Different Types of Fades

First of all, let us introduce you several most popular fade haircut styles:

  • Type 1. Classic fade haircut (or regular fade) — any haircut with gradually fading (disappearing) hair on the sides and back.
  • Type 2. Taper fade — starts from the nape of the neck (not from 0), extends to the parietal ridge very gradually.
  • Type 3. Shadow fade — very short hair on the sides and/or nape blends with longer top without a high contrast, reminds a very light shadow.
  • Type 4. Skin fade (also bald fade or zero fade) — hair on temples and/or nape fades to bare skin.
  • Type 5. High fade — starts from the parietal ridge, the longest hair is on the two-inch-high area at the top.
  • Type 6. Low fade haircut — tapering begins very low, just above the ears.
  • Type 7. Mid-fade cut (medium fade) — starts halfway up the head.
  • Type 8. Temple fade (temp fade) — only temples are fading.
  • Type 9. Drop fade — has an arc shape above the ears.
  • Type 10. Scissor fade — a cut made with scissors, not with clippers.

Whether you are a White, Asian, Black or Latino guy fade will be always a right choice. You just have to choose the style that works for you. For example, low fades are best for oblong, triangular and diamond head shapes, mid fades look great with facial hair. High fades will suit square and round face shapes, look good only on scalps without lumps and bumps. Scissor fade cuts are a great option for specific head shapes. Let’s move on to fresh high fade haircuts for guys!