6 Ways to Style A High Fade Haircut

Allison | 12 December 2016
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Get a high fade haircut for a classic look. 

When it comes to men’s haircuts, you can do a lot of mixing and matching to get the exact style you like. One cut that is easy to add into other styles is the high fade haircut. This cut is like your standard fade, but usually starts higher and is cut shorter. We like that this cut can easily work for precise military looks to fresh and fun looks too. Read on to check out six different ways to add a high fade haircut to your look.

High Fade Haircut: 6 Different Ways To Style The Look

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

1. Undercut High Fade

Going for a high fade haircut doesn’t mean you need to go for the classic high and tight cut. You can mix and match different cuts to create the perfect look. We’re partial to undercut haircuts on men and we love the look of this undercut high fade. 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.

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

2. High and Tight Fade

The high and tight fade is a classic haircut for a reason. This modern military haircut is not only stylish, it can be easily styled thanks to some hair gel that’ll give you a nice shine and high hold. It works good whether you have short hair on the top or slightly longer. Brush through the Dove Men+Care Control Gel and style forwards or at a slight angle.

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3. High Fade Pompadour

The 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. You can style a pompadour with pomade for an authentic vintage appeal. The Axe Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade is a great choice for a velvety finish that isn’t too shiny or matte.

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Embrace your natural curls with a fade. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Curly Top High Fade

Having curly hair is no reason to go for a short cut! We think you should always show off your natural hair texture. Going for a medium to slightly shorter cut that is still long enough to show your curls is a great look paired with a high fade haircut.

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

5. High Fade With A Quiff

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. To create a nice quiff you can still use pomade, or the Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Matte Cream for a modern matte finish. Just work it through your hair and brush up and at a slight angle to get the quiff.

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6. High Top Fade

If you’ve got super curly hair you’ve got to try the high top fade at least once. It’s such a fun loving look that is super forgiving on your curly hair. Ask your barber for the classic high top cut and to fade the hairline to get this exact cut. The closer the fade, the more dynamic the look.

Need more information about the high fade haircut? Read our fade haircut complete guide