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.

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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

If you’re after a mid fade that’s great for curly hair, look no further. This style allows the hair’s curly nature to shine through and uses the mid fade to add tidiness.

Thick Fringes with Dropped Mid Fade
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Thick Fringes with Dropped Mid Fade

Want something that’s uniquely eye-catching? Pair a fringe with a mid fade. When you add lots of texture, as shown here, this style becomes one of a kind.

Thin Hard Part Plus Mid Fade Plus Awesomeness
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Thin Hard Part Plus Mid Fade Plus Awesomeness

A hard part can easily add verve to any style, and it’s a great complement to this curly mid fade.

Tossed Top with Sleek Mid Fade
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Tossed Top with Sleek Mid Fade

Here’s a really attention-grabbing style that features a highly textured, windswept top. The mid fade cleans up the look, and the beard adds balance.

Simplest Top with Sharp Line Up
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Simplest Top with Sharp Line Up

Your hairstyle doesn’t have to be complex to be great. This style, with its straightforward top and line up, proves that simplicity works.

Classy Faded Temple
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Classy Faded Temple

This tidy mid fade is all about the line up. Its 90 degree angle makes this look stand out with its clean, effective look.

Classy Undercut with Wavy Top
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Classy Undercut with Wavy Top

Mid fades go really well with undercuts, and if you want something high volume, it can be a winning combination. This undercut features a tall quiff that’s nicely balanced out by the mid fade.

Sharp Mid Fade with Strict Brush Up
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Sharp Mid Fade with Strict Brush Up

For a trendy, youthful hairstyle, this brush up will do the trick. The meticulously trimmed beard introduces sharp angles that contrast with the hair.

Buzzed Mid Fade with Sharp Aesthetics
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Buzzed Mid Fade with Sharp Aesthetics

This buzz cut uses a mid fade and a subtle line up to create a highly defined hairstyle that’s perfect for guys who want a no-nonsense, low maintenance style that still looks good.

Shaved Mid Fade with Simple Top
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Shaved Mid Fade with Simple Top

With some hairstyles, it’s all about the details. That’s certainly true for this cut. While the top of the hair is pretty simple, the mid fade and hard part add a ton of style.

Straight Mid Fade with Straight Up Top
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Straight Mid Fade with Straight Up Top

Looking for texture? This hairstyle has got you covered. The top is spiked up and styled forward, giving the hair a superb sense of movement.

Flat Arched Mid Faded Line Up
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Flat Arched Mid Faded Line Up

This hairstyle is an interesting blend of a brush up, mid fade, and line up. The defined lines created by the hair and beard line up give this style its trademark look.

Half Dyed with Mid Fade
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Half Dyed with Mid Fade

If you want something fresh, you can try the half-dyed look that’s seen lots of popularity around the world. There are endless possibilities here.

Toned and Curved Moustache
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Complimentary Toned and Curved Moustache

If a beard and moustache are part of your look, choose a style that complements them. This fringe style with a long tooth balances out a large mustache and beard very nicely.

High Fade and Volume Contrast
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High Fade and Volume Contrast

For a thick, high volume style, this style delivers. The mid fade is an absolute necessity here, as it contrasts with the large amount of textured hair on top.

Neat Fine Fade
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Neat Fine Fade
Rusty Muddy Mid Fade
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Rusty Muddy Mid Fade
Designed Mid Fade with Shaved Pattern
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Designed Mid Fade with Shaved Pattern
Neat Mid Fade with Grizzly Hair
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Neat Mid Fade with Grizzly Hair
Pitch Perfect Hair with Mid Fade
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Pitch Perfect Hair with Mid Fade
Wavy Medium Top and Lineup
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Wavy Medium Top and Lineup
Detailed Pompadour and Mid Fade
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Detailed Pompadour
Dramatic Mid Fade with Sharp Line Up
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Dramatic Mid Fade with Sharp Line Up
Informal Hipster Mid Fade
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Informal Hipster Mid Fade
Disconnected Mid Fade
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Disconnected Mid Fade
Beard and Mid Fade on Curly Hair
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Beard and Mid Fade on Curly Hair
Flat Dyed Strands with Mid Fade
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Flat Dyed Strands with Mid Fade
The Most Mid Fade Ever
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The Most Mid Fade Ever