When it comes to the best haircut styles, the comb over fade is considered one of the most stylish and sophisticated men’s hairstyles. Originally popularized during the 1920s by royals and celebrities, the style has been brought into the 21st century by pairing it with a taper fade or undercut on the sides and back. Versatile and trendy, the comb over can be styled with short and longer medium length hair on top. To help you find the right look, here are the best comb over fade haircuts for men to get right now!
Comb Over Fade
Low Fade Comb Over
The low fade comb over is a classic haircut that easily transitions from work to nighttime. The fade starts lower on the neck than the mid fade, blending into the hair at the top very gradually. When worn with medium length to longer hair, the look can be styled in countless ways, according to MensHairstylesNow. The slick back, fringe, and faux hawk can add a bit of uniqueness to this timeless cut.
Mid Fade Comb Over
The middle ground between a high and low fade, the mid fade comb over is often compared to a taper. The fade begins in the middle of your neck before fading into the longer hair at the top of the head. The mid fade works well with short and medium hair but can be edgier and careless when pairing it with long hair that has been textured.
High Fade Comb Over
Considered a bolder version of the comb over is the high fade comb over. The fade begins higher up on the head, drawing attention to the long hair on top. Adding to the modern twist is a hard part, which gives the cut a trendy finish. The longer hair can be slicked over or texturized using a pomade. Partnered with a trimmed beard and you’ll be the talk of the office.
Skin Fade Comb Over
The comb over with a skin fade twists the classic comb over and is a popular choice in the barbershop. The skin fade is different than a fade or taper fade as the hair cut on the sides and back of the head is cut extremely short to almost stubble length and typically combined with a high fade on top. With the hard part and very short sides, the comb over is the focal point of the overall style.
Taper Fade Comb Over
The taper fade comb over is a more tamed and professional look than other variations. The taper fade is cut longer than a skin fade, but you can still choose between a high, low, and mid taper. When you pair a tapered fade cut with a comb over, you get one of the most versatile and popular short hairstyles for guys, say the experts at MensHairstylesToday. Slick over the long hair using cream or wax to create that business appearance or add some texture for a rougher presence. This comb over allows you to change the style each day.
Undercut Comb Over Fade
The undercut comb over fade easily merges with hair that is long, short, wavy, or straight. The undercut creates a uniform look around the entire head and can be paired with any type of fade. This shorter hair on the sides and back lets the top hair stand out. The cut is low maintenance and can be sophisticated, fun, and sexy at the same time.Bald Fade Comb Over
Bald Fade Comb Over
Similar to the skin fade, the bald fade is when the fade starts at the top of the head and ends into very short hair. The shorter hair on a bald fade is even shorter than a skin fade and makes it appear as the fade is ending into the skin. You can choose between lengths of a bald fade depending on your hairstyle.
Short Hair Comb Over Fade
Keep things trim and tight with a short hair comb over fade. The short comb over is easily styled and low maintenance. The fade blends into longer hair seamlessly and pairing it with a soft part creates a more relaxed appearance. The comb over can be styled using gel or worn naturally to add a little personality.
Long Hair Comb Over Fade
Extremely popular in barbershops is the long hair comb over fade. This style is adaptable to any medium or long hair. You can also pair it with any type of fade, and you may be able to cut it yourself at home by following these directions at Fuzzable. A low fade makes the look a little more casual while a high fade creates a modern version that highlights the long hair comb over.
Burst Fade Comb Over
To make a comb over stand out amongst the rest, try pairing it with a burst fade. Often paired with mohawks, pompadours, and flat tops, the burst fade is created by blending a taper fade that goes around the ear and down the neck. The burst fade is commonly rounded and can be worn with all hair textures. Any man, no matter if they are Black, Asian, White, or Hispanic, the burst fade can work with them.
Hard Part Comb Over
The hard part comb over is seen as one of the trendiest and sexiest comb over fades. This comb over is achieved by combining a high skin fade and hard part line that is shaved into the hair. To create this look you’ll need at least 3 inches of hair for the comb over to stand out from the rest of the style. Not limited to men with straight hair, you can use hair products to help create the volume needed.
Temple Fade Comb Over
The temple fade is a type of taper fade that is focused on one specific part of a man’s face, his temples. The fade begins around the temples extending to the bottom area of the neck. The best thing about this fade is that its simplicity allows it to be paired with any hairstyle. When combined with a comb over the temple fade creates an effortless look that has just the right amount of professionalism and fun.
High and Tight Comb Over
A high and tight comb over is just as it sounds. A traditional high and tight is shaved down to the skin with a longer top to create a clean look. For a professional version of the cut, pair with a comb over. You need to have enough hair on top to create the comb over and a soft, but defined part. For those unruly hairs, add some hair gel to maintain the comb over.
Comb Over Fade with Beard
Combine your comb over fade with a beard to show your personality. According to Art of Manliness, a beard can add to the overall appearance of the look, whether you have a short, masculine beard or a bushier beard to go with a long comb over. A beard can balance out the face and the volume from the comb over. Nevertheless, you can also go clean-shaven for a fresh look.
Comb Over with Line Up
Sexy and sophisticated are the names for the comb over with a line up. The comb over is commonly worn with a mid fade and sleek combo over but can also be just as easily paired with quiffs and high tops. The line up, or edge up, is straightening the hairline by using clippers to create hard lines and shapes into the sideburns and forehead. The combination with a comb over gives you a sleek and classy aura.
Low Bald Fade Comb Over
Worn either to Wall Street or a construction site, the low bald fade comb over is a clean-cut and low maintenance style. The cut maintains a simple and tidy look while also being stylish. To create the comb over with a low bald fade, comb your hair to one side and use gel to smooth out the hair and hold it in place. The low bald fade blends seamlessly into the timeless comb over.
Textured Comb Over
A textured comb over can make this established look even more daring and bold. The comb over is usually considered a clean and professional haircut. However, adding some texture to the comb over can give the cut a more relaxed and beach vide. A textured comb over can be paired with a fade or longer hair. Style the comb over using clay and running your hands through your hair to give the hair drama.
Curly Hair Comb Over Fade
Not ideal for every hairstyle, the curly hair comb over fade looks to highlight your curls while giving you an exceptional look. A comb over with curly hair paired with a high fade emphasizes the hair even more, which can be helpful for men with thinner curly hair. Style the curly come over with clay or pomade to keep the curls from falling flat.
Wavy Comb Over Fade
Like a curly hair comb over, a wavy comb over fade is meant to emphasize the natural textures of your hair. Wavy hair is versatile and can be paired with many types of fades. Combine it with a burst fade to make the waves stand out or a low drop fade to keep the hair modern and still feature your textured hair. No matter what fade you pair it with, make sure to add some product to the hair to keep the waves under control and alive.