10 Top Bald Fade Haircuts for 2020

Find out what the bald fade is, how to style it and get inspired. 

Still trying to figure out what exactly a bald fade or skin fade is? Well, there’s no need to stay in the dark when it comes to fade haircuts. In fact, all you need is a simple guide to answer all the questions that you might be too embarrassed to ask your bros and barber.

Ahead, we’ve put together an essential guide to help you become a hair hero. So read on and discover everything you need to know about the bald fade, now.

The bald fade (also known by its other name: the skin fade), is a fade that starts from the skin on the sides and back and is gradually blended into a longer length on the top.

This means that the hair around the nape of the neck and sides are completely shaved off, hence it’s very apt name.

Bald Fade Inspo Pics


Temple Fade

Bald fade: All Things Hair - IMAGE - fade and beard
Try rocking a bald fade with beard. Credit: Instagram.com/thebarberpost

A temple fade is a great way to give any hairstyle a fresh and modern twist. Credit: @thebarberpost

Curly Bald Fade

The back view of a young man with medium dark curly hair and a bald fade
The bald fade looks great with long hair too. Credit: Instagram.com/fade2torials

The great thing about the bald fade is that you can work it with lots of different hairstyles and hair textures. Credit: @fade2torials

Editor’s tip: Sea salt spray is a great way to create waves or movement in slightly longer hair, so why not try styling your hair with the TONI&GUY Men: Messy Salt Spray.

Short Back and Sides

Side profile of a man with medium brown hair with beard and bald fade haircut
Bald fades can bold or subtle. Credit: Instagram.com/deezycuts

The clean look of the skin fade makes this the perfect partner for so many men’s hairstyles. And if correctly executed, it can give any haircut an instant refresh, so your ‘do looks less scruffy and more dapper! Credit: @deezycuts

Fade with Waves

Black man with fald fade and shaved parting
Give your bald fade a cool twist with shaved parting. Credit: Instagram.com/f4fade

Yes, pretty much anyone can nail the bald fade if they want to, although this fade is particularly popular with black men, as well as bearded bros. Credit: @f4fade

Peaky Blinders Fade

Dark haired man with skin fade and large beard
Anyone can rock this fade. Credit: Instagram.com/sciticobarbershop

So whether you decide to rock a Caesar crop, 360 waves or a high top, you can work in a bald fade. Neat, right? Credit: @sciticobarbershop

Pompadour with Fade

Dark haired man wearing glasses with bald fade, quiff and shaved side parting
The bald fade can be a smart and dapper choice. Credit: Instagram/alexander-diaz79

But whether you have a straight or curly mane, you should definitely consider getting this stylish fade to step up your hair game. Credit: @alexander-diaz79

Fade with Long Braids

Man with long braided afro hair and a bald fade from the back view
A bald fade can work on even the longest of hair. Credit: Instagram.com/jdabarbah

Many men like to go for a bald fade on their long hair, as it’s ideal for those wanting to try a new look but keep their length intact. Credit: @jdababah 

Short Textured Crop with Bald Fade

man with blonde hair and a bald fade on the sides and cropped on top
Team your bald fade with a cool cropped top. Credit: Instagram.com/mrliptrot

When it comes to finding the right bald fade for you, know that there are plenty of modern hair heroes to look to for some guidance and inspiration. Credit: @mrliptrot

Textured Crop with Precise Parting

Blonde man with side parting and bald fade haircut
Doesn’t this cut look fresh? Credit: Instagram.com/shortjackandsides

In previous years (before he grew his hair out), Brad Pitt was a fan of this fade, as well as Ex-One Direction star Zayn MalikCredit: @shortjackandsides

Fade with Beard

Black man with bald fade and beard
Draw fade inspiration from celebs like Idris Elba. Credit: Instagram.com/biga-210

And if you have afro hair, you just need to look to male celebs like Will Smith, Nas and Mr Luther himself, Idris Elba. So, not a bad selection to choose from, eh? Credit: @biga-210


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