2021 Hairstyle: Death Of The Skin Fade Trend

‘Are skin fades out of fashion in 2021’? This was a question from John, a viewer on one of my hair videos. There are loads of men’s hairstyles for 2021 but it might be time to ditch the skin fade!

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00:00 – Introduction
00:41 Grow it out or cut it off?
00:52 What is a skin fade?
01:14 Every guy on YouTube
01:28 Where the skin fade works
02:05 Who does the skin fade suit?
02:30 Is the skin fade still in fashion?
03:11 What people think of my longer hair

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  1. fivemile13 on May 7, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for presenting this fairly, Robin. There’s nothing wrong with sticking with a hairstyle that suits you well and makes you feel good, whether "in style" or not. My only comment is for those who have not done this before, be aware that frequent barbershop trips will be necessary to keep the fade looking good. This is not the kind of cut that you can let go for a month.

  2. Super Scattered on May 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Fade out 👍 girl 👍 wave hairstyles 2021 real man define present look

  3. iHunterGTX on May 8, 2021 at 12:01 am

    It will never die in any Latin American country lmao

  4. James Hall on May 8, 2021 at 12:01 am

    The whole reason the skin fade was created was not for fashion purposes and was actually more utility and to make the haircut last the client longer meaning, less frequent trips to the barber, but also gave the client a better option over the standard buzz cut. So, in theory, the skin fade is very well suited to the current climate we have found ourselves in and will be a very long time until the Skin fade dies I’m afraid.

  5. Ghost5.7 on May 8, 2021 at 12:02 am

    As of March…..long hairstyles are in style because of quarantine.

  6. Panda Hok on May 8, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Just curious Robin? what brand knit sweater is that you have on here, it looks like one that I gave away awhile back and have been regretting it aha

  7. hosk19 on May 8, 2021 at 12:06 am

    What accent does this guy have, is it Welsh? I’m trying to get better at picking regional British accents after living in the UK for a bit hahah

  8. Shehraj Sandhu on May 8, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Who was the blonde model with the skin fade you showed? Interested in that hairstyle and wanted to see more.

  9. Jesus Gonzalez on May 8, 2021 at 12:11 am

    I haven’t seen this channel in a long time you’re hair looks amazing. I remember it used to be a bit thin how did you get it to look this great? Mine is thinning now and it’s just stressing me out.

  10. YoMamma on May 8, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Man, I’m still cutting them. But I like the light fades myself, skin fades take so long

  11. Dark skinned lightskin on May 8, 2021 at 12:14 am

    If you are a black guy with locs like me then it is always a good option

  12. Robin James on May 8, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Find your hairstyle for 2021 here: https://manforhimself.com/mens-hairstyles/

  13. Trigga on May 8, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I thought you were Harry Styles for a sec🙆🏾‍♂️😂🔥

  14. Rafa River on May 8, 2021 at 12:15 am

    He looks like a breed between a guy and female gremlin

  15. Ben Johnson on May 8, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Juxta position ??! Lol hipsters 🙄🤦🏻‍♂️

  16. George Osborn on May 8, 2021 at 12:19 am

    33 bloody hell i thought u were about 29 now

  17. apexEleven on May 8, 2021 at 12:20 am

    With shows like Peaky Blinders and classic 1920 looks these haircuts are becoming even more common.

  18. burningknuckle26 on May 8, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Skin fade is classic

  19. Ali A on May 8, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Skin fades will never go away

  20. Dániel Rencsényi on May 8, 2021 at 12:23 am

    I don’t think the skin fade trend will die..a couple of years ago everyone said the man bun trend is over, still, until this day, so many guys wear it..although it still looks horrible..if people like a hairstyle, they will rock it, no matter what the "trend" says

  21. MayonnaiseOreo on May 8, 2021 at 12:25 am

    I think the short/skin fade was my favorite look for you but your current long hair is a close second. I’ve been growing it out for the last 10 months and I’m back to my emo teen hair days so it’s in the somewhat awkward phase right now.

  22. Ricardo Garcia on May 8, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Robin you look 100 times better with medium/long hair, I have the exact same hair type than you and for some reason the fade doesn’t suit us that well. Maybe it’s because we have thinner hair. The quarantine let us see that!!

  23. Youareaclown 666 on May 8, 2021 at 12:25 am

    I ditch the faded 2 year ago

  24. Stefan Marchesi on May 8, 2021 at 12:29 am

    The skin fade is in, tf is this guy talking about. He’s just jealous coz he’s got a wack ass hair style

  25. Mp on May 8, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Not usually comment but I’m glad I found your channel

  26. ItzzFuZZioNZZ on May 8, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Lol last skin fade I had was about 3 years ago i stopped getting them Becasue they put prices through the roof so Iv not had a haircut since 😂

  27. Bald Bearded on May 8, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Oh please…

  28. Mitch on May 8, 2021 at 12:33 am

    I ditched the skin fade and crop fringe in the first lockdown last year and while at times I miss the simplicity, it feels SO nice to have something longer through the top and sides.

  29. Ovais Malik on May 8, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Well given the lockdown and no signs of this pandemic ending anytime soon, I might have to find an alternative hairstyle to the skinfade.

  30. Jared Gomez on May 8, 2021 at 12:40 am

    I think it has always been a trend in the latin community. Since i was in elementary i’ve been getting a low/mid skin fade and i just change up the top.

  31. lookingatyouforever on May 8, 2021 at 12:40 am

    I’ve just subscribed you sexy beast you….

    I meant the hair😉

  32. Ant on May 8, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Ok but is it not going out of trend because of the pandemic? Like not everyone can go to the barber every two weeks so why bother keeping a fade?

  33. Ethan Connolly on May 8, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Skin fades will never go away 🤷🏻‍♂️

  34. John Smith on May 8, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Skin fades are for Military, cops, gangsters, and those who cross the border the wrong way.

  35. Simon Balandran on May 8, 2021 at 12:44 am

    I use to do skin fades from 2014-2019, I started growing it out and I get wayyy more compliments with the long hair now that I ever did with my fades.

  36. Teddy Aldridge on May 8, 2021 at 12:46 am

    The most miserable haircut is a skin fade. The way the customer asks for it in the most miserable voice. I know it as the miserable cut 😂

  37. Lg Marquez on May 8, 2021 at 12:46 am

    My last hair cut was May 23 2019 2 days before my HS graduation. And I’ve been growing my hair out ever since. 20 months of hair growth 🤙🏽😎

  38. just young on May 8, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I hope feathered hair makes a comeback. Like Mark Hamill in Star Wars or Adam Driver. The 70s had pretty dope haircuts tbh

  39. Loving your Lifestyle on May 8, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I like your comments. If your hair style keep it. You can decide what is best for you.

  40. J Kicks on May 8, 2021 at 12:47 am

    For my type of hair, I need a skin fade because my sides would look way too untamed if I grew it out for a month or two. I haven’t gone longer but it wouldn’t look good I’m sure. I have curly hair on top so I give myself an undercut.

  41. Gabriel Felix Muñoz on May 8, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Skin fades ain’t going nowhere. It’s a classic

  42. Rhian C on May 8, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Love your channel fella.
    Since growing your hair out, did you ever have a point where you think it may have stopped growing for a period of time? For how long?

  43. MC Guzmán on May 8, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Skin fade for life!! Looks cleaner than long hair anyday. Every other hairstyle is a trend but a nice fade will always stay

  44. RocketKal on May 8, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Skin fade is timeless. It’s clean it’s sharp. And it’s always going to come back.

  45. Beau Majstorović on May 8, 2021 at 12:52 am

    as someone with naturally curly hair i rely on fades and skin fades, they slim my face and make my curls stand out. only problem is that my hair grows back within a week or two

  46. Rusty D on May 8, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Skin fades will never go out of style

  47. BasicBarber TV on May 8, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Skin fade are here to stay forever ♾

  48. Georgi Semerdzhiev on May 8, 2021 at 12:57 am

    I have been rocking a high skin fade since 2010 and I can’t imagine any other haircut, it is part of my identity and no other haircut really suits my head shape and face.

  49. Andino321 on May 8, 2021 at 12:57 am

    I have a around face so I need that type of style

  50. OVI-Wan Kenobi on May 8, 2021 at 12:58 am

    I’m in my mid 40s, I see longer 90s hairstyles coming back.