The high-top fade haircut, also known as Hi-Top, is expected to peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but is back. The cut is far from the unforgettable look of Kid of Kid ‘n Play.
A version of the Flat Top, the High Top Haircut is all about the contrast between ultra-short sides and lots of length at the top. The pages are usually cut in some sort of fade. That can be high or low, burst or fall or whatever your personal preferences are.
Curly or tangled hair gives the hi-top a lot of height. While this hairstyle is most commonly seen on black hair, anyone with very curly hair can get the look, as shown below. In contrast to the flat top, the edges of the top plate have a texture. These can be natural curls, twists or locks.
While the extra height will not work for long-faced guys, it will work for everyone else. The high top is particularly flattering for round, square and oval face shapes, but also fits diamond and heart shapes.
Take a look at these five ways to wear the high top fade haircut.
1st high top fade with part
A shaved part stretches the hairline and pays special attention to the fuzzy fading. Other ways to add a part to a high to fade it are curved lines or sides that cut long hair.
Anything can happen upstairs, but the hair will be worn in a high lacy curl and offers a striking contrast to the hard line of the part.
2. High Top Fade with curls
The high top is a cool cut for those who have enough curls. This version has a rounded profile, line up and high fade with an emphasis on the temples.
3. Curly high top fade
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert is known for his hair almost as well for his defense. The edges of its ultra high top have a natural arch instead of the shaved flat top. The high fade reduces quickly on the skin.
While this look works without a beard, Shumpert’s facial hair reflects and balances the look. The goatee is pretty much a smaller version of what’s up.
4. Diaper High Top Fade
This fresh cut shows the unique qualities of Afro textured hair through defined heights and soft edges that give a light touch of tangled hair. The drop-fade goes from high to low and raises the natural hairline by a few inches.
5. High Top Fade with dreads
For something completely different, rock the hi-top with locks. Mid dreads look good, are loosely worn, but longer hair could also be tied back to a ponytail or a man’s breast. This style would also look good with braids.
And instead of the usual cross-fade try this V-cut design outlined with a surgical line. The neckline falls with a quick rejuvenation on the skin that looks good when it grows out. The V-Cut works with every hairstyle.