20 Coolest Temp Fade Haircut Ideas for Men

Temp fade haircuts

A temp fade is a type of fade that starts around the temples and is usually partnered with a line-up for a complete clean look. What used to be seen only on afro men’s hairstyles, the temple fade haircut, is now incorporated in almost any of the men’s hairstyles.

Take inspiration from how Usher, Ludacris, and Will Smith sported a stylish temple fade with their signature haircuts, setting a cool trend for this new era. It’s a popular technique to showcase your mane’s volume and texture while keeping those sides neat and fresh.

LA expert barber Matt Johnston displays his fades on different lengths and styles of afro hair, and the transformations are truly awesome beyond doubt! With waves or twists, a side part or a beard, short or lengthy – this type of fade never fails to suit any hairstyle. Since it’s all about looking crisp and neat, guys who wish to keep the look longer must commit to barber visits every 2-3 weeks.

Don’t stress as this modern fade is sure to tailor to your tastes and boost up your confidence and image. Choose from one of these trendy temp fade haircuts now!

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Mohawk Temp Fade

Mohawk Temp Fade
Instagram @dillonsimage

A mohawk temp fade offers an impression of a cool, edgy man. To imitate this haircut, ask the stylist for clean sides and a sharp line-up. This chop can be matched with a beard, too!

Blowout with Temp Fade

Blowout with Temp Fade
Instagram @thecutapp

Oh, this blowout with temp fade is neat and sharp! The secret to this kind of hairstyle lies in the curls. They must have a piece-y definition to give the style a smart-looking edge. It’s great for men’s everyday look!

Temp Fade Pompadour

Temp Fade Pompadour
Instagram @barberiaantonioferreira

This temp fade pompadour strikes an edgy and very handsome style. It gives a clean finish, taking the hair away from the face. It’s best to use a matte paste with no shine to keep the style in place.

Temp Fade and Mini Afro

Temp Fade and Mini Afro
Instagram @thecutapp

Sure, a temp fade and mini afro can go great together! This haircut offers neat sides and nape. It leaves the hair on top thick to balance out the style of the chop. Feel free to customize its shape and height depending on your face shape.

Temp Fade with Design

Temp Fade with Design
Instagram @salo_thebarber

Wear a masterpiece right above your ear with this temp fade with design. The feather art puts n awesome perspective to your ordinary temp fade.

Temp Fade with Braids

Temp Fade with Braids
Instagram @iamon.bynaomi

A temp fade with dreads is a perfect slate to having medium-length braids. A popular hairstyle for African-American men, ask your professional barber for this stunning hairstyle.

Temp Fade with Beard

Temp Fade with Beard
Instagram @thecutapp

A temp fade with a beard works well on men’s kinks. This chop carries out a neat style while it adds detail around the face. What makes it outstanding is how it doesn’t demand everyday styling.

Low Temp Fade

Low temp Fade
Instagram @novatobarber

Try out this low temp fade, which gives minimal skin exposure but maximum the suave. You can still work on your thicker locks, which you can style any way you want without any hair getting in your face, thanks to a cool temp shave.

Mid Temp Fade

Mid Temp Fade
Instagram @pedrinho_cabeloearte

A mid temp fade exposes more skin, thereby helping stouter faces have more length. Balance it out with a brushed back cut to keep everything at bay.

Temp Fade Afro

temp fade afro
Instagram @fade_queen

A temp fade afro is more of a classic and smart-looking style. California-based stylist Siobhan is the one behind this neat haircut. She points out that this chop is ideal for men of any age.

Siobhan shares her fave go-to product for this haircut. “The product I would recommend for twisting the hair up would be Gentlemen Republic Gel. It’s non-flaky and doesn’t leave a sticky residue.”

She continues, “When applying the gel, it would work best on wet hair, then use a curl sponge or a curling paddle for the perfect twists.”

It’s also essential to keep the hair moisturized to show off its perfect rounded shape. The stylist suggests Sta Sof Fro, which cleans the scalp that prevents dandruff, as well.

Mohawk Temp Fade

Mohawk Temp Fade
Instagram @joss.barber.mx

Adding red tips on the spiky mohawk is the cherry on top of this whole ‘do. The temp fade mohawk presents the clean-up of the entire look, which embodies this whole rock and roll vibe.

Temp Fade on Straight Hair

Temp Fade on Straight Hair
Instagram @hosseinsarv

The temple fade on straight is subtly revealed by longer layers, which is a perfect choice if you prefer growing out of your hair. Straight hair comes to life with layers and more loose styling.

All Around Temp Fade

All Around Temp Fade
Instagram @crispy_jeannie

Clean edges support this all around temp fade that provides a neat shave around your head. Eyes are drawn more to your curls, which adds height and shape to your hair.

Temp Fade with Dreads

Temp Fade with Dreads
Instagram @ledanieljames

The temp fade with dreads is a twisted and braided hairstyle with sharp, neat sides. Stylist Daniel Lemus from Florida created this trend, and it looks so cool!

Aside from twisting the hair, he tapered in the sides and faded down the nape area. “This allows you to have the long hair while keeping it clean and sharp, looking from the front, sides, and back.”

This tapered fade blowout is beneficial for a man who has longer twists or afro. It would also be easier for him to achieve the style.

For men with shorter hair, any faded style will do. “It keeps the fullness of the hair while removing the weight from the sides and back.” According to Lemus, this shows a subtle contrast and cleanliness, too.

The best thing about the style is it complements facial hair, sideburns, or even a clean “baby face” look.

Bald Temp Fade

Bald Temp Fade
Instagram @kutzbykmari

Waves create texture while the contrast of the bald temp fade cut contributes smoothness. This cut is the perfect equilibrium that soothes the eyes, making you a satisfying sight.

Temp Fade with Waves

Temp Fade with Waves
Instagram @snipsnips777

Waves add texture to your look, even with a slight skin fade around the temples! This temple fade with waves haircut will greatly tidy up your look, revealing this flawless black hairstyle.

Temp Fade with Twists

temp fade with twists
Instagram @xquisite.clipz

Level up a temp fade with twists and sharp line-up. Such a haircut and style can enhance the texture of natural kinks. The temple fade doesn’t only provide a neat finish but also looks more edgy and unique.

High Temp Fade

High Temp Fade Haircut
Instagram @zayfades

A high temp fade is a cut that provides kinky hair neat sides for a clean finish. What to love about it is how it leaves the hair in good shape. When styling, use a salt spray to finish the look off, to enhance the texture, and make the density thicker.

Temp Fade for Curly Hair

If you love a regular fade but want it to be next level, try shaving it slightly higher at the temple. Add a surgical line for design and scrunch up those unruly curls for maximum volume like this temp fade for curly hair.

Q&A with style creator, Daniele Gallo
Barber @ Black Blade Barbershop in Busto Arsizio VA

How would you describe this look?

This haircut with a temp fade is very fresh and modern look that’s very current in today’s young people. It has a skin tone that gradually rises in the area of the temples. The curly hair above would be very comfortable because it does not take long in combing when the client is at home.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would say that it is beautiful to look at and practical to manage.

Temp Fade with Part

This side-parted temple fade hairstyle is a legitimate work of the professionals. The cut is strategically made to cater to busy gentlemen. The brush up complements the longer strands at the sides for a well-presented look.

Q&A with style creator, Hermes Guevara Mejia
Barber @ MISTER MOUSTACHE Barbershop in Puente Alto, CL


How would you describe this look?

It is modern and avant-garde, but what I like most is that it frames the face of guys, and it makes you look younger.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would advise every client to take a risk to turn their traditional haircuts, and this one would suit anybody.