Updated: Jun 2, 2022
There are more types of fade haircuts than hairs on your head, and it can be confusing to figure out what they mean.
Ask your barber Jaymz what kind of fade you want.
"People are referencing soccer players a lot with this look. Zayn Malik's high fade is kind of outdated now."
To achieve a skin fade, you need good hair, and you should experiment with fades to find the right shape for your head.
If you have good hair, it fades better, but not everyone has that kind of hair. Take good care of your hair every couple of weeks.
To achieve a look similar to Zayn Malik's and Gordon Hayward's, tell your barber to start with a .5mm guard on the bottom, then move up to a 3mm clipper on top.
Danny Welbeck has a high skin fade, while Drake has a clean skin fade and a clean lineup.
Richard Chai wears a hard high fade, while David Beckham wears a 1mm mid fade.
Christiano Ronaldo's hair is 1.5mm on the side, with a hard-part in the front and texture to wear up.