Any man looking for a haircut that is trendy and up-to-date should go for a skin fade. It is a fashionable hairdo, stands out from traditional haircuts, and helps a man keep up with the times.
The contrast that the faded sides create with the sleek strands on the crown is attention-grabbing, and it is the real definition of what a stylish and contemporary man should look like.
And so, if you are looking for something that will make you look elegant, below is a gallery of 85 styles with different variations of the classy bald fade.
# 1 Skin Fade Revealing Tattoo
This is by far one of the most unique uses of a skin fade. The hair on top is neat and classy, swept to the side, but fades to skin to reveal an intricate tattoo design.
# 2 Skin and Spikes
If you’re going for an edgy look, consider pairing skin with spikes. The sharp look on top almost looks dangerous combined with the bold, bald sides and back.
# 3 Softer Spikes & Skin
Contrasting the last look, this is a look for tough guys preferring a tamer look. The spikes are longer, softer and grouped together. The soft beard’s sudden start near the bald hairline adds to the gentle look.
# 4 Minimalistic Sweep
If you’d rather keep the focus on your face but don’t want to go fully bald, consider this look. The skin fade on the side adds to the basic, short look where the little hair left on top sweeps gently to the side.
# 5 Curly Tendrils
Hair of this texture can be difficult to fade, but here it’s done seamlessly. The long hair on top rises into easy curly tendrils, gradually fading to skin midway down the forehead. It emphasizes the top look for sure.
# 6 Luscious Sweep
Another look that draws the eye to the hair on top, this long luscious sweep stands out thanks to the sudden difference between thick and skin. The soft beard really tops off the look.
# 7 Icy Blue Spikes
If you want to stand out, dye your hair a fun color like this cold blue. Style it high, emphasizing it by shaving the sides of your head entirely. On one side, the hairline stars a little lower, and the spikes fall in that direction too. The asymmetrical style will make you stand out.
# 8 Wide Mohawk Fade
This wide mohawk stands out against a stubbly, bald head. The fade is thicker at the crown, but turns to skin the closer you get to the ears.
# 9 Mini Quiff
A small quiff suits guys who want a nice look but don’t like long hair. The front looks neat and slick letting the rest of the bristly top fall into a high skin fade which emphasizes the bushy beard.
# 10 Protruding Dreads
Another style that emphasizes the hair on top, this is a sharp, high skin fade where the deadlocks on top are styled in all directions, a look befitting of a real party guy.
# 11 Slick Back with Beard
The slick back at the top is amazing, and it will make a man look very fashionable. It also has a smooth taper, but the highlight of the cut is the fading that creates a disconnection with massive facial strands.
# 12 Simple and Buzzed
Some men prefer hairdos that are easy to set up and maintain and so this one will be perfect for them. It entails buzzing the strands on the crown to make them extra short and then finishing with a bald fade on the sides.
# 13 The Faded Hawk
This haircut is a variation of the Mohawk but with a very original cut. And it entails chopping the strands to make them a little spiky and tapering the long hair in the middle towards the back.
You should then finish by skin fading the sides and giving them a smooth line up.
# 14 Elegant Curly Bangs
If you have a naturally curly hair, this is one of the most beautiful haircuts that you can wear.
It entails chopping the sides short and fading them while leaving some longer curly bangs on the crown and styling by making them slightly messy.
# 15 Hard Part and Slick Back
The hard part line on the side of this haircut makes a huge difference in the style. Apart from this line the strands on top also have an amazing dark tone and texture.
You should style the textured strands on the crown with a slick back and finish the look with bald fading on the sides.
# 16 Smooth and Sexy Short Waves
These waves are easier to create than they look and any experienced barber will have no trouble making them.
The look on the short side is also not very hard as you only need an excellent razor fade to create disconnection with the sideburns.
# 17 Trendy Undercut
Undercuts are very fashionable, but this one is a class higher than the rest. And this is not only due to the long and feathered brushed back locks but also due to the fantastic clipper fade on the sides.
# 18 Cute Blonde Line Up
Blonde is a beautiful color, but it is not the only thing that makes this hairdo stand out. The cut is also fantastic, and it involves leaving some upswept and textured strands on the crown and then giving the sides a stylish tapering and line up.
# 19 Peaky Golden Blinders
This haircut is more than just fading the sides because you also have to get the wedge look on the crown right.
For this to be possible, you should leave a few inches of hair and then give them a golden shade and finishing by making them wavy and sweeping them to the side over the faded area.
# 20 Stylish Waves and Fade
Although the stylish waves on the crown are what will catch your attention, this hairdo would not be complete without the amazing bald fade on the sides.
# 21 Professional Bald Taper
A mild fade like this one is not only less aggressive but also looks more refined than the others hence making it perfect for a professional. The haircut also has a smooth part line and some textured swirly locks.
# 22 Magnificent Curly V-Style
The V-shape at the back of this haircut is amazing, and it is one of the things that make it stand out. Apart from this the headdress also has some lovely textured curls on the crown and an incredible fade on the sides.
# 23 Messy and Layered Bangs
A modern haircut does not require you to do much because by only leaving some textured bangs on the crown and styling by layering and making them slightly messy you will look exquisite.
However, you also need a fresh fade on the sides to complete the design.
# 24 Natural Textured Up-Sweep
The volume and natural texture of the long upswept strands in this design are outstanding and are enough to create a refined headdress.
However, the bald fade on the sides and the sexy full facial whiskers help to take the appearance a notch higher.
# 25 Curly Perfection
Curly hair is perfect because it not only makes styling effortless but also gives you limitless options.
In this design all that you need it to leave a few inches of the curls on the crown and give the rest of the head some fading.
# 26 Textured and Faded Pompadour
Here is another stylish blonde hair look that you can achieve with a little creativity. For this style, you need to leave some textured and smooth strands on the crown and style them into a pompadour.
You should then disconnect both sides with part lines and finish by bald fading the sides and back.
# 27 Sponged Up and Faded
Sponging up the strands on the crown should not be a problem because you only need to know how to do it.
Apart from this, you will also need to line up your strand and finish the design with skin tapering.
# 28 Sleek Pomp and Razor Fade
This hairdo is a modern variation of the pompadour, and it entails up sweeping the front and slicking it back smoothly and finishing the style with a razor fade on the sides.
# 29 Fabulous Spiky Locks
Spiky locks are very trendy, and this is more so if they are also neat and have a beautiful tone like these. And if you are giving it a smooth bald tapering on the sides then you can be sure of a stylish and eye-catching appearance.
# 30 Sharp and Blurry Fade
A hairdo like this one may look very sophisticated, but it is very straightforward if you know how to create it.
It entails keeping the strands on the crown very short and styling by brushing them forward and finishing with a blurry fade on the sides and back.
# 31 Stunning Curly Perm
This upscale headdress involves leaving a stunning curly perm on the crown and then accentuating it with a beautifully tapered cut on the sides and it is a perfect idea for men with natural curls.
# 32 Majestic Brush Back
If you can replicate this hairstyle, then you can be sure of a look that will turn heads everywhere you go.
It is not as difficult as it appears because you only need some long and feathered bangs on the crown a side part and a skin taper on the sides.
# 33 Extra High Flat Top
High maintenance is the only problem that you will have with this haircut because creating it is easy if you have a long, voluminous hair.
To make this hairdo, you should leave the long hair on the crown and style it into an extra high flat top and finish with fading on the sides.
# 34 Fancy Short Pomp
This haircut is perfect for a gentleman who wants to stand out from the crowd.
It has a short and very fancy pompadour with an excellent hold thanks to the use of pomade and bald fade on the sides that gives it a top notch shape and appearance.
# 35 Sassy Twisted Man Ponytail
Ponytails also work for men, and this one proves this beyond any doubt. It has two twisted locks that end in fishtail but they are only from the strands on the crown and the style also has a hard side part line and a skin fade on the sides.
# 36 Textured Short Waves
The texture of the short wavy hair on the crown is amazing and it one of the things that make this a top notch headdress. This design also has an amazing taper fade on the side that makes it look exquisite.
# 37 Classic Textured Curls and Fade
This design entails leaving some extra short textured curls at the top and giving the rest of the head a razor fade to create a very fashionable look.
It is a perfect haircut for a man who wants something simple that requires no maintenance.
# 38 Shattered Front Swept Bangs
If you are lucky enough to have a voluminous and perfectly textured hair, then you should try this upscale hairdo.
To replicate it you should leave some long textured and shattered bangs on the crown and style by sweeping them to the front and finish with a fade on the sides.
# 39 Skin Taper Undercut
A skilled barber will not spend a lot of time creating this look because it is very easy. All that you need is a skin taper cut on the side and some long bangs on the crown.
You should then finish the cut by giving the long locks a hold with some gel or wax and style by brushing them back.
# 40 Classy Fade and Front Sweep
Here is another effortless and stylish haircut that any man can replicate. It maintains a few inches of some textured strands at the top and a beautiful bald fade on the sides.
And for styling you only need to brush the textured strands to the front slightly.
# 41 Innovative Undercut and Styling
You do not need a perfect volume to create a stylish hairdo because some thin locks like these can still give you one.
Here they have a lovely faded undercut and an innovative styling that entails brushing the hairs on the crown in various directions over the undercut.
# 42 Natural Textured and Faded
This haircut is ideal for African Americans due to the natural texture of their hair. It is a simple headdress that involves leaving a short natural hair at the top and spicing it up with a line-up and a skillful high fade on the sides and back.
# 43 Golden Blonde Curls and Skin Taper
This look is what you get when you brush out your lovely curls a little bit and give them a beautiful golden blonde shade.
The cut and styling are very straightforward, and you only need a fade on the sides and finish by sweeping the brushed out curls frontwards.
# 44 High Skin Fade and Mohawk
The main characteristic of a high fade is the disappearing of the hair only a few inches from the crown. This design also has a lovely Mohawk with some smooth strands that you should style with subtle layering.
# 45 Extra Long Side Swept Bangs
Few styles would look more exquisite than this, and it involves leaving some extra-long bangs on the crown. You should create a hard side part and then style the long bangs with a side sweep.
The only other thing that you will need to do is to taper the sides to create a disconnection with the massive chin curtain beard.
# 46 Tapered Man Bun
To create this lovely design you should leave a longer hair on the crown and style by pulling it into a small neat man bun.
You should then create a side-part line and give the sides and back a skin taper to finish the magnificent look.
# 47 Chic Spiky Top
Only a skilled and very experienced barber can be able to give you this look. The headdress entails creating some short spiky and perfectly textured locks on the crown and giving the sides a fantastic high tapering.
The enormous facial hairs also help to complement this look.
# 48 Diagonal Side Sweep and Layering
Male haircuts come in all shapes and sizes, and you do not have to complicate anything to create a fantastic appearance.
In this style, all that you need to do is to leave a few inches of hair on the crown and then style by layering and sweeping them to the sides diagonally.
# 49 Wonderful Wild Bangs
The wild bangs on this headdress are what will catch most people’s attention because they have an amazing texture and a slightly messy look.
However, this hairdo also has an amazing bald fade on the sides that also enhances the overall appearance.
# 50 Stunning Elevated Side Sweep
Although the cut and styling in this headdress are amazing the dark tone and natural volume is also fabulous.
The haircut entails leaving some long, voluminous strands on the crown, creating a side part and tapering the hairs below the line. You should then finish the look by elevating and sweeping the strands at the top sideways.
# 51 Texture Crop with Tight Medium Fade
The first thing that you need to do in this hairdo is to create a textured crop cut on the crown. You should then give the sides a tight medium fade and finish by sweeping the strands on the crown frontwards.
# 52 Smart Blondie Slick Back
The feathered blonde locks on the top are neat and very elegant, and when you give them the slick back, you will look magnificent. However, the tapered design on the sides also adds some beauty to the look.
# 53 Upscale Gray Blonde Coiffure
If you prefer to maintain some length then here is an upscale haircut for you and you can create it by leaving some long bangs on the crown and giving them a gray, blonde dye job.
You should then fade the sides and style with an up and side sweep.
# 54 Dramatic Up and Side Sweep with Hard Part
Any man looking for a decent and unique haircut should try this one. To replicate it you should leave a long hair on the crown, create a hard side part and taper the rest of the head.
The design at the top will involve up sweeping the front and brushing the rest of the longer strands sideways to create a dramatic look.
# 55 V-Fade Mohawk
Mohawks may be typical hairdos but if you can create one like this one you can be sure of a stylish and distinct look. This headdress entails chopping your strands to create a faded V-shape Mohawk and finish by lining it up.
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A skin fade will always complement your haircut, and the good thing is that there are many ways to wear one. And so if you want to take your appearance a notch higher you should try one of the 85 elegant haircuts above.