The skin fade is particularly unique because it stands out. With the contrast of shaved sides and a full head of hair, it instantly gets attention. It’s an especially trendy, contemporary look, and best of all, it’s easy to get.
This hairstyle is usually achieved by cutting the hair shorter and shorter as it moves toward the neck. While some haircuts require the hair to be the same length all around the head, the skin fade demands the hair be cut at decreasing lengths.
1. Swept Back Skin Fade w/ Undercut
Undercut hairstyles are frequently long but don’t have to be.
With this cool cut, you'll notice the length way up on the head is concentrated and is pulled back with a loose, matte finish.
2. Skin Fade for Wavy Hair
A nicely done mid-skin fade is in high demand for most men, so put a cheeky spin onto it with a design that mimics the waves inside the haircut.
Instead of a part line, this unique spin on the traditional hairstyle could be more exciting and help you stand out.
3. Low Skin Fade w/ Crew Cut
The traditional crew cut is short and blends perfectly with a fade. This look can work well with a short beard or just some stubble. It doesn’t take much product to style it.
However, some wax or putty worked into the hair can help you direct the ends toward the center. This will help prevent the cut from looking too fuzzy, especially as it grows out.
4. Skin Fade w/ Curls
As mentioned earlier, it can be difficult to achieve the skin fade with curls. However, this is one option that will come in handy for curly-headed guys.
In this style, let the hair on top grow out so your natural curls show. Add a skin fade on the sides and back, and you’ll have unbelievably unique hair. This is similar to the textured curly undercut.
5. Skin Fade w/ Pompadour
The pompadour was a popular style in 2016, and we expect to see more guys embracing the pomp in 2017. This also combines old with new, and it’s a surprisingly versatile look.
As with the skin fade/side part combo, this style is simply a pompadour combined with a skin fade. That’s all you need to ask for to achieve this style. After that, it’s all about maintaining the pompadour regularly to keep it in tip-top shape.
6. Low Skin Fade
fades can sometimes appear quite intense, especially if the wearer has long hair on the top of his head. For a subtle take on the style, you can choose a skin fade that is low instead.
The look, which graduates to reveal the skin just around the ears, is much more understated and subdued than the standard style.