man can try.
#11: Comb Over Fade with Sharp Side Part
The volume given by this low fade hairstyle is perfectly balanced with a satisfying surgical part. It definitely looks clean and proper, making it suitable for younger or older men!
#12: Ivy League with Low Taper Fade
This taper fade comb over with an ivy league cut proves that an everyday look doesn’t sacrifice style. It’s casual for work and comfy for play.
#13: Low Shadow Fade
Try this faded low comb over haircut when you start to grow your hair longer but still want that skin fade magic. Short hair blends impeccably into the full top.
#14: Wavy Comb Over Fade and Hard Part
A clean surgical line along the side of the head gives the illusion of a fuller, more organized low fade with short wavy comb over haircut. Fresh and casual, this low fade comb over with a hard part would go well with a beard, too.
#15: Low Fade and Comb Over with Beard
Low fade comb over hairstyles like this one puts an ordinary cut to a higher level because of the overall visual appeal of the beard with a low fade.
#16: Low Drop Fade with Line Up
The combination of drop fade and line up is a clean take on the classic low fade cut that flatters most men. This comb over fade with line up will leave everyone swooning over you.
#17: Comb Over with Razor Fade
Sharpened blades will be your friend when you want to try this beaming short comb over with a razor fade. A clean shave that stops mid-sides creates a wonderful contrast of hair fullness.
#18: Zero Fade on Comb Over Crew Cut
Similar to a tapered fade, this low skin fade with a comb over keeps the hair on top separate with a hard part and medium-shaved sides.
#19: Low Bald Fade and Comb Over
Don’t be afraid of getting this low bald fade comb over. Exposing your scalp every now and then is a fresh and easy way to maintain the hair on top. This low bald taper fade comb over offers a neat chop without sacrificing too much length.
#20: Long Comb Over Bald Fade
This long comb over fade is a side-parted hairstyle with a dipped outline to strengthen the shape. Berlin-based barber David Marchant is the one who created this look for this gent.
“We took the side part pretty tight and square to the head, so the weight sits close to the head using the shape of the guy’s head to determine length and size. Leaving the corner square prevents the parting from jumping or sticking out,” Marchant explains.
#21: Low Temp Fade
This low temp fade haircut looks neat and straightforward, yet stylish! It’s a popular choice to give men both a smart and mischievous style. The chop does a better job on thick, black hair to show off its fuller edge.
#22: Comb Over Fade Haircut With a Hard Line
A comb over fade with hard part or surgical line might be the one that dudes need to step their game up! Simple styles like this fade and comb over could have a new look with a single, clean line.
#23: Low Fade Comb Over for Curly Hair
This haircut is a low fade comb over for curly hair. The best thing about this haircut is definitely the gradient of the fade on the sides and how it complements the man’s head shape nicely. Barber Charleen Miguel of Las Vegas mentions that for thick curly hair, this haircut is a great, low-maintenance style that needs trimming every 1-2 weeks.
This comb over with skin fade haircut also includes a hard part where a thin line is cut into the natural parting of the hair giving the part a definite, sharp look. Miguel also warns that this also needs more upkeep since the part does grow out.
#24: Mid-Low Fade and Comb Over Haircut
There are so many types of fades, but the true fade is the graduation of a lower fade paired with a comb over. This is according to stylist Francesco Amoroso, who created this haircut.
When asked for tips, Amoroso states, “Consider the height of the fade. I always recommend a nice shade with graduation that’s very clean.”