30 Low Fade Haircuts for Stylish Guys
Choose a low fade for a subtle and sophisticated look
High Volume Top with Subtle Low Fade
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.
Straight Textured Fade
The great thing about low fade haircuts is the seamless transition to your beard, especially if you want to wear a short boxed one. Also, this haircut is for those who like to keep their hair in the middle length – not too clean on the sides and not too short on top. In fact, the hair on top for this particular cut is long (at least 3 to 5 inches) to achieve texture. Don’t forget that there is a bit of prep time as well, a blowdry or diffuser can the trick, but if you want to keep the texture for a longer period, slather some hair products as well.
Low Faded Band with Shaved Neckline
Is the low fade not enough spice on its own? Why not incorporate some hairline or neckline patterns? This simple band around the head is an easy extra.
Spiky Undercut with Low Fade
The spiky undercut with a low fade was made famous by boybands backs in the 90s, eg. *NSync, and heartthrobs like Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. This just proves how versatile the look is. It’s also easy to achieve, just slather your preferred holding product to keep the spikes up longer. And if the look is too ‘idol’ looking for you, you can tone it down by wearing glasses and keeping your beard to a really thin 5 o’clock shadow.
Fluffed Pompadour with Tapered Lineup
Layers in pompadour are works of fine art, it is definitely not easy to pull it off. Here, they are done with attention to detail making it look like a fluff yet very much controlled pompadour. The sides are not undercut which makes this whole and the low fade is dropped.
Thin Long Afro Curls with Neat Fade
French Crop with Trendy Low Fade
Low Fade and Quiff
This young style is extra long and wavy. You’d think that doesn’t work with a low fade, but you can see here: the side hair is slicked back at the top, with the lower hair trimmed into a fade.
Short Drop Fade
Here’s another crop featuring a low fade around the sides. Notice the curvature of the hairline along the side, as it swoops back and downwards, towards the neckline.
Almost Hipstered Plain Top with Drop Fade
This plain top hairstyle features a dropped, low fade on the sides and back. Did we mention the low fade gives you an awesome place to put tattoos?
Hardline Side Design and Textured Waves
We mentioned hairline patterns earlier, and this one is a great example! The shaved design really contrasts against the thick side hair.
Dense Volume with Bright Low Fade
Low fades help to balance out extremely high volume hairstyles. They create great contrast, as you can see with this fohawk-inspired look.
Temple Fade with Irregular Fringe Cut
This casual haircut features an irregular fringe and swooping hair on top. The low fade keeps the hair looking thick and full.
Short Wavy Top with Fine Low Fade
Here’s a short, curly hairstyle featuring the low fade. This style is elegant, easy to maintain, and works for anyone!
Exceptionally High Volume Top with Sharp Mid Fade
This low fade creates loads of negative space around the ear, which perfectly contrasts the thick, voluminous top and messy facial hair.
Subtle Temple Fade
With an even and full appearance, this low-key hairstyle uses an extremely subtle sideburn fade for maximum neatness.
Casual Wavy Taper
If you have thicker hair and prefer to have a more relaxed appearance, then this hairstyle might be your next look.
Fringe Or Low Fade Or Both
This messy crop is made unique by lowering the fade about an inch. The result is a cool, hipsterish style which we absolutely love.
Classy Caesar Buzz with Low Drop Fade
Sneaky Temple Fade with Curls
Medium waved curls with sides being tapered are quite fun. The low fade here is quite sneak especially as it is so subtle that one might not notice it instantly. The lineup is quite short with a clean shaved look that makes everything cleaner.
Simple Top with Clean Sides
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.
Mohawkish French Crop with Cheeky Line Up
Grizzly Casual Top with Tapered Line Up
Classy Gentleman Side Parted Low Fade
This side part resembles a middle part as well but the sides being tapered a little makes this one quite exotic. That being said, the top being pushed back at the same time adds a slicked-back look to the style. All of that jazz with a cheeky low fade makes up for sheer class.
Caesar, a Mullet and a Low Fade, Best Trio
How can we not like this cool combination of a mullet, a slightly curled caesar, and a sleek low fade? The low fade here also acts like a temple fade which amplifies the look by a thousand. The beard is a smart way to balance the face and make this style look even.
Simplest Low Key Scissor Cut
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.
Neat Short Pompadour with Extreme Low Fade
Add some spice to your pompadour with the low fade. This fantastic example features some connected facial hair, but we promise that’s optional.
Wavy Pompadour with Cheeky Low Fade
If you are someone who likes going that extra mile to take care of your hair then here is the style you should consider. It is both, retro and modern altogether. The top is slightly waved out with sides being tapered, which is a classic move but the temple is vanished due to low fade.
Controlled Curls with Short Line Up
Highlighted curls are definitely a thing, let this be a prime example where the curls are dense yet not all over the place. The volume is all equal all over with sides being tapered with a very low drop fade to end it all the line up are shortened with taper texture.
Short Curls with Low Fade
Low fade and Side Line Design
Here’s another pompadour, again featuring carefully trimmed hairlines and a pattern in the neckline. Contrast, contrast, contrast!
Low fade and Curly Top
Here’s a curly top featuring a low fade on the sides. This cool, young look really does reflect the basic principles of an undercut — and everyone knows the undercut is a great look.
Medium Styled Pompadour
This simple but bold pompadour features a low fade around the sides. There’s nothing particularly unique about this cut, but there’s no denying that it’s a great look.
Pushed Back Line Up Low Fade
Balance on the face is something one should strive for, here we see the low fade acts as a temple fade that helps blend into the beard. that being said the volume is concentrated on the extreme ends of the beard and the top of the head. The push-back texture acts like a cherry on the cake.
Classy Temple Fade
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.
Cozy Low Fade with Silky Push Back
Create a handsome look just like this one with only a few elements: a slicked-back top, a low fade on the sides, and some connected facial hair.
Puffed Quiff with Neat Low Fade
This light quiff is complemented with a low fade at the sides. The neat hairlines on this cut really demonstrate the importance of contrast.