The drop fade haircut for men is a popular and innovative variation of the well-known classic taper fade haircut. The drop fade gets its name because the fade drops low behind the ear and down to the nape of the neck. For a trendy men’s haircut that is short and practical, the drop fade is a simple yet stylish choice.

Drop Fade

What Is The Drop Fade Haircut?

The drop fade haircut is similar to the taper fade, but with a more specific hair design. Instead of an even fade that circles all the way around the head at the same level, the drop fade is curved. Following the shape of a man’s head, the arc-shape of the drop fade offers a natural fade haircut that goes around the ear and falls to a guy’s neckline.

Burst Drop Fade with Natural Curls and Volume

Similar to a taper fade, men can choose between a high and low drop fade, where the cut really does drop to the neckline. The best part about the drop top fade is that it can be applied to any haircut or hairstyle. If you are getting a fade, you can make it unique by asking your barber to taper a drop fade instead of a classic fade.

Low Drop Fade with Slicked Back Hair

How To Get The Drop Fade Haircut

Getting the drop fade cut shouldn’t be confusing for your stylist, but if your barber hasn’t heard of the style, be sure to show him a picture before getting your hair cut. Otherwise, describing the cut in words doesn’t really do it justice, and the specific length and style of drop fade that you’re looking for may not match up with what your barber thinks.

Brushed Back Hair with Low Drop Skin Fade

All the cut requires is a good pair of hair clippers and knowledge of how to fade from one clipper setting to another. Ask for recommendations about how the drop fade cut can be made to suit your face shape better. These specific adjustments will ensure you get the best haircut that matches your personal sense of style.

Finally, it’s important to note that there is no real difference between fade and taper in terms of hairstyle. If your barbershop doesn’t know what a fade is, they probably just call it a taper instead.

Curly Top with High Fade and Shape Up

Best Drop Fade Haircuts For Men

Seeing pictures of the cool drop fade haircut is the only way to get a feel for what it will look like on you. Some guys like the drop skin fade while others like to combine the cut with a mohawk, so how you wear the haircut is completely up to you. We hope these pictures of cool men’s hairstyles will give you styling ideas for your next cut.

Cool Drop Fade Comb Over Pomp

Cool Drop Fade Comb Over Pomp

Drop Fade Afro with Curly Twists

Drop Fade Afro with Curly Twists

Drop Fade Haircut with V-Shaped Neckline

Drop Fade Haircut with V-Shaped Neckline

Quiff with High Drop Fade

Quiff with High Drop Fade

Slick Back with High Drop Fade and Hair Design

Slick Back with High Drop Fade and Hair Design

Curly Top Drop Fade

Curly Top Drop Fade

Buzz Cut

Drop Fade Buzz Cut

Low Bald Drop Fade with Comb Over

Low Bald Drop Fade with Comb Over

Fringe with High Drop Fade

Fringe with High Drop Fade

High Skin Fade and Drop Down with Quiff

High Skin Fade and Drop Down with Quiff

High Bald Drop Fade with Long Textured Brush Back

High Bald Drop Fade with Long Textured Brush Back

Burst Drop Fade with Curly Twists

Burst Drop Fade with Curly Twists

Pompadour with Bald Drop Fade

Pompadour with Bald Drop Fade

Thick Textured Slick Back with Mid Fade

Thick Textured Slick Back with Mid Fade

Thick Quiff with Mid Skin Fade

Thick Quiff with Mid Skin Fade

Low Drop Fade with Long Fringe

Low Drop Fade with Long Fringe

Textured Slick Back with Drop Fade

Textured Slick Back with Drop Fade

Curly Fringe Hair with Low Skin Drop Fade

Curly Fringe Hair with Low Skin Drop Fade