40 Handsome High Fade Haircuts You’ll Love
Step up your hairstyle game with a high fade
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
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.
Line Up with Brush Up
This haircut might sound like there’s a lot going on, but let’s dissect it. First is the high fade – you’ll have almost clear sides, but not entirely rid of hair. The clear sides are accompanied by a line-up – which means that the whole hair is shaved and cut according to your hair’s contour, hence, the distinct lines near the temple. Everything seems to be in strict coordination there seems to be no space for playfulness, but then this is why you have the brush-up. This balances the hard lines by giving a soft texture.
Slit and Line Up with Dyed Front
Don’t get me started on how easy it is to amp up a relatively simple hairstyle by adding a few purposeful tweaks to it. Like the detailed curved line that follows down the beard to the shaven strike on the side.
High Fade Edgar
Adding a high fade to the edgar makes a statement that you’re about as edgy and hard as it gets. The fade brings focus to the short and contrasted hair in the fringe and top. Keeping the fringe lined up and the hair combed forward adds some layering to create an eye-catching look, while the barbed wire chain and colorful tattoo add more edginess and style.
Semi Curled Short French Cropped Top
The layers done in this style are very neat plus the top being short makes one crazy subtly elegant look. The top is french cropped with sides being taper faded for that clean look which is then topped by that temple fade that lets beard in, balancing the whole face.
Simplicity at its Best
Less is more, isn’t it? Here all we have is simple elements that blend in together to make this amazing style. The top is high faded and kept short, the beard imitates a similar texture with that top, and being nicely tames it balances the face the best!
Man Bunned Dreaded High Fade
Who does not like watching a good old man bun? Here it only gets better with dreads that too dyed, literally, this is a dream of many. That being said, there is always a way to push more attention to the top by high fading it. The straight undercut high fade isolates this style on top so that the beard can do its magic down there.
Dyed Casual Pocky Undercut
It is easy to say this is quite a hipster look with that pocky tossed casual top. That being said the sides are dropped undercut which is all style and no typical undercut. The dye makes it very casual and modern. Not to forget, that stubble and tattoo always add to the style.
Side Swept Pompadour with Fade
Puffed side swept with that small subtle lineup makes up for that crazy masculine look. The taper fade on the sides pulls all the attention to the top. Not to mention, the beard balances the lower face with that grizzly thick texture.
Classic Afro Gentleman with Clean Look
The trend gets all the eyes but elegance takes away all the attention. The sides are very clean with a lineup that is shaved and shortened. The top is very maintained with the equal volume all around and that straight fade.
Disconnected High Fade
A straight-up disconnected undercut and a high fade are a match made in heaven! If you see, this isn’t an elaborated style, keeping it simple we accomplish everything we need for this sleek-looking look.
Short Top with High Fade
The high fade here keeps the sides super short and refreshingly it merges in a short crop that’s been styled in a fool-proof way. This haircut will have you looking your best no matter what.
Flat Dyed Strands with High Fade
This looks like an expertly dyed french crop! A sharp high fade on their naturally dark hair makes total sense to show off those highlights. We’re also looking at you, Bad Bunny vibes!
High Fade & Messy Fringe
High fades are great for bringing volume and attention to the top of the head. This gentleman uses that to put some focus on the texture he creates with a messy style throughout. The fringe is left slightly longer and scrunched or ruffled with a hand and some styling product. The short beard and subtle silver earrings add a bit of edginess to the clean look.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This simple haircut keeps the hair at a uniform length on top for maximum neatness while a high fade adds depth and dimension.
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.
Undercut Curled Slit Shaved High Fade
Curled texture on top, slit shaved line on the sides and a cheesy undercut to separate them both, how well can one be styled! The cleaner approach to the look makes it even more exotic pushing all the attention to the top and sides. The high fade here is slightly low but that adds to it, that’s why the undercut!
Thick Afro Matte Top with High Fade
Afro hair can be quite a mess if not tamed it right. Here as we see the top is kept short with sides high fade and with temple vanished as it helps blends into the beard. The lineup has been kept quite sharp and neat.
Very Hipster High Fade with Mustache
The skin complexion with the color of hair is a really good start here. Adding up the high fade instantly makes the whole hairstyle quite neat. The brush-up adds up to the look with that mustache holding the weight quite well down there.
Thin Hair Layered Brush Up
Fades have this job of making a certain look sleeker, that is exactly what is going on here. The top is quite long and brushed up whereas the sides are high faded. This results in all attention pushed towards the brushed up top.
Unique High Fade with Short Top
Probably one of the unique looks we have seen so far. The high fade makes the look quite neat with the back being dropped down but adds to the style. The top is short for a maximum neat look with the beard coming in handy.
Dyed Short Curls with Fade
Curls do the magic and that fade just makes that magic even better. The top is all finesse with that cheeky fade. Best of all the dyed curls bring out the best in them. Get your curls dyed and you’ll know about it.
Buzz Cut Drop High Fade
Now that’s a combination of styles resulting in something that is subtle yet can not go unnoticed. The top is a classic buzz cut with a short length, however, the slit shave in the middle adds life to the look. Moreover, the sides are high faded with angular line ups to bring out the details.
Classic Brush Back with High Fade
The standard brush-back can be taken to the next level of ‘freshness’ by pairing it with a high fade such as this one. Notice how the part in the back meets the longer top by relegating the fade to the front.
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.
Thin Hair Short Brushed Up Top
Sometimes one doesn’t even need any hardcore product to shape the hair, the magic is done by hair drying and comb. This one happens to be a prime example of the same. The brush up is quite fluffy and airy, thanks to blow-dry. Next up, no part makes high fade very unified with the top.
High Faded Thin Brush Up
With a cool and wavy top comes a fantastic high fade that plays around with their features following the naturally-occurring lines.
Long Straight Curled Mullet
Mullet is always a cool retro look but the way to pull it off is what makes the difference. The top is brushed up with tossed texture with sides being high faded is what pops it up. The slightly curled texture makes it more fun and adds up to the style.
That Versatile Lineup fade
Classic high faded side with slight drop texture with the top being tight curled to pull that subtle yet fancy look. The clean-shaven look makes it a perfect style for formal as well as informal occasions. The lineup and hairline are very vivid with the lineup being very sharp.
High and Tight Fade
Torn between completely going hairless and still wanting to keep some of it? The high and tight fade is the best option for you. The bulk of the hair (if you can call it bulk) is only found on the topmost part and is not longer than a quarter of an inch (maybe even less). A popular choice for those who have tattoos on their head and would like to show them. Or for someone who wants their hair presence trimmed to the bare minimum.
Parallel Fade and Disconnected Blonde Top
If you have dark hair and are willing to bleach it for this specific style, I am happy to encourage it!
The color contrasts work in tandem with this special high fade design. If you take a good look the fade doesn’t just go in one direction but it works around the lines the barber has created. Magnific!
High Fade Undercut
Easy breezy brush-back and this fade make the perfect low maintenance look. Whether you decide to go with that like clean line up is up to you but, trust us, it just works!
Sharp Fade and Thick Fringe
First off, love the highlights, and secondly, what a sharp cut fade! This really is bordering a disconnected undercut. If you look close enough that effect is caused by how short the fade has been kept by shaving most of the sides down.
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.
Shane McCarthy is the Content Director for Capillus, the world’s first, clinically-proven, FDA-cleared laser cap to treat hair loss. Shane works to share informative and engaging content based off of the struggles and prevention of adult hair loss and thinning. In his free time, he enjoys spending time out on the water wakeboarding and fishing.