Sure, you’ve heard of the traditional fade haircut which describes the way the haircut transitions from long to short as it moves down the sides and back of the head. You’ve probably also heard of the skin fade, pompadour fade, taper fade and of course the low, mid and high fade.
However, if you’re looking to find the best fade haircut styles for men, you’ll be glad to hear there isn’t just one edgy or one-of-a-kind style. In fact, when it comes to the fade, the possibilities are endless. Check out these unique fade hairstyles that will stand out from the rest.
1) SIDE-SWEPT UNDERCUT FADE
This fade features a deep side part, a low fade, and a faded beard all in one. With this style, you’ll notice the beard is thicker at the chin than at the sideburns, while the top of the hair is highlighted for an edgier look.
This look might seem a bit complicated but as long as you know what to ask for, your barber won’t let you down!
2) LOW FADE WITH LONG WAVE
This fade is the perfect style if you’ve been blessed with naturally wavy hair. It starts with a low fade, that allows you to keep your length on top somewhat long.
For this style, you’ll want to start by fanning out the wavy strands across the top of your head. Doing this will keep them away from your face and directed toward the angle you want them to stay.
Next, ask your barber to do a skin fade, but make sure to stay around the ears. Finish by having the hair at the back of the head taper down all the way to the nape.
3) BURST FADE
This fade tapers the line of hair behind the ear, leaving the hair longer at the neck. The shape is rounded and similar to a drop fade with a mohawk.
The biggest difference between the two is a drop fade has a low taper that follows the hairline all the way around, while the burst fade is cut in a semicircle, leaving the length longer at the back of the neck.
4) FRENCH CROP FADE
Don’t be fooled by the name. This fade style might seem like a foreigner but it’s actually a timeless fade cut that requires less maintenance than a quiff or pompadour.
To achieve this look, you want to keep your hair thick but with short layers at the top, while going for a high, bald fade underneath. You might notice it’s similar to a Caesar haircut, except the bangs are much longer.
5) FAUXHAWK FADE
Okay… we know what you’re thinking… this fauxhawk fade might be the most unique and edgy hairstyle yet- and we have to agree.
For this look, you’ll want to grow out your hair pretty long on top, but ask your barber to keep a short fade on the sides. When styling your hair, a clay works best to achieve a textured fauxhawk look.
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