16 Coolest Temp Fade Haircut Ideas for Men

Temp fade haircuts for men

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!

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 @mitch_dabarber

The beard compensates for the very high temp fade. Still, you can do so much as to style your temp fade with a beard using waves and clean edges to complete the look.

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 @gubarber_

If your locks are getting unruly, treating it with a temp fade afro would do the trick. Not only would you have easier styling, having this cut would make a healthier and bouncier fro!

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 temp 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 @liviacaetanoo

The star of this look is the meticulously styled, forward-facing dreadlocks. The temp fade with dreads is ever so highlighted by the surgical line, which puts a new twist to your normal temp fade.

Bald Temp Fade

Bald Temp Fade
Instagram @kutzbykmari

Waves create texture while the contrast of the bald temp fade 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 temp fade with waves haircut will greatly tidy up your look, revealing this flawless black hairstyle.

Temp Fade with Twists

Temp Fade with Twists
Instagram @mrwesmrwes

Manage those curls by giving your sides and back a quick shave. Start at the temples and work your way down, keeping clean edges for an excellent finish like this temp fade with twists.

Q&A with style creator, Wesly Saintil
Barber / Stylist @ Hair by Mr. Wes in Bridgeport, CT

How would you describe this look?

This look says that I’m letting my hair go wild while maintaining a clean edge. It’s the best of both worlds – a clean blend while the top stays untouched.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style can only be obtained with someone with thick hair. Hair is a language, not a race – my saying to my clients, so I read your hair, and then I can tell you what will fit you best.

Age doesn’t matter much with this look. Personality does matter because you gotta rock it with confidence. Face shape plays a big part.

I would not suggest this look for a job interview. If you’re looking for an office job and are over the age of 25, I also wouldn’t recommend it.

It’s great for those who want to let their hair grow yet maintain some type of style with it.

High Temp Fade

High Temp Fade
Instagram @ale_lamonaca

Q&A with style creator, Alessandro Lamonaca
Barber / Stylist @ Tony&Guy Torino Guala in Turin, ITL


How would you describe this look?

It’s a little different from the usual ones that I’ve seen for some time now. It’s a wearable look for the most part. It’s essential to focus on the type of products to use to obtain very versatile shapes. In this case, I used volume mousse (Label.m) and wax spray (Label.m).

Any advice for someone considering it?

I also recommend this look to those who want to have a look personality that differs from the usual cut. The critical consideration is the structure of the hair, preferably smooth/medium.

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?

It’s a 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 temp fade 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.