A taper fade – often referred to as a taper – differs from a classic fade in several ways. Both involve gradually cutting the side and back of the hair short while leaving the top section longer. However, a taper fade is cut shorter and can result in fading down to the skin at any point. We have rounded up many different types of fade haircuts to help you figure out which style will suit you best.
1. Low Taper Fade
More subtle than other fades, the low taper fade starts at your ears and follows your hairline back to the nape of your neck. While it doesn’t have the same high-contrast effect as other taper fades, it does make your hair look more neat and structured. That’s because it ensures there are no messy or flyaway hairs around your ears or neck. It’s also a great way to draw attention to your cheekbones.