Fade Hairstyles

In recent years, different variants of the undercut have been a recurring theme. Meanwhile, there is the “classic” undercut, with shaved sides and long top hair, without transition hardly to be seen. Instead, fade hairstyles have prevailed in all variations and thus create a new trend or at least a beautiful and popular alternative to the undercut or the now also widespread Dutt.

fade hairstyle

The fade hairstyles, or often referred to as razor-faded, is basically a classic short hairstyle in which the sides are shaved down to the scalp. In the direction of the top hair, the hair then becomes longer and longer, so that in the end it transitions into the top hair. So the pages fade the further down they run, hence the name “fade” for this hairstyle.

So the basic idea of the hairstyle is extremely short side and a slightly longer top hair. However, since each head is a little different and hairstyle is never the same hairstyle, there are many different variants of the fade hairstyle that are not only suitable for short hair.

Classic Fade

classic fade

In principle, we have already described the classic fade above. The sides become shorter and shorter downwards until they end on the scalp. That gives the fading character.

The hair is also shaved at the back of the head as on the sides. The top hair can be adjusted in length as desired. Often, however, Pompadour cuts, i.e. light greats, are very popular. However, the hair can also be worn wavy, curly or fluffy.



Of course, the fade, i.e. the fading of the hair, can take place in different positions. These can be sorted into high, medium and low. While the high-fade almost corresponds to a classic undercut, the other two variants are a bit more modern.

The mid-fade also has a slightly harder edge, as the approach begins in the middle. The low-fade thus has the hardest edge, since only a very small part is shaved at the lower end and then the fade is almost over. With the height of the attachment you can also determine how strong the edge becomes. Again, with the top hair, it can be freely decided whether a great is the right thing or a slicked back or something completely different.

Scissor Fade Hairstyles

Scissor FadeIf you don’t want it so extreme and don’t want to shave your hair down to the scalp, you can use the Scissor Fade.

Here the side hair is cut with scissors and no knife or razor is used. This hairstyle demands a lot more experience and craftsmanship from the hairdresser than a shaved hairstyle. The look is similar, but can be worn much longer and looks a little less barber shop style. A little more pleasing for the broad masses, who would still like to have slightly fading pages.


The fade is an absolute trend hairstyle that has now arrived in the mainstream. It is very similar to the undercut but still modifies it strongly, so that you can easily switch between these hairstyles. Click here for an overview of the best men’s hairstyles. If you liked the article, leave a like. If you have any questions, just write a comment. We will respond in a timely manner.

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