The comb over is one of the classic haircuts that hasn't gone out of style, but instead has continued to evolve over the years. The side part is a crucial part of this haircut and is flattering for every face shape.
The Comb Over Fade Haircut
Modern comb over haircuts can include a low, medium or high fade and can be paired with styles such as an undercut or taper. On top, hair can be styled into a classic slick look, or have volume and texture added to experiment with other styles. As with all great haircuts, the possibilities are endless and there is a comb over style for every face shape.
One of the appeals of this haircut is ease of styling. For most of these looks it is just four easy steps. Product. Part. Comb. Style. Some of the newest styles with high volume or texture require a little blow drying, but it is still relatively easy to manage, while being a very stylish look that works for most men.
Make sure to talk to your barber and feel free to show a pic of any of our awesome styles below. It’s all about getting the right haircut for your hair type and then hair practically styles itself. Happy styling!
1) "CLASSIC" COMB OVER
You probably recognize this high shine hairstyle with visible comb marks from the hit TV show Mad Men. When styling, make sure to use a malleable pomade so you can restyle throughout the day as needed.
2) WAVY COMB OVER
The wavy comb over haircut is an excellent option for guys with textured hair. Waves and curls add volume to the style while the short sides and back keep everything else under control.
3) POMPADOUR COMB OVER
A cool variation of the classic pompadour is this comb over with a high fade. Use a little loose-hold pomade and blow-dry to get plenty of volume for a bigger, sweeping look. For a neater pomp, simply use a stronger hold pomade.
4) CLEAN CUT COMB OVER
Your barber can achieve this look by using scissors to create a clean cut comb over. Then, style your hair by swepping it back. Use a medium-hold pomade to keep the hair in place.
5) LOW FADE COMB OVER
By adding a fade into the mix, you can take the classic comb over cut into contemporary territory. A low fade grants you a more conservative, traditional option. By beginning the taper at or below the ears, you allow for a more subtle transition into the length on top.
6) MEDIUM FADE COMB OVER
With this cut, you begin the fade higher than the more conservative low fade, while still allowing room to taper into length. The buzzed hair begins its fade above the ears resulting in a bold style that works with your length on top, while the medium fade is best suited for straight hair.
7) HIGH FADE COMB OVER
Typically, for the more free-spirited comb over-wearer, a high fade accentuates the length. With less room for tapering, the high fade transitions quickly from short sides to the longer top.
This cut draws eyes to your brow line. And while the high fade works best for those with shorter hair, some can rock it with longer locks as well.
8) SHORT COMB OVER
The short comb over is for men with hard to manage hair or those who simply want to portray a more polished aesthetic. This haircut is a safe option that works well for most hair types and is a great hairstyle to wear with a suit. It also works well for men who don't have facial hair.
9) LONG COMB OVER
For those men who want to keep both the length on the sides and top, the long comb over is for you. This cut is all about maintaining length while styling your hair into a loose comb over. You can also blow dry to add volume on top or control it with a strong hold pomade. Remember, the long hair on top gives you versatility to play around with multiple styles.
10) TAPER FADE COMB OVER
This classic comb over style features smooth hair on top and short sides that fade down to the skin at the hairline. Comb over taper fade is another hairstyle that modifies the undercut which replaces the fade from hair to skin. The shaved part on the sides and the line shave distinguishes this comb apart from the rest.
11) SKIN FADE COMB OVER
If you're looking for a comb over that adds dimension to the overall appearance of your face, this cut with sharp curves and angles will do just that!
12) SIDE-TRIM COMB OVER FADE
For this type of comb over, all of the hair is styled to one side, while the hair on the other side is trimmed really short. This haircut is a good choice for men who want to draw attention to their facial contours.
13) SIDE-SWEPT COMB OVER
This haircut is a modern take on the fade, with the addition of the comb over and the unique side-swept style, of course. It’s an edgy hairdo where the hairs are swept to one side, while a clear shave line shows prominently.
14) BACK LINE COMB OVER FADE
The back line comb over fade design is a classic take on the fade haircut. If you're a man who likes to keep your hair on the shorter side, this hairstyle is the perfect choice.
15) MID-FADE COMB OVER
The mid-fade comb over is also known as the "flip fade". It has a parted upper cut, usually styled with gel, and a loosely clipped undercut.
16) SPIKY COMB OVER W/ MOHAWK FADE
Mohawk hairstyles are always a great way to add some edge to your style. In fact the mohawk is one of the most common ways to sport a comb over. With this design, the undercut also accents the height.
17) TAUPE TWIST COMB OVER
With this cut, the hair is separated by a long straight part and the hair on one side remains long, while the other side is eased into a skin fade. With this comb over style, the hair on top is brushed up for some extra height.
18) DAPPER COMB OVER
With an expert skin fade like with this example of a dapper comb over, it's easy to see why this style screams "sophisticated". Try pairing it with a 'stach or beard for a more hipster look.
19) COMB OVER W/ SIDE ANGLES
This comb over style is most popular among teenagers. The neat side part blends perfectly with the highly faded sides and back, while the straight shaven line on the forehead and the sharp angles on the temples complete the edgy look.
20) TIGHT CROP COMB OVER W/ SHAVED PART
This unique comb over cut is the epitome of classic and cool. The skin fade on the sides is contrasted by the long top and accented by the shaved part. To keep it fresh, pair with a modern facial hairstyle.
21) CURLY TOP COMB OVER W/ LOW FADE
Although comb overs are traditionally seen on men with straight, sleek strands, some of the best modern looks in this genre can be sported with naturally wavy and curly hair. Styling is similar to a regular pompadour. By using a medium hold gel, you acn keep the long front sections of your hair slightly elevated, giving it that natural volume.
22) SIDE COMB OVER W/ SHORT SWEEP
In our example for this sleek, side comb over style, the barber blended the model’s hair from the bottom to the top, using a shear over comb to perfect the fade.
23) BRUSHED UP COMB OVER
This cut is a modern twist on the pompadour comb over. When styling this look, make sure to blow dry the front of your hair up and into place.
Finish by teasing and brushing the hair upward for extra volume, then finish with a strong-hold styling product like a pomade. We recommend ShapeShifter by Mack for Men.
24) UNDERCUT COMB OVER
The undercut comb over is achieved by combining a comb over haircut with an undercut. The sides are cropped very short and kept all one length using clippers, while the hair on the top of the head is left long. Another option is to ask your barber to shave the back and sides for a closer cut.
25) BURST FADE COMB OVER W/ HIGH POMP
Some comb over hairstyles suggest a mixture like the marriage of a hawk and a pompadour. You'll notice with this example, the faded sides blend perfectly with the beard, giving you balance and a touch of elegance.
26) "LOOSE" COMB OVER
The loose comb over is one of the best when it comes to adding volume. It's also a great look for men that prefer a low-maintenance haircut because it easily takes whatever shape you create by simply running your hands through your hair after applying product.
Switch it up by using a blow dryer to add a natural, matte finish.
27) COMB OVER W/ DEEP PART
This comb over style is ideal for asian hair types. When styled, the hair is combed neatly to the side with a deep undercut on the sides separated by a prominent parting. This hairstyle looks edgy, yet professional, and is perfect for those wanting to draw attention at the workplace.
28) THE "HIGH + LOW" COMB OVER
This cut falls under the taper fade comb over styles, where the hair is combed over to form a slight taper, leaving undercut hair around the perimeter line. The front is styled to look sleek, using a gel, while the overall cut gives a classic throwback to the 50’s.
29) ROLLING BACK COMB OVER
The longer front top part is styled back, while the rest of the hair is slicked towards one of the skin faded sides. The sharp fringe line also adds contrast to the soft blends.
30) LOW SCISSORS FADE W/ SOFT COMB OVER
A scissors fade looks great if you make the effort to maintain it. With this comb over, the top part of this fade is neatly arranged into a combed over pompadour and kept intact with a dash of hairspray.
31) MEDIUM TAPER COMB OVER W/ POMP
Add some shine to your medium pomp comb over by giving it a smooth gelled touch. Flip up the front to provide that stylish multi-directional look. Make a razor part and finish with a tapered high skin fade.