14 Different Fade Haircuts for Women

14 Different Fade Haircuts for Women

Looking for different fade haircuts for women? We have curated a list of fade haircuts for women. Check it out!

The world of fashion is constantly developing and I honestly believe that fashion is something each one of us creates. Over the past few years, fade haircuts are something absolutely trending and look extremely fashionable!

In the past, men used to sport different types of short haircuts, from buzzcuts to tapers and fade. But in the present day, women to have been seen sporting such hairstyles and it has now become super trending.

A lot of times people often confuse fade haircuts with undercuts. Well, there is a difference between these two haircuts. Check out the difference below.

Fade Haircut vs. Undercut

Fade haircuts are when the back or the sides of the hair is cut short, but tapers down very gradually, making it blend into the hair subtly, thus making a gradual contrast in the haircut.

Whereas in an undercut, the hair on the sides is cut very short, as compared to the hair at the top of the head. Thus, the difference is very stark and noticeable.

A lot of people also get the “undercut fade” which is a blend of the fade and undercut haircuts, where the top of the hair is kept much longer than the sides, just like in an undercut, but the sides are cut very short with a tapered fade haircut.

Top Fade Haircuts for Women

The Side-Design Fade Haircut

I honestly find this type of fade haircut one of the funkiest of them all. It looks super cool, while it really spruces up your look like never before.

Fade Haircuts for Women
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While this haircut can be done even if you have straight hair, it is more recommended for those with curlier hair types because the hair at the top of the head stands out, making the curls look more defined.

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The best part of the Side-Design fade haircut is that you get to choose whatever design that you want, while of course, it all depends on whether your hair stylist can do it for you or not!

The Short Crop fade haircut

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If you aren’t completely ready for a funky fade haircut and just want to test the waters of getting this kind of haircut and have doubts about whether it will suit you or not, then this simple short crop with the fade of course, is perfect for you to try. This haircut looks cool, classy and elegant.

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It is a low-maintenance fade hairstyle because the hair at the top of the head too is cut short, while the fade is very gradual.

The Short Razor-Fade haircut

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This haircut is another low maintenance fade haircut because the hair is cut short to a point five or point two five-inch lengths, which means you will not even require to comb it and it will still look neat.

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If you are looking for a nice fade haircut to use on the go, then this is a nice one to try. It will literally suit any type of outfit you wear, because it is stylish and looks elegant. 

The V-Neck fade haircut

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This cut is one of the trending fade haircuts because of its look. This haircut entails the fade, which is more prominent at the back of the head, tapering down towards the nape of the neck, as compared to the fade at the side of the head.

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The reason this haircut looks cool is that the tapering fade at the nape of the neck is ‘V-shaped and makes it look different as compared to the other fade haircuts. So it is safe to say that this haircut looks exactly like its name suggests!

The Buzzcut with fade haircut

Buzz cuts are those haircuts where the hair is cut using a razor and the hair is cut very close to the head, showing very little of the hair.

womens taper fade haircut
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Buzz cuts are very much in fashion these days and a lot of people sport this look, by tweaking the style and coloring their buzz-cut hair with various colors to give it a funky look.

The best part about a buzz cut is that anyone with any hair type can get it and it is very easy to maintain (or more likely, requires no maintenance, cause the hair is cut very short).

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The buzz cut with a fade is where the sides and back of the hair are razor cut slightly shorter than the hair at the top of the head.

The One-Sided fade haircut

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In the present day, many people love to spruce up their style and experiment with various types of hairstyles and try out new haircuts. Well, this haircut is for those who like both long and short hair and cannot pick between the two, so basically get both then!

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This cut entails a fade haircut on one side of the head, while the hair at the top of the head falls on the other side and is left long, so it can be styled any way you’d like, from a ponytail, to a braid, it is solely your choice.

The Mohawk fade haircut

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Well, the mohawk hairstyle has been around since a long time now and a lot of people add their own style to it. This time around, it is the mohawk with a fade.

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While the mohawk hairstyle entails the hair at the top of the head, grown to a certain length and then styled into a slick back or spikes and then the sides of the head are completely shaved, the mohawk with a fade has the typical mohawk styled at the top of the head, while the sides are cut short in a faded manner.

The Nape Fade haircut

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Do you love your long hair, but want to experiment just a little? Then this style lets you keep your hair long, wherein the fade is only sported at the nape of the neck, while the rest of the hair is left long and styled in whatever manner you’d wish to.

examples of fade haircuts
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The best part about this haircut is that you can always simply let down your hair and no one will ever know you have tried the fade (because it is visible only when the hair is tied up). 

The Bowl Cut Fade

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Bowl cuts have been in fashion since many years now and I’ve often seen female celebrities like Rihanna and Zendaya sporting this hairstyle. But what is new is the fade haircut, blended in with the classic bowl cut.

examples of fade haircuts
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It gives you a classy and classic look, along with a blend of modernity with just one hairstyle! In the present day, a lot of people often only color the bowl cut portion of the hair, while leaving the fade cut hair their natural hair color.

The Crop Chop Afro hair with fade haircut

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Well, I’m quite sure that people with Afro hair find it quite hard to maintain their locks and often look out for low-maintenance hairstyles, which of course, also look nice.

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Look no further, just give this haircut a try. While you still get to keep a portion of your lovely Afro hair cut short at the top of your head, the sides are cut into a fade, making your Afro hair stand out. You can spice up this hairstyle, by just only coloring your Afro as well.

The Pixie fade haircut

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When I see pixie haircuts, the first person I remember is Kris Jenner. She has often sported this hairstyle and it looked super stunning. Well, how about tweaking the pixie cut by adding a fade to it.

best hairstyle fade
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All you need to do is get your hairstylist to cut your hair into a lovely pixie haircut, just at the top of your head, while the sides of your hair is cut into a gradual fade. This will let the pixie haircut look more prominent.

The One-Sided Slick with fade haircut

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Slicked-back hairstyles have been in fashion since a while and have often been sported by men. But in recent times, the slicked-back hairstyle has become trending among women too!

girl fade haircut long hair
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But this time around, the slicked back is more like a slicked side, because this haircut entails the hair to only be styled in a slicked-back manner, from the top of the head falling towards one side of the head, while the other side has a fade haircut.

The Spiky Top Crop with fade haircut

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The Spiky hairstyle is a common style where the hair at the top of the head is styled using gel or styling serums and made to stand in a spiky manner. While this hairstyle is common, blending it in with a classic fade, will enhance the look of the spiky hairstyle.

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For those looking out for a cool and funky hairstyle to get this summer, then this crop is for you!

The Curly Mohawk with fade haircut

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While getting a mohawk is common, where the hair is cut short at the sides, with the top hair left longer and styled, getting a mohawk with curls is rare and blending it in with a fade is rarer still!

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The fade makes the curls in the mohawk stand out and look very defined while giving people with curlier hair types also a chance to get a mohawk chop without having to straighten their hair. A lot of people often color just their mohawk curls to up their style.

The Final Takeaway

From Kristen Stewart to Miley Cyrus, so many female celebrities have often been seen sporting these fade haircuts and they look super cool and absolutely stylish.

So, if you want to switch up your style for a while, maybe for a costume party or a summer vacation, then maybe you can try out one of these fade haircuts and I’m sure you will sport them just as well as any female celebrity would!

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