135+ Drop Fade Styles That Are Iconic

Whether your hair is long or short, you can use the drop shade to create a cool look for yourself. The great styles that look great with a drop fade is waves, afro, hard side part, slick back, comb over, pompadour and undercut, so you can see that you have a lot of options to use when you are choosing a style for yourself. It doesn’t matter whether you have curly hair, wavy hair, or straight hair you can have this look. It’s a simple choice for a hairstyle but it’s also one of the most popular styles that you can have. Check out these amazing styles to find the drop fade that’s right for you.

What Is A Drop Fade?

If you are familiar with the taper fade, then you will like the drop fade. This style is more specific than a taper fade and the difference is that the taper fade circles all the way around the head all at the same level while the drop fade is curved. The style follows the shape of the man’s head and it will offer what appears to be a natural fade haircut. It falls around the ear and to the man’s neckline.

The cut will always drop to the neckline regardless of the choice you make. This style can be applied to whatever look you want which is great. You can make your look unique when you go to the barber by asking him to give you a drop fade instead of the classic fade.

This mohawk type style is truly one of a kind. If you are looking for a style that is edgier, then this is the one for you. His style is short all the way around except the top of the head. It’s a gorgeous look that is sure to turn heads.

You can literally design the look that you want. Here we see some unique designs in the drop fade which really makes the whole look stand out. If you want a style that is truly one of a kind then think about the message that you want to send out.

The top of the hairstyle has a strong wave to it. This is a more professional and polished look on top and the part to his hair has been shaved it which always catches the eye.

This slick back style is one of a kind and maybe that’s what you’re looking for. If you want something that is sleek and has a sense of posh to it, then this is the style for you. The coloring of the hair also makes a huge difference here.

This style has a fade going right into the beard which creates a very cool look. Men that get this type of style are used to taking care of themselves and they want a clean look but also a polished one. You won’t find them letting their beard get scraggly.

A clean-cut look like this one is really popular. If you’re not interested in overdone, dramatic looks but still want a drop fade, then this would be a good look for you.

Another great look for someone who has long hair. You can see here how great the style looks with a drop fade.

These styles are very fashionable right now and when you slick back your long hair as he has done in this photo, you get to really showcase the fade.

A bold look like this is meant to turn your head, to make you take notice. If you are looking for a polished look for your career, then try this one out.

This is a great example of the grading in clipper sizes. Not everyone is comfortable with getting the shave this close to the skin but if you are, then go for it.

The man bun is a hugely popular look. Many people believed that it would just be a faze but it’s still going strong. For men that like their hair long on top, this is a cool option. You don’t have to do much to your hair to achieve the man bun and then it become a no-nonsense style that you don’t have to worry about.

There are so many clean looks that you can choose from that the options are endless. Try out these styles to see how you like them.

Adding designs to your fade is a great way to show off your own unique look. You can do this easily by showing off the style that you want. There are a lot of line designs to choose from depending on how dramatic you want to get.

If you are a bearded guy, this might be a cool look to try out. You can leave the top long and amazing, allowing the ability to style it any way that you want. The sides of course have the drop fade and it’s a look that’s unique especially as the fade goes into the beard.

A crisp and clean look is a great way to showcase your afro. If your sides are short, it makes the top stand out even more. The drop fade here completely disappears at the body and we see how there are designs around his hairline. It’s a unique look that you are sure to love.

Curly hair isn’t always easy to tame so this is a great way of embracing your curls but also having control of the style. It’s a fresh look that’s modern that you will love all year round.

When your hair is this long on top there are so many styles that you can do. It makes for a versatile look. In this case, he has his hair slicked back which is a very popular style. It’s often used for the office or for events because it looks so classy. The rest of his style is the drop fade which just emphasizes the look even more.

With hair this long, you can do a few different styles such as the faux hawk which can still be achieved with the drop fade, or you could style your hair into a modern combover.

Putting designs into your shave allows some flare into your style. We see it most often on the sides of your head but in this case, he has it on his neckline which creates a very different look.

Should I Get A Drop Fade?

A lot of people will get the drop fade style if they are trying to grow out their hair. They still want a sharp look while they grow out the top so that’s where the drop fade comes in. The crown stays fully intact regardless of what’s going on, on the top of your head. These days longer hairstyles are becoming more popular and because men are looking to grow out their hair, the drop fade is the look that they go for.

This is a very classic look for someone who isn’t looking for an extreme change. There is nothing wrong with the classic look if you aren’t someone who wants combovers or faux hawks. This is a simple style on top added to the drop fade. We love the narrow sideburns that really draws the eye to the whole look. It’s something modern that you can throw into your look to draw away from an old style.

While others will choose a classic look, some people decide that they want a little drama in their lives. These styles are one of a kind and they are definitely the kind to draw the eye. These styles usually compliment someone who is into fashion because it’s not a look that will go with jeans or jogging pants. You want to do this look justice by also dressing the part. When it comes to achieving a high-end look, you want to follow that look with impeccable style.

We just love this hairstyle because it’s modern and cool. It’s short on top but the focus seems to be on the drop fade. There is plenty you can do with your sides when it comes to designs. In this case, he’s got the fade running into the beard which is so badass that you will want to run to the barber immediately. He also has a line design in the side of his head which is where the eye goes to right away. We love these designs because they allow you to showcase your personality a bit. There is a certain kind of guy that likes the shaved designs and it’s usually someone that is confident and wants a crisp and cool look.

Whether your hair is short or long on top, you can achieve a crisp and clean look. These hairstyles really depend on your personality and the message you want to send out to the world. A lot of people use their hair as a canvas, something that they can work on and then show to the world. Your hair can be your canvas in the sense that you want to put your personality and stamp of approval on it. The best part about hairstyling is it’s an art just like fashion that you get to wear around with you every single day. So, determine for yourself the kind of look you want and then show it off.

If you are looking for a low-maintenance style then this is the look for you. It’s not going to require any styling whatsoever because it’s so short. One thing to keep in mind is that you are probably going to have to go to the barber at least b-weekly to make sure that your look stays on point otherwise it might start to get shaggy. If you are okay with frequent visits to the barber, then give this style a shot. Maybe it’s more important to you to have low-key and low-maintenance in your life.

This is a fresh look that is sure to turn heads wherever you go. A man who can embrace his curls instead of hiding from them is truly a confident man. This style is here for the long haul and that’s why it’s so popular. We have a drop fade with some designs on the back as well.

Some people choose to leave their beard free and just keep it trimmed while others, like this man, choose to design the beard as well. You don’t get a crisper look than this one because the edging on the beard is pristine and clean. We say crisp a lot but that’s the only way to describe this look as it’s brilliant in many ways.

Here is the other side of the coin, he does not design his beard, he just leaves it be but he does allow the drop fade to disappear into the beard which makes it no less clean than the previous look.

A uniform style like this is like no other because it’s going to draw the eye. This is not your average slick back style. This look is here for a while. The difference here is that the look is deceiving. You think that his hair is long on top but it really isn’t. His hair is short but it’s styled backward and it literally blends right into the fade. If you prefer to shy away from hair products then you don’t want this look because it will require a certain amount of pomade or wax to get these hairs to stay in place. You can see at the front how short his hair really is.


We hope you found a style that will properly showcase your personality.