17 Greatest Low Fade Haircuts for Men

Low fade haircut with a beard

The low fade is a technique that tapers down the hair on the sides and back lower towards the ear and neckline. This haircut hair many types of low fades including a skin fade, taper fade, and a burst fade. Here, you’ll see the 17 best examples.

A fade that’s lower works with any haircut or hairstyle, for men who are white, black, Latino and Asian. All you need to know and decide upon is what kind of fade you’ll get.

If you’re tired of your classic fade or high fade, then this might be a great new option for you.  Below, I’ve put together some of the best pictures of low fade haircuts from some of the world’s best barbers. Take a look and get inspired by your next fade!

The Best Low Fade Haircuts for Men

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Short Crew Cut with Low Bald Fade

short crew cut with low bald fade
Instagram @javi__the_creator

A low bald fade cut for guys doesn’t only have to be stylish; it must also make you feel something. Feel free and fresh with this chop! It’s a short crew cut with a low bald fade that suits your black, thick hair.

Low Fade Faux Hawk

low fade faux hawk
Instagram @dbarber203_

Looks neat and dapper—how can you say no to a nice low fade hairstyle like this? This is a low fade fauxhawk that will show off the fullness of your black hair. It’s a popular choice for men who love both business attire and casual street style outfits.

Textured Crop with Low Fade

Textured Crop with Low Fade
Instagram @trimkardashian

Show your charm and cool vibes by having this subtle textured crop with a low fade style. It works great on oval faces.

Modern Pompadour Side Part with Low Fade

modern pompadour side part with low fade
Instagram @virgiltb

A low fade hairstyle is popular due to its versatility. Here’s a modern pompadour side part with a low fade, which is a perfect example. It offers neat sides and nape that complement long top hair. This look works great on fine and dense hair, too!

Low Skin Fade

Low skin fade haircut with a hightop and curly twist
Instagram @sr__tocloro

Aspire to look fresh and clean by pairing a line up haircut with a low skin fade for black men.

Low Taper Fade

low taper fade
Instagram @mercuris_hair_design

Get that neat, tapered sides and leave the top hair long. That’s how you achieve a voluminous look. When styling this low taper fade haircut, a hairspray or tonic is a good option.

Low Fade Comb-Over

Low Fade Comb-Over
Instagram @marconybarber

A comb over is one of the best classic low fade hairstyles for gentlemen, that works great for any hair texture or length.

Slicked Back with Low Fade

Slicked Back with Low Fade
Instagram @ferni_barber

One of the most versatile haircuts, a low fade pompadour can be rocked in any style or matched with any outfit as long as your hair provides the length.

Cropped Curls with Low Fade

Cropped Curls with Low Fade
Instagram @everardoserrano7

An edgy and messy haircut with a low fade that will upgrade your simple mohawk is this kind of curly hair faux hawk. Brings youthful vibes and attraction without being too stylized.

Low Fade with a Beard

If you have a long face, try this well-trimmed chin strap beard so you can freely wear any hairstyle without making your face seem longer.

Q&A with style creator, German Mena
Barber / Founder @ Gmena Elite Barbershop in Waterbury, CT

How would you describe this look?

I love doing this type of haircut – a low skin fade with a little texture crop on the top and a combover for the finished style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you want to try this, you have to have a suitable hair type and lifestyle too!

Low Fade with Twists Blowout

Those standout twisted curls look more modern when paired with a low fade hair cut and that tight line up, leaving you feeling fresh all day.

Q&A with style creator, Yvonne Diogo
Director @ Nubian Crown Hair Studio in Gauteng, South Africa


How would you describe this look?

What we love about the sponge twist look is that it is an on-trend look for both gents and ladies who want to add texture to their afro.

On this particular model, the fade cut gives a clean finish and draws the eyes to the defined curls.

Any advice for someone considering it?

In order to achieve this look, the hair has to be shampooed and conditioned first, preferably with high moisture products that are mineral oil, paraben, and sulfate free.

A leave-in conditioner should be applied liberally to the hair to add moisture. Follow it with a shea butter and castor oil cocktail. The cocktail nourishes each hair strand which accentuates the curls.

To make the cocktail, simply place a pea-sized scoop of shea butter and castor oil onto the palm of your hands, rub your hands together, then work the cocktail into the hair.

Now, you are ready to use the twist sponge. Simply rub it around the hair for 3 to 5 minutes depending on the extent of curl definition you want.

This look is great for clients who like to change their afro from time to time and are willing to experiment. It can be dressed up or down depending on whether the occasion is for work or play.

To step it up, highlights may be added to the tips of the hair which will further accentuate the curls.

Low Fade for Curly Hair

low fade for curly hair
Instagram @kingdomcuts_

With neat sides and nape plus the thick, fuller-looking hair on top, the contrast in this look is exquisite. Try this low fade for curly hair of yours, and you’ll embrace your natural texture with so much flair. Use a clay when styling to help define your curls.

Low Drop Fade

low drop fade
Instagram @barber_djirlauw

Go shorter and neater without sacrificing a stylish edge! Here’s a low drop fade cut you should try when you have thick, straight hair. You can style it whatever you want, but the one with the volume makes a true statement. Blow your hair dry, then use wax to achieve this very suave finish.

Bald Low Fade Line Up

bald low fade line up
Instagram @hairgrooming

So effortless to style! The thing about a fresh low fade haircut is it’s classic and never goes out of style. This bald low fade + line up will suit whatever vibe you’re going for.

Low Fade Buzz Cut

low fade buzz cut
Instagram @tufavoritobarber

If you’re the guy with straight and thick hair who loves a sleek finish, this buzz cut with a low fade is for you! The fullness of your black hair is what will make it look so dapper. Opt for this low fade buzz cut, and styling will be less of your problem.

Low Burst Fade

low burst fade
Instagram @vukasinmilic93

Yes, short haircuts make a stylish look, too! This low burst fade will emphasize your hair texture on top. Your natural waves will bring out fullness to your brown hair. Finish it off with a sea salt foam to enhance your hair texture while acting as a heat protectant, as well.

Quiff with Low Fade Undercut

quiff with low fade undercut
Instagram @themillkybarber

Low fade cuts are one of those trends that give elegant touch and cleaner finish to your style. So, here’s a quiff with a low fade undercut that you must try! With clean sides and longer hair on top, you’re gonna achieve a versatile look. Freehand styling will help you shape your hair after a good blow-dry.