40 Fantastic Low Skin Fade Haircuts – Chic Gentleman Hairdos
The low skin fade is a modern and trendy haircut whose main characteristic is shaving the hair to a bald level one or two inches from the ear and back hairline. It is an amazing way to spice up any style that you have in your long strands at the top. There are also many ways of varying this brilliant cut to create distinct appearances. Here are some ideas on how you can make this beautiful fade part of your haircut.
# 1 Multicolored Upswept Waves with Fade
This beautiful cut starts by chopping the strands to create some nice thick waves at the top and fading the sides. You should them give the hairline a line-up and finish by coloring the long strands with green and violet hues for a faded multi-tonal look.
# 2 Perfect Front Sweep
The skin fading on the sides and back of this hairdo is what makes the style possible. Apart from the fade it also has an impressive style on the crown that involves front sweeping the long bangs and giving them a lift at the front.
# 3 Layered Bangs with Low Skin Taper
Bangs always make cute hairdos for men, and this is more so if they have an excellent texture and volume like these. Their styling is also fantastic, and you can replicate it by sweeping back and layering them. The haircut also has an amazing skin taper fade on the sides and back that enhances the design.
# 4 Low Faded Glamorous Curls
The fact that these curls are natural and only require some quality hair product for styling is one of the elements that makes this hairdo unique. And if you complement it with a skillful zero fade like in this design you will look exquisite.
# 5 Brushed Back and Layered Bangs with Fade
A low skin fade can enhance any haircut that you want, and it helps you break away from the typical long top with short sides design. In this design, it makes the brushed back and layered bangs at the top look very classy.
# 6 Lined-Up and Faded Sponge Curls
Some short and cute sponge curls will always make a man look chic but you can still enhance their appearance with a nice fade on the sides and by lining up the strands at the front and on the face.
# 7 Natural Wave and Low Bald Fade
A little amount of gel and a comb are all that you need to form the intricate waves at the top once you have the cut. For the sides, you will need a zero bald fade and finish the look by lining up the hair.
# 8 Three Color Fade
This haircut has three distinct colors, and this is what makes it look attractive. To create this design you should maintain long strands at the top and dye them with a blonde shade. You should then taper fade the sides to a bald level to create the three levels of color.
# 9 Fresh and Neat Taper Cut
The short wavy strands at the top of this hairdo look amazing, and this is not only due to the lovely color but also thanks to their beautiful cut. This design also has a smooth taper fade on the sides that adds some elegance.
# 10 Classy Wave and Fade
A cute wave like this one will make a man look fantastic. And if you complement it with a low skin fade like on the sides like in this design and by brushing back the neat waves at the top you will look magnificent.
# 11 Side Parted and Blended
This clean and sleek cut is for a gentleman that wants to stay sharp. It involves leaving a long hair at the top that you should style with a side sweep and part line before finishing with a blended zero fade on the sides.
# 12 Simple Cut with Skin Fade
Some men prefer to keep their haircuts straightforward and formal like in this design. Here the style involves cutting the strands at the top to less than half an inch and giving the sides a skin fade.
# 13 Disconnected Elegant Waves
What you do to the short sides is as important as the styling at the top. For this design, for example, the long strands on the crown have some thick and neat waves that you should style with a lift and sweep back. You should then give the sides a zero skin fade to create a disconnection with the lined-up facial whiskers.
# 14 Sassy and Wavy Top with Zero Skin Taper
This design maintains some long and wavy bangs at the front that you should style with a lift and sweep back. The strands behind it have a clean taper cut, and you should finish with a zero skin taper on the sides and back.
# 15 Low Faded Short Spikes
Short and neat spikes always make an excellent idea for the strands at the top but to make them appear even more attractive you should pair them with a nice zero fade on the sides like in this headdress. The hairdo also has a lovely line up on the front hairline and on the face that adds to the beauty.
# 16 Natural Curls with Zero Fade and Line-Up
The fact that the curls on this haircut are natural is enough to make them an excellent hairdo. However, they also have a beautiful cut that entails giving the sides a zero fade and lining up the strands at the front.
# 17 Effortless Waves and Fade
It is still possible to maintain hair throughout the head and still get a nice fade but for this to be so, you have to go with a zero fade design. Apart from the fade the hair also has some cute and detailed waves
# 18 Messy Natural Textured Curls
The natural texture of these strands is amazing, and you need to give them some moderate trims for uniformity and finish the design with a line up and low skin fade on the sides.
# 19 Super Cute Front Sweep Bangs
An adorable cut like this one requires some skills to create and it involves leaving some short upswept bangs at the front and tapering the sides and back before finishing with a skin taper fade on the sides.
# 20 Textured Top and Low Fade
You will need a quality pomade to style the textured top in this headdress and to give it a perfect hold. Also, you have to give the sides a low skin fade to complete the head-turning design. This style works best for guys with a thick natural mane.
# 21 Faded Blondie Sponge Curls
A beautiful blonde shade is perfect for spicing up your small sponge curls. But, there is more to these particular ones than the color because they also have a smooth and low skin fade on the sides that creates an attractive disconnected design with the facial strands.
# 22 Feathered and Layered with Fade
Guys that prefer to maintain a long and voluminous hair on the crown should wear this fabulous headdress. It involves leaving some long and feathered locks at the top that you should style with a lift at the front and a layered brush back before finishing with a zero fade on the sides.
# 23 Double Razor Lines and Fade
Here is another way to wear some stylish sponge curls. The design requires you to give the cute curls a skin fade on the sides, line them up and enhance the look with two beautiful razor lines on the side.
# 24 Side Parted and Faded Modern Pompadour
Pompadours are timeless, and they are one of those styles that will always make a man look refined. But, this modern one also has a side part and a skin taper fade on the sides that make it look extra chic.
# 25 The Brush Back
The brush back and a sharp fade on the sides and back make a perfect combination. And if you add in a soft side part like in this design the hairdo will look majestic.
# 26 Side Sweep and Skin Taper
Side swept haircuts are very trendy, and this is more so if you give them a slight lift at the front and a hard side part. This beautiful style also has a smooth skin taper on the sides that makes the haircut look fantastic.
# 27 Smooth and Classic
This classic pompadour-like design maintains some thick and smooth strands at the top that you should style with a soft razor line on the sides. It also has a skillful and neat low skin fade on the sides to enhance the classic appearance.
# 28 Clean and Wavy
An attention-grabbing and clean cut like this one is what a man that wants to make a statement should get. It is a skillfully tapered cut that maintains some wavy back swept strands at the top and a skin fade on the sides.
# 29 Butch Cut with Sharp Fade
Most guys are always looking for maintenance-free haircuts because they do not like spending a lot of time working on their hair. This butch cut is a perfect example of one such cut, but it is a little longer than the traditional design, and it has a beautiful zero fade on the sides and back.
# 30 Retro Side Swept Scissor Cut
Here is another unique take on the classic side-swept hairdo. It has a skin taper fade on the sides and a nice razor line that creates a disconnection between the top and sides.
# 31 Streaky Silver Slick Back
The bright silver shade of these strands is breathtaking, and it makes them look very attractive. But, the strands also have a fantastic cut and styling that entails skin taper fading the sides and back and brushing back the silver locks in subtle layers.
# 32 Blow Dried Natural Waves
To bring out the natural waves of the locks at the top part of this hairdo you will need to blow dry after trimming them to a uniform length. You should then finish the cute haircut with a lateral and low skin fade at the back and sides.
# 33 Soft Graduated Shape and Texture
Everything from the texture if this hair to the shape is just amazing, but it is not hard to replicate if you have a thick mane. The styling is also very simple as you only need to use a side part to lift and side sweep the long strands and taper the rest before finishing with a skin fade.
# 34 Textured and Layered Brush Back with Fade
These beautiful and textured locks are a result of the skillful use of scissors when trimming your strands. Their styling involves brushing them back in subtle layers and you should finish the style with a fresh and neat fade on the sides and back.
# 35 Relaxed Waves and Curls
The loose waves at the top have a nice texture that makes them look fantastic, and you only need to brush them forward to style. But, you also need to work on the short sides, and for this, you should give them a zero skin fade
# 36 Buzzed and Faded
Clippers and a good barber are what you need to achieve this look. It is an attractive design with some short buzzed strands at the top and a zero fade on the sides that finishes with a nice line-up.
# 37 Twisted Top with Carved Fade
The messy and twisted top on this haircut is very natural and if you have a thick afro you will have a very easy time replicating it. However, the hairdo also has a fantastic zero fade on the sides and back and a skillful line-up at the front that makes the headdress look distinct and stylish.
# 38 Unkempt Top and Zero Drop Fade
If you go for some days without combing your strands, the look at the top of this style is what you will get. And this is more so if you are an African American due to the type and texture of their hair. Although you can still enhance the appearance at the top with slight twisting, a zero drop fade on the sides, and line-up at the front are also vital elements that you need for this look.
# 39 Glamorous Top and Skillful Sharp Fade
The top section of this hairdo will require some skillful trimming and blow drying to create the glamorous appearance. You will also need a skin fade on the sides and a carved line-up on the full facial hairs.
# 40 Curly Vibes
This elegant hairdo has some front swept and layered curls at the top hanging over the forehead. These curly locks require a lot of precision when cutting and arranging them, and you should finish the hairdo with a simple skin fade on the sides.
You can always trust a low skin fade design to spice up your haircut, and this is regardless of the style that you have at the top. Although it requires some skills to create a professional barber should not have any trouble making it part of your haircut. The 40 images above represent various ways that you can have this fade, and you can be confident of finding something that works for you in this gallery.