A 3 2 1 fade haircut starts half-way up the head. The fade usually finishes at eyebrow-level and falls between a third and a half of the way down the sides. This style can frame the eyes nicely and is a good option for men who have longer heads. For those who have a short face, a fade is not ideal. A shorter style with a higher fade is best. For those with long faces, a shorter style with a high fade may work.