Instead of reaching the skin, the shadow fades shorter. This fringe-heavy French crop for curly hair is cool. Hair grows straighter as it gets shorter toward the back.
The low fade raises the hairline about an inch around, unlike the taper fade. Curly hair looks trendy with a forehead line up.
Mid fades raise the hairline higher than low fades but lower than high fades. This freshens the silhouette and highlights the natural texture. This look requires a shiny product.
The drop fade, as you would assume, lowers down behind the ear to match the natural hairline. Afro-frohawk is the effect.
Here's another drop fade with a curly top that smoothly follows the same arc.