THE TRENDING TAPER FADE HAIRSTYLES AND WHAT TO ASK YOUR BARBER
May 31, 2023
The men’s taper fade hairstyle has been a real trendsetter of late, and it's not hard to see why. This versatile and timeless look can be sophisticated, edgy, and offers something fresh to men who are looking for a change up in their style. At Barber Industries Wollongong, we're thrilled to see this surge in popularity as it has paved the way for some kick ass modern looks. Specifically a low taper fade that’s accompanied by longer, textured locks on top, we can't get enough of it.
What is a men's taper fade hairstyle?
Terminology varies geographically and often a taper fade is simply referred to as a taper. The taper fade haircut is a taper, but a very short taper where there is also a fade involved.
In essence, a taper fade features an evident hairline behind the ears and a complete fade-out of the hairline at the temple and nape of the neck, appearing as if the hair blends seamlessly into the skin at these points. This shift of the hairline may be subtle, as with a low taper fade, medium or quite exaggerated for a high taper fade.
The distinguishing feature is that the hairline remains behind the ear in all versions of this hairstyle.
What's trending with the taper fade hairstyle and what to ask the barber?
One taper fade hairstyle that is currently garnering some popularity is a low taper fade with longer, looser locks on top.
This is a great mid-length hairstyle for men with dense and curly hair. This particular style combo is also known as a blowout fade, Brooklyn fade or a temple fade, it varies somewhat geographically. In Australia and when talking to the team here at Barber Industries Wollongong, it’s best to break it down into the elements.
Start by outlining to the barber how high you’d like the taper fade and then how much of the rest of the locks to keep intact. You may also choose to have the hairline at the fringe boxed up or not.
Men who have kept relatively short hair and who wish to jump on this bandwagon, will need ample time to grow out their hair and may require several visits to the barber before they can properly pull of this grown out, trendy, taper fade hairstyle.