A swipe of product, and you’re done.
Want to spiff up your style for spring? Look no further than the wavy fade haircut. This low-maintenance yet trendy look is well-groomed enough for work, while retaining a big of swag to help you stand out from the crowd.
Below, we dissect three of our fave versions of a wavy fade haircut, all in slightly different iterations. Check on to see which one fits your hair type and lifestyle the best, and get ready to rock a new look when the weather turns:
3 Ways to Wear the Wavy Fade Haircut
1. Texturized High Top Fade
Guys who want to rein in their thicker, coarser hair textures while still sporting a bit of a “look” can try a high-top loose fade. This haircut features a regular fade at the sides and back, with the tops gradually lengthening till they reach around 4 inches on top of your head. To style, a small, dime-sized amount of cream, like Axe Natural Look: Softening Cream, can help give structure and definition to your natural waves without hiding them.
2. Blowdried Undercut
Straighter hair textures can still rock a wavy fade haircut with the help of a few blasts of the blowdryer. This look features sides just a few clipper-grades shy of an undercut, and with a top that is definitely longer than your average fade. Style by rubbing some texturizing paste, like Bed Head for Men by TIGI Pure Texture, onto your hair and blowdrying your hair forward towards your bang area. Create a slight side part and mat it down with any leftover product.
3. Classic Fade
This preppy version of the wavy fade haircut features lengths that are more uniform all around save for a few inches up top. Ask your stylist for a crisp, clean square cut—meaning, sides, sideburns and back are pretty much equally faded using clippers—and leave a few inches of length on your fringe and crown area to muss up with some wax, like Axe Urban Messy Look Flexible Paste. Apply product in an upward motion to help create some lift at the root.
Want more short haircut ideas for guys? Check out the latest haircut trends for this season.