A fade haircut features longer hair on the top that gradually shortens toward the sides and back, leaving no hair on the skin. Ideally, the fade hairstyle is blended in order to give a fading effect as the hair gets shorter.
The fade haircut is a popular hairstyle for men as of 2014, regardless of ethnicity or culture. It characterizes a clean, masculine look and requires minimal maintenance. The hairstyle is usually cut using an electric clipper, but scissors may be used depending on the type of fade. There are many variations of the fade, but it always incorporates a longer top that gradually decreases toward the sides and back.