The low fade is a simple technique used to add a touch of class and elegance to any style. With a low fade, the hair on the sides tapers down, and the taper occurs lower on the head, hence the name “low fade.” The low fade is incredibly versatile, and we’ve selected 11 of our favorite examples.
This casual haircut features an irregular fringe and swooping hair on top. The low fade keeps the hair looking thick and full.
If you prefer a shorter hairstyle, you’ll enjoy this close-cropped cut. Here, the low fade blends the hair smoothly and gives the appearance of a fuller head of hair.
This designer style uses a low fade as part of the faded design that wraps around the head. The resulting shadow effect is very unique and fashionable.
With an even and full appearance, this low-key hairstyle uses an extremely subtle sideburn fade for maximum neatness.
Looking for simple and stylish? It doesn’t get much simpler than this straightforward scissor cut with low faded sides. Even though it’s simple, it’s still sharp and sleek.
Low fades help to balance out extremely high volume hairstyles. They create great contrast, as you can see with this fohawk-inspired look.
Here’s another voluminous hairstyle that pairs well with a low fade. It’s a trendy, youthful cut that will work well with almost any hair type.
Side parts and fades go together like peanut butter and jelly! This contemporary combination is an easy way to step up your hairstyle.
If you have thicker hair and prefer to have a more relaxed appearance, then this hairstyle might be your next look.
Because the low fade is so versatile, it’s easy to modify it. This cool variation features a shaved line that seems to pass underneath (or through) the ear, creating an amazing visual effect.