101 Bald Fade Haircuts Ideas You Need To Try!

by Jamie Wilson
Haircuts with fades

Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA

Not all men have time to visit their barber as much as they would like to. Work and private life, in general, can create such a busy schedule that you don’t have enough time to focus on doing and maintaining your hair. No worries, we have a solution for you! A Bald Fade Haircut is an ideal way to go if you want to keep your hair looking clean and sharp without having to visit your barber as often. So if you want to find out more about this fantastic hairstyle, keep on reading!

How Long Does a Bald Fade Last?

A bald fade haircut means that you have longer hair at the top with fades or a buzz cut on the sides. The hair at the top can be short, medium, or longer depending on your preference. A bald fade can last quite a long time, and it will depend on how fast your hair grows. So it can last anywhere from two weeks up to a month or more. Your bald fade can have a sharp contrast between the hair at the top and the sides, or you can keep it smooth. No matter what you decide, one thing is for sure – a bald fade haircut is one of the easiest to maintain hairstyles for men. 

What’s The Difference Between Bald Fade and Skin Fade?

While many people think a bald fade and skin fade are different things because of their names, in reality, it is the same hairstyle. Some call it a skin fade, while others call it a bald fade. So if you see us or anyone else using these two terms, don’t get confused. It is essentially the same thing. 

1. Textured Skin Fade Hair

Textured Skin Fade Hair
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A textured skin fade is one of the more stylish and modern styles of a bald fade. You can achieve this hairstyle quickly, and you only need mid or long sized hair. The critical point of this haircut is the textured comb on the side. You will need to take a couple of minutes in the morning to style your hair. Just add some gel to your hair to make sure it stays put throughout the day. A bald fade cut like this one will require you to visit the barber maybe every two to three weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows. Nonetheless, we are confident that with a cool skin fade like this one, all eyes will be on you!

2. Low Fade Haircut

Low Fade Haircut
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In case you don’t have a lot of time to maintain your hair and are more of a fan of short hair, then this bald fade haircut might be your match! It isn’t hard to achieve this bald fade, and some might think of it as a buzz cut or a military cut. These hairstyles are an excellent way to go if you want to accentuate your facial features. You can rock this bald fade for a couple of weeks, at least, and when you visit the barber next time, you can change it up or cut it short again!

3. Comb Over Bald Fade 

Comb Over Bald Fade
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A comb-over bald fade is an excellent way to go if you like when your hair has texture, but you still want to keep it easy to maintain. You can achieve this hairstyle quickly; all you need is medium or short hair. If you have long hair, be prepared to cut it into a bald fade. Hairstyles like this one can work for mostly all face shapes and can be styled quickly for some special events. For instance, you can use gel to make your bald fade hair look more fancy for those nights out. All in all, with a cut like this, you won’t have to worry about visiting the barber as often, and we are confident you are going to love it!

4. Taper Fade Haircut

Taper Fade Haircut
@Gustavo Fring via pexels

Taper fade hairstyles can work fantastic with a bald fade cut and can make your style look so cool and modern. The contrast between the hair at the top and the bald fade is a bit more prominent since the fades are mid-size. A hairstyle like this one isn’t hard to achieve or maintain. You can comb through your hair in the morning, and your taper fade will look stylish throughout the day. 

5. Bald Fade Buzz Cut Hair

Bald Fade Buzz Cut Hair
@Thgusstavo Santana via pexels

A bald fade like this one is one of the easiest hairstyles to achieve and maintain. The skin fade cut is short, as well as the hair on the top. Some people even call this hairstyle the Spiky Bald Fade, because of the hair at the top. There is no need for styling your hair in the morning, and you could probably go for a month without having to visit the barber. Even then, you can leave it as a medium bald fade and let it grow for another week or two. With a cool cut like this one, we are confident you will be the life of every event you go to!

6. Medium Bald Fade Haircuts

Medium Bald Fade Haircuts
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In case you are looking for a cut that will accentuate your facial features and style, then this mid bald fade haircut is for you! With longer hair at the front and a taper fade at the sides, this bald fade is something that will make all eyes turn on you. Since the hair at the front acts as bangs, this hairstyle is also an excellent choice for men with long foreheads. You can style this mid bald fade in the morning for a more structured look, or you can leave it as-is for a relaxed look. The choice is yours, but we are confident you are going to rock it either way!

7. Cool Bald Fade Haircuts

Cool Bald Fade Haircuts
@Maksim Goncharenok via pexels

A bald fade like this one is going to be the choice of those who are ready to step out of their comfort zone and be the trendsetter! It isn’t hard to achieve this bald fade; all you need is a mid-length haircut. What makes this cut so cool and unique is the buzz line between the hair at the top and the skin fade on the sides. You will need to spend a couple of minutes in the morning styling your hair, but nothing too much. A bald fade like this one will require you to visit the barber more often, but we are sure it will be worth it!

8. Short Fade Haircut

Short Fade Haircut
@Pavel Danilyuk via pexels

Not everyone is a fan of mid bald fade haircuts, but not everyone wants their bald fade to be short and simple. Therefore, this short bald fade cut is the way to go if you are looking for something stylish and easy to achieve! The skin fade on the side works excellently with the styled back hair at the top. A bald fade like this one requires some maintenance in the morning. You will need to add gel or similar products to your hair to make sure it stays stylish throughout the day. 

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Sometimes you can achieve a fantastic looking skin fade by doing the bare minimum, and that is letting your hair look natural! All you need to do to accomplish this clean skin fade haircut is to do a fade cut on the sides and to make your natural hair grow at the top. You can style your hair from time to time for some special events, but on other days, you can just let it be. Whatever you decide, with a bald fade like this one, there is no worrying about your hair ever being out of place!

On That Note

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