You just need to find a really really great barber
I’ve got a sick barbershop I’ve been going to for years. It’s all about getting the beard right… and part of that is on me. I don’t ever let anyone trim the edges of my beard. I’m REALLY particular about it.
That dudes fade actually looks pretty sweet. I would maybe get the beard thinned out a bit more aggressively down the cheek but not MUCH more. That part looks positively sick but I’ve found with the cut-in part that if you’re not willing to keep it up… it has an awkward period while growing it back out. My hair is long enough now that it can hold a really clean part… so I won’t bother next time.