The buzz cut has been existing and re-inventing itself for longer than we can think of. Traditionally, it was a military look because of its short length and easy maintenance. However, who said that a utilitarian haircut cannot be made stylish? The buzz cut has been re-invented into burr cut, crew cut, and even butch cut. It has also been blended with fades, crops, and caesars.
The buzz cut fade is a modern take on the traditional buzz cut. It enhances the sharpness of the buzz cut and adds diversity to the otherwise plain cut. The specialty of its short length is that it will suit all hair types- straight, wavy, or curly, and all hair lengths.
This cut is especially useful for those who have issues such as balding, hair thinning, hair receding. With a plethora of buzz cut fades to choose from, we have combined here the 30 best haircuts that will give you the makeover you’ve been looking for!
30 Cool Buzz Cut Fade Haircuts For Men
1. Buzz Cut with Tapered Fade
In this cut, the buzz can be longer. Just be careful that the fade needs to taper from long to short. Setting the clipper at #2 is a good idea. Go for a low fade that tapers as you go down. This will look great on older adult men and add a youthful charm to their look. This cut is for those who want a neat look but do not want to lose out on too much hair. It is also useful for those with bumps or scars as it considerably hides them as compared to other bold buzz cuts.
2. Short Buzz with Tapered Sides
This cut is for those who want to take the bold step of chopping off most of their hair. Use a clipper to cut a short buzz. The fade can be high or mid depending on the sharpness you want. The buzz cut fade will make your head look fuller and defined.
3. High Buzz Cut Fade with Line
This haircut adds a bit of edge to the traditional buzz cut. Get yourself the sharpest look with a shaved line. Use a clipper to cut the buzz in a short length. Just where the high fade start, shave a neat from the temple to the back of the head to add an edge to the cut. Try this at home only if you are experienced in using a clipper, otherwise head to a trusted barber.
4. Buzz Cut Fade with Line Design
Think one shaved line is not gangster enough for you? Turn it up a notch by experimenting with various designs on the side. Keep the buzz short so that the hair doesn’t cover the design. Although buzz cut requires very little maintenance, this one might require a regular visit to the barber so that the design is maintained. The designs will look great with piercings and with a leather jacket, you’ll be ready to rock those ghetto vibes.
5. Buzz Cut with Skin Fade
If you want a cool look for the summers but do not want to go bold, try this minimal buzz cut with a skin fade. Cut the top in buzz. As you taper the fade, shave off the hair on the sides to give a skin fade. This will give a balding look that is comfortable yet trendy. This cut is a hit amongst youngsters who want to keep cool during the hot months but also stay in style.
6. Mid Skin Fade Buzz Cut with Thick Beard
If you think a high skin fade will take away too much hair, then go for a mid-skin fade. This won’t be as drastic as high skin fade and will be apt for parties and gatherings. Compensate all the lost hair on top with a thick beard. This will add all the manly charm and give you a rugged look. Keep the beard hair short so that it doesn’t look too contrasting with the buzz cut.
7. Shape Up Skin Fade Buzz Cut
Give a stylish edge to your skin fade by shaping it up! This means that while you shave the hair at the sides, instead of shaving in a straight line, give it a curve as per the shape of your head. This will make your head look rounder. It will add an extra yet careful touch to your low-maintenance buzz cut.
8. Bald Fade Buzz Cut with Long Beard
Try an extremely thug haircut by giving yourself a high and bold fade. For this, you need to shave off your sides completely. Keep a mid-length buzz at the top and give it a messy look. Team it up with a long luscious beard and show off your facial hair. You might want to visit the barber as the ratio between the buzz cut and the beard should be proper. Be sure to turn around a few heads at this nasty yet elegant look!
9. Low Fade Buzz Cut with Clean Hairline
This look is perfect for teens and young adults. Do not give a well-defined fade and keep the fade low. Cut the hair on your temple evenly to make a straight hairline. This buzz cut is youthful and fun. It is a great look for beaches. This does not require much maintenance except for occasional trimming from the front.
10. Skin Fade with Long Buzz
If you think you can carry off a mildly balding look, then try out this mature haircut that will expose your head and make it look defined. Go for a long buzz and leave the hair on the top in a slightly upward direction. Go for a clean shave on the sides or set your clipper at #0 guard.
11. Flat Top Buzz Cut with Skin Fade
This buzz cut is for those who want to go for a sharper look. Shave the sides completely. Keep the buzz cut long. Spike up the hair at the top to complete the look. You may need to use a gel to keep the hair in that shape. This is an excellent cut for older men who want to look stylish and bold.
12. Mohawk Buzz Cut
Similar to the flat top, in the mohawk buzz cut the surface area of the hair on top is small and the rest of the head is shaved off. The mohawk can range from short to mid-length. Use a gel to make the hair stand up. Since this cut is a combination of two styles, it’s sure to be an eye-catcher!
13. Caesar Buzz Cut with Taper Fade
This hair cut requires precision and styling. The hair at the top is tapering at the temple, making a V with the point in the middle of the head. The hairline recedes from the middle on either side until it merges with the fade on the sides. Keep a longish buzz so that the hair can be styled to the front. A low tapering fade will give just the right amount of shape on the sides.
14. Hard Parted Buzz Cut with Taper Fade
Give yourself a military look by shaving a hard line on either side of the buzz. Keep this line straight instead of a curve. Keep the buzz long to short and give a tapering fade or even a skin fade on the sides. The hard-line will create a separation between the longer buzz and the faded side.
15. Crew Cut Buzz with Skin Fade
The Crew cut is the nearest you can come to getting fully bold. If you want to be just a step away from getting bold, get a crew cut with shaved sides. This look is for all age groups but can be a good choice especially for men with thinning hair.
16. V-Cut Neckline with a Skin fade
Try the more unconventional buzz cuts if you’re looking for something that will stand out. Trim the buzz in a V at the back. Keep the buzz short and fade the rest of the hair in either skin fade or at a very low clipper setting like #0.
17. Short Cut with Low Fade
This is for those who want to maintain a formal yet sleek look. Get a short buzz with the clipper set at #1. To add a hint of style, give a low fade with the clipper set at #0. This haircut will look apt for working professionals.
18. Short Crop with Skin Fade for Long Hair
This haircut combines the style of a crop cut with the traditional military cut. It works for people with long hair with a sharp crop cut and a skin fade at the sides and the backside. This style is the trendsetter for 2019 as various celebrities are spotted sporting this haircut.
19. Short Buzz with Skin Faded Backside
If you want something closer to the traditional military look, go for this minimal haircut. Cut a short buzz in the traditional style. Give a skin fade to the sides as well as the backside for a more refined look. This is again a bold look but will look classy on youngsters as well as older men.
20. Waves with Low Fade
Give your buzz a sassy touch by creating circular waves at the top of your head. Take the assistance of your barber to get those perfect waves and apply hairspray to keep it intact. Cut a low fade if you don’t want a balding look. Go a step ahead by lining up the temple hair and give your hair a spicy twist!
21. Short Curls with High Fade
If you are a fan of curls but also want a buzz cut, this is the haircut for you. Cut a long buzz and style your hair into curls. If you have naturally curly hair then you do not need to do the styling.
However, you can use hair products to make the curls look even. Balance the heaviness of the curls with a high fade. The fade can be tapering or a skin fade depending on the sharpness you want. This style is a summer re-invention of the traditional straight hair buzz cut.
22. Long Buzz with Drop Fade
This soft look is for those who want their hair to look long and retain volume. Go for a long buzz or the desired length. Then go a drop fade. In a drop fade, the fade cuts short behind the ear near the nape of the neck. This gives a fade to the ear area while maintaining the length of the hair. Old men can go for this look as this haircut adds youthfulness to the face.
23. Short Combover with a Line
This unique combination of combover and a razor line is where old-school and modern styles come together. Go for a slightly long buzz and comb it over to one side. On the other side, shave a line from the temple to the back of the head. Give a tapering fade to the remaining hair. This notorious look is a go-to if you want a classy and sophisticated look.
24. Textured Fringe with Mid Skin Fade
This is a variation of the caesar haircut. Add a wavy texture to the long buzz and put your hair in the direction of the temple. Go for a mid or low fade depending on the amount of hair you want to keep on your head. This hairstyle is simple yet attractive. The slight edginess of this style makes it a favorite among students and youngsters.
25. Textured Spikes with Low Skin Fade
Another way to go for the textured look is to spike up the hair. Go for a long buzz cut. Use gel and other hair products to get the desired textured spikes. To have a rock style, get a low skin fade on both sides. This look can look a bit unruly so it is best for casual occasions. The good point about this haircut is that it suits all hair types.
26. Buzz Cut with Drop Fade and Short Beard
Combine the three to get the complete gentlemanly look. This haircut looks the best on formals bus can go with practically anything. Get a short buzz with a drop fade. The fade can be a tad bit low. Team this up with a short even beard and you’ve got yourself a sleek and sophisticated look.
27. Buzz Cut with Temple Fade
This is one of the trendiest buzz cuts of 2019. Do a temple fade with a short buzz and you’ve given yourself the perfect re-invented military look. Do a line up at your temple and start the fade from there. Go for an even fade. However, if you do not want the shape of your forehead to become prominent, then do not go for this style. A little maintenance will be required from time-to-time but no hair products.
28. Buzz Fade with Cut-Outs
Experiment your heart out by choosing from various cut-outs with your buzz. Go for a long buzz and a low fade. With a considerable amount of hair on your head, you can try any cut-out you like. It can be a V at the front or a zig-zag pattern on the forehead. Make your barber understand the design you want and you are good to go!
29. Ivy League Buzz cut with Low Fade
This is an extremely popular buzz cut. In this, the hair on top is slightly longer than the crew cut. This hair can be spiked, or it can also be left in a messy state. Opt for a low fade to give a softer look instead of the boldness of a high fade. This look is very charming and is for youngsters and working professionals.
30. Buzz Cut with Brushed-up Front and High Fade
This effortless style will add the subtle spice required in a trendy haircut! Brush up the front part of the buzz in a slight curl backward to add a little fluff to the hair. Go for a high skin fade. This will give your face a sharp military look but with a modern and stylish variation.
Inspired by these bold looks? Head to a salon and get your desired buzz cut fade. Let us know your reviews in the comment section below.