Everything You Need to Know about the Fade Haircut

One thing to note is that fades vary in length. Some fades go all the way to the skin, while some fades maintain decent length on the sides. It all depends on the guard size your barber uses.

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The “fade” cut refers to hairstyles that are long on the top and shorter on the sides and back. The transition from long to short can be subtle or dramatic. The fade hairstyle dates back to the 1940s. It is also worn in various branches of the military. In recent years, the fade hairstyle has grown more and more popular, not just in men but also young children, who increasingly ask their parents for fade style haircuts. One thing to note is that fades vary in length. Some fades go all the way to the skin, while some fades maintain decent length on the sides. It all depends on the guard size your barber uses. For example, a number 0 guard will be to the skin, while a number 2 or a number 3 guard will give you more of a tapered look. The higher the guard the number, the longer the hair will be on the back and sides. Here is some more information about the different types of fades. 

Types of Fades 

Fades can be a little intimidating at first because there are several different varieties. Some fades are bold statements, while others are more understated. One kind of fade is called the bald-fade cut. This is when the hair on the sides and back is as close as possible to the skin. Typically, the hair on top of the head is just slightly longer but still relatively short. However, the hair on top can be longer for a more dramatic look. 

Another type of fade haircut is the low fade style. This is a great option if you want to try the fade style for the first time. A low fade haircut refers to fade in which the transition from short to long happens farther down the head, about a third way down the head. The hair on the top can be on the shorter side or left long if you want a style that has more volume, like a pompadour. Low fades are extremely popular because they are low-maintenance and work well with all different types of hair. They are also subtler than other types of fades, so if you’re nervous about trying out the fade style, this is a great place to start. 

The great thing about the fades is that you can make the transition from short to long anywhere, so the fade style can work on everyone, no matter what the shape of your face is. One type of fade is called a mid fade haircut. As the name suggests, mid fades refer to styles that start to appear longer halfway up the head. In most cases, the transition will occur around eyebrow level, so this can be a great way to draw attention to your eyes.

If you’re new to fades and feeling adventurous, try a high-fade. High-fade haircuts are one of the most dramatic types of fades. Here, the transition from short to long happens near the top of the head. This type of cut works particularly well if you have a shorter face because it will make your face appear longer. High fades can be drastic change if you’re used to more traditional haircuts. However, they can be quite stylish and are becoming increasingly popular. If you’re looking for a new look or just want to have some fun with your hair, a high-fade can be the perfect option for you.

What to Do If You Want to Try a Fade Haircut

If you are thinking of trying a fade hairstyle, there are three things to consider: the position of the fade, the length of the hair on top, and the length of the sides and back. Fades are Hinsdale Barber Shop’s specialty. We can help you figure out what style will work best with your face shape and lifestyle. If you aren’t sure how short you want it, start long and have your barber gradually shorten the sides until you achieve a look you like.  

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