If there is one cut we love on all dudes, it’s the fade. There are so many fade haircut styles out there that can be mixed with nearly any other look. We like taper fades, undercut fades and fades mixed with long and short haircuts. Fade haircut styles are one of the most adaptable looks out there, and we like the fact that men can wear a fade with different looks this year.
Read on for the best new fade haircut styles on our radar:
7 New Fade Haircut Styles to Try in 2017
1. Long Hair and Short Fade
One surefire way to make sure your fade haircut styles look dapper is to make sure there is some kind of contrast — like this cut! Having longer hair on top and a short fade on the sides makes for a nice contrast, no matter how you style your hair. You’ll see this as a theme throughout the rest of the fade haircut styles we feature. Keeping one part of your hair longer creates that contrast.
2. Extra Long Quiff and Fade
Fade cuts are so sleek and clean-looking that it would be a shame not to style with a quiff. We like modern quiffs to be on the long side, this way they are different enough to not look too vintage. Style your faded quiff with Axe Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade. It has that velvety, shiny finish we love for classic quiffs. Brush up and back, and you’re set.
3. Slicked-Back Undercut and Fade
Want a slicked-back style to mix with a fade? Make it easy by going for an undercut. Then, just fade the edges of the undercut to make the whole style look more put-together. You can style the longer top section of your hair backward for that cool wet-look style. Use Bed Head For Men By TIGI Power Play Firm Finish Gel for shine and high hold. Afterward, run a fine-toothed comb through your hair to create that perfectly refined look.
4. Buzz Cut Fade
If you like the idea of military hairstyles but can’t get on board with a one-length cut, try this buzz cut fade. It takes what we like about the buzz cut and matches it up with the cool fade haircut. We like to fade just the edges of your hairline when going for the buzz cut fade, that way you still get the powerful look without going too short. Keep the hairline at your forehead perfectly straight to keep the military look front and center.
5. Ultra Short Bald Fade
An alternative take on the buzz cut fade is this bald fade look. For both styles, you start off with a buzz cut, but, for this version, you start the fade much higher, almost like an undercut. The fade starts right around your temples and quickly goes right down to your skin. This look got its bald fade nickname because it goes all the way down to the skin around your ears.
6. The Long Fade
For an overall longer look, try a long-on-top look with a lengthier fade. This look mostly gives the hair on the sides of your head more structure. That makes this haircut ideal for men with coarse hair or hair that is difficult to manage. Because this overall look is pretty long, we like to style it with a matte texture to make it more modern. Use Bed Head By TIGI Manipulator Matte Cream to style your hair up.
7. Curly Crop and Long Fade
Guys with curly hair should definitely keep their cut long enough to make sure their curl structure is shown. This means the long- on-top crop is for you. The crop haircut works well for curly hair because it gives you enough hair to work with. A side fade is super-helpful for curly hair, too. It takes out a lot of that volume that can make your hair look poofy on the sides and back.
Need more fade haircut styles to look through? Check out these fade haircut trends for 2017.