A Guide To The Different Styles of Fade Haircuts
If you’re into hair styling even a little bit, the chances are that you’ve heard of fades. One of the reasons for that is the wide popularity of the Fade Hair Cut because of it’s versatility, accessibility and great look. The name fade comes from the effect of cutting the hair (usually on the sides) from a longer length to a shorter length. There are many different kinds of fades, but even just the most basic ones will work well with just about any hairstyle. The basic categories are fades are high, mid, and low. Unsurprisingly, this refers to where the fade begins on the head.
Read on to see the most common styles of the fade, and stick around for some more niche and custom ones afterwards!
High Fade Hair Cut
The high fade sits around the hairline. This can be used to create lots of great preppy looks, and looks great when the hair on top is a bit longer.
Low Fade Hair Cut
The low fade is probably the most common and subtle fades of the bunch; a great option to clean up any hairstyle.
Mid Fade Hair Cut
The mid fade sits between where a high or low would – sitting around the temple area.
The differentiating factor in drop fades is the ‘drop’ of the fade behind the ears, along the hairline and neck.
The skin fade is also known as a ‘bald fade’.
The burst fade gets its name from the ‘sun burst’ effect created around the ear.
Learn more about the difference between tapers and fades here.
The fade hair cut is a classic and timeless option for men of all face shapes and hairstyles. As long as it’s done right, a fade looks great with almost all haircuts. Hopefully this article helped you get a handle on the differences between the style of fades – So you’ll be ready for your next trip to the barber!
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