Everyone knows you need to keep your hair looking right, so we have found you the coolest afro fade haircuts for men in 2022. A fade can be anything you want it to be, it can be done with just a subtle trim around the natural hairline, or maybe you are more into a temple fade that only trims the hair around the temple above and above the ears. There are also mid fades where the fade goes up half the scalp.
Another one of the coolest fades for afros is a low skin fade that buzzes the hair so short it almost looks like it is bald. Speaking of an almost bald look you could also ask for a bald fade that leaves little to no hair on your head. The most important thing to remember with a fade is that it should blend flawlessly into the rest of your hair. Let’s take a deeper look into the coolest fade for afros in 2022.
1. Temple Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
The first hairstyle for you to check out is this temp fade for an afro. Temple fades are very popular because they keep the hair around the ears and in the back short and trim.
2. High Box Fade
High-box fades are not as popular as some of the other looks on this list, but that does not mean that they are not cool. They were more popular back in the 90s, so if you have an old soul this could be an awesome fade for you to try out on your next trip to the barbershop.
3. Burst Afro Fade Haircuts for Men with 2 Lines
Here is a cool type of fade called a burst fade. Burst fades are usually semi-circle in shape and leave the hair around the ears short and the hair in the back straight across. This is another style that can be worn with any type of haircut and it would look great.
4. Culry Burst Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Men with curly hair know that it is essential to find a good fade to keep those edges looking good. In the photo above he is wearing his curly hair thick with a burst fade around the sides and in the back. They went with a nice straight fringe across the front for a more unique finish.
5. Blunt Cut Fade
This is a short and stylish type of fade called a blunt cut fade. If you like wearing your hair in the classic buzz cut try adding in a blunt cut fade to the edges to keep it looking good.
6. Man Braids Afro
This dope style has man braids on top with a fresh undercut. They also have a few cut-in designs into the fade along the side of the head for a little extra style. If you can grow out your goatee it will enhance your style even more.
7. Sharp Fade ZigZag Afro
This little cutie is wearing a sharp fade with a zig-zag design on the side. If you are not feeling the zig-zag look try coming up with your design and ask your barber if they can pull it off.
8. Curly Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
You know if you have curly hair you have to keep your edges fresh or you will look messy. The style in the photo above is called a curly afro fade and if you try this hairstyle out you will love the way you look.
9. Low Skin Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Next up is a low skin fade. This type of fade will work on any type of haircut, it is a style that keeps the hair around the edges short and blends in perfectly with the hair on top.
10. Long Hair Braid Afro
This handsome hairstyle is for long hair. They have divided the hair evenly and braided it into 6-8 even braids that go down his back. They have also added a nice even fade around the edges for a fresh finish.
11. Short Cornrow Style Afro
Here is such a cool cornrow hairstyle that would look cool on men of all ages. They have a design of two straight braids with a zig-zag braid in between. If you look closely you can see that there is an even fade all around the baby hairs for a nice and even finish.
12. Burst Fade Afro
Burst fades are a cool way to keep your edges fresh. Burst fades start with a very short fade and it gradually blends into the thicker hair on top. This is another cool fade for afros in 2022 that would look great on all types of hair.
13. Skin Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Up next is this skin fade with a buzz-cut hairstyle. A skin fade keeps the hair super short up against the skin, besides a bald fade, this is one of the shortest fades you can try.
14. Sculpted Afro Side Fade Haircuts for Men
Here is this Sculpted afro haircut with a nice side fade. This would be a great hairstyle for men that like keeping their hair natural and long. Once you try out this style you are going to love the way you look.
15. Colored Dreadlocks Afro Fade Hairstyles
This next hairstyle is a dreads style but it still has one of the coolest fades. Above he is wearing colored dreads with a high fade around the sides. He was able to braid his hair down into dope french braids that will stay in place all day long.
16. Natural Dreads Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Next is a natural dread look with an afro style. In the photo above they have small dreads that stick out in a messy style, and then they finish this style off with a high fade.
17. Long Fade Afro with Bun
Here is another type of hairstyle that has one of the coolest fades. To get this look you will need to divide your hair into many sections and twist them all into braids. After that is done you will need to finish the look off with a long fade around the sides and in the back.
18. Clean Cut Afro
Clean-cut afros are one the best ways to wear your hair. They have also added a great temple fade around the ears and kept the back cut nicely around the natural hairline. This is a hairstyle for men that would look great on people of all ages.
19. Two Lines Afro Fade Hairstyles
This trendy hairstyle is called a two-line afro hairstyle because they have decided to add two lines in between the fade and the thick section of hair on the top. This would be a fun hairstyle to try out if you like keeping your hair natural and curly.
20. Side Shave Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Side shave afro hairstyle will always be in style because it is one of the best ways to wear your hair short. In the photo above he has gone with the half-and-half look with a nice side-shaven style.
21. Blowout Side Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Up next is this blowout side faded look. Here he has a big blowout look on top and then the sides are super short with a bald fade.
22. Soft Afro Dreads
This handsome hairstyle has soft afro dreads with colored tips and accessories. Here they have also added in a fade underneath to keep the hair looking tidy.
23. Buzz Cut Afro
Up next is another take on the afro buzz-cut hairstyle. But in this style, they have added a semi-circle fade around the ears and also extends into the back of the head too.
24. Faux Hawk Afro Cut
Faux hawks can be worn by everyone and with any type of hair, and above he is wearing a faux hawk afro cut. And with any dope faux hawk hairstyle, you can see that there is a fresh fade added in.
25. Back and Side Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Back and side fades are an essential part of any afro hairstyle. It does not matter what type of hairstyle you have you will need to have those back and side looking fresh.
26. Disconnected Fade Afro
Disconnected fades usually are a type of fade that does not gradually blend into the other section of hair with no type of taper at all. If you can this type of cool fade always looks amazing with a nice long beard.
27. Blonde Afro Hairstyle
If you want to add some color to your life this would be such a great hairstyle to try. To get a look like this you need to start with a fresh short fade around the ears and the natural hairline in the back. And then the next step would be to add a bright blonde hue to the top and longer section of hair.
28. Flattop Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
This classic style is a flat top afro with a fade. This would be a great hairstyle for men that have been growing their hair out for a while and are looking for a new style with a retro vibe.
29. Taper Fade Afro
Here is a perfect example of a temple fade. A temple fade usually starts right at the temple and ends right above the ears. You can pick if you want a simple fade in the back as they do in the photo above, or any type of fade you would like.
30. Sharp Fade Afro
Sharp fades will keep you looking right no matter what time of the year it is. Sharp fades get their name because they do not taper or blend into the major section of hair they are more of a blunt line.
31. High Taper Fade with Line Afro
This is such a dope hairstyle that any man would be proud to wear. We are calling it a high-taper fade with a line cut into the fade. Try and grow the hair out on the top so that you can twist it into a sponge-type hairstyle.
32. Mini Afro Fade Haircuts for Men with a Heart Design
If you are searching for a cool valentines day hairstyle, look no further than this mini afro with a heart shaved into the top. He also has a high fade around the sides and the back and it completes the look.
33. Finger Coil Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Finger coils are such a fun way to wear your hair in 2022. And you know that no afro hairstyle is complete without a buzz around the edges. Here they have kept it simple and short and it looks great.
34. Sharp Fade 2 Lines Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
If you are on the hunt for a sharp fade here is one of the best styles out there. Here they have added two diagonal lines right at the front section of his hair and it is the perfect addition to an already dope style.
35. Medium Curly Fade Afro
You already know if you have curly hair that it can be hard to find the right style and fade, that is why we have found this medium curly fade for an afro hairstyle for you. This fade is a medium type of fade that gradually goes around the natural hairline.
36. Caesar Haircut Afro
Ceasar haircuts for men are right on trend for 2022, but they have been around for hundreds of years. This Ceasar cut is paired with a high fade and the combo of the two hairstyles is perfect.
37. Box Braid Fade Afro
These box braids have a white weave added in and it looks so fresh. They have decided to pull the box braids back into a thick french braid down the center of his head and pair it with a high bald fade and they made the right choice because it looks so good.
38. Retro Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Here is a hairstyle for men that has serious retro vibes. In the photo above he is wearing a retro afro style with a nice temple fade around the edges. This style was super popular back in the 80s and 90s but plenty of men are still rocking it today.
39. Curly Top Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Curly haircuts done with afro hair are such a dope hairstyle for men of all ages to try. In this photo above he has a perfectly shaped afro that is trimmed around the natural hairline.
40. Long Hair Bun Afro
Here is a longer hairstyle for you to see. Above he is wearing braids with a little color added to the tips that are all pulled back into a man bun. For the fade, they went with a nice high fade that keeps the sides short.
41. High Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Next up is this high-fade afro style. This is a good contrast between the top layer of hair and the bald section around the sides and the back. This is a dope hairstyle that would work great for men of any age.
42. Cornrow Afro with Bun
Cornrows are one of the most popular hairstyles for men. You can see in this hairstyle above that you do need to add a fade to your cornrows and they have gone with a nice temple fade around the ears that blends in the back.
43. Undercut Afro Fade Haircuts for Men
Undercuts are another way to make sure your hairstyle stays looking fresh. This is a great choice for men that love keeping their hair natural and have been growing it out for a while and need to find a new way to wear it.
44. 3 Curve Line Afro Hair
Another fresh way to way your hair is in this 3 curved line style. Start this hairstyle off with a thick section of hair on the top with a short undercut around the sides and in the back. The next step is to ask your barber to add 3 fresh and curved lines into the undercut.
45. Mohawk Fade Afro
Mohawks are such a great to show off your style. And an even better way to get a unique mohawk is to try adding in a fun design as they have done in the photo above.
46. Crescent Sharp Fade Afro
This next hairstyle for men is called a crescent shape fade for an afro. This hairstyle is often referred to as a juice-style haircut made famous by Tupac back in his acting days.
47. Colored Skin Fade Afro
This handsome fade is called a skin fade. This type of fade starts low and gradually fades into the top section of hair. In the photo above they have also added a light blonde hue to the top section of hair and it looks so good.
48. Sharp Fade Flattop Afro
This next style is what we like to call a flattop afro with a sharp fade. A sharp fade is a technique that will fade the back and the sides of your hair and gradually stop about an inch above your natural hairline.
49. Afro Fade Haircuts for Men with Thick Hair
If you have thick hair like in the photo above you already know the importance of a fade. You can’t be walking around with your edges looking crazy. Here he is wearing a simple thick afro and it looks great.
50. High Taper Fade Afro
Last but defiantly not least is this high taper afro. He has a high taper around the sides and the back of his hair it looks amazing. A high taper does just what like it sounds like and fades the hair higher up on the head than some of the other looks on this list.
After looking through all the coolest fades do you understand the difference between them now? Fades come in all shapes and sizes and are an essential part of any modern haircut for men. Which type of fade do you normally get? Will you change it up after you saw all of these? Let us know down below, we always love hearing from you!
Andy has been passionate about men’s hairstyles from a very young. He afterward pursued a profession as a hair stylist, following in his family’s footsteps. He is now working in a reputable salon in his hometown and is about to start a second bachelor’s degree. Andy is very fond of writing, and what better way to do it than by combining it with his passion? In his free time, Andy enjoys playing football, reading, and catching up on some cult classics.