Fade terminology making things confusing? Don’t worry, the skin fade is literally just that, a fade with plenty of skin to it. Simple right? Yet, still super sharp!
Aside from the taper, this cut is one of the most requested styles at the barbershop among gentlemen and for a good reason.
Less trips to the barber.
More than often most men are going to get a solid two weeks or more times before the fresh cut literally “fades” out of fashion. In other words, you’ll look good while your hair grows back out and for much longer. Even if you aren’t really concerned about keeping up with your look, it’s still easily an admirable hairstyle to go with.
The original look: While the skin fade isn’t a true haircut itself, the style can be incorporated into any cut you’d like. What this means is the sides and back are shaven into the skin towards the bottom.
From the top on downward, your hair is blended or “faded” into shorter and shorter lengths until it disappears into the skin. In a sense, you could think of it like being bald on the lower sides or back if you want.
The key to pulling it off is to ensure the fade is absolutely seamless. It should be cleanly and gradually blended with no apparent lines. To achieve that, it’s going to depend on your barbers skill with the trimmer, electric shaver or straight razor. Just remember, your barber is not a mind reader, and the skin fade can be done at any length you desire like high, low or mid (medium).
On the downside, even when done right sometimes you might find yourself dealing with irritation on the sides and back. That’s just a part of life and close shaving. Over time you’ll figure out just how short to cut without opening yourself up to skin problems.
Explore the style:
By now you should have a solid idea of what this fade truly entails. However, I’d still like to show you a collection of the top 75 best skin fade haircuts for men below.
After going through them you’ll know exactly how this fade pairs with some of the most popular and classic hairstyles out there. I’ve also included different lengths as well, just to give you more ideas to work with.