The high fade hairstyle is one of the most popular men’s haircuts today. Why? The fade creates a striking look that pairs nicely with a wide range of styles. With this list, we’ve curated 10 of our favorite high fade styles, and we know you’ll love them as much as we do.

Classic Laid Top with Shaved Neckline
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Classic Laid Top with Shaved Neckline

This hairstyle exemplifies what the high fade does best. Though the hair on top is short and even, the fade makes it seem longer, creating a nice contrast.

Angular Fringe with Undercut
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Textured Angular Fringe

Generally, high fades look the best when there’s an interesting style on the top of the head to compliment it. Here, an angular fringe provides that balance.

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Low Key Faux with Angular Fringe
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Low Key Faux with Angular Fringe

This look combines several styling techniques into one unified haircut. A high fade contrasts a slightly asymmetrical fringe and a subtle faux hawk on top.

Thin Afro Faded Hair
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Short Fade

This simple haircut keeps the hair at a uniform length on top for maximum neatness while a high fade adds depth and dimension.

Textured High Faded French Crop
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Textured High Faded French Crop

The French crop is a classic low maintenance style that has stood the test of time. This contemporary twist adds a high fade for a bolder look.

Fancy High Fade with Shaved Temple
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Fancy High Fade with Shaved Temple

Looking for a super trendy style? This suave high fade has you covered. With close-cropped hair and two ultra-fine hard parts, this haircut is a sophisticated choice.

Brush Up with Classic Fringed Drop Fade
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Brush Up with Classic Fringed Drop Fade

If you’re after something with lots of texture, you’ll love this brush-up look. The high fade really accentuates the teased hair, making this a uniquely eye-catching hairstyle.

Designer High Fade with Textures
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Designer High Fade with Textures

Here’s a French crop variation that features arrow shapes shaved into the side of the head, changing up the high fade with a designer touch.

Casual Brush Up with High Fade
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Casual Brush Up with High Fade

This is a casual, laid-back cut that’s great as an everyday hairstyle. You can style it to be neater or messier depending on your personal style.

The Classic Buzzed Line Up Afro Hair
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Short Line Up

This style is for guys who want a straightforward, low maintenance haircut. The combination of the high fade and line up makes for a very tidy style.

Contrasty Sharp Sudden Side Shave with Flat Front
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Contrasty Sharp Sudden Side Shave with Flat Front
High Faded Thin Brush Up
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High Faded Thin Brush Up
Slit and Line Up with Dyed Front
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Slit and Line Up with Dyed Front
High Fade Undercut
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High Fade Undercut
Burst Fade and Wavy Top
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Burst Fade and Wavy Top