The Low Fade is the most popular kind of taper. It’s considered safe but stylish for most men. The low fade has a subtle increase in length beginning right above the ear and slowly blends into the hairstyle on top.
The mid fade is similar to the low fade but starts in the middle of the side of your head and slowly blends into the the haircut on top.
The high fade is the one you want if you like short sides. This fade starts higher than the mid fade and provides a lot of contrast.
The bald fade begins with no hair, just skin. Similar to the high fade but starts with no hair.