What Is A Men’s Fade Haircut?
The latest and trendiest haircut for men is the fade. That is why we have partnered with the Fademasters at Miami Fades to make sure that all of our hair transplant patients look their best at all times. If you don’t know what a fade is, here is a quick rundown and explanation of each type of fade style.
A fade is basically the style of “fading” your hair by using clippers at different lengths as well as scissors to create a graduated or faded effect at the back and sides of the head. Many different styles can be used on the top of the head to pair with the shape of your head to create your own unique hairstyle.
The tapered fade is a more classic look that starts out from bald skin and gradually moves in to a blended length starting from the nape of the neck to the top of the head. This style works well for men who want to have a more natural, classic look.
A low fade will show a little more skin and is a little less subtle than a tapered fade. It starts out extremely low with bare skin starting at the bottom and then texturing from that point upward following how the head naturally curves. This style also goes well with a properly groomed and stylish beard. This style works best for men who have an oblong or triangular head shape.
The next level of fades is called a mid-fade and is more noticeable than a low fade. This style is one of the most popular choices because of its neutrality. It allows for more styling options such as the very popular pompadour look. It is also great for creating a more rugged skin-to-hair blend line. This style is very popular with men of all ages. It looks great with a longer, well-manicured beard. A sleek hair wax will also compliment this style while holding your look in place.
The high fade or skin fade is the most dramatic of all of the fades. It shows the most skin of all the fades. The result is a head-turning, highly stylised, and bold haircut that works best on men who prefer a very “high and tight” style or who have a square or round face shape.
Getting the right outcome from your fade takes experience and a keen eye for detail. Don’t entrust your hair to just any barber or hairstylist if you are looking for a professional fade. That is why we decided to partner with one of the best in the game, Dwight Murray. He is the owner of Miami Fades and teaches new students weekly on the art of “fading” hair. Ask the experts on what fade style might compliment your look and make sure that you agree on a look. Sometimes head shapes or lumps and bumps will dictate which style works best for you.
Keep in mind that this style does need regular upkeep to maintain its fresh look, so be prepared to visit your barber more frequently based on how detailed your blended finish is. But the end result is worth it. Speaking for myself, not too many things make me feel better than a new hairdo.