The pompadour fade is a popular variation of the classic pompadour hairstyle. By combining a taper fade haircut with the pompadour, the pomp fade offers a cool short sides, long top hairstyle.
As one of the best haircuts for men in recent years, these cuts and styles result in plenty of contrast and styling versatility, and work with all types of hair and lengths. And guys can choose to style the pompadour fade slick and shiny or loose and textured.
Whether you want a high, mid, low or skin fade on the sides and back with a long or short pompadour on top, there are many ways to wear pompadour fade haircuts. Here are the best pompadour fade haircuts to get in 2018.
Best Men’s Pompadour Fades
The men’s pompadour fade continues to evolve as skilled barbers find ways to constantly create new stylish cuts and styles. While the classic pompadour became a hit in the 1950s, the modern pompadour has been all the rage among young men today.
The difference between the traditional and modern pompadour hairstyle is all in the cut and styling. Whereas old school pomps were more structured, neat and slicked back, today’s popular pompadour hairstyles are often styled loose, messy and textured for a natural look. This sexy styling is often the result of using strong but low shine or matte hair products, including pomade, wax, and clay.
Along with matte finishes on textured hairstyles, we are seeing guys ask barbers for hard parts, razor faded sides for extra contrast, and pomp and beard combinations. All of these unique features can add a modern touch to a classic style, and therefore look great with a taper fade or undercut on the back and sides.
Another trendy hair idea has been to couple a side part or comb over with the pompadour for extra volume and movement. Because most pompadours are styled with medium to long hair on top, the length and layers allow guys to change up their look throughout the week. With the right haircut, men can style a pompadour and then a quiff, comb over, faux hawk, or slick back.
Check out these modern pomp fade hairstyles for men to get inspiration before your next visit to the barbershop!
Razor Faded Pompadour
This razor faded pompadour is one of the hottest haircut styles of the year. The razor fade on the sides is super short, highlighting the textured hair on top. And the large pomp is styled high and loose for plenty of flow and volume. Along with the zero faded back and sides, there is a fresh cut line shaved into the hair. To finish off this modern razor fade pomp, guys can grow some facial hair for an edgy, masculine look.
Low Fade Pompadour
The low fade pompadour can be an excellent, clean cut version for professional men. The low taper fade haircut on the sides is just short enough to accentuate the styling on top. Plus, this low taper pomp benefits from the thick, wavy hair, giving the hairstyle a unique look.
Mid Fade Pompadour
The mid fade pompadour is a slightly more aggressive variation. Starting the fade higher on the sides and back offers more contrast and makes the haircut look more badass. Guys can even choose a mid skin fade for a shorter cut. And because the thick hair on top is medium-length, there are lots of styling options here.
High Fade Pompadour
The high fade pompadour is a barbershop favorite. Whether you choose to tailor the haircut with a high skin fade instead of a taper or style a loose pompadour instead of a perfectly shaped pomp, the hairstyle is stylish and hot. As the most bold type of fade, the high fade haircut tends to be the basis of many short sides, long top trends.
Skin Fade Pompadour
The skin fade pompadour is one of the best men’s hairstyles of recent years. Also known as a bald fade, this cut can be gotten as a low, mid, or high skin fade pompadour for maximum contrast and styling. Popular in barbershops all around the world, it’s easy to see why this zero fade haircut looks so great with the pompadour hairstyle!
Pompadour Taper Fade
The pompadour taper fade can be a great middle ground for guys who want short sides without exposing the scalp. As the perfect men’s haircut for older gentlemen or young guys who work is conservative offices, the best tapered cuts blend the sides seamlessly for a beautiful finish. The thick, textured and modern pomp on top is then combined with a short, full beard for a rugged manly style.
Modern Pomp Fade
This modern pomp fade tells you exactly why this hairstyle has been trending. The high skin fade undercut on the sides and back delivers a fresh, clean cut trim. This super short haircut comes paired with a large, loose pompadour. To get this textured hairstyle, we recommend using a good pomade or wax.
Short Pompadour Fade
This short pompadour fade proves how flexible this hairstyle can be. Men who want to get a short pompadour should consider a high bald fade or shaved sides to highlight the longer hair on top. The finished look is an ultra clean cut style that is cool and rebellious.
Long Pompadour Fade
Here’s a long pompadour fade featuring textured hair and a line up. The long pompadour hairstyle may require more time and effort to style, but the final look is worth it. As one of the hottest hairstyles for men, you really can’t go wrong with a long pompadour on thick hair. Pictured, you’ll also see a high undercut fade trimmed down to the skin and a clean hairline courtesy of a shape up.
Hard Part Pompadour
This hard part pompadour can be particularly flattering for some guys. The razor part shaved into the hair adds a special, modern touch. On the sides and back, you’ll see a fresh high bald fade. The short to medium hair length on top allows for just the right amount of volume. Complete with a thick, well-groomed beard, this look is definitely on point.
Side Part Pompadour
This side part pompadour is a cool combination of two retro hairstyles with a modern feel. With a shaved hard part, brushed up hair in the front, and low taper fade on the sides, this haircut and styling is super fashionable.
Pompadour Fade with Beard
This men’s pompadour fade with beard is all about breaking the mold. The skin faded undercut on the sides, edge up around the temples, loosely styled pompadour on top, and full beard offer a badass look. This type of cut and style will make you stand out in any room.
The modern textured pompadour is the best way to style a pomp nowadays. With long hair on top, guys can style a large pomp in front using a matte pomade, wax, or clay. For a more edgy look, consider slicking back your hair with a strong, shiny pomade.
Pompadour Comb Over Fade
The pompadour comb over continues to be one of the best hairstyles for men with thick hair. While a comb over fade is already stylish on its own, the pomp in the front can take the look to a whole new level. Add in the awesome faded sides, razor cut hard part, and two line hair design, and this sexy men’s haircut offers serious inspiration for the barbershop. It also helps that women will absolutely love it!
Pompadour Undercut Fade
The pompadour undercut fade pictured above styles beautifully when brushed back. The skin faded sides deliver strong contrast without stealing focus, and the short pomp on top has just enough of a “poof” to get your attention. Guys can choose to blow dry this hairstyle into place for the perfect natural texture. Otherwise, apply a medium to light hold pomade or cream and you’ll get just the right finish.