Juice Haircut and High-Top Fades: 5 Looks We Love

An ode to hip-hop.

As some of you may already know, the juice haircut was coined by one of the most talented and popular rappers in hip-hop history.

Today, the look continues to live on. What exactly is a juice haircut? It is a high top cut that mimics the square shape of a juice box, but the hairstyle isn’t complete without a very distinctly curved or straight side part—and it’s this particular detail that makes the look.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite juice haircut and hi-top fade ideas that you can try today:

1. Juice Haircut with Curls

juice haircut with curls
Modernize the juice haircut with curls.

Give your juice cut a modern twist by embracing your natural hair texture. Use a gel, like Dove Men+Care Control Gel, to define your curls. You can play around with color to give the look an even more unique look. We love how this blonde hue makes the cut stand out.

2. Classic High-Top Fade

juice haircut: classic hi top fade
Take your look to new heights with this fade. Photo courtesy of Kevin Noah @kkx.mukena

Take inspiration from the ’90s hip-hop culture and go for a classic high-top fade. The key to maintaining this look is all in your hair-combing technique and your ability to keep your hair moisturized. Use an afro pick to detangle and shape your hair when styling or take pointers from model Kevin Noah. According to Kevin, “This style is sometimes called a box cut. To style, I pick out the hair with a comb and work it into the classic square shape.”

3. Textured High-Top Fade

juice haircut: hi top fade
Give your look a slight textured effect.

There’s nothing wrong with wearing the slightly uncombed look to give your cut a bit of texture. If you want to create more definition, you can use a sponge brush to define your natural texture with the help of AXE Natural Look: Softening Cream to add moisture. Need a quick tutorial? Here’s how you can define your curls using a sponge brush.

4. High-Top Clean Shape-Up

Juice haircut: round hairline
Shape up your hairline for a clean and sophisticated look.

One of the many reasons men tend to go for high-top haircuts and juice haircuts is for the simple fact that maintaining the look is easy and budget-friendly. How so? All you have to do is ask your barber for a shape-up. A clean shape-up keeps your style looking fresh and well-groomed.

5. Juice Haircut with Curved Side Part

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A juice haircut isn’t complete without a curved hair part.

Last but certainly not least is the classic juice haircut. This haircut remains a staple to this day. This look can be worn for just about any occasion; you can even get away with wearing it to the office with a nice clean-cut suit!