150+ High Top Fades That Will Have Heads Turning

The high-top fade was made popular for black men a long time ago. It originated as a long afro on top for men that was shaped flat. It gradually faded to being very short on the sides. This style goes all the way back to the 1980’s and has been a favorite among black men for a long time. It’s been more modernized and everyone wears the style now. There are a ton of awesome ways to wear this style and you can combine it with a hip styled beard of even add some amazing fade art to it.

Will Smith was actually the first celebrity to make this look really popular and he did that when he was on the TV show, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. There are a ton more modern versions of the style now and we’ve even seen those on his son Jaden Smith as well as the basketball star Nick Young. The style has changed a lot over the years but it is no less popular.

This type if style changes a lot depending on the shape of your face. The shape that you decide on your high top should match the shape of your face, otherwise your style could be imbalanced. You also wan to make sure that you pick a style that fits with your personality. If you want to keep your look sharp, you will have to visit your barber quite often so it doesn’t get overgrown.

We have a ton of amazing styles to choose from and you are sure to find what you are looking for here. Check out these amazing high top styles.

High Top Fade Styles

He has a curly top with a high top fade. What makes this one special is the edging around his face that is designed. The fade goes into the beard to create a unique look.

This style is curly on the top with a fade going down the sides. But this one is unique because it fades into the beard in a slim line.

This one has a mohawk on top with a dreads at the bottom as well. It also fades into the beard with a very pristine hairline that makes this look edgy.

This tall high top stands out with its fade down the side and the small design coming from the back.

This style has a part like line that separates both sides of the hair that fades down. It also has a design that goes from front to back.

A style like this is truly one of a kind. If you want something simple but not overly dramatic then this is the one for you.

A color change might be exactly what you are looking for. It certainly stands out. The other thing that stands out is the fact that this style is multi-layered which really makes a huge difference in style. If you are looking for a style that has a bit of drama, then you can’t go wrong with this look.

Not just guys try out these styles. In perfect fashion, we have Willow Smith has taken her dad’s style and gave it a feminine edge to it. She added a bit fo color and that’s how she gets the look that she wants. Not too many girls can pull off a style this short, but she certainly does it well.

You can be creative with some fade designs. This one is a creative one with a cross. It has a high top and the bottom is rather short but with many different design aspects. It’s stylized in the sense that it’s crisp around the edge.

This style here has a sharp edge on the side, very much like a part. It gives a very different look that you are sure to love.

A crisp part like this is one that is going to have people talking. It’s sexy and sharp and one of a kind. This is not the look that you see every day. The style fades into a beard that isn’t really there and the only thing left is a goatee.

The sides aren’t there at all so it is a true high top fade and of course, the top is really high. There are a lot of styles that don’t have this type of height but this one does. If you are looking for a style that has a lot of height than this is the one for you.


The afro style is so popular right now and it doesn’t matter how high it goes, it’s still going to look great.

You can throw some real shade with a style like this. A great style like this is sure to be the type to get you a lot of style.

If unique looks are what you are going for, you can’t go wrong with this one. Sometimes you just need a look that is going to turn heads no matter where you go.

A look like this is quite large and round all over. The fro on top is quite buoyant and dramatic which is never a bad thing. The high top fade is sleek and one of a kind. The sideburns are narrow and thin which causes their own drama.

Here is Jaden Smith, the son of the trendsetter Will Smith. It’s no wonder that he is trying this look out for himself. This one is a little more modern than Will’s but it’s also shaggier and not as sleek as what Will would wear.

The star of the show is going to be you with this unique style.



How cool is this style? You don’t get much more original than this look. We love the fact that it almost looks like a mohawk because the hair goes all the way down to the back of the neckline. It’s a cool look that is sure to get you a lot of compliments. The top fade is crisp and he has a shaved part to complete this amazing look.

Sometimes all you need is a little color to achieve a unique look. The blue with this style certainly stands out and commands attention.

How high do you want to go? This is close to a 90’s flat top style, the kind that Will Smith made popular. You don’t have to keep your hair short if you don’t want to. You can take inspiration from this look and grow your hair upwards.

We love everything about this hairstyle from the wild and untamed curls to the designs on the side. There is everything you could ever want in a cool hairstyle right here. The side design is the focal point of the style and you can’t help but appreciate how cool it looks. It’s one of a kind and you are sure to love showing this look off year-round.

The same look but in color. We see that the afro style is also colored which is going to make your look that much more eye-catching. The great thing about hair color is you can change up the color frequently especially if you are using fashion colors. It’s a great way of showing off your personal style.

This multi-dimensional look is amazing. There are different lengths with this style and it really showcases the cool things that you can achieve with your look if you put your mind to it. You want an amazing style and we have it here for you.

Who doesn’t love curves? This style is so crisp that we are afraid of touching it. You don’t get a cleaner look than this one. It’s on point all the way around. Be prepared to go to the barber often to make sure this style never gets out of place. The focal point is the curved part on the side and it makes the whole style reach an entirely different level of cool. If you are looking for something cool that is going to have everyone talking about your look, then this is the one for you.

These short dreads give you a unique look that is messy but still cool. The top fade still gives you that clean look while the top is allowed to roam free. It’s a cool look for someone who wants to be left wild.

A crazy look like this one is sure to put a smile on your face. The top is curly and wild and we love every bit of it. We love how men aren’t afraid to show off their crazy curls, it is what makes you unique after all. We say to embrace those curls all the way. The top fade is crisp and clean and ends in a narrow sideburn.

We have a top fade as well as a flat top and it’s a great example of how you can combine two different looks to get the style that you want. This flat top is very reminiscent of the hip–hop look from the 90’s. This look has never gone out of style and we love the way that you can modernize the look with a top fade.

This look is short and sweet. If you are looking for something simple, then this is the look for you. Top fades complement any style as you have seen throughout the article. You may not be interested in a look that has a long top, so this is a great option for you.

The top fade is a look that can impress any age and it’s certainly popular with the younger crowd. One thing is for sure, you can do a lot with the look. Here we have a long top that is left curly and wild while the bottom is clean. In this case, you have the design in the front of the head. Where you put the design will completely change the look so you can really take advantage of making the style your own.

The shaved parts offer you a clean look that makes the whole look pop. This style would not be the same without the part. You can get a shaved part any length or width depending on the look that you are going for.

Some men prefer a line that is standard, straight across, or with a bit of a curve. But other people want something more dramatic. There is a lot of movement to this line and it just makes the look stand out even more.

Now, this could be just a design but there’s a good chance that he also had “mom” shaved into the side of his head. It could be both but either way the design is cool. You can virtually have anything you want designed into your top fade as long as your barber has the talent to create it.

If you are looking for a unique style, then you can’t go wrong with this look. The hair on top is long enough to have abun but the rest of his head is shaved very short. He does have a beard but it is also unique in the sense that it’s two different lengths. He has the top portion of the beard short enough to match his fade while the bottom portion is longer. It’s definitely a style that is showing off not only his sense of fashion but his individuality as a person. If you are choosing a style that is this high fashion, you need to have the wardrobe to go with it. This is the kind of look that is going to need designer threads behind it.

When we talk about how you can have any design you want, this is what that looks like. This guy is not messing around, he’s taking full advantage of having designs put into his top fade. Try it out for yourself and have a little fun with it.

If a high top fade is what you are looking for then we are sure you found the look you are going for.