130 Trendy Temp Fade Ideas and How to Style Them

The temp fade, also called a temple fade, is one of the coolest versions of a fade haircut which you can get. It completely took over in the 2010s and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. It’s simply a magnificent detail to add to an already gorgeous haircut that will attract all eyes on you. But be careful. It takes a lot of attitude to wear a temp fade. Have you got it?

Let’s delve deeper into this topic and find out what a temp fade is, how to style it, what are the best versions for your facial type and how you can maintain it.


What Is a Temp Fade?

Since, as we have already mentioned, the temp fade is a version of the fade itself, it can be incredibly easy to get confused about what this is supposed to look like. Therefore, the first thing we need to do is define what a temp fade is.

The simplest way to put it would be for you to imagine a very high skin fade that also has a shape up. This means that either your barber or your stylist will give you a fade at the temples using a small size clipper. Afterward, he will cut sharp edges into the hairline in this area using a razor or a trimmer.

The sharpness of the hairline will be very clean and fresh. It has to look like a lineup that follows your temple, which is why it’s called a temp or temple fade. It’s usually preferred because it gives you a chiseled face by highlighting your manly jawline.

Tip – This is a haircut that requires a lot of precision and trimming on the sides of your face which are highly visible from all angles. Therefore, we recommend you don’t skimp. Get this hairstyle from a very experienced stylist that knows what he’s doing. He will be skilled at making your temp fade integrate perfectly into the other, higher parts of the haircut. If not, it may look as if you’ve just shaved the sides of your haircut and left it at that.

How Did the Temple Fade Become Famous?

The temp fade is also known as the Brooklyn fade, the Blow Out or the low fade. It’s a relatively new hairstyle seeing as its roots can be traced back to the 2010s. Since it’s called the Brooklyn fade, you can imagine that it was first popular mostly in New York as well as New Jersey. But it quickly spread from there.

This type of haircut was featured heavily on the show Jersey Shore, a reality show that aired on MTV between 2009 and 2011. One of the stars of the cast, Pauly D, was the one who proposed this hairstyle, and it caught traction from then on.

How to Get a Temp Fade Haircut

As mentioned previously, the best way to do it is to find the most skilled barber you can. In this way you can make sure you’re getting a professional temp fade. However, if you’re eager to learn, here are the steps you need to take to give yourself a temp fade.

  1. Cut an inch of hair all around your scalp. Start at the hairline and work your way through.
  2. Give yourself a fade using the electric razor on the sides of the head. Start at the hairline once again.
  3. The fade needs to be half an inch as far as length goes when you start and one inch when you end.

4. Taper your hair very rapidly by increasing the length at the end to one inch.

5. You can decide on your own what length you want your hair to be as far as the final cut is concerned.

6. You can include a fade around the forehead hairline as well if you want, but that is not mandatory in any way.

7. The final step asks you to use some hair styling products such as gel or wax. It all depends on the style you have chosen or the type of hair you have.

The Coolest Temp Fade Hairstyles

The idea behind the temp fade is to accentuate your best facial features. Therefore, the smart thing to do is choose a version of this magnificent haircut that works best with your facial structure. It will play to your strengths. If you have doubts or questions about that, read the next part of our article or discuss this with your stylist. He or she will be able to advise you what style will suit you best.

·         The temp fade with a weave

A weave is undoubtedly a very dramatic if not theatrical look. It’s a very thick set of hair that will sit on top of your head like a crown, accentuating your features and, of course, your temp fade.

But a weave it also a fantastic way to cover up small problems most men face. They include thinning hair, receding hairlines, alopecia or widow’s peak. Therefore, when you view it from this point, it suddenly turns into a very modern solution to some eon old problems.

Styling tip – add some golden or neon tips to this version of the temp fade. They work perfectly well in summertime.

·         Temp fade with dreads

This is the perfect option for men who want dreads but don’t have a massive hair length to begin with. Why? The answer is simple. Short dreads tend to stick out every which way and be very unruly. In other words, they don’t look all that good. However, when you pair them with a temp fade, they suddenly become a cool hairstyle worthy of a movie star.

Styling tip – if you’re searching for an even more of a rebel look, go for freestyle dreads. They will make you look very casual and fresh, as it you’re not trying at all to look cool. I woke up like this!

·         Temp fade with curls

You know what they say – the curls that get the girls! But you don’t have to look like a little boy or like a teenager while wearing them. In fact, you can look like a total badass while still sporting your natural curls. We are all aware that curls are a fast way to soften your manly features. But not when you are also wearing a temp fade. The combination is very rock’n’roll.

·         Temp fade with part

A natural parting of the hair or even a hard part can be worn in many different ways. Plus, when you mix it with a temp fade it will boost your look in a way you’ve never dreamed before.

For example, if your hair is longer, then get a long temp fade as well. It might give the impression that your locks are lengthy but without looking too bulky. If you add a parting, the style will be all the more dramatic and attractive.

·         Temp fade with pompadour

The pompadour is one of the coolest hairstyles of the 2015s. Mix it with a temp fade to get that amazing look every man is craving right now. The temple fade has to go alongside your parietal ridge so that you can maintain a full volume of the style.

How to Maintain a Temp Fade

One of the best feelings in the world is leaving your barber or stylist with a fresh fade. It’s so good that you could float all the way home. Your whole face seems to shine and you look like a new man. But, just a few days later, tragedy strikes. You realize that you hair has now started to grow again. The magic is gone, your scalp feels prickly, and you don’t know what to do. Don’t worry. We can help you out!

Touch upon it yourself. As professional stylists put it, a temp fade will only look like it’s been freshly cut for three days. Of course, your hair grows continuously, but it’s after those three days that it really starts to show.

Therefore, it’s up to you to clean it all up. Stay under the lines your barber predefined. You won’t want to mess up your haircut. You just want to refresh it. Use a razor to do it starting from the back of the head. In this way, if you mess up a little, it won’t be so obvious.

Of course, if you don’t feel confident, you can always go back to your barber once a week. He will do it for you for a few dollars. But that might add up in time and you’ll create a bit of a hole in your wallet. Therefore, it could be a good idea to learn how to do this yourself.


What do you think?

Is this skill something you would consider learning? Or do think a temp fade should be left to the professionals? Let us know your thoughts as well as your questions, if you have any, in the comment section below. We would be so happy to hear from you!

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