Best Mens Hairstyles

Types of Fade Haircuts

The fade is a popular mens hairstyle, but it is usually combined with several other styles. Here are the types of fade haircuts you see today.

What are the types of fade haircuts?

1. Fade Buzz Cut

Close-cropped fade on the side blending into a short, cropped top.

2. Fade Flat Top

Close cropped on the sides, usually down to the skin or as short as a milimeter or two, blending into a short flat top.

3. High Fade

A fade that starts very short usually a millimeter, and goes all the way to the top partline. High fades are sometimes combined with a longer top including pompadours, for a more dramaitc look in terms of composition and transition.

4. Low Fade

Starts longer, usually 5 millimeters or more, and goes about halfway or less up the side of the head. Low fades are used on many haircuts including the simple part to the side, longer slicked back styles, pompadours, and other stylish looks. Low fades are often clean and neat without being dramatic or edgy.

5. Fade Pompadour

The pompadour fade is short on the sides rising to a moderately short top area and a much longer top that is styled up into a wavy rise on the top of the head. The top is always styled with a strong-hold product like pommade, or holding cream.

6. Long Fade

The long fade is a fade with much longer hair on top. The look is more dramatic and stylish than ther fades because of the contrast in lenght. It is chosen by those who want to stick out or make a statement. It’s also a good choice for someone with accentuated features. It can have either a low or high fade in shorter or longer varieties. It usually starts with either very short, close cropped hair around the neckline rising to the partline with very long hair on top. Or, longer hair around the neck and earline, rising to a longer faded area near the part.

7.   Fade Taper

In taper haircuts, the hair is cut in a fanned style. Shorter strands give way to longer strands resulting in a smooth transition. The tapering gives the hair depth and style. The tapered fade starts with a gradual fade that can be cropped right down close to the skin rising up to longerm tapered hair above the partline. Fade tapers have a smooth transition with no defining, hard lines.

8.   Slick Back Fade

Popular with younger men mostly, the slick back fade starts with either a low or high fade that can be cut close to the skin. it ends with longer hair slicked back straight and held in place with gel.

9. Combed Fade

The combed fade is a simple combed part hair cut that is medium to long in length with faded sides that can go as short as 1 milimeter or shaved.

10. High/Low Fades

High low fades combine two types of fades: high and low. The fades occur one on top of the other and can be combined with just about any other style.

11. Disconnected Fades

The popular disconnected or undercut look is often combined with a fade for a less striking and more fluid transition. The style is dramatic however, and can be highly stylish depending on how the fade is executed.