Best Burst Fade Haircuts Ideas: All You Need To Know About It

Introduce The Burst Fade Haircut Into Your Life On An Ongoing Basis

The burst fade haircut is one of the most dazzling variations of fades. This hairstyle is particularly practical as you can add it to any men’s haircut regardless of its length and texture. A very popular instance of such combinations is the burst faded Mohawk, also known as the fade South of France haircut that owes its popularity to the well-known R&B artist Usher Raymond. So, here are some insights into the best ways to rock the burst faded haircut.

What Is A Burst Fade?

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It’s impossible to confuse the burst fade haircut with any other fade haircut because of the dramatic feature it involves. To get the burst faded effect, the hairline behind the ear should be tapered, while the hair at the back is left longer. In such a way, the hairline replicates the ear curvature and bursts out at the neck. Notably, the faded cut looks amazingly flattering both on short and on medium length hair. Once you’ve found the answer to the question “What is a burst fade,” it’s time to consider what you need to know to get yourself one.

Tools And Tips For A Burst Fade Haircut

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There are many ways how to style a burst fade. For medium hair, barbers use twists, finger coils or hair sponges. The latter has enjoyed great success. The hair sponge was created so that short natural hair could be twisted and curled. There are sponges that have two sides. The first, with holes, is aimed at creating coils and curls. The second, with ridges, is able to make hair more voluminous. The biggest advantage of the sponge, in addition to the effect it gives, is its ease of handling. Not only are barbers capable of styling hair with a sponge but so are their clients. You can buy a sponge from your hairstylist and get some advice on how to maintain the haircut at home.

The main rule to remember is that the hair should be damp whether from water, styling gel or hair conditioner. Considering the justified price of the sponge, it’ a really good deal.

How To Get A Burst Fade

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To know how to do a burst fade in detail, the first thing you need to be aware of is how to cut a fade with clippers. Also take care of the guards, a mirror and a comb. Finally, follow our simple steps towards the perfect burst fade:

    1. Apply the clippers with the guard size #3 to your top hair to get the length you want.
    2. Apply the clippers with the guard size #4 to your side hair to get the length you want.
    3. Use a bald trimmer with no guard to cut the hair around the ears.
    4. Repeat the previous step, using a closed level and no or guard size #1 to duplicate the circles around your ears.
    5. Edge down the haircut with the guard #3 at the point where Step 1 and Step 2 meet. Leave the circle from Step 2 to 11/2 inch wide.
    6. Use a comb to flatten your hair.
    7. Repeat Step 5 with the guard size #2.
    8. Keep the guard size #1 open and blend it with the guard size #2.
    9. Polish the result by blending all the parts together and trim edges where necessary.

And it’s done!

Best Modern Burst Fade Hairstyles For Men

Now when you know how to get the perfect burst fade, it’s time to pick the individual set of parameters. Hence it can be a bit tricky due to the wide variety of options, here’s our list of the most complimenting modern fade hairstyles for men.

Coiffed Burst Fade

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The burst fade black men should definitely try is the coiffed one. It represents simple yet elegant fade hairstyles. The core of this haircut is the arch that is coiffed front to back. The coiffed burst fade is a universal haircut as it works for any hair texture. However, if you want to rock it hard, make sure your hair is at least of medium length.

High Top

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The high top burst fade is very similar to the classic version of the high top fade. Still, there is quite a striking difference as the barber who works with the high top burst fade haircut styles usually gives it a much more textured and sharp look. Thus, it adds a modern touch to this fade taper hairstyle.

Short Fade With Sponges

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If you’re looking for the short hair burst fade, you’ve come to the right place. For this look, the sides of the head should be cut short, which gives a perfectly neat effect. The top of the head doesn’t have a spiky look but instead gives an impression of complete softness due to a large number of sponges.

Burst Fade Pompadour

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Named after the mistress of the King of France Louis XV and popularized by the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, the pompadour haircut is paired exceptionally well with the burst fade. The voluminous pomp organically blends with the hair at the back of the head, making it one of the trendiest fade hairstyles.

Curly Mohawk With A Shaved Part

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For many men’s hairstyles fade constitutes the only fun element. Thus, it’s always a good idea to add another eye-catching feature. Take, for example, the shaved part that makes the frohawk even more defined.

Burst Fade With Curly Hair

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This is another variation of the frohawk fade. Among all of the black men fades, this faded cut with curly hair has the softest and nicest look.

Cropped Burst Fade

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The Afro fade is one of the most recognizable black men haircuts. It gives a chance not only to show the beauty of textured hair but also to create an awesome look for guys with short hair.

Burst Fade With A V Shape

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Such an element can’t be left unnoticed. Taking a classic fade with high top, we add a V shape fade at the back of the neck and get a truly cool, outstanding burst taper haircut.

Side Design

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If you want to have a real piece of art every day, go for a fade haircut with the design. Note that this hairstyle requires a lot of effort, skills and professionalism on the barber’s side. Think through every detail of the carved hair design you’re eager to receive and leave an Afro Mohawk on the top.

Messy Mohawk Style

However, don’t only focus on one type of the burst fade. Try different fade haircuts, like this fade with long hair on the top. You can style your pomp any way you want, whether it’s messy or sleek. Though keep the fade dapper and smooth.

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Having a stylish and hot haircut is not a surplus but a must nowadays. A burst fade haircut is the perfect highly attractive low-maintenance option. It’s quite easy to get it right and keep it in shape. Being extremely versatile and totally adjustable, the only choice you need to make is its variation.