15 Sharpest Taper Fade Haircuts for Men
Pumped Up Taper Fade
Men with straighter hair will enjoy wearing a pumped-up taper fade like this, no doubt!
Mid Taper Fade with Texture
This mid-taper fade looks casual and very striking! Men can make this cut their own go-to look.
The Crown with a High Taper Fade Haircut
A modern and elegant high taper fade draws the eyes up, so make sure to style the hair on top. It makes a great option for men with a receding hairline.
Clean Short Taper Fade
This neat and sharp short haircut proves that the classic taper fade with a sleek style can make every man look very attractive!
Sharp Tapered Fade with Hard Part
What’s great about this hard part with a taper fade is its versatility. It sure works on men with any hair types and texture.
Low Taper Fade
This is a low taper fade that features short sides to add emphasis and density to the hair on top.
Spiky Clean Skin Taper Fade
This spiky and clean taper fade with a side part is a “Barber/Stylist” look, according to barber Cat Ferrara of Las Vegas, NV. The sides are tightly faded to the skin, and have a clean, crisp hard part separating the fade from the multi-directional texture on top.
Ferrara’s best tip is, “only go as low as skin if your scalp is moisturized and clear of bumps or other imperfections. If you have issues with your scalp, keep a shadow fade (a half to a #1 guard) to camouflage any flaws.”
This spiky hair with taper fade is a very fun haircut with an edgy style and clean, sharp edges. It’s a great style when you want to feel casual but low-key trendy.
Airy Textured Medium Pompadour with Taper Fade
This is a pompadour with a taper fade hairstyle by barber Maurice of Amsterdam.
“I cut the top so he can wear it all to the back like in the picture, or comb it to the left or right,” Maurice states.
Maurice recommends hair products depends on the hair type. For medium-length straight locks, Maurice says to use a Matt Clay by Osmo UK.
A taper is good for any face shape. It’s clean and neat, and also for a guy who wants a clean cut while rocking a sporty look.
Textured Hairstyle with Blended Taper Fade
This taper cut is modern, clean, low-maintenance, and textured. This particular one was created by stylist Danny Willis of Mill Creek, WA.
“I love the versatility. He can style it multiple ways or just wake up and go because of the undone nature of the textured cut that gives it its movement,” says Willis.
Willis describes it as “tight on the sides but not so tight that they have to come in every 2 weeks.” This cut works better with fine hair because of the texture. With fine hair, there’s no need to use as much product. Just mess it up and go!
Masculine Texture with a Tapered Fade
This taper fade haircut is called the surfer pomp by barber Frazier Dyson of Tennessee.
“The top is wild and he can run his fingers through it, but the neckline and sideburns have a more traditional taper, so it grows out well,” states Dyson.
“This haircut works great for dudes wanting the ability to dress up or down their hair. He could easily use a hi-gloss pomade and achieve a more classic look. I used a clay for a more mattè, beach look,” Dyson explains.
Blowout Taper Fade for Long Hair
A men’s haircut like this blowout taper fade is a perfect mix between modern and classic. According to barber Jesus Ruiz of Colorado, the best thing is the detail that made this haircut unique.
“I always advise men to try new haircuts. Life is too short, why not make it fun?” Ruiz says. Having a longer hair length is important. It matches the soft fade that goes down the neck.
Textured Top with Faded Taper
This men’s taper fade hairstyle features a textured top with a really smooth skin fade. It’s a masterpiece by hairstylist Csobán Sándor of Hungary.
This hairstyle is recommended for cool and sporty guys, and looks extremely awesome with a faded beard!
“I recommend styling this hair with By Vilain Dynamite Clay Wax or By Vilain Blow Powder for a proper effect,” Sándor adds.
Tapered Clean Cut Edge
This certain taper fade style gives a visual high contrast that no other hairstyle can provide. When done properly, it’s a great way of mixing both clean cut and edgy into one look.
According to barber John Carmona of Denver, “another great thing is that it can be paired with almost any hairstyle on top. It can be blowdried with a round brush to add volume. If it’s cut short and close to the head, it can create a clean, no-maintenance look.”
Since this haircut accentuates the head shape at the shortest part, it’s great for guys with an oval to wide face shape. By having less length on the sides, it causes your eye to travel vertically instead of side to side. This makes the face appear longer.
Taper Skin Fade with Length
This particular look is a skin taper fade with some length and texture on top. Florida-based stylist Dallas Gent added a little pick in the fade to break it up. This gives it a nice contrast with the skin.
“My favorite thing about this style and cut is the process of the grow out. When this haircut grows out, it still looks nice and consistent with the growth of the top,” says Gent.
Gent’s advice to a guy wanting this cut is to own it! A well-executed skin fade looks great on every man. It’s a very strong and powerful look.
Taper Fade Afro with Beard
This is a taper fade afro with a twist sponge style, made by barber Derrick Noel of Joliet, IL. To give it some swag, Noel added the moon-shaped part, plus he tapered the head and beard to show the fade work.
“The crisp lineup on the head and the beard to make the bald taper pop and give you that transition effect. The twist sponge at the top gives the retro afro a modern curly look for guys,” Noel explains.
This afro taper fade has a controlled messy look and by controlled. It requires daily maintenance. Shape-ups as well as brushing the sides are a must.