16 Unique High Fade Haircuts Men Want this Season

Update to a whole new fade with these inspiring looks.

The high fade haircut is a totally classic hairstyle. While we dig this look, even the favorites deserve an update every now and again. For the fade, we are all about a higher top that allows your natural texture to get the attention it needs. You can also easily incorporate newer styles into the mix, like an undercut or juice haircut styles.

16 of The Best High Fades For Men Style Ideas

Ready to revive your fade or get in on this haircut style? Read on for fresh and new ways to totally upgrade your high fade haircut:

1. Grown Out, Wavy Pomp

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The weekend pomp is totally in. Photo credit: Dvora




Guys with wavy or curly hair should take the new year as an opportunity to grow out of that mop. The wavy pomp automatically looks much cooler than its perfected beginnings. And, as an added bonus, if you already have wavy or curly hair, that means so much less styling effort. All you need to do is dry your hair backwards to prep for the pomp. Then, take a dab of AXE Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade to help mould and ensure that your style stays in place.

2. Side Part

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An easy look with all the styles.

The side parts are suddenly cool. This once-very-preppy style has a unique look when worn with an undercut or high fade. You don’t need to fuss with too much styling, either! Just blow-dry your hair to one side if your hair is hard to work with. Or if you have hair that air dries well, just toss it all to one side and let it do its thing.

3. Bowl Cut Fade

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Be ahead of the times with this bowl cut.

Bowl cuts? Not really a style for the faint of heart, but the old-school style is making a comeback. This fade haircut with longer top variation on the classic is the ideal combo of retro and edgy. Work a little Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Matte Cream through your hair to really get the hold and look you like.

4. Add Clipped Designs

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No shame in this clipping game.

If you prefer a much shorter look all around, add a little extra interest with clippings. You can get just about any design you like! We’re particularly partial to a straight line or two, you get that faux part look, and it won’t ever come off as too much.

5. Switch to an Undercut Fade

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Rock that curly top undercut.

Undercut and fades for men are surprisingly not all that common. Generally, we’ll see one or the other, but they do make a cool statement when you combine them. You can get this style with any look you want to match with an undercut. Then, just have the edges faded to make sure you get that high fade haircut you are looking for.

6. Fade With Dreads

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Dreads and fades, the perfect 2020 combination.

Oh yeah, you can wear a fade with dreads. We suggest working with shorter dreads for an easier-to-style look. This style adds structure and shape to your dreads, which is a cool way to modernize this historically rich look.

7. Structured Styles

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For dudes with a little patience, you can get this structured style.

No need to wear casual bed head styles if that’s not your jam. A good high fade haircut works equally well with perfected, structured styles. These waves can be achieved by using a strong-hold gel to ensure that your hair is shiny while still being able to hold those waves.

8. Fluffy Afro High Top Fade

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Fluff out your afro to make it stand out. Photo credit: Dvora

Take advantage of your afro’s ability to become voluminous. Gently pick out your fro for a voluminous finish. This hairstyle looks great on 3a-4c hair types and is great for all occasions, from formal to casual.

9. The Modern High Top Fade

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Cool and understated fade. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Looking for a style that is bound to turn heads and set trends while remaining out of the box? This is the modern-day version of the high-top style. Wear it with a bit of a disheveled finish to add texture to your look for an edgy finish.

10. Side Part High Top

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Add flair to your high top fade.

If you’re the guy who has to do all things with finesse, this side-part high-top look is calling your name. To take the look up a notch, opt for a zig-zag hair part instead. Don’t want to DIY at home? Ask your barber to change your part at your next appointment!

11. Fade With A Twist

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Twist and fade.

Add character to your high fade haircut by adding twists to the ends. Use some AXE Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel to add a firmer hold to your twists. This is the perfect everyday look for students and professionals alike.

12. Classic High Fade Top

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As original as it gets. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Stick to the basics with this clean high top fade style. To maintain the look, pick your hair out with an afro pick to style until you achieve the perfect shape. Without a doubt, this is a timeless look for afro hair textures.

13. Undercut High Fade

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Focus on volume on the top and shaved sides for this modern look.

We’re partial to undercut haircuts on men, and we love the look of this fade haircut with longer top. The only difference between this cut and a standard high fade is the sides and back of the head are shaved down first like an undercut then the hairline is faded to complete the look.

14. High and Tight Fade

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Keep your high and tight looking crisp with trips to the barber every 2 weeks. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The high and tight fade is a classic haircut for a reason. This modern military haircut is not only stylish, but it can also be easily styled thanks to some hair paste, like Bed Head for Men by TIGI Pure Texture Molding Paste that’ll give you a nice shine and high hold. The perfect look for the dapper man!

15. High Fade Pompadour

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A perfect example of long on top fade haircut.

The faded high top pompadour is such a fun ’50s style cut. It will give you a vintage vibe and can be paired well with more modern styles like the high fade haircut. We like that this particular cut is extra long on top; it gives a nice contrast to the high fade on the sides and back.

16. High Fade With A Quiff

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High and tight fades seamlessly blend in all those different lengths. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The quiff is the pompadour’s less voluminous brother. This style works well if you like the vintage appeal but don’t want to deal with longer hair or a haircut that creates such a strong look.

Are you thinking about trying out one of these styles? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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