The 15 Coolest Undercut Fade Haircuts

Undercut fade haircuts for men

An undercut fade is a men’s haircut that features a mid to high blurry fade, with hair that’s medium to long on top and short on the sides. It’s the essential trick to make your undercut appear effortlessly cool!

The best thing about this fade is how it creates an illusion of a silhouette underneath for a contrast that draws all the attention to your fresh hairstyle. When skillfully done, the fade undercut works for all kinds of hair texture as long as you have the length to showcase it!

Take inspiration from how distinctive the undercuts of Adam Levine, Rami Malek, and Jeremy Renner are when they paired theirs with this refining fade! The only task left to do is to style your strands however you want, and the undercut will always guarantee an astonishing result.

New Hampshire barber-slash-stylist Hercules Tsirovakas displays his seamless fade haircuts on various textures, finishing his works with styling products such as clay. For a more textured, rugged result, using wax, clay, or gel easily does the trick.

In the end, it’s the most ideal fade to wear if you want an all-day sexy and neat look. Keep on scrolling for the trendiest styles of the undercut fade!

Low Fade

Low undercut fade
Instagram @ho3ein_jefri

This low fade gave an avenue for the magnificent curls and waves to really outshine. The show going on top was all thanks to this silent but deadly undercut.

Short Hair with Drop Fade

Short undercut fade
Instagram @abram_barber

Own an undercut fade even with short strands! Keep the top well-trimmed into textured layers for a refined finish.

Slicked Back Undercut Fade

Slick Back Undercut fade
Instagram @andrewdoeshair

Wax it down or tame it with gel, you’ll never run out of styles to try with this combed-back hair! What a wonderful way to also show a clean, smooth bald fade undercut.

Mid Skin Fade

Mid Skin Fade undercut
Instagram @josh.watson23

A higher shave rounds off the head and gives a more mature look. Clip it off just at the temple and keep a fuller top for a loose comb-over.

Undercut Hairstyle

Undercut Hairstyle
Instagram @woodyhairspaghettis

A young one’s style that can also be worn professionally by men. Keep a layered trim up top to create a textured look that can also give you some pretty awesome bangs.

Bald Fade on Thick Hair

Bald fade undercut on thick hair
Instagram @nico_barber_lissandrello

The side-by-side effect of the full side-swept hair and the bald fade is a great contrasting look. Do a lot of easy styling while keeping it real easy on the sides.

Long Hair Slicked Back

Long Hair Slicked Back
Instagram @otbarber_

After a shower, blow-dry damp long hair while combing back to achieve this look. Secure with gel or hair spray, smooth out the undercut, and you’re good to go!

Hard Part with High Fade

Hard part high fade undercut
Instagram @kuyascuts

That high fade almost makes the faux hawk look. Turn up the macho with a much needed hard part.

Medium Length Pompadour

Medium pompadour undercut fade
Instagram @netoluzbarber

This cut is all about the pomp. Accentuate it by partnering it with a clean fade a trimmed full beard to fully frame the face.

Curly Hair

Curly undercut fade
Instagram @hair.cules

A modern man needs a modern cut. Tight curls give it a more adventurous look while the fade keeps everything at bay. Great balance for day and nightwear.

Mid Fade

Mid Fade
Instagram @yamilhairstyle

Q&A with style creator, Yamil Rodríguez Villanueva
Barber @ Hair by Yamil in Peñuelas, PR

How would you describe this look?

I like it a lot for the cleanliness of the cut, and that gives an elegant look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this cut to people with an elongated face, so the cut can highlight much more. If you have this cut, I recommend you have a good maintenance on the hair.

Undercut Spiky Hair

Undercut Spiky Hair
Instagram @jasonjaybarber

A neat hairline shows off the perked up faux hawk in an immense fashion. Parallel lines were strategically placed at the fade to make it stand out.

Q&A with style creator, Jason Agron Martí
Barber @ Jayson Jay Barber in Isabela, PR


How would you describe this look?

This hair cut is a very innovative cut which is inspired by European fashion. It draws a lot of attention since the hairstyle gives it character.

What makes this peculiar cut is the freestyle design, making it appropriate for both formal events and parties.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Take into consideration your lifestyle. There are haircuts that take time to fix daily. Hair products are a very important issue. Apply products according to the hair type.

Disconnected Undercut

Disconnected Undercut Fade
Instagram @barberal313

A rugged fade makes a disconnected look from the thicker top mane. This brings a certain texture and attitude, with the special participation of angled hair design at the nape.

Q&A with style creator, Ali Alhashemi
Licensed Barber / Owner @ Uppercutz Barbershop in Dearborn, MI


How would you describe this look?

This hairstyle is really cool because it’s unique in so many different ways. When you first take a look from the back, you’d think it’s a Mohawk, but in the front, it’s sort of like a slick back/comb-over. It’s not a combover because it doesn’t fall to one side, instead, it falls to the back but at an angle.

My favorite thing about it is the double V line in the back that gives it that extra sauce!

Any advice for someone considering it?

As complicated as it may look, this look is actually really easy to achieve. It’s one of those wake-up-and-nothing hairstyles. Literally, all you have to do is comb it to an angle with your fingers. It’s longer on top, so it doesn’t give you trouble getting it to sit right.

It requires little to no effort. You can add a fingertip of TGM Pomade to ensure an all-day hold and even a little shine. Overall, it gives you that professional, corporate-friendly hairstyle with a little hint of swagger in the back!

High Skin Fade

Lengthen your face with high fluffed-up pomp and an undercut and skin fade. This style works as a general statement that requires little to no accessories.

Q&A with style creator, Alessio Bolognesi
Barber @ Atman Barber Studio in Rome, ITL


How would you describe this look?

The name of this cut is a slick back where the whole length is pushed towards the back. It is a modern, versatile cut with a zero shave, but it can also dress a long shave.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this cut for those who want to keep the length at the top while finding pleasure in mowing the lower part. For this look, you need wax which will allow you to keep the hair towards the back – an excellent finish for a bit of lacquer.

Short Sides Long Top with Fade

Short Sides Long Top with Fade
Instagram @blanco3112

Q&A with style creator, Ben Whitmore
Barber @ Jake’s NY Headquarters in Binghamton, NY


How would you describe this look?

During our consultation, We decided to keep most of the length on top for max volume and texture and that he wanted a mid-drop bald fade. My favorite thing about this look is how I used modern and traditional elements to create shape and shade that suits his head shape.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Learn how to recreate the style. You just need 5-8 minutes with a blow dryer, hot setting to create the volume, and cool shot to set. I used a forming cream as a pre-styler before blow drying and a very small amount of texture powder and matte hairspray to leave a natural free-flowing look. This is a perfect style for someone who prefers a modern and clean aesthetic that is also on trend with many of the Euro influences that are popular right now.