Types Of Fade Haircut Black Men

Are you looking for a new hairstyle? We highly recommend considering a fade haircut black men pull off so perfectly. Even though it’s quite elaborate, with a talented barber, the result will be impressive. It’s a great way to freshen up your style as well as get a really trendy and cool look. So that you won’t be disappointed, we’ve gathered the most creative and flattering fade haircuts.


Low Fade

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If you need something that looks work-appropriate or you just like to leave quite a lot of hair on the back and sides, then a low fade haircut is your way to go. This kind of a mens fade works perfectly for any hairstyle, from a short curly top to a full men bun.

High Fade

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To make your hairstyle look bold and contrasty, it is hard to think of a better option than a high fade haircut. It will help you to accentuate your hair atop to the limit. If you want to create a prominent silhouette and look taller, opt for a high top fade.

Mid Fade

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Guys who choose a medium fade most likely prefer the golden mean in every sphere of their life. A mid fade haircut looks perfectly balanced and suits most if not all situations. As for the hair on top, you are free to choose a style that matches your preferences best.

Taper Fade

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A taper haircut appears much smoother than just a traditional fade cut. The transition in hair length is gradual, so the style does not seem overly sharp. If you want to make it edgier, consider leaving longer hair up top. This look will be a great option for men with any lifestyle.

Bald Fade

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Although a skin fade is not a haircut for everybody, it is definitely worth your attention. An Afro fade is one of the most popular choices for men with kinky hair for good reason. It allows your unruly locks to appear neat and clean. Besides, it keeps the focus on the top, which helps to create a bold look.

Temp Fade

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A temple fade is a common accompaniment for many black haircuts. It goes right from the hairline close to the temples. It belongs to the shortest cuts, which does not make it in the least bit less stylish. A good idea will be to pair it with an edge up for a sharper outline near the edges.

Drop Fade

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A curved around the back and sides cut is called a drop fade. It is also often paired with a lot of popular black hairstyles, as it gives a fashionable and cool vibe to your look. It can easily spruce up all black mens haircuts thanks to the unconventional and intricate shape.

More Fade Haircuts For Black Men

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Modern African American hairstyles allow your imagination to go as far as possible. Personalize your afro haircut with shaved in creative patterns or simple lines and different fade intensity.

Buzz Cut And Shaved Line

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What a great way to make African American short hairstyles even bolder than they are! The top is buzz cut, while the sides are high faded. To pull everything together, pair the buzz fade with beard, line up and hard part.

Curly Top

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As the name implies, a curly hair fade is all about your afro hair curls. It has several options, depending on the type of fade, which helps to vary the intensity of the contrast between the top and sides.

Faux Hawk Fade

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One of the best classic black male hairstyles is a faux hawk fade hair cut. You’re welcome to pair different lengths of the top with various intensity of the fade.

Sponge Twists

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If you want to get a really staple look, go for sponge twists hair on top and a fade haircut on the sides. No matter what fade you’re going to choose– high or low, skin or burst, – your hairstyle will come out refined and exclusive.

Mid Temple Fade

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To accentuate the splendor of your kinky curls, you should grow them out. However, with the growth, they can fall down on the sides and back. To prevent this from happening, consider one of the fade hairstyles. By partnering a mid temple fade with tight coils, you get one of the neatest black men haircuts.

Short Fade Haircut

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Even though the vast majority of afro hairstyles for men feature length and volume, a good way to freshen up your style is to go with one of the short haircuts black men typically pair with various types of fade.


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Accentuated with waves haircut requires quite a lot of effort as well as tools and styling products. As the top is quite elaborate, give the sides a short fade, thus achieving breathtaking afro fade waves.

High And Tight


A high and tight fade is one of the most requested hairstyles among black men. Even if it’s low maintenance, it still requires regular upkeep to look flawless and edgy.

Buzz Cut And High Fade

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Do you play sports or have a dress code at the office and look for a really clean and neat hairstyle? A buzz cut with high fade is right what you need. It’s an easily manageable fade haircut that a lot of black men give preference to.

Drop Fade And Short Hair

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A real gem of short black hairstyles is a drop fade haircut men perfectly complement with a curly top. What gives the cut a unique look is that the curls follow the fade line.

High Top Fade Haircut


The high top fade is often called a box haircut thanks to the neat and edgy profile it takes. Even though it has a vintage air, the high top fade remains one of the trendiest black men hairstyles.

High Top And Mid Fade

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Long haircuts for black men have been trending for quite a while now. As there’s a lot of volume on top, don’t leave the sides and back too long. A mid fade haircut is a perfect choice.

Fade Mohawk And Hair Design

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The faded Mohawk on top with intricate hair designs on the sides looks daring and exciting. Note how flattering the star-shaped carved design comes out with a mid fade.

Patterned Skin Fade

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A fade serves as the perfect canvas to accentuate mens hairstyles with shaved-in patterns. After a couple of weeks, your skin fade haircut will require upkeep, as the contrast between the skin and hair will fade away.

High Fade And Sponge Curls

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If you’re up to contrasty black men haircuts, a high fade with a sponge curly top is an ideal option.

Blonde High Top Hairstyle

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Line Up + Low Fade

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Two-Toned Faux Hawk + Hair Tattoo

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Natural Texture + Skin Fade

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Skin Fade + Surgical Line

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Long Top Short Sides

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Rounded High Top With Hard Part

Braided Top + Skin Fade

With the fade haircut black men can create many different hairstyles. Depending on the length and texture of the top, give your sides a fade of various intensity and shape. We hope our compilation of the best fade haircuts for black men has helped you choose the style that matches your tastes.

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