The high fade as almost completely replaced the undercut as the way to cut the sides and back of hair ultra short. While the undercut is still cool, the all one length style creates a disconnect haircut, with a sharp contrast between shaved and longer hair.
The high fade creates a gradient between hair and skin for a more subtle transition. These high fades bring hair short up near the top of the head but go down to the skin up high, down low or in the middle.
Check out these pictures of 5 high fade haircuts to see what we’re talking about.
1. Sweep Back + High Fade
The high works with any type of hair, cut or style but looks especially good with this slick back that blends right in to the taper fade.
2. Curly Top + High Fade
The ultra short sides of the high fade make any hair type easy to manage, even the thickest and curliest locks. This high and tight style is perfect for curly hair and looks great with enough length for some natural texture and volume.
3. High Skin Fade + Line Up
In addition to working with any hair type, the high fade works with any length of haircut. Adding a bald fade to a buzz makes for a clean cut and maintenance-free look with plenty of style.
4. Man Bun + High Fade
Guys with longer and long hair are also embracing the high fade. While the man bun looks great with an undercut, a tapered style adds something extra.
5. High Fade + Shaved Line
A fade can be a canvas for cool hair designs. All it takes is a shaved line for a simple look that will get you noticed. On top, this fresh style is swept back with plenty of height.