Under Cut Fade: How to Tell Your Barber Exactly What You Want

UNDERCUT FADE HAIRCUT: Undercut fade haircut was first seen in the US Military. It has also been in fashion since the Edwardian Era and was popular in the ’20s, 30s’, 40s’ and the 50s’ until the trend died down. It then spread in the fashion industry like a fire in the year 2010. The most popular person who carries off the undercut fade in David Beckham. This hair cut has been a part of military fashion and brings in immediate look of discipline and chic-ness.  

The undercut fade involves a haircut where the hair are divided in two parts, that being the upper crown area and the lower region. The hair on the top are kept medium or long and given a little trim to make the hair look fresh and neat. The hair on the side and the back are trimmed in a way to create a faded effect with the help of trimmers by changing guards for the faded effect. The fade is made in such a way that it appears to have merged into the skin. The cut adds emphasis on the hair at the top and gives a neat look by giving a clear distinction to the sides and top hair.

The undercut fade haircut is best suited to square faces and diamond shaped faces, it makes it appear less angular.

THINGS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE FADE UNDERCUT WITH OTHER HAIRSTYLES:

  • Comb
  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Curler or Straightener
  • Water Spray
  • Pomade, gel or wax

BASIC STEPS TO ACHIEVE FADE UNDERCUT:

It is advisable to always carry an image of the haircut you want as the undercut fade haircut could be hard to describe. The following basic steps are to be followed for achieving the undercut:

Distinguish the upper temple area: to get this hair cut the first thing you have to do is distinguish the upper temple area which is can be located by the position of the ears. The upper temple area is 2-3 inches above the ear.

Part the Hair from where you want the undercut and clip back the hair division: you need to imagine a line going around from the start of the hairline to the other end of the hairline, almost forming a circle and then clip back the amount of hair you want to keep on top and for this step use water and clips.

Clipping: now the second last step is to use a good quality clipper and trim/clip all the area that is on the side burn, temple and around. To create a neat fade you need to trim the upper area a little less as compared to the area that goes near the ear and around it. Create a faded effect with the help of trimmers by changing guards for the faded effect.

15 Types of Undercut Fade Haircut

#1: Undercut Fade+ Trim

 Undercut Fade+ Trim
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This haircut is basically has hair long on the top and short on the side with a little trim. The fade is a style where the hair on the side is trimmed in such a way which makes it look like it faded into the skin.

Apart from following the basic steps that are mentioned above,

Steps:

  • The taper look requires a little trimming on the top.
  • To give a fresh look you can style your length into a pompadour etc.

#2: Undercut Fade with High Pomp:

Undercut Fade with High Pomp
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This haircut has long voluminous hair on the top which are styled high.  The front layer of the hair has to definitely be longer than the rest of the hair at the back. Again the hair on the temple and sideburn is trimmed in such a way that makes it look like it faded into the skin.

Follow the basic steps to get an undercut.

Steps:

The High pomp requires the hair on the top be long and you could style the pomp with a gel/ hair mousse in any way that suits you.

#3: Undercut Fade with Long Slick:

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Undercut Fade with Long Slick: to achieve this undercut you need to first grow your hair out, since this haircut requires the hair on the top be really long. The sideburns and the temple region are trimmed to the shortest. This vibrantly distinguished the slick from the rest of the hair.

You have to follow the steps mentioned above in the basic undercut section.

Steps:

  • To make a slick back you need to blow dry your hair while they are still wet and pull them back. This will give you an outline to work on. In a slick the weight of the hair is at the back.
  • When your hair is set, use a heavy hair styling product so as to maintain the slick back look.

#4: Undercut with Matte Slick:

Undercut with Matte Slick: to get the look you need to have long hair on the top and faded sideburns and temple. The slick back look is the most common which is worn with an undercut fade because it defines the hair and gives them a neat look.

To achieve this look you need to first get a faded undercut.

Steps:

  • To have a slick back you need to blow back your hair and easiest way to get it is while they are still wet. This will give you a structure to work on.
  • When your hair is set, use a matte based hair styling product so as to maintain the Matte slick back look.
  • Comb back your hair to set them in the Slick Back.

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#5: Undercut Fade with Mohawk

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Undercut Fade with Mohawk: in a traditional Mohawk the hair that are on the top are cut in a way which is shorter on the front near the end of the top the hair are longer.  To style a Mohawk with undercut fade all you need to do is :

  • You need to ensure that side hair i.e. undercut is in a fade and to achieve that you have to follow the above mentioned steps.

#6: Undercut Fade into Bald:

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Undercut Fade into Bald: in this hairstyle the hair around the temple and sideburn and the undercut is supposed to be faded into the skin in such a way that it goes bald at the end.

Steps:

  • Your hair have to be long on the top and longer than the rest in the end
  • And they have to be styled with a hairstyling product and the end of the hair should have a point-y look.

#7: Disconnect Fade Undercut

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Disconnect Fade Undercut: follow the above mentioned steps to achieve an undercut and  to achieve the disconnect hairstyle:

  • You need to push the long hair on to one side and tuck them behind your ear.

#8: Undercut Fade with Beard:

Undercut Fade with Beard
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Undercut Fade with Beard: it is obviously easy to create a beard as it emphasises the undercut fade.

Steps:

  • The long hair on the top is to be combed over in the middle and use a styling product to set the hairstyle.
  • You could curl the ends at the back to add glamour to the look.

#9: Slick Back Undercut With Hair Design

Slick Back Undercut With Hair Design
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Slick Back Undercut With Hair Design: It’s common to part the hair in a traditional undercut, however slicking back the hair can be a new stylistic twist to it. Create Undercut Fade by using basic steps.

Steps:

  • Cut the hair on top with the help of scissors but keep it long enough to be styled into a slick back.
  • Make the desired hair design with the help of the appropriate trimmer settings.
  • And lastly set the top part with pomade, a gel or a wax to create a slick back look.

#10: Quiff With Undercut Fade

 Quiff With Undercut Fade
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The low fade haircut coupled with a tousled quiff can be attained for a casual laid back yet clean look.

Steps:

  • With the help of scissors cut the hair on top into a choppy cut.
  • Apply a dollop of pomade before drying the hair and style it into a quiff using a comb.

#11: Drop Fade Side Swept Undercut

Drop Fade Side Swept Undercut
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Top hair on the undercut has to be long enough to be side swept across the forehead. After creating the undercut by following the basic steps, follow the steps:

  • Brush your hair using a comb and style it using a straightener or a curler and set it with hair spray.

#12: Crop Fade Undercut With Hard Part

Crop Fade Undercut With Hard Part
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This hairstyle sports a deep parting on one side or both the sides and a lower faded area near the ears. Create Undercut Fade by using basic steps.

Steps:

  • With the help of scissors cut the hair on top into a medium length choppy cut.
  • You can either apply a product or just using a comb can sweep the hair in opposite direction of the deep part so that it shows clearly.

#13: WAVY HIGH TOP WITH LOW FADE

WAVY HIGH TOP WITH LOW FADE
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The top hair can be styled in a wavy manner to fall against a stylish low fade. It’s more suited for people with naturally wavy hair. Create Undercut Fade by using basic steps.

Steps: People with naturally curly hair can just apply serum and let it be and others can use curlers and hair spray for the wavy effect.

#14: POMPADOUR WITH DROP FADE

POMPADOUR WITH DROP FADE
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Pompadour as a hairstyle itself is very popular, that coupled with drop fade gives a nice effect. Create Undercut Fade by using basic steps.

Steps:

  • Add some water to make your hair damp and blow dry your hair using a round brush.
  • Lastly apply hair spray or pomade to your hair.

#15: MANBUN/ PONYTAIL FADED UNDERCUT

PONYTAIL FADED UNDERCUT
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The top hair in this hairstyle can be kept long enough to be styled with either a man-bun or a ponytail for a rugged look. One needs long hair to pull this off. Create Undercut Fade by using basic steps.

Steps: You can style your long hair on the top by tying it either in a neat ponytail or a man-bun. Add texture to make it messy

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