17 Greatest Low Fade Haircuts for Men

Low fade haircut with a beard

A low fade haircut where the hair around the sides and back are shaved and tapered down lower near the ear and neckline. The low fade 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. There are several types; bald, tapered and burst fade.

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

Short Crew Cut with Low Bald Fade

Bald law fade
Instagram @fadeandcombs

A smooth tidy low fade cut for guys who wanna look simple yet sharp. Easily work this low maintenance haircut with an edge up to add a clean finish.

Low Fade Fauxhawk

Low fade Fauxhawk
Instagram @pabzfreshcutz

A popular choice for men these days is this funky fauxhawk with a low fade hairstyle. A great choice when you want to have a subtle yet edgy change to your everyday style.

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 @brunoreisbarber

A modern variation of the classic side part – this low fade hairstyle is popular for giving men the confidence and class to be formal or casual anytime and anywhere. Simply style with hair slicked to the side or combed.

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 haircut with side part
Instagram @ckbarber

Get your smart on with a side part and a low taper fade haircut, which is perfect for any formal event.

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 @erikavenanciom

If you’re after a super neat hairstyle without losing your natural curls, this one is for you! Leave your curly hair on top for you to style uniquely every day.

Q&A with style creator, Erika Venanciom
Hairstylist in Vitoria, Brazil


How would you describe this look?

I describe this look as practical to someone who likes their curls and wants to keep it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

He already knew what he wanted, which was to keep the curls, but he wanted a cut that was simple but modern and will use some products such as mousse.

Low Drop Fade

This fade definitely matches any hairstyle a cool guy can have – from a long top hair to a short one. It allows you to style your hair any way you want without losing that fresh and neat feels.

Q&A with style creator, Adriana Ruiz
Salon Owner / Hairstylist / Barber @ Faded Hair Studio in Tracy, CA


How would you describe this look?

This was for his prom! I did a low drop fade with a half undercut. I just trimmed the top and kept it long like he wanted.

I like all the blending with lots of clipper over comp thinking shears! Blend blend blend!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is easy to maintain. There’s no hard part so It grows out more naturally. It could flow back or forward or to the side.

It just needs to be shaped perfectly to your head and hair. This can be worn with gel, pomade, or clay. They will all make the style look different!

Low Fade Line Up

Clean your look with a defining line up and a fresh low fade haircut for that everyday hipster vibe.

Q&A with style creator, Earl Harris
Mobile Barber in Jacksonville, FL


How would you describe this look?

I call this “The Bald Fade.” I came up with the name when I was trying to develop my own style of fading. If you look at the blending, the transition looks like raindrops and when you get to the top it looks like a cloud. The blend starts at a zero then transitions all the way up. There is a difference between this style of blending and a regular fade.

I love that blending is more personal. When you look at your haircut, you want it to say something about you and stand out. It’s not the kind of haircut that you would get in 15 minutes. I take my time with the client to ensure that they leave my chair with the sickest haircut ever.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Well, consider the length on top. This style can adapt to many different looks to include comb-overs to low fades, and even into sponge cuts. If you take a lot of selfies or is really into your social status, then you’ll want your hair to look its best.

Products are really determined by hair type and texture. In this style, I used “Nappy Styles” hair gel to bring out the curls.

Low Fade Buzz Cut

A top choice for our athletic men out there is this breezy and neat buzz cut ended with a low fade.

Q&A with style creator, Victor Romero
Barber @ Barberia Victor Romero in Sevilla, Spain


How would you describe this look?

This look is very comfortable, very modern, and very practical especially for those who do sports regularly or those who do not like or have time to comb their hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is for a man seeking a radical change in his usual long haircut. The fade is very fashionable and very comfortable for guys who do sports like biking because you do not need to fix your hair after using a helmet.

This haircut only requires you to visit the barbershop every 7 to 10 days, and there is no need to have products for styling.

Low Burst Fade

Low burst fade
Instagram @manuelbarber_

Detail is key if you want to look hot with a new haircut. Highlights and some sharp lines paired with this cut can also give you an edgy look.

Q&A with style creator, Manuel Hernandez
Barber @ Fademasters Barbershop in Lubbock, TX


How would you describe this look?

This is a mohawk with a burst fade. It’s a fun modern look that is easy to style as a messy or spikey look. The part I like the most has to be the designs on the back. It’s symmetrical and eye-catching!

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s a hairstyle that requires a lot of maintenance because the hair can grow back quickly. Gel or pomade works great! Also, it looks great on any face shape.

Low Fade Undercut Quiff

With low fade cuts you can mashup several looks like this undercut that adds texture and length to your hair.

Q&A with style creator, Chris Ortiz
Owner @ Gentlemen’s Grooming 101 in Kyle, TX


How would you describe this look?

This is a great look if you are wanting to have that long flowing hair-in-the-wind kinda style but still giving off that sharply detailed blend look!

I like how it blends perfectly into the undercut style. This is definitely a great way in putting another twist into the undercut trend.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For best results in achieving this style, I would use a semi-hold pomade and insert a little bit of blow dry actin to give the hair the volume and bounce it needs for that perfect undercut natural look!