Knowing what haircut you want is one thing; describing it to your barber is another—especially when it comes to the fade haircut style. There are so many different ways to fade hair, so it’s kind of amazing if you do come out with the haircut you envisioned. To help you get the perfect fade haircut, we broke down the process and took out the guesswork.
Fade Haircut Styles to Switch Up Your Look
Read on for some fade haircut inspo and learn how to get the fade haircut style you really want:
Try getting out of your comfort zone with a mohawk fade haircut. Achieve volume and hold for your ‘hawk with some pomade. We highly recommend AXE Smooth Look: Shine Pomade for hold and a shiny finish.
Add to your hairstyle you already have by giving the sides a slight taper fade. Subtle, but very effective, this style is ideal for men of all ages looking to get in on the fade haircut trend.
3. Man Bun
Switch up your long hairstyle by adding a fade to your man bun look! Whoever said you can’t hit two trends in one style was wrong. This man bun fade haircut combination gives you the best of two trending styles.
4. Mid-High Top
We love how classy this fade haircut style looks. Start your fade higher up and feel free to add some classy clipper designs on the way down your fade. Keep your curls on top shapely and styled with some SheaMoisture Men Argan Oil & Shea Butter Defining Cream.
Go for an extreme fade by shaving almost all of your hair toward the bottom. This adds a ton of texture and a gradient texture to your look. This high-contrast style is edgy, cool, and definitely not for the faint of heart.
6. Barely There
For those who aren’t ready to make a statement but want to give fade haircut styles a try. Add a baby fade to the front of your style. This is a great way to dip your toes into the fade haircut trend without committing to a full look.
7. Extra Long
Maintain your longer locks at the top and add a fade to give the appearance of more volume. Keep your hair nice and texture with a little bit of styling foam worked into the ends of your style.
You can’t go wrong with a classy pompadour fade haircut style. This classic version of the fade haircut is a go-to for good reason. Use hair gel or hair wax to style the top portion of the look!
Fade Haircut Styles: Perfect the Look
Let’s understand more about fade haircuts:
1. Understand the types of fade haircut styles.
When it comes to fade haircuts, there is a whole world of different types of cuts. If you like going for a super-short look, try out a high fade. High fades, sometimes called bald fades, angle down much more quickly, shaving all the way down. Low fades are longer and show less skin. Instead of quickly fading into nothing, low fades mostly just an angle away from the hairline.
2. Try out other types of fade cuts.
You can also try other types of fades! It’s not always about all of your hairline fading away. A different fade haircut style you can try is the Brooklyn fade, where just the temple area has the fade. If you like the idea of a fade haircut but want to keep more length, a scissor fade might be your best bet. This cut is done with scissors (instead of clippers) to give a clean angle without going down to your skin.
3. Mix and match your fade haircut.
The best thing about the fade haircut style is that you can mix a fade with nearly any other cut. This is where it can get complicated to describe to your barber. First, you’ll need to know what kind of cut you are going for, then add a fade to go along with it. If you like military haircuts, you could go for the standard buzz cut and make it more interesting by adding in a Brooklyn fade.
4. Try out an unexpected fade.
We’re a bit partial when it comes to dudes with fade haircut styles. We’re particularly fond of the mohawk fade look! It takes a typically grungy style and makes it devilishly handsome. We also like a good high fade mixed with a pompadour for a high-contrast look. Both of these styles take a bit more work on your behalf, but it’s more than worth it for the sexy result.
5. Get prepped for your new fade haircut.
Before you head to the barber to get your new fade haircut style, you should wash your hair. It helps to give you the best cut that works with your natural texture. Start off by using Suave Men 2-in-1 Ocean Charge Shampoo + Conditioner. to make your hair nice and clean, and the conditioner helps to keep it soft.
Are you thinking about trying out this style? Be sure to share the results with us over at @AllThingsHairUS!