The business man cut is very traditional and is a short more conservative hair cut. As the name implies you look very professional. This type of hairstyle can have many variations but the basics of the cut include tapering on the sides and back with a part on one side of the head. The fade is another short men's hairstyle that has many variations. There is the flat top fade, low fade, temple fade, Brooklyn Fade and Philly fade to name but a few. This is a type of tapered cut. Generally the hair is cut very close on the back and sides and then is tapered upwards.
Short hairstyles, like most styles, come in and out of fashion regularly, but they usually spend more time "in" than out. Recently, a long layered hair style was at the forefront of the beauty industry, but more recently, women have once again embraced the freedom and surprising versatility of short hairstyles. If you look at a picture of short hairstyles from the 1920's, you'll see that the hair is "marcelled." This was a process by which women's hairstyle was coaxed into tight, head_hugging waves. But if you look at a picture of short hairstyles from the 60's, you'll see that the women's hairstyle of that era was straight...often rolled on giant coffee cans to achieve the right effect.