When it comes to taper fade haircuts, “iconic” is definitely the right word. Taper fade haircuts (they are also called fade cuts) are perfect for men who like relatively short hair, but still want a bit more hair to make some styling at the top. Basically, there are hundreds of different taper fade hairstyles — but the one “must have” component of this hairstyle is blending on the sides. In up-to-date tapered cuts it can be rather short (like in ordinary buzz fade), but in more classic options it is of a bit longer length.
One of the best things about the taper fade cuts is that they work perfect for all hair textures. Whether you have straight hair or natural curls, you’ll still find dozens of interesting types of fades that will suit your hair texture and face shape — and we’ll be glad to help you with this. Here we’ve collected quite a few awesome faded hairdos for all hair textures — so basically, all you have to do now is take a look at the pictures and make your choice. These fresh, trending, modern and really hot hairstyles are definitely worth your attention — so don’t wait and check them out right now!
Low taper fade haircut
Despite taper fade haircuts are often called the most masculine and strong ones, we’ll start this list with something more elegant than classic taper fades. We are talking about the low taper fade cuts.
It’s all about the tapering, of course. Here, the fade doesn’t create a strong contrast between the hair on top and the sides — so it looks like we’ve just found the best hairstyle for those who want to try fades but aren’t ready for the radical cuts yet. Elegant, soft, but still masculine and very clean — the low taper fades are really great for all guys and men. Check the photos above to see that we’re telling the truth!
However, the “low taper” isn’t always a synonym for a “very elegant look”. You can always update it — like, if you add a skin fade, you’ll look more aggressive (if that’s what you need). The beard will work great here, too. Well, the light beard will work great with every taper fade cut, that’s a fact.
The best high taper fade haircuts
Unlike the usual high and tight hairstyles, the high taper fade cuts are much more “badass” if we may say so. It’s one of the most common fade hairstyles in the world — but don’t worry, the high fades are still trendy (and they definitely will not go out of trends in the following years). The reasons are quite clear: such cuts are simple and easy to maintain, they look perfect and they suit all face lengths/textures great.
The high taper fades are perfect for both straight and curly hair — so yeah, if you have natural curls, we highly recommend to try one of them.
Skin taper fade haircut
There is one word that can describe the skin taper fade haircuts. This word is “strong” — and despite the absolute majority of taper fades can be called so, the skin fades are probably the most strong and masculine haircuts among them.
We recommend to buy a good dry texturizing spray for all guys who’d like to try any of these hairstyles. The thing is, these sprays are the must-haves for you if you wanna add some shine to your hair — and believe me, the shine is exactly what you need to make skin taper fades look even better.
Mid taper fade with part
Still can’t choose between high taper fades and low taper fades? Well, we have something for you then!
We’re talking about the mid taper fade haircuts. They are, as one can imagine, the “golden mean” and the perfect balance — whether you have short, medium or long hair, they’ll look great on you. The same is about the texture — thin, thick, wavy, curly and straight hair is perfect for mid taper fade cuts. Well, just like for all the other taper fades, right? But the mid taper fades are also perfect for those who are looking for something both not too conservative and not too “liberal”. Check the photos out right here!
Men’s line up taper fade hairstyles
Do you know what can make every men’s hairstyle hotter? It’s a line up. Lines and right angles instead of a natural hairline — sounds interesting, right? A lineup can certainly make your haircut sharper, edgier and fresher.
A lineup works extremely cool if you already have a beard — but you should also notice that, unlike other taper fade cuts, a haircut with a line up needs a little more maintenance. You’ll most likely have to visit your hairdresser quite often, because hair doesn’t grow in the lines, you know. But the result is definitely worth it — take a look at the pictures above and you’ll see what we’re talking about!
Bald tapered fade cuts
Remember what we’ve said about the low taper fade haircuts and the contrast? The low taper fades create a slight contrast between the hair on top and the sides — but the cuts we are going to talk about now are not about a slight contrast at all. The bald tapered fade hairstyles create a strong contrast, without any doubts — and that’s why we love them!
It’s not one of those “conservative” haircuts, no. To the contrary, it’s one of the most radical fade cuts because of the extremely short hair on the sides. If you feel that you are brave enough to try such a haircut, well, you’ve come to the right place — just check out the photos above and make your choice!
Classic taper fade with long hair on top
What is the first image that comes to your mind when you hear the words “taper fade”? We are sure that it’s a traditional taper fade with very short sides that gets gradually shorter from the top. Timeless classic!
Here we have such haircuts in this paragraph. They are classic, but don’t confuse this word with “obsolete” — because these fade cuts are absolutely, 100% fashionable. Take a look at the photos and we are sure you will agree with us!
Short taper fade styles for guys
The main idea of the taper fade hairstyles is the long hair on top. It can even be very long — such cuts are called high top fade haircuts — but what if your hair isn’t long enough?
Well, it’s not a problem at all. What’s more, we can even say that short hair on top can work great! We have found four amazing examples of such haircuts — so if you are looking for a combination of short hair on top of head and very short fade sides, well, we have something interesting for you here. Check the photos right now and be ready to change your style!
All around taper fade haircut ideas
So you already know ‘what is a fade haircut’ — it’s a cut with very short sides (they are tapered gradually) and long top (or short top, it doesn’t really matter. The only rule is that the hair on top should be longer than on the sides). But what about the hair on the back of your head?
In short words, it’s recommended to cut it short, but there are options here. Like, if your hairdresser makes the gradual tapering both on the sides and on the back of your head instead of making it on the sides only, you’ll get an all-around taper fade haircut — and damn, such cuts look perfect (especially on black men with their short-to-medium curly hair). Would you try one of them?
Cool taper fade with curly top
And here it is — another perfect hairstyle for all African American men. Meet the taper fade cut with curly top — the length doesn’t matter, all you need is curls! The result will look awesome because of the contrast (yeah we know we’ve already talked about the contrast but you can’t have too much contrast when it comes to taper fades). Shaved sides, curls on top of the head — such haircuts are not the classic ones, but they are certainly worth your attention!
Modern taper fades with designs
Tired of boring hairstyles? We are tired, too. There are dozens of ways to upgrade your taper fade — like, the razor lines and surgical lines that work great together with zero fade. We won’t list all of these ways here, but here’s one thing you should know: if you wanna change your style and make something flashy, you shouldn’t ignore the photos above — we’ve found a few interesting options for you.
Trendy taper fade undercut
Undercut is probably the first haircut that comes to mind when you hear the words “trendy hairstyle”. As well as “taper fade”, of course. But what about a combination of these two? Is adding two good things together equates to something great?
In short words: yes. Taper fade undercut hairstyles are just perfect for every man who’s looking for a trendy haircut — take a look at the photos and see it with your own eyes.