Named after the movie “Juice” released in 1992, the “juice haircut” became famous after Tupac rocked it in those days and now has a comeback among young men looking for a trendy hip-hop inspired look. But there is a whole history behind this haircut and it all started with the fade.
The Fade first appeared in 1982 and later evolved into The High Top. There are many local and popular names for different kinds of fades, such as temple fade, low fade, Philly fade, Brooklyn fade. Then The Flat Top or Box followed, with its famous variation, The Slope or The Gumby or the Dwayne Wayne (the name of a fictional character in a sitcom at the time) with a swoop-up, like a ramp standing above your forehead. This one coincided with the time when the Afro-Americans wanted a coiffure shaved into complex patterns.
In the article bellow you can find variations of this famous haircuts that combine and give amazing results.
1. The Original Juice Haircut
The first version of this haircut belongs to Tupac and as you can see, it features a subtle fade and rounded edges to the top of the hair with the defining diagonal razor-sharp line on top that gives this haircut its distinctive look.
What to ask your barber
When going to the barber shop, beside mentioning you want a ” Juice Cut”, which is the most used term for this type of haircut, you should also describe it more specifically and include in the details that you want a shape-up with a fade and high-top with a diagonal razor-cut line.
2. Stairway Shaped Juice Fade with Colored Top
This look is all about different levels and lengths of the two parts of your crown separated by the diagonal line. The upper part is divided into other two different sides so as to resemble a stairway.
What to ask your barber
This is a temple fade with skin trimmed sides that gradually become longer and finish with a high top with three different levels of height.
3. Tilted Juice Fade Haircut
This version bases on the same shape except the hair is gathered on one side of the head which is significantly bigger than the rest.
What to ask your barber
Ask for a Gumby Haircut with a razor-cut sideline and a temple fade, making sure the top hair is nicely shaped.
4. Tower-Shaped Juice Fade Haircut
The diagonal line in this juice cut is very arched and the top of the crown has two levels with different lengths that give a tower-like aspect to the whole look.
What to ask your barber
Keep the nape and the temples skin trimmed, in contrast with the high top that is long enough to create three distinct levels and a colored area on top. Ask for a razor-cut diagonal line above the forehead and a pattern on the back of the head.
5. Double Juice Fade Haircut
The diagonal razor-sharp line dividing the two sides of the haircut is doubled here by another line and thus creates three different levels on top of the hair which gives elongates the facial features.
6. Centered Diagonal Juice Box Fade Haircut
This haircut features a very close to the center of the hairline diagonal that divides the hair in almost equal parts.
7. High and Tight Juice Box Fade Haircut
The sides and back are extremely short, either clipped almost to the skin or shaved with a razor all the way up to the crown of the head, while the small portion divided by the diagonal line is left longer and given a round finish for contrast. This haircut needs daily maintenance to look sharp.
8. Reverse High and Tight Juice Box Fade with Red-Colored Top
This style is the opposite of the haircut before, by having the proportions of the low and high hair sides reversed and also by applying red color to the higher area of your crown.
9. Classic Juice Box Fade Haircut
This version resembles the Original Juice Box Fade Haircut so much in terms of shapes and proportion, the only difference being that it has the diagonal line starting at the center of the hairline and not on one side.
10. Subtle Juice Cut
This high tapered juice cut is different due to the very subtle difference between the two sides and a longer diagonal line separating them that is not razor-cut.
11. Angular Juice Brush Cut
The sides and back are cut short and tapered, but the hair on the top of the head is cut to almost the same length with the diagonal line following a very pointed angle.
12. Textured Juice Fade Haircut
If your hair tends to naturally get small curls as is the case with all afro-american hair, this style is perfect to display that beautiful texture allowing the top of the hair to be significantly bigger than the sides which are faded.
13. Flat Top Juice Box Fade Haircut
This one is all about the height of the top hair that is geometrically trimmed and shaped in a square with pointy edges and a sharp diagonal line.
14. Freestyle Juice Fade with Facial Hair
Similar to the High and Tight Juice Box Fade Haircut, this version is more freestyle given that the high-top has a not-so-geometrically-shaped form and it is very long compared to the other side. The facial hair, trimmed similarly completes the whole look.
15. Sharp Juice Box Fade Haircut with Curved Line on the Side
Due to the finer texture of the hair, this version of the juice cut but on an Asian-person can give you an idea of how it would look on a Caucasian man too. The look is very sharp and clean looking and the curved diagonal line is very visible.
16. Round Hi-Top Juice Fade Haircut
Close to the Classic Juice Cut, this haircut is different because of the gradual rising height of the top that has also very smooth edges.
17. Short Juice Fade with Artistic Drawing
This variation of the Juice Cut has a very even length of the hair, which is still tapered on the sides while the top is maybe an inch longer but features a unique model shaped with the razor that gives this haircut a distinctive look.
18. Rounded Hi-top Juice Cut
The look on this haircut is similar to other rounded haircuts, except the diagonal line is very thick this time so the separation between the two inequal parts is made obvious.
19. Hi-Top Juice Cut With Artistic Model on the Back
A classic hi-top juice cut on the front, with a twist in the back, this haircut is all about surprising people with your look and is suited for playful personalities.
20. Double-lined Juice Box Fade Haircut
The name is self-explanatory, this is the Juice Cut but with two convergent sharp lines that start in the same place on the hairline and go straight in the back so that the shorter side of the top is separated in two parts.
21. Juice Cut Fade with Curved Line
Tapered sides and a sharp thick line with a sinuous trajectory that goes from one side of the forehead to the opposite direction, this version of the Juice Cut really emphasizes the beauty of short, spiky hair.
22.Classic Juice Box Fade with Parallel Line
This haircut is a classic tapered fade with an almost parallel side line that is not clipped too close to the skin and gives a more subtle separation, being almost parallel to the forehead.
23. Juice Temple Fade Cut with Short Line
The temples are left short and their line is well above the natural temple line thus giving the impression of a smaller and fuller top. This haircut advantages people with large foreheads, by minimizing its dimensions.
24. Meander (Versace) Pattern Juice Fade Colored Cut
This stylish and bold haircut features a proeminent side razor-pattern, inspired by the Greek Meander Pattern (made famous by Versace Couture), that will enhance your look and also combines two hair colors as well as the famous Juice sharp line.
25. Hi-top Temple Fade Juice Cut
Suited for this type of sleek hair, this Hi-Top fade features a thick razor line and other two more subtle lateral lines near the ear.
26. Shape-Up Juice Cut
The Juice design is so popular probably because of its versatility. Here we have a Shape-Up haircut but with a short circular razor line that made the style famous.
27. Hi-top Half Colored Juice Fade Haircut
A classic Hi-top with a twist, this haircut has a slightly tilted hi-top on half of the head, while the other one is left straight but has a colored top. This haircut is sure to give many optical illusions to the viewers.
28. Smooth Hi-Top Juice Fade Haircut
A really smooth-cut hi-top, this look is not so geometrically shaped and the hair has some considerable length compared to others.
29. Flat-top Juice Box Cut
Say hello to this Prince of Bel-Air look with a pinch of Tupac! This high clean cut hair is very fresh and crips looking, perfect for any occasion!
30. Curly Top Juice Cut
A razor-sharp edged curly top with blonde highlights and a parallel to the temple parallel line give this haircut a sporty look.
31. Juice Box Cut with Facial Hair
A high raised top with a skin fade that goes way above the temple line and a straight line, this Juice Box Cut matches the grooming of the beard.
31. Square Juice Box Cut
This square-shaped juice cut has a very distinctive look due to its straight cuts that go above the temple line.
32. Round Shaped Juice Cut
A smooth top with round edges and a clean sharp line makes the defining elements of this Juice Cut variation.
33. Hi-Top Triple Lined Juice Fade Cut
The special feature of this haircut is the artistic model of the Juice cut that has not one but three sinuous lines, in descending order drawn at the center of the hairline.
34. Sloped Juice Box Fade Cut
The Slope also known as The Gumby is here displayed with the signature Juice Cut line that has a very discreet, wavy look as the whole haircut has.
35. Tapered Hi-Top Juice Box Haircut
With a slow gradual change in hair length from the bottom to the groomed top, this Juice Box version is very put together and looks really easy to style.
36. Colored Juice Box Fade Cut
This haircut mixes the clean cuts of a Box Fade with a Hi-top appearance that pops out thanks to the blonde highlight on top.
37. Diagonal Shaped Hi-top Juice Fade Haircut
As you can see in these before-after photos, this haircut sports a hi-top but with different cutting angles for the two parts separated by the diagonal sharp line, which gives a very special visual effect to the whole ensemble.
38. Wavy High Tight Juice Fade Haircut
The Hi-top is here very tight and starts way above the temples, while the line is cut in a sinuous, wavy manner.
39. Flat Top Juice Box Fade Haircut
This Juice Cut features a round-edged hi-top with a short part and a curved line starting in one corner of the hairline.
40. Hi-top Juice Cut with a curved line
This Juice Cut has a thick curved line and geometrically styled temples and, suited for a natural straight hairline.
41. Textured Juice Box Fade Haircut with short line
In order to get this look, you need to ask for a High Tight Box haircut and specify in the beginning you will also want the juice line, which in this photo is significantly smaller than other versions.
42. Wavy Hi-top Juice Box Fade Haircut
A classic Box cut fade but with rounded edges give this haircut a smooth look while the line that goes on the diagonal is very curved. Different angles and proportions is all that this Juice Cut is all about.
43. High-Top Shape-Up with Curved Line
This shape-up on a classic high top juice haircut gives plenty of volume to your mane and makes the curved line very visible.
44. Clean Cut Hi-Top Juice Box Fade Haircut
A box-like shape with clean crispy lines and a Juice line close to the temple is all this haircut is about.
45. Juice Box Fade Haircut with Curved Line
This haircut kept the length of the top hair but removed the curls and the final look is a very fresh one with defined edges and shape.
46. Hi-Top with Curls and Blonde Highlights Juice Haircut
This Hi-top features pretty long curls and blonde highlights on a side and a very short, subtle diagonal line for variation.
47. Shape-up Juice Box Fade Haircut
Shaped very sharply, this shape-up haircut is like a reverse version of the Slope with the back side higher than the front side on one part, definitely a hair sculpture that would make a barber sweat.
48. Round Hi-top Juice Fade with Curved Line
With a smooth round shape this Juice Fade sport a thick diagonal line and very short trimmed hair on the sides.
49. Flat top Juice Haircut with low Fade Haircut
A classic Flat-top haircut with gradually short-trimmed hair on the sides, this look is special because of the flawless straight sharp low line that crosses the top of the head.
50. Juice Box with Lateral Line Fade Haircut
This box-shaped haircut features the signature mark of the diagonal line which stands here on the right temple, right above where the fade starts.
51. Textured Top Juice Cut
Lots of volume and gradually growing the hair lengths is what this haircut shows and a perfectly drawn curved Juice line framed beautifully by cleare angles marking the temples.
52. Slope Juice Fade with artistic design at the back
The classic Slope Haircut has in this photo a unique design on the back of the head and a clear, sharp Juice line that goes from the center of the hairline all the way back to the nape.
53. Short Flat Top Juice Fade Haircut
A nice smooth flat top, cut really short but still respecting the style of the original Flat top, this version offers a clean and easy to maintain day to day hairstyle.
54. Hat-shaped Flat Top Juice Box Haircut
The resemblance between this Hi-top Juice Box Haircut and a topper hat is uncanny so we thought we might name it after it! It suits people with textured hair that can style their hair so that it keeps the height and volume throughout the day.
55. Flat Top Juice Box Fade with short line
A classic near- the-temple Fade, with a short diagonal line and a subtle fade in the front, this haircut is suited for round, full faces due to its clean angles.
56. High Top Clean Juice Cut
This is a clean version of a high top haircut with the iconic Juice cut that starts near the center and follows a diagonal direction.
57. Textured Hi-top Juice Box Haircut
For those who prefer to keep their natural curly locks, this haircut is perfect since it sports a high-top textured juice box look that highlights the top of their head, adding extra inches to their height.
58. Tilted Flat top Juice Haircut
This haircut resembles a low flat top with a thin swoosh that gives the iconic Juice Box look.
59. Slope Juice Box Haircut
A classic ramp-like shaped Slope Juice Box haircut combines the two haircuts in one distinctive look. Best of both worlds!
60. Textured High-Top Juice Box Haircut
If you are short of height be sure to add extra inches to your appearance by opting for this high-top Juice Box Haircut that will really emphasize your natural curly thick hair.
61. Shape-Up Juice Box Cut with lateral lines
This one looks great with sports apparel, the lateral thin lines giving it a dinamic look and the short trim is perfect for active people!
62. High-Raised Juice Box Fade Cut
You can play with the volume of your hair by letting it outgrow a classic Juice Box cut or asking for this haircut at the barber when you have an already considerable long hair.
63. Spiky Juice Box Fade Cut
For those with finer hair, such as Asians or Caucasian men, this hairstyle is perfect because the spikes on top of the head make up for the lack of volume normally present with this haircut.
64. Short Juice Box Fade Haircut
The distinctive feature of this particular version of the 1992’s famous movie is the retracted corners of the temples.
65. Threaded-like Juice Box Skinfade Haircut
This type of finer black hair is perfect for making little wavy threads with it to give a fluid appearance and make the juice cut pop out even more.
66. Juice Box Haircut with Thunder Shaped Line
This is a classic juice box fade cut except the outline of the top at the temple and the diagonal line resemble the shape of a thunder.
67. Colored Juice Box Haircut with lateral fine lines
A smooth edged flat top with a juice cut design is here personalized with a bit of color and three finer lines above the right ear.
68. Curly Colored Flat Top Juice Box Haircut
The texture of this haircut is amazing, both a delight to touch and look at! Imagine dying the top of your curls with a different color and trimming the rest of your hair really close to the skin.
69. Hi-top Juice Box Fade Cut
Inspired by Fresh Prince of Bell Air serial, this look is personalized to resemble the Juice Cut due to the different lengths of the mane.
70. Short Juice Box Fade Cut with artistic design in the back
This haircut is special through the beautiful design on the side and back of the head that is really, a matter of personalizing your favorite Juice Box cut.
71. Strawberry Blonde Bleached Juice Box Fade Haircut
A bold choice for the majority of us, this styling suits extravagant personalities and is sure to give a distinctive look to those sporting the already classic juice haircut!
72. High Top Juice Box with Wavy Line Haircut
With square cuts on the side of the temples and a sloped top, this particular haircut has a clean design that is remarked thanks to the winding wavy line crossing it.
73. Flat Top Juice Box Fade with fine lines
This flat top haircut gets a makeover by combining it with the juice box design. The two fine lines gives this whole look a dynamic note.
74. Red Colored Hi-Top Juice Box Haircut
To make the difference between the two side of the top even more obvious, this juice box cut has a splash of color added on the back of the top hair.
75. Irregular Lined Juice Box Fade Haircut
Featuring a textured colored hi-top, this Juice Box Cut design distinguishes through the irregular diagonal that crosses the skull.
76. Finely Trimmed Juice Box Fade Haircut
The finely rounded edges of this high-top juice box haircut is astonishing and the amount of work that went into creating it must have been the same!
77. Subtle Flat Top Juice Box Haircut
The little line crossing the hairline give this Flat Top haircut the resemblance of a Juice Cut, looks amazing nevertheless!
78. Juice Haircut with Curved Side Part
The contrast between the skinfaded laterals of this hairstyle and the fluffy top make the best out of this Juice Haircut.
79. Buzz-style Juice Fade Haircut
The particularity in this buzz-style haircut is the bit of length that is left in front compared to the skin faded sides. The distinctive line of the Juice Box Haircut is also present.
80. Textured High Top Juice Box Haircut
This version is perfect for those who want the contrast between low fade and long strands of curls sitting on top of thei heads.
81. Juice Cut with S-shaped Line
This sharp fade is awesome because you have the geometrical shapes and angles trimmings of the juice box fade cut and also an S-shaped sharp razor line that pops out!
82. Bald Juice Box Fade Haircut
This skin fade is the usual choice for those into gang-styled outfits and the juice cut iconic line gives this haircut even more attitude.
83. Bald Fade Juice Haircut
A high and tight bald fade made stylish is what we see bellow, this particular juice haircut version being perfect for people with fine straight hair that want to adapt hip-hop haircuts.
84. The Gumby Juice Box Fade Haircut
Named after a cartoon character that has one side of his hair bigger than the rest, this Gumby haircut is defined by the sloped hair on one side of the head. In the picture below we can see that the barber also added the Juice Cut defining element: the side line that separates the hair in two parts.
85. Two colored Juice Fade Haircut
This hi-top fade with two colors matching the two sides of the haircut is really a barber’s masterpiece.
86. Gumby Juice Box Fade Haircut for straight hair
If you are of Caucasian origins and have natural straight hair, then this version of Gumby Haircut for straight short hair is perfect, especially if you like styling it with a bit of gel, because that is what this Juice Fade Haircut is all about! The front part is significantly bigger in height and volume, while one of the sides is short trimmed.
87. Hi-top Juice Box Fade with smooth edges
This Hi-top is easily converted into a Juice Box Temple Fade haircut with the help of a one single line that crosses the hair, dividing it into two different length sides.
88. Classic High Top Fade with a Juice Line Cut
This haircut is a classic high-top with elements of a Juice Box cut, thanks to the separating line that crosses the forehead. The texture of the curls adds to the volume of this beautiful man haircut.
89. High Top Juice Box Fade Cut
The distinctive look of this high-top fade cut is the trimmed bangs that create a separation between the forehead and the rest of the rest of the head, while the Juice cut line only crosses the hairline and does not go all the way back .
90. Textured Juice Box Haircut with highlights and curved line
91. Flat Top Juice Box Fade Cut with Facial Hair
This look is all about the contrast between the carefully trimmed short flat top with a Juice cut and the freestyle beard with a thin mustache that this man is sporting. We think it looks ice cool!
92. High Top Juice Box Fade Cut with contour
This haircut and the special styling make it worthy of Will Smith’s appearance in Fresh Prince of Bell-Air! The Juice cut is here completed with a fine razor contour that follows the facial features all the way back to the nape. Exquisite!
93. Triple Juice Box Fade Haircut
A Juice Box Cut with a funky twist: two lines and three separate sides of different length for a change in your classic slope haircut.
94. Juice Box Fade Cut with Double Curved Lines
This Juice Fade Cut features an intricate design that gives this man’s hair a dynamic flow and it’s completed with three razor sharp lines above the ear.
95. Red-Colored Pompadour Styled Juice Fade Haircut
This young man here sports the Elvis Presley look although he has curly Afro-american hair, but this Juice Cut is definitely inspired by the Pompadour Haircut. The added red color and the this straight sharp line are an added extra! Just Wow!
96. High Top Juice Box Fade Cut with wavy line
This beautifully contoured high-top Juice Box Fade Cut has an elegant wavy line that narrows from the hairline starting point as it winds all the way to the back. Gentleman look on point!
97. Straight Hair Juice Box Fade Cut
Here is another variation of the Juice Box Fade Cut for straight hair. It seems it doesn’t matter if you have swirls in your hair, this haircut can make any type of hair look gorgeus!
98. Two Colored Juice Box Fade Cut with intricate design
Did the barber who made this haircut inspire from a tennis ball design? This is what we are left wondering when looking at this daring Juice cut with a two colors and multiple small fine lines applied on the sides.
99. Textured Shape-Up Juice Fade Cut
A smooth temple fade shape-up cut is here combined with the Juice cut line which has another twin line doubling it for a sporty look.
100. High Top Juice Box Fade Cut with short sharp line
This young boy looks pretty cool with a beautifully trimmed High-Top styled with a Juice Cut line right above his hairline!
101. Voluminous High Top Juice Fade Cut
Both the front and the back of this high-top Juice Fade Cut look amazing! If you have big voluminous hair this is the style to go to make it stand out!
102. Bald Fade with Reverse Juice Box Haircut
This haircut is a special one! It respects the design of the Juice Cut but instead of having the bigger side of the top hair longer than the small side, it goes the other way around and trims a bald fade combined with a longer trim in the small side. Still, its the Juice Cut!
These were all the Juice Cuts we thought would inspire readers for the next visit at the barber shop. Every haircut is once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece as some of them say, so don’t be afraid to try your own version of the Juice Cut!