Style is ever-changing, what once was old and outdated can be new and fresh again. With the existing amount of variations of the shaved sides from undercut, taper, fade, and others, it could be overwhelming to find the one that suits you. Thus, we have compiled 10 of the best ones for you to delve into.
Brush Up with Disconnected Line
With the sides and back of your head trimmed in a short taper haircut, this brush-up gives a simple yet classy look. Take things up a notch with a disconnected line, which makes you look cooler.
Hardline Design and Brush-Up
Side hardline design is a refreshing change of focal point so that people will notice the overall look rather than just the top and front. To balance out the rigid undercut design, you can style it up with a loose brush up to look effortless and relaxed.
Platinum Blonde Slicked Back
Put a twist on your classic slick back with shaved sides that could almost pass for an undercut and a striking hair color. And platinum blonde is definitely high on that list. This hair color also pops out light-colored eyes, so if you have light gray, light blue, or light green eyes, this would work for you. Works well with most face shapes except round, it can be complemented by a light beard.
High Burst Fade with Elephant Trunk
The elephant trunk hairstyle might have stemmed from the 1950s, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have a modern twist on it. A great way to do so is to partner it with a high burst fade, especially if your hair has natural volume. The high burst fade makes the majority of your hair concentrated on the top, enough to create an elephant trunk hairstyle without having to grow your hair longer than usual. In fact, for this to work, you’d probably need just a minimum of 2 inches. Great for round faces and should definitely not be worn with a beard.
Long Buzz Cut with High Fade Line Design
A buzz cut, though technically it should be short as possible, can be worn a tiny bit longer than usual. And by doing so, you create sides that can accommodate a high fade with a shaved line design. A great haircut option during the hotter days without comprising your personal style ie. you can create your own line designs. Would work well with oval and square faces. And since its better to wear during warmer weather, you can sport a goatee (and not a full beard) and a simple accessory such as a stud earring.
High and Tight Curly Top
A great option for low-maintenance haircuts when you have curly hair is to have the sides shaved as tight as possible. Also, trim the curly top as short as possible without totally removing the shape so it’s apparent that you have curly hair. Sport with a beard and a few earrings (including a nose piercing) for an edgy look. Works well with most face shapes, except diamond ones.
Shaved High Fade with Side Brushed Up Fringe
This side brushed up fringe takes a lot of precision to achieve, but, once you have it up there – the effect is jaw-dropping. It’s like having the Heydar Aliyev Centre on your head. If you have the time to do this hairstyle, you’d need shaved sides (of course), at least 2 to 3 inches of fringe, a fine-toothed comb, and a strong holding product. The great news about this hairstyle is that you don’t have to create a side brushed up fringe all the time. It’s versatile enough for other styles (the sky’s the limit) such as a side part or a tousled fringe.
And to keep up with the precise theme of the hair, wear a mustache and a goatee that is also trimmed in great shape. Could be worn by most face shapes.
Shaved High and Tight
Want to look like a million bucks? Try out this high and tight haircut, and you’re going to look dapper than usual. Complement this stylish and elegant look with nice accessories, and you’ll melt hearts in an instant.
Drop Fade with Lin Up and Textured Top
Achieve the much-needed freedom with this slightly edgy but totally classy drop-fade haircut. The line up helps shape your face, and the textured top does all the talking so you don’t have to.
Dirty Blonde Top Knot and High Fade
Let your natural blonde hair and highlight shine with this variation of top knot undercut. A high fade is great to keep your appearance slick and clean, not to mention this suits every man of all ages.
Military Burr Cut with Line Up
This military haircut consists of completely shaved sides while keeping the top buzzed. You’ll also see this being called a “bald fade” because there is a seamless transition between short and slightly longer hairs.
Vertical Hair with Designer Fade
With thicker hair comes great possibilities to style your hair. Bring your hair upwards and apply some product to maintain that upright look.
Don’t forget to ask your barber to create an alluring design that shows off your personal style.
Textured French & Choppy Fringe
Opting for a lower maintenance hairstyle doesn’t mean you have to compromise looking stylish.
The textured French crop requires only a little bit of hair product to be applied from the roots. Coupling the slightly messy fringe with an undercut also gives a perfect balance and effortlessly edgy appearance.
Drop Low Fade and Relaxed Pomp
Check out this low fade if you’ve been searching for ways to transform the traditional taper fade. The drop cut behind your ear creates a curved silhouette that provides a more natural look, and with the loose pompadour at the top, it will give you the volume to balance it out.
Braided Pony Fade
If you’re looking for one of the most rugged styles you can achieve, this is for you. Propelled into popular culture by mainstream shows and characters, the braided pony is hard to pull off, but worth all the attention it’ll receive. Here, the braids have been pulled back and wrapped to show off the skilled high fade.
Guess what? The Mullet is making a comeback, stronger and more stylish than ever with a modern twist. You can now literally have the best of all lengths: shorter sides, slightly longer top and front, and you can choose however long the backside is.
Hardline Skin Fade
This variance of the side part trend will take you out of your comfort zone with its futuristic and modern characteristics.
Top Knot and Fade
This look is fairly simple to achieve, you just need a comb to pull your hair up and tie it up. Combining it with a thin fade that’s perfect for warmer weather, it simultaneously gives a strong contrast to your longer top.
Temple Fade and Choppy Side Fringe
Low Fade and Full Beard
When you’re blessed with having a full beard, you have to low key flex it by giving it a structured cut. You can also pair it with a clean low fade to create a smooth transition that frames your face and jawline.