There are some aspects of men’s hairstyles that simply look fantastic no matter what, and the mid fade falls into this category. It’s not over the top and dramatic, but it’s not subtle and boring, either. Who knows––your next style just might be on this list.

Thin Hair with A Shaved Strand
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Thin Hair with A Shaved Strand

Men with thin hair often experience difficulty finding a good haircut. One trick is to keep the hair short. Here, the hair rests naturally, and the mid fade provides balance. (You can also opt for the shaved line.)

Tousled Asian Mid Fade
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Tousled Asian Mid Fade

On the other hand, if you’re Asian and have thicker hair, you might choose a style like this one. The hair retains volume and texture on top, and the sides are mid faded for neatness.

Casual Brushed Up Top
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Casual Brushed Up Top

For a nice everyday style, this casual brush up is great. With just a little bit of styling, you can achieve this messy, medium volume look.

Messy High Volume Top
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Messy High Volume Top

Mid fades also pair nicely with longer hair. Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair, you can rock this style.

Messy Curls with Mid Faded Line Up
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Messy Curls with Mid Faded Line Up

Here’s another excellent option for curly hair. The top of the head stays curly, but the sides are shortened with a mid fade and line up.

Brush Up Mid Fade
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Brush Up Mid Fade

This brush-up haircut can give you the classic “rolled out of bed” look while staying stylish. The mid fade here is just a bit higher than normal to accentuate the brushed up hair.

Faded Line Up
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Faded Line Up

If shorter haircuts are more your style, you’ll like this faded line up. It’s a low maintenance hairstyle that’s still high contrast thanks to the fade.

Clear Mid Fade Plus Dyed Highlights
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Clear Mid Fade Plus Dyed Highlights

Here’s an eye-catching style that adventurous guys will love. The mid fade is complemented by both dyed highlights and a shaved line that runs across the side of the head.

Brush Up with Clean Mid Fade
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Brush Up with Clean Mid Fade

Here’s a tidier version of the brush-up style. The hair is short and textured, and the fade blends the hair neatly so there aren’t any sudden changes in length.

Fine Curls with Vivid Mid Fade
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Fine Curls with Vivid Mid Fade

Curly hair comes in all shapes and sizes. For guys who have smaller curls, this hairstyle is a nice trendy option.

Dyed Short Waves with Mid Fade
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Dyed Short Waves with Mid Fade

Once reserved exclusively for the avant-garde and boy-band wannabes, bleach blonde hair on men has come a long way. This is a great change for those who want something new but not so out there. The brightness in the hair will lighten up facial features, and the dark roots in the mid-fade make the look a bit more carefree. To prevent any Eminem comparisons, keep tones cool or grey by washing hair with a purple shampoo.

Perfect Mid Fade with Sharp Line Up
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Perfect Mid Fade with Sharp Line Up
Thick Fringes with Dropped Mid Fade
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Thick Fringes with Dropped Mid Fade
Thin Hard Part Plus Mid Fade Plus Awesomeness
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Thin Hard Part Plus Mid Fade Plus Awesomeness
Simplest Top with Sharp Line Up
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Simplest Top with Sharp Line Up
Sharp Mid Fade with Strict Brush Up
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Sharp Mid Fade with Strict Brush Up
Disconnected Mid Fade
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Disconnected Mid Fade
Classy Undercut with Wavy Top
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Classy Undercut with Wavy Top
Buzzed Mid Fade with Sharp Aesthetics
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Buzzed Mid Fade with Sharp Aesthetics
Shaved Mid Fade with Simple Top
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Shaved Mid Fade with Simple Top
Straight Mid Fade with Straight Up Top
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Straight Mid Fade with Straight Up Top
Informal Hipster Mid Fade
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Informal Hipster Mid Fade
Half Dyed with Mid Fade
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Half Dyed with Mid Fade
Toned and Curved Moustache
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Complimentary Toned and Curved Moustache
Neat Fine Fade
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Neat Fine Fade
Dramatic Mid Fade with Sharp Line Up
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Dramatic Mid Fade with Sharp Line Up
Beard and Mid Fade on Curly Hair
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Beard and Mid Fade on Curly Hair
High Fade and Volume Contrast
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High Fade and Volume Contrast
Wavy Medium Top and Lineup
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Wavy Medium Top and Lineup