The taper fade haircut is one of the most popular men’s hairstyles. While the taper and fade are actually two different types of haircuts, they both combine to create the taper fade. Versatile, clean cut, and a blend between modern and classic, there are many variations of taper fades. Whether you have straight, thick, thin, wavy or curly hair, the taper fade is the best way to cut short hair on the sides and back.
The low taper fade is stylish and easy to get, and continues to be the most popular fade haircut for guys. The low taper can be combined with any number of classic and modern men’s hairstyles. While the low cut still offers the traditional short sides and back, the tapered haircut doesn’t expose too much of the scalp.
The high taper fade is the shortest fade haircut you can try. The high taper starts just below the longer hair on top, and usually tapers quickly for a high-contrast look. Generally, the high fade looks better with modern styles like the textured quiff, French crop, faux hawk, spiky hair, and buzz cut.
The mid taper fade is a great haircut for guys who want a happy medium between a high and low fade. The mid taper starts in the middle of the head and buzzes hair all around. Clean and fresh, a medium fade looks both professional and fashionable.