High fade haircuts are extremely popular these years because they can complement all the men’s hairstyles! This is a very short haircut around the sides and back of the head. It gives the appearance of thicker hair that can maximize contrast for an edgy look. You can cut down the high fades to the skin for a high bald fade or taper fade. Furthermore, you can also add a hard part, a lineup, or a design for a unique, trendy look.
High volume styles can work for every face shape especially for guys with round faces or wide cheeks. High fade works all hair lengths and textures including curly, wavy straight, thin, or thick hair. You can also combine the fade with a pompadour, faux hawk, a side part, faux hawk to make the difference.
With so many different types of fades to choose from, we collect some best high fade haircuts for men in recent years. It will make you look sleek, versatile, cool, and modern whether your hair is short or long.
50 Cool Trending High Fade Haircut For Men (2021 Guide)
High Fade with side bangs
I want to start this list on a creative note with this hairstyle combo that will undoubtedly inspire anyone. The style above has mixed a layered top hard part with side bangs that will make any emo kid envious. Try it out and let me know what you think.
Narrow Tailed High Fade Pomp
To style this hairstyle, make a razor side part then let it drop slowly into a smooth tapered fade that you will also blend at the back of your head. Subsequently, award the top side a light trim until you leave a narrow patch of long hair.
To complete the look, texture the long hair locks and use pomade wax in order to create the elegant pomp that will award you a dramatic tailed end.
Kinky Bun with High Fade
Styling this hairstyle is pretty easy and won’t even need you to visit a professional barber. Simply isolate the top side with a comb part, then drop the part into an undercut which sorts a high skin fade on both sides of your head.
Do not forget to give the ends of the long hair locks on top that kinky look and then color them in a light brown shade like the gentleman above. To finish, pull up the top, grab it into a sort of ponytail that is positioned at the top. Also, ensure you secure the base of the ponytail using a ribbon in order to award yourself that classic kinky bun.
The Boxed Wavy Pomp with High Fade
For this haircut, trim the back and sides high up until you create the box-style top. Let all sides end in a skin fade that drops to the backside. Also, texture the top side of your long hair locks. This will give it that wavy style and look that also ensures your hair maintains a vertical look along the edges. Finish it off with a clean razor outline.
Highlighted high Ponytail with High Fade
Why not go for this high skin fade haircut on the sides then make a blend with the short hair at the back? Pull back the top locks starting from the front side and ensure you make a light trim along the edges. Then grab the pulled-back locks into a ponytail that you will position at the crown.
Finally, secure the base of the short ponytail using a hairband then add a blonde streak for the golden touch.
High Fade Sectioned Pompadour
Award your hair locks a side part by letting it drop to a buzzed fade on one side. On the other side, on the other hand, give it a tapered fade that goes to the back. Create the comb part in order to separate the hair at the front.
Also, texture the sectioned front side as well as the top. Give the front that curvy look then use pomade wax to transform the topside into classic pomp.
A smooth high fade
You can easily turn some high fade haircuts into works of art quite easily. If the part is what you would like to emphasize, then deepen the transition as much as you can. I am confident that both you and your friends will be left with awe on your faces by the super smooth fade outcome that you will create.
Buzzcut with High Fade
Would you want to escape style-related haircuts that bring along stress altogether? Then this haircut would be the perfect fit for you. Simply chop all your hair off and go with a buzz cut. Not only will you appreciate the extra time you will have saved, but you will also look like a total badass wherever you go. That is what I call a win-win situation for sure.
Middle Part with High Fade Haircut
By now, I am pretty sure that you have come to realize how most, if not all, haircuts are very adaptable. In simpler words, just imagine that you can easily rock one together with a mid-length hairstyle and a middle part.
I now believe the sky truly is the limit when it comes to things you can achieve in the realm of haircuts.
Disconnected undercut with a mustache
Like I mentioned earlier, not all gentlemen want to boast a dramatic haircut, and that is where this hairstyle comes into play. In fact, some individuals just want to boast a slightly faded disconnected undercut.
Now, you can get a disconnected undercut along the upper sides of your head or a bit lower it is shown in the image above. It will all depend on the effect you desire to attain.
The mullet with a high fade
You can always take advantage of your mullet haircut if you want to make a statement. And if you are all about attitude, then you can also take advantage of a high fade in order to accentuate a longer hairstyle.
Regardless of how long the main part of your hair is, a full or partial undercut will work wonders and make it look even edgier.
A gelled top + High Fade
You would be surprised to see just how big of a difference a decent hair product can make on your looks. If your hair is anywhere longer than an inch, then you should really consider doing a bit of research in order to find a good wax or gel.
A high fade will then take care of the lower part of your head. But remember that you still have to attain the longer area in tip-top shape.
Surgical line with a short high fade style
A shaved style that goes well for gentlemen of all ages is the surgical line coupled with short hair. It is somehow similar to the hard part, just that it is usually shaved on the lower part of one’s head. To attain this haircut, you can simply use a surgical line that will define the limit from top to bottom.
Shaved design + High Fade
If you think that a high fade is not enough for your bubbly personality, you can easily bring it to life with the hair tattoo. Even though it might sound striking, a hair tattoo is basically a shaved design in a strategic region of your head.
That said if you are a child or want to style this haircut on a kid, ensure it would be okay for school.
Asymmetrical Bowl Cut + High Fade
Believe it or not, asymmetrical bowl cuts are back in the realm of haircuts with a bang. Like most other haircut comebacks from the last decades, the modern bowl cut comes with a twist. Do not be afraid to play around with the asymmetry, particularly if you would like to show off the high fade under the top layer.
The rounded high fade
A skilled barber will always know how they can create the ideal silhouette that best matches our personality traits as well as physical features. I personally believe that a rounded high fade will look extremely great on polished individuals.
But do not try it yourself. I advise you to work out the haircut with a professional barber.
Brushed up + a neck tattoo + High Fade
Men who boast thick hair can count on this brushed-up haircut as their go-to look that they can also couple with a neck tattoo. When you combine the brushed-up style with a high fade, the style then brings volume and shape to the table. You could also further mold the thick hair locks into a small pompadour.
Braided top for kids + High Fade
You can easily plan a high fade haircut with other styles you may have in mind. For example, if you like braided styles like the one above, you can easily shape your style in a way that accommodates them.
Short spikes + High Fade
Do you think you would rather go for an office-friendly hairstyle? Then low cropped spikes with a high fade are likely to respect any dress code and style you may have in mind.
A high fade with highlights
Would you want to go above and beyond with your change of look? Then think about going through all three stages required for an ultimate makeover: color, style, and cut.
Side-swept fringe + High Fade
I have yet another fresh idea for all teenage boys out there. If your hair is naturally straight, then you can easily grow it out and attain the high fade on the bottom half of your head. You will be able to sweep the top part to any side you want (and also look cool while doing it.)
Ivy League with High Fade haircut
I think nothing says stately like an Ivy League hairstyle that has been coupled with a high fade. It does not matter whether you are old, young, or somewhere in between, this haircut will, without a doubt, make you stand out with class wherever you go.
To top the haircut off, the high fade addition will bring out the toughness and manliness in your entire appearance.
A comb-over + High Fade + a hard part
Whether or not you boast a hard part, a comb-over haircut is perfect for individuals who boast a strong sense of style. Provided the long part of your hair is at least two or three inches long, then all you ought to do is comb it to one side so you can reveal the high fad.
A small drop of wax, gel, or hairspray will also help you easily secure the hair in place.
A high fade with a quiff
I am bringing you the first timeless quiff, and this one has one of the coolest approaches I have ever come across. For years now, the best piecey haircuts have been the icing on the cake for imposing haircuts. In case you decide on getting this high fade, then a piece quiff is an excellent idea for the top side.
High fade with long bangs
In case you ever run out of ideas that you can experiment on your head, know that these bangs have got your back. When coupled with a high fade, then you can easily sport short and long bangs alike. In fact, a set of edgy bangs will undoubtedly make your overall look even way more memorable.
A bleached textured top High Fade
Just like boasting spiked hair, bleached locks are all the range once again. That said, the main difference is that most gentlemen these days prefer to only bleach the top side of their hair. Therefore, a high fade can easily be the final touch that you need to become the ultimate showstopper wherever you go.
A high burst fade (AKA Frohawk)
You may know this haircut as the South of France hairstyle. But alternatively, you can call it the burst fade. In any case, we are talking about the super cool Mohawk-like haircut if you have textured hair. Here, also use the high fade as a cutting technique for the sides of your hair.
Tall colored spiked + High Fade
A spiky hairstyle is usually associated with the early 2000s or the late 90s. Nonetheless, the trend is timeless and will look good even after years to come. Today, I bring it back to you with a modern upgrade. Instead of going overboard with the jagged boyband spike, simply soften them into fewer blow-dried pieces like in the image above.
Dapper haircut + a mustache + High Fade
Make way, guys. Dapper coupled with a mustache is the new edgy. Own your classy style with the right high fade hairstyle. Regardless of how long the top side is, you can look good with this hairstyle. But make sure you utilize any sufficient styling product of choice in order to attain the polished allure.
High fade with a curly top
Why not flaunt those curls? High fade haircuts really go incredibly well with any textured tops. With this haircut, you can form a curly angular fringe silhouette or simply opt for an effortless and short crop. Either way, I strongly recommend that you ensure you make the most of your natural curls.
Man Bun + a Beard+ High Fade
In this day and age, it has started to look like high fades and man buns are inseparable., this is like the fourth combination of a high fade and a man bun we have looked at today. And even though there are lots of young men who’re going for long locks while styling man buns, there are other gentlemen who are only going for the faded undercut.
Coupling the haircut with a beard will also increase the impact of the look.
High Taper Fade for Afro-textured Hairstyle
The Afro is one of the most retro trends that black men were dying to style back in the days. These days, however, afro haircuts are coming with different twists that vary depending on the person styling the cut. For instance, a perfectly done high fade cut is bound to go perfectly with the afro.
High Bald Fade
The bald fade cut hair down to your skin and ends. It is like the skin taper fade but it is more fresh, clean-cut, and simple to style.
Some men prefer natural and almost indistinguishable high fades. Others, on the other hand, live for the striking effect of a razor-sharp transition. If you fall in the latter category, then seek your barber’s skills and let him award you a high bald fade like the one in the image above.
34. High Taper Fade
The high taper fade is a professional look that looks stylish and professional. It starts near the top of the head and gets shorter as it gradually moves down the side of the head.
Unlike a bald fade, this haircut doesn’t cut down to the skin. It cut down to very short hair that makes it classy, cool, and clean. This haircut needs low maintenance. You can also combine it with a buzz cut, slick back, or crew cut to tailor the styling.
35. High Skin Fade
The high skin fade cuts the hair on the sides and back. This haircut starts from the top of your head and blends the short hair into the skin. This hairstyle can work well with a buzz cut, crew cut, faux hawk, slick back, bun, or top knot. You can also combine it with a comb-over, quiff, french crop, and pompadour.
36. High Fade Undercut
The high fade undercut is a cool haircut for men with short hair. The undercut leaves your hair disconnected with all one length on the sides of the head. The faded undercut is very popular because it is sexy and fashionable. You can also combine it with a quiff, a pompadour, slick back, faux hawk, or side part to make a difference.
37. High Fade with Short Hair
Combining short hair on top with a high fade can be simple to cut and style. It makes a short haircut on top with a high fade on the side and back. It will make you look clean and stylish. If you have fine hair, you can add a crew cut or a buzz cut on top with faded sides.
38. High Fade with Long Hair
Although short haircuts will never go out of style, many people choose medium-length to long hairstyles in recent years. The high fade with long hair on top can give you a very sexy look.
The thicker, longer hair on top allows you to style a number of popular looks. These good haircuts include quiff, comb over, faux hawk, and brush back, etc. A high fade cut on the sides can further highlight your look.
39. High Top Fade with Part
The high-top fade was a very popular haircut for black men in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The high top fade with a part is a unique and cool haircut for men. It is perfect for men with kinky or curly hair. You can brush your hair straight up and make the top hair stand tall. This will accentuate the longer hair on the top of your head.
You can also ask your barber to add a part and the side part fade bold with a shaved line. This modern business professional haircut is edgy and unforgettable.
40. High and Tight Fade
The high and tight fade is another cool hairstyle that fuses classic and modern. This military haircut gives very short hair all around with a high bald fade. It is a simple yet good-looking cut that is easy to style. You can remove the side for a skin-tight fade or buzz your hair all over.
41. High Skin Fade with Comb Over
High Fade Comb Over is one of the classic and cool haircuts of these years as it offers maximum flexibility. The comb-over can be combined with many styles such as pomp, faux hawk, quiff, spiky hair, or slick back. This haircut will give you a clean, simple, or sexy bad boy look style. You can also brush your hair to one side to make a natural styling.
42. High Drop Fade
Like the burst fade, a High drop fade can also give you a special and unique look. This haircut tapers the hair high with a curved cut around the sides and back. The hair can be curved and drops down to your neck in the back.
43. High Temp Fade
High temp fade is a very cool haircut that starts around the temples and comes down the sides of the head. This haircut usually comes with distinct, sharp edges and lines around the temples. The temple fade works for almost any style, especially for black men.
44. Dreads with High Fade
Dreads with a high fade is one of the coolest haircuts of the year. This can work well with a man bun, top knot, or ponytail. A high fade with dreads can make for a very sexy look, especially for black men. You can also add shaved sides or a high bald fade for an extra look.
45. High Fade with Short Braids
The high fade with short braids is extremely popular these days. Braids or cornrows can give you an awesome design. This haircut usually goes with a skin or taper fade that will place more emphasis on the dread.
46. Military High Fade
A military high fade haircut means that the hair length decreases gradually until it blends in the skin. This haircut is a perfect haircut for men who need a simple and low-maintenance style. Military High Fade can also combine with a crew cut, flat top, or buzz cut.
47. Faux Hawk with High Fade
This high fade faux hawk has rapidly become one of the most popular fade haircuts for men. This haircut looks bold and daring with spiky hair on top. This good-looking men’s haircut will give you an edgy and fashionable look.
48. Crew Cut High Fade
The crew cut is a classic yet stylish haircut for men nowadays. The hair starts gradually above the ear and up to the top. This is a very clean haircut with the sides are buzzed tightly. You can also leave your hair textured or brush your hair forward to make a french crop.
49. French Crop Top + High Fade
French crop top high fade is easy to style haircut that suits any occasion. This is a classic short men’s hairstyle involving a taper fade with short hair on top. Compared to Caesar’s haircut, the French crop haircut leave a long fringe. You can also add a razor bald to make a difference.
50.High Fade For Wavy Hair
This has been a popular modern haircut for guys with curly or wavy hair nowadays. The wavy hair fade gives men texture and flow. You can style the wavy hairstyles on top with short sides and back. You can also combine it with slick back, fringe, comb over, spikes, side part, or crop top.