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Fresh to Death: 2022 Fades for Black Men

The no-fuss fade is back with a vengeance

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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.