The closely shaven fade got its start in the military during the World Wars when everyone needed to have short hair for good hygiene. In the 1980s, hip-hop took the fade and added an urban feel to it with MCs like Big Daddy Kane, Kid from Kid ‘n Play, and Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air adding their own personal styles to it.
While the fade never really went away, it’s come back big time over the past few years with Kanye West’s mullet fade, Drake’s side part fade and many more.
The Simpsons have always got a lot of love in the black community with T-shirts and other clothing depicting Bart Simpson doing various misdeeds. Here, the model takes it even further by rocking Bart’s haircut with a soft fade and various lines running through it.
The classic high top fade always had the temples shaved to allow for the boxy look. With this cut, the shaved temples lead into small twists, perfect for the new decade.
This look, a relative of the finger waves of the 1980s, is smart and sophisticated. Perfect for job interviews or first dates, the low fade here is buzzed up just right.
Straight from the mid-1980s, the classic high top fade looks still looks extra fresh for 2020. Whether it’s on a rapper or hipster, this haircut for black men never goes out of style.
There is nothing ordinary about this cut. The dreads tied around the head in headband form go very well with the hardline fade and the lightning bolt designs.
For 2020, black men are proud to have tight curls. This cut is a rounded out high top with a drop fade low on the temple area.
While they are hard to keep in place overnight, waves are crashing onto 2020! This look is retro-futuristic with the line-up and low fade to keep it tight.
The burst fade is all the rage right now in barbershops all over the world. Here, the loose curls on top go perfectly with the burst fade because it fits nicely around the ears.