To say that the High Fade haircut is popping up right now among men would be an understatement of the year. The truth is, this edgy hairstyle has taken the men’s hairstyles realm by storm, capturing the attention of athletes, stylish guys, and celebrities alike all around the world.
Creeping in from an extremely tight shave at the base of the ears and the neck to a triumphant haircut on the crown of the gentleman’s head, the high fade haircut is a must try haircut this year.
Without further delay, here is a comprehensive list of the best high fade haircuts you can style in 2019 and beyond.
33 Popular High Fade Haircut For Men
The High Fade Haircut with side bangs
I want to start this list on a creative note with this high fade hairstyle combo that will undoubtedly inspire anyone. The style above has mixed a sleek high fade and a layered top hard part, as well as side bangs that will make any emo kid envious.
Try it out and let me know what you think.
The 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 a high fade hairstyle
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
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.
High fade with a highlighted high ponytail
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 with a sectioned pompadour
Award your hair locks a side part by letting it drop to a buzzed fade on one side. With 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 a classic pomp.
A smooth high fade
You can easily turn some high fade haircuts into works of art quite easily. If the fade 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 high fade outcome that you will create.
High fade with a buzz cut
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 for the high fade 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 haircut
By now, I am pretty sure that you have come to realize how most, if not all, high fade haircut 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.
A high fade plus a disconnected undercut as well as a mustache
Like I mentioned earlier, not all gentlemen want to boast a dramatic high fade haircut, and that is where this hairstyle comes into play. In fact, some individuals just want to boast a slightly faded disconnected undercut while at the same time attaining a high fade.
Now, you can get a disconnected undercut along the upper sides of your head or a bit lower like 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 with a high fade cut will work wonders and make it look even edgier.
A gelled top with a 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 a tip-top shape.
Surgical line with a short high fade style
A shaved style that goes well for gentlemen of all age 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 the high fade, you can simply use a surgical line that will define the limit from top to bottom.
Shaved design with a 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
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 high fade plus a neck tattoo
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 with a 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 high fade in a way that accommodates them. such a look would be spectacular on all kids.
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 with a high fade haircut
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.)
The Ivy League haircut coupled with a high fade
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 with 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, gell, or hairspray will also help you easily secure the hair in place.
A high fade with a piecey 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 piecey 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 with a 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 plus a 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 with a mustache
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 plus a beard
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.
A high 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
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 on 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.