They’re a big trend right now and it doesn’t look like they’ll be going away any time soon. While fades are typically men’s haircuts, they’re starting to become a lot more popular with women too.
There are a few different fade heights to choose from, each with their own characteristics and benefits:
A skin fade (or bald fade) is when the hair ends before the natural hairline, giving it the appearance of being shorter than the rest of your head. This is often more of a look for fashion-forward guys, but it can be worn by anyone looking for a subtle transition from short to long.
Skin fades typically last about two weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows and the barber you go to. They may look a bit less sharp after that, so it’s a good idea to get them touched up every now and then.
A taper is a fade-it that highlights a gradual change in length. It usually starts with the longest pieces on top and gradually gets shorter as it follows your natural hairline down the neck, around the sides of your head and near your ears.
Tapers are a great option for those who want to avoid the harshness of some of the more extreme fades, but still want a subtle hair change that doesn’t compromise their style. They’re also a great option for people with thicker or coarser hair, as they tend to be more gentle on the hair.