The fade haircut is no stranger to most men. There’s no wondering why, either, since the many variations of fades are all simple, effective cuts that can be tailored exactly to your style. Whether you’re looking for a hairstyle that’s classy, messy, or just plain fun, there’s sure to be a fade in this gallery that’s perfect for you.

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High Fade with Curly Top

To kick things off we’ve got a clean, high fade to complement the dark volume of curly hair on top. Together with a partial trim of the beard, this haircut is a yes in our books.

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Medium Length Military Fade

There’s no real rules for naming some of these cuts, but the label of “military fade” seems to work perfectly for this hairstyle. It’s clean and effective, with tattoos bumping it up a notch.

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Crew Cut with Fade

The crew cut is a classic hairstyle, but adding a fade is a simple way to modernize it a touch. There’s no complicated styling here: it’s just simple good looks.

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Soft Quiff and Fade

As you can see, the fade is something of a tool more than it is a haircut. In this case, the fade modifies this quiff to make it all the more impressive.

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Faded Comb Over

Here’s an easy style combining the humble comb over with a moderate fade. It’s an example of a fade haircut that’s more appropriate for formal dress, but it will need some styling on the top!

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High Shaved Fade Curls
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Afro with Fade

This is another curly haircut with fade: something of an afro, you could say. Notice how the fade really lights up the contrast between skin and hair.

Curly Fringe Boys Haircut
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Long Curls with Fade

Not every fade haircut needs to have short or medium-length hair on top. It’s perfectly possible to wear a fade with ultra long curls above, just like this.

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Fade with Hard Separation

Focusing in on the sides, you can see this fade has been taken to the next level with a hard part running along the entire length.

High Fade for Blonge Guys
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Hipster Undercut

There’s an overlap between fade and undercut, and you can see it here. This hipster-esque, top-heavy style speaks for itself — we love that.

Low Fade Pompadour
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Low Fade Pompadour with Side Brush

Fade’s don’t have to be anything extreme. This pompadour, for example, features a very gradual fade on the sides, helping to tie together the top and facial hair.

Taper Fade with Shaved Hairline
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Taper Fade with Shaved Hairline
United Layers Pompadour
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United Layers Pompadour
Low Fade with Messy Quiff
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Low Fade with Messy Quiff
Finely Faded Temple
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Finely Faded Temple
Messy Top with Classic Drop Fade
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Messy Top with Classic Drop Fade
Dyed Highlights with Drop Fade
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Clean Drop Fade with Highlights
Swivled Pompadour
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Swiveled Pompadour
Almost Slicked Back with Temple Fade
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Almost Slicked Back with Temple Fade
Messy Top with Burst Fade
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Messy Top with Burst Fade
High Fade with Straight Side Top
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High Fade with Straight Side Top
Pompadour with Low Fade
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Pompadour with Low Fade
Messy Brush Up with Taper fade Blonde Hair
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Messy Brush Up with Taper fade Blonde Hair
Mid Fade and Quiff
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Mid Fade and Quiff
Taper Fade Short top
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Taper Fade Short top
Messy Top with Angular Fringe
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Messy Top with Angular Fringe
Wavy Side Part with Temple Fade
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Wavy Side Part with Temple Fade
Pushed Back Silky Hair
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Pushed Back Silky Hair
Classic Taper Fade
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Classic Taper Fade
Wavy Top with Drop Fade
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Wavy Top with Drop Fade
Medium Fade with Disconnection
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Medium Fade with Disconnection
Undercut Fade with Side Comb
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Undercut Fade with Side Comb Temple Fade
Ride that Wave with Burst Fade
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Ride that Wave with Drop Fade
Burst Fade and Short Pompadour
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Burst Fade and Short Pompadour