If high fades are too high and low fades are too low, these mid fade haircuts might be just right. This type of fade cleans up the neckline while leaving a hint of length above the temples.
This in-between fade length may be the most versatile. The medium fade can be cut lower or higher, on a curve or on a straight line. Mid-length fades are often, but not always, drop fades that arc down behind the ears. The other option for the medium fade is a straight line around the back of the head. The fade length can be an ultra-short shadow fade or down-to-the-skin bald fade.
The medium fade is a flattering choice for all guys because it doesn’t add any width at the sides. That makes the mid fade extra flattering for men with round faces and work well for thick hair, curly hair, and black hair.
Check out these pictures for 25 ways to wear mid fade haircuts plus different hairstyles on top.
1. Mid Fade Haircut
Fades are most dramatic when seen from the side but the front view is just as, if not more, important.
2. Mid Skin Fade
Mid fades remove hair up to the temples for a tight profile. Hair can tapered higher or lower on the head but the key difference between a mid fade and high fade is the placement of the neckline at the back.
3. Men’s Mid Fade Hairstyle
Like other fades, the mid-length fade can be added to any haircut of any length. Here it is with a textured short hairstyle. Clean cut sides and tousled waves on top is a cool combination.
4. Mid Fade Haircut For Black Men
The made fade creates a curved shape that contrasts with the line up and beard shape.
5. Mid Drop Fade
As the name suggests, a drop fade drops down behind the ear. This fresh style juxtaposes the arc of the fade with a sweep of bangs at the front.
6. Medium Bald Fade Haircut
Add an unexpected detail to a mid or low fade with a V-shaped neckline. The point is a cool contrast against kinky curls on top and also looks great with a range of other hairstyles, especially a mohawk fade.
7. Mid Fade Men’s Haircut
This medium fade with a shaved line adds a modern finish to the otherwise classic men’s haircut.
8. Black Mid Fade Haircut
This cool look mirrors the arc of the fade in curly hair on top. A shaved side part finishes the look that is equally suitably for work and play.
9. Medium Fade Haircut For Curly Hair
Fades are one of the most popular ways to wear curly hair. You can embrace natural texture without growing an afro. Of course, that’s a cool look too but it is not for everybody.
10. Mid Taper Fade Haircut
If you’re trying to spot the difference between a taper fade and fade, look behind the ear. A taper fade has a distinct line while a fade will have a blur. This is medium high taper fade because there is a taper around the edges with short hair extending up.
11. Mid Fade + Comb Over
12. Mid Fade + Short Hair
With fade haircuts, anything goes on top. This cool look pairs textured short hair with a medium shadow fade.
13. Mid Fade Hairstyle
This cut is as cool as it is clean cut. It is suitable for business as well as guys with active lifestyles who want to look good at all times.
14. Best Mid Fade Haircuts
A mid fade turns this 360 waves into 180 waves. This is one of the best fade haircuts because of the juxtaposition between the wavy texture and blurry fade.
15. Low-Mid Fade
The bald part of this fade starts out low but takes it up a bit higher at the neckline.
16. Mid Fade + Long Top
Many mid length fade hairstyles are long on top with short sides and back. (Ignore that high fade down there in the bottom right corner.) Whether it’s spiky or textured, styled up or down, a mid drop fade emphasizes the length and style of what’s happening on top.
17. Black Mid Fade Haircut
Crown yourself king with this simple but bold hair design over a medium fade.
18. Medium Fade Haircut – Short On Top
Here’s a short flow haircut over a mid-length fade.
19. Medium Fade Haircut Design
This fresh way to wear a hair design shaves it right into the fade. They will love watching you leave.
20. Pompadour + Mid Fade
The pompadour is another retro men’s hairstyle that gets a modern update with a fade. The pomp fade cut is often worn with a high fade but with a mid level fade, you can add a hard part.
21. High-Mid Fade
This almost straight across fade is a little higher than the usual medium fade.
22. Mid Fade + Straight Hair
Like other types of fades, the medium fade works with all types of hair, including straight.
23. Medium Fade Haircut With Part
In between the mid fade and side part is a short section of thick hair. In addition to styling hair up on top, use a touch of product to keep short hair from sticking up.
24. Mid Fade With Waves
Waves can be worn with any type of fade or none at all but this one goes for a medium skin fade and shaved part.
25. Mid Level Fade
Fade haircuts look great from every angle, especially the back. This classic scumbag boogie styled with Reuzel Green has lots of hold, plenty of shine and a blurry neckline.