30+ Temp Fade Haircuts: Totally Stylish

The temp fade, also known as the temple fade, is a fade at the temple. It usually includes the sideburns but the faded area can be smaller or larger. A low temp fade may just remove the sideburn area while a high temp fade can cut the whole side of the head short.

The temp fade can be part of a taper fade, that fades the temples and neckline, leaving an arch of hair behind the ear. It can also be the only faded area worn with a variety of different necklines.

Like other fade haircuts, the temple fade can be added to any type of men’s haircut of any length and for any hair type. The temp fade is a great addition to anything from an ultra-short buzz fade to medium length looks and even long hair. Check out these pictures to see it temp fade haircuts with pompadours, afros, mullets, mohawks, waves, and more.

Whether you like to wear the latest men’s hair trends or go your own way, the temple fade accentuates your cool look. It also works with beards and can even be called a beard fade. We won’t keep you waiting on longer. On to 32 temp fade haircut pictures. Keep scrolling for a celebrity appearance.

1. Temp Fade Haircut

John Fernandes

The buzz cut fade can be worn with all types of fades. This temple fade separates short hair from a thick beard. It’s neat, clean, and cool.

2. Crop + Low Temp Fade

Robert Braid

This cut is too good to be only for kids. It’s a fresh take on the crop haircut trend with longer, spikier hair on top and a smaller fade.

3. Temp Fade Haircut For Black Men

Michael Kelly

This cool look for Black men combines waves with a line up, part, and temp fade.

4. Short Haircut + Temp Fade

Chris Boos

This short men’s haircut has subtle changes in length with Caesar bangs, shorter sides, and a temp fade. The sculpted beard matches the line of fringe.

5. High Temp Fade Haircut + Pompadour

Petey Rock the Barber

Temple fades aren’t just for short hair. It’s a cool way of getting a tighter look from the front while maintaining length all over. This is a great choice for guys with rounder faces.

6. Curly Afro + Temp Fade Haircut

Martin John

Modern afro haircut keep that rounded shape but add tapered or faded edges and sometimes curly texture.

7. Temp Fade Haircut + Mullet

Barber Greg

With short hair at the front and hair that covers the neck at the back, this short sides haircut has mullet vibes.

8. Afro + Temp Fade Haircut

Luis O. Melendez

The edges of this modern afro get a defined shape from a crisp line up, smooth neck taper, and blurry temp fade.

9. Temp Fade Haircut With Part

This half moon part adds a lot of personality to the popular line up, buzz cut, fade combination.

10. Temp Fade Haircut With Sharp Line Up

360 Jeezy

This cut goes with hair that sticks out and lets hair create volume all over with a sharp line up and blurry edges.

11. Temp Fade With Waves

Fuss The Barber

This high temp fade is bordering on being a burst fade because it makes its way behind the ear.

12. Best Temp Fade Haircut

Wes Staucet

The best temp fade haircut depends on the man but this is an excellent cut that adds a modern finish to a classic and professional hairstyle.

13. Buzz Cut + Beard

JM da Barber

The space between short hair and a full beard brings more attention to both.

14. Classic + Modern Haircut

Abbas the Barber

Here’s an Elvis meets Morrissey type of pompadour minus the sideburns.

15. Dark Caesar Haircut And Temp Fade

JM da Barber

The dark Caesar is a short cut for natural or textured hair with the same signature line at the forehead.

16. Low Temple Fade


This temple fade is so low, it leaves some sideburns. Keep the extra hair, or not.

17. Temp Fade Haircut For Black Men

Jelle Vissers

Here’s a different kind of taper haircut that extends the temple fade almost all the way up and out to the line up.

18. Temp Fade + Design

Michael Kelly

All fades can be a canvas for a hair design, even the smallest temple fade. This cool look contrasts the straight line up with a pair of angled slashes.

19. Temp Fade Haircut Styles

Wes Staucet

Similar to a buzz cut, adding a temp fade to long hair demonstrates an attention to detail and commitment to style. It looks great with hair slicked back, worn loose, or pulled up into a man bun.

20. Temp Fade Haircut With Twists

Travis Hill

Instead of a low fade, try a temp fade and neck taper for your blowout haircut.

21. Temp Fade Mohawk Haircut

Andrew Does Hair

Many mohawk fades use a burst fade behind the ear but this temp fade serves to emphasize both the shape and length of this cool platinum mohawk.

22. Wide Mohawk Fade

Fran Aranda

Another fresh way to wear a mohawk fade, this wide hawk shape is created by a temp fade that cuts down 45 degrees to the ear.

23. Afro Temp Fade Haircut

Marquinhos Barbers

If it’s true that higher hair brings you closer to God, this gentleman is on his way to Heaven.

24. How to Wear a Temp Fade

Arielle Cuyuga

It’s no secret that we enjoy a good mullet. A temple fade emphasizes both the business at the front and party at the back.

25. Temple Fade With Beard

Andy Authentic

In addition to separating hair from facial hair, this temp fade distinguishes wavy texture on top from the beard.

26. Taper Fade With Beard


A temp fade gives a clean-cut finish to even the longest hair and fullest beards. Make sure they both look their best with the right best pomade for your hair type plus a beard balm.

27. Temp Fade Mullet

Nicole Renae

Without this temp fade and line up, this wavy mullet would have a round profile instead of this streamlined wide mohawk.

28. Long Hair + Temp Fade

Chris Boos

Speaking of mullets, this look adds faded at the sides to the usual business-party combination.

29. Curly Hair + Temple Fade

Jordan Rutledge

It is a mullet? Is it a mohawk? Maybe it’s both. Adding a temple fade to medium curly hair prevents that rounded shape, if that’s not what you’re going for.

30. Short Haircut + Temple Fade

The textured crop keeps changing. Unlike the previous one we saw, this version is more restrained at the bangs but also has a temple fade.

31. Beard Fade


What a smooth look with a continues line between the buzz cut and stubble beard and faded burns.

32. Steph Curry Temp Fade Haircut

Yusef Wright

If you’re ever in Oakland, you can also visit Steph Curry’s barber.

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