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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Think of the fading technique like shadowing for drawing. Some manage to perfect it and it seems this barber is one of those. The thick sole spike is a neat addition to the top styling.
Burst Mid Fade and French
This mid fade has been done in a burst fade style to hold the shape. With the french crop expertly textured is easy to see this hairstyle being a hit!
Designed Mid Fade with Shaved Pattern
Personalization, whether it is by the hand of the stylist or of your own choosing is able to give your look a total vibe make-over. This one looks like two initials “D.H.” So hey! Why not steal a page from their book to keep it in the game.
Neat Mid Fade with Grizzly Hair
A mid-fade can look great on anyone, but it’s the black-haired folk getting the prize in my opinion. If you’re still wondering why it is because of their hair color! Such a strong contrast levels up the appreciation factor for the handiwork done.
Pitch Perfect Hair with Mid Fade
Someone in Pitch Perfect could’ve been sporting this look and we wouldn’t even question it…because it rocks! The mid-fade meeting the line-up and then tapered all the way back has become a classic.
Did you notice the super short side part too? That’s very unusually seen but I am so here for it!
Wavy Medium Top and Lineup
Line-ups can differ in the angles they’re done in; given some people’s hairlines require different perspectives. This one, however, is a textbook 90 degrees on the spot, contrasting the very slight line the fade makes. What a great technique.
Dramatic Mid Fade with Sharp Line Up
Whatever your reasons are to go with a medium fade on the sides we love how it’s been done on this example. To let them waves and curls shine! Since the hair is not super long on top a mid-fade is spot on!
Informal Hipster Mid Fade
Check out how cool looking is the beard following the fade shape! A lot of us show a picture to the stylist and expect them to get it just right when the reality is, sometimes, you just have to be very specific about what you want.
The Most Mid Fade Ever
Such a sharp drop on the length of the fade gives us enough room to create a pretty good ground for contrasting hair lengths. Notice how the curls have been scissor trimmed into a faux-hawk to add some guided shape into them. I love this sort of style!
Side Parted Pompadour with Mid Fade
A very cheeky lad with a clean look. The side part is one of those subtle ones where it isn’t quite obvious but plays its part amazingly. The sides are tapered to keep that volume in check whereas the top is pompadoured with a side touch to it.
Perfectly Balanced Mid Fade with Thick Beard
How neat is that look plus the control on volume is just perfect. The beard is thick yet not grizzly that it stays where it is expected to. The side-parted top is combed with that thin part doing right with the sides being tapered and then mid-faded.
Fluffed Top with Taper Faded Side
Mid-fades really enhance the look, as we see here the top is fluffy and is big on volume whereas the sides are mid-faded. The lineup also benefits from this clean look as it is very managed and tapered. The semi-curled wavy look on top is just mesmerizing.
Angular Fringed French Crop
Mid fade increases one notch of neat look with the top being french cropped. The angular fringe makes this a little trendy with that detailed lineup coming in hot to show that attention to detail isn’t missed.
Mid Faded Thin Hair Slicked Back
Undercut here is quite a necessity because those sides are taper faded with a cheeky slit shave. The top is a fluffed slicked back but it is also dyed a tad for a more trendy look. The lineup is also faded but also you can see half of it.
Mid Fade with Side Brushed Brush Up
The mid fade instantly makes everything ten times sleek. The topsides brushed but side brush too. The lineup is carved with a taper so that it has volume and is in shape. The top is slightly longer than the sides and the beard is a balancing move for the face.
Wide Widow's Peak with Dry Rusty Curls
Who doesn’t like such dry texture with fluffy curls on top that make the day. The sides are mid-faded but dropped in shape so that it keeps its trendy nature. Even though the hairline is receding the hairstyle adds so much panache.
Serious Mid Fade with Pushed Back
The fade here is quite exquisite with the top being pushed back is the look to go for. The receding hairline is not a problem as the widow’s peak in itself is a style. The beard here amazingly balances the look with its thick and slightly rugged nature.