15 Perfect Fade Haircuts with Beards

One of the most stylish and sophisticated looks for men these days is a fade haircut with beards. The clean-cut look of faded haircuts are currently at the height of popularity, so initially, combining them with a scruffy beard might seem odd. As you will see once you scroll down, the look is anything but. 

In fact, fade haircuts add a polished quality to otherwise basic beard styles. Plus, they can be adapted to suit your unique sense of style. Whether you like low fades, high fades, tapered looks or lusciously long beards, the perfect fade hairstyle is on this list. So, let’s take a peek at different fade haircuts with beard styles!

1. Low Fade Haircut with Beard

Where you begin your fade is up to you. This low style involves a fade around the ear that is no more than two inches long. The overall effect is subtle, but its sharpening effect is undeniable.


2. High Fade with Beard

A high and tight style is the perfect way to create the ultimate contrast between your long hair up top and faded detail below. With a beard, a high and tight hairstyle like this blonde look is perfect for round or square face shapes, as the look is rather elongating. 


3. Mid Fade Hair with Full Beard

Short haircuts with full beards have a lot of wiggle room in terms of length and style detail. Mid fade hair is trendy yet unique. To achieve this look, taper your fade to start lower on the sides of the head, at midway on the forehead.


4. Black Men’s Fade Haircut with Chinstrap Beard

black men fade haircut with beard

Faded hair with a chinstrap beard looks great on black men with textured hair. We love how clean cut this look is, so match the precise pruning of the beard to a perfectly maintained fade hairstyle.


5. Skin Fade with Faded Beard

Skin fades are fade hairstyles that involve a portion of the hair cut so close to the skin it’s essentially bald. The look is particularly striking with a thick, faded beard and long, textured hair on top. A look like this takes maintenance but is well worth the effort.


Different Hairstyles + Beard Variations


6. Bald Fade with Faded Beard

bald fade haircut with beard

This bald fade is very similar to a skin fade, yet more intense as it fades down to zero or a 0.5. We especially love this effect around the ears as the fade is tapered into the beard as well.


7. Fade Haircut with Long & Full Beard

Full beards are less common these days, so why not give it a modern element like a sweet fade at the temples? This look is cool with solid hair, but is extra detailed with salt and pepper vibes. Plus, a long, full beard adds necessary balance to the pompadour.


8. Taper Fade with Stubble

Fades don’t have to be abrupt. In fact, a stubble look is not only popular, but it gives your hair a little extra something by emphasizing the fade while serving up a little more style.


9. Zero Fade Hair + Long Stubble

A zero fade hairstyle combines a low, medium or high fade with long hair on top. This medium fade cut looks cool with angled bangs and scruff a quarter of the way down the neck. Here, fade details add a crucial pop of freshness.


10. Faded Hair with Short Beard

fade haircut with short beard

Fade haircuts are perfect with a classic short beard. Here, the fade is low and concentrated around the temples. This is perfect if you want a subtle fade that shows off long hair on top and a full, healthy beard below.


11. Slick Back Fade with Long Beard

Beard length can create variation in your look a lot. Fades are great for opening up your face if your beard is especially long. It makes your look rather modern and just a little edgy, too. If your hair is long on top, slick it back to continue opening up your handsome face.


12. Short Fade Hair with Goatee

Let your look reveal your clean-cut personal style. Goatees are extra sharp with a smoothly faded hairstyle. How you choose to style your goatee is up to you, just be sure to keep it all neat.


13. Spiky Fade with Stubble Beard

Fade haircuts look just as fresh on short beards that consist of stubble. In fact, this length works great with a tapered fade hairstyle, even if you decide to grow your beard out longer.


14. Asian Fade with Beard

Longer hair up top is great for fade hairstyles with beards. This mid fade style mirrors the roundness of the pompadour hair with a round beard- a perfect look for Asian guys with angular face shapes.


15. Fade Hair with Van Dyke Beard

Van Dyke beards consist of a small goatee underneath the bottom lip. This look is perfect for the artistic guy who wants to make his beard and hair fade style truly stand out. Any mustache that you prefer will work, but the pointed edges of handle bards are that much more inventive.

Combining beards with fade cuts is not only cool, but it makes you look interesting and stand out from the crowd. Fades can clean up a bearded look, open up your face, and instantly polish your hairstyle with minimal daily effort. Whether your fade is high, low, or in between, it can suit your beard and most importantly, you!