It’s no surprise at all why lots of men prefer to go for the taper haircut. With so many taper cut styles out there, it’s hard not to find one suitable for your age, face shape, and hair type. It’s that kind of modern haircut that never gets out of style.
The following amazing taper haircut styles for men can inspire you to choose a new look and enjoy the advantages of sporting such a creative and trendy haircut. This iconic look exudes confidence and power.
1. Taper Hair Styles with Tattoo
You can combine a simple taper haircut with a hair tattoo design of your liking. This look is simply amazing and it won’t go unnoticed. Think of your your design or ask your stylist to choose one for you.
2. Symmetric Taper Haircut
This bad boy haircut is a stunner. It’s a very short crop with a hard part on one side and a gelled comb over. Your barber can give you a hard part by using a razor. It’s best if you don;t try it at home by yourself.
3. Fade Taper Haircut
There is something so alluring about triple undercuts and fade taper cut styles. This look is easy to pull off and even if it requires constant maintenance it is certainly worth the trouble.
4. The Simple Taper Cut
What men seem to love about the taper haircut the most is the fact that it is suited for all ages, hairstyles, and face shapes. So if you have thin hair, this is definitely the best haircut that you should try out. You can also go for a backdo while rocking a taper haircut.
5. Short Afro and Taper Haircut
A lot of black men love combining a short afro hairstyle with a taper haircut. It looks incredibly awesome and it’s not hard to care for it either. It’s a natural hairstyle that will allow you to flaunt your curly mane.
6. Layered and Taper Hairstyle
If you want to go for a subtle taper haircut, make sure you pick the layered look for extra hair volume. It works perfectly well for both thick and thin hair, taking care of any problems that might appear.
7. High Taper Haircut
The good thing about the taper haircut lies in its versatility. This type of haircut can start from any location you want to, from high to mid or low taper haircut. It’s all up to you. The only limit is your own imagination.
8. Short Taper Haircut
You can play with short hairstyles and add texture by going for a taper haircut. A short haircut will become immensely more interesting once you add an element of fashion and style to it, such as the taper.
9. Typical Taper Hairstyle Look
Some men prefer to keep their hair as short as possible, going for a full taper haircut. It’s the perfect choice for those who don’t like long hair during summer or due to the fact that it’s too much trouble to take care of long locks.
10. Taper Cut Styles with Dreads
You can adapt the typical taper haircut to mostly any fashion style or profession you might have. One example are the dreads and who better to showcase them for us than Will Smith’s son and his personal brand of locs?
11. Asymmetrical Long Taper Cut Styles
You are probably familiar by now with the long-at-the-top, shaved at the sides popular hairstyle for men. You can go for this kind of look by choosing the taper haircut instead of shaved sides, in case you’re not ready for the commitment.
12. Low Taper Fade Look
You can gradually make a change when it comes to your haircut. Go for a low taper fade haircut and see how that works for you. If you enjoy your new look you can experiment some more with a full taper haircut.
13. Taper Fade Mohawk
Bad boys most definitely enjoy the taper fade Mohawk. It’s a very pretentious haircut because it requires constant trimming and styling, but it does make you stand out from the crowd. Plus, it’s a nod to the fantastic 70s.
14. Blowout Taper Cut Styles
Big afros and taper fade haircuts go well together. It is yet another cool taper haircut that deserves a chance. Blowouts were really popular during the 70s, made a comeback in the 2000s, and are seemingly back on track in the 2010s.
15. Textured Taper Cut Styles
You can add some texture to your short hair in two different ways. first of all, by using special products, such as sea salt spray. Second of all by wearing a deeply layered haircut.
16. The High Taper Fade
The taper haircut can be spotted mostly anywhere you can think of- at work, on the streets, at the university. Celebrities, athletes, and trendsetters have all sported a taper haircut at least once in their lifetime. The high taper fade is somewhat of an extravagant choice, and you need a bold sense of fashion in order to rock such a hairstyle.
17. Taper Cut Styles with Spikes
This look never gets old and just like wine it keeps getting better and better. If you have a short hairstyle add a few spiky strands of hair for a cooler look. Let the taper fade work its magic and create the idea of having hair volume.
18. Taper Fade with Sideburns
When the taper fade is subtle and simple, hairstylists suggest you get a more avant-garde look by stylizing your sideburns. Just like the taper haircut, sideburns can have some intricate designs that grab people’s attention.
19. Simple Taper Haircut and Beard
The simplest of hairstyles can sometimes be the most impressive one. Go for a simple taper haircut and make sure the beard is trimmed and shaved at a similar level like to your haircut. Get ready to enjoy a new look.
20. The Bald Taper Haircut Look
There are some men who really hate having to style their hair on a daily basis. For those men, there are many wonderful solutions like the bald taper haircut look. This is the lowest maintenance look on our list.
21. Zayn Malik Taper Cut
Celebrities can’t get enough of the taper haircut. Zayn Malik has sported this kind of haircut on various occasions and it most certainly flatters his handsome facial features. There’s just something about those former One Direction boys, isn’t it?
22. Skin Taper Haircut
Men with rectangular shaped faces should try sporting a skin taper haircut since it will flatter their look effortlessly. Just like some previous taper cut styles on our list which were similar to this one, you will not have a busy schedule maintaining it.
23. Military Style Taper Haircut
The taper haircut has a bad boy or intimidating look about it. Therefore, it’s no wonder that even the military prefers sporting such a low maintenance, strong haircut. However, that doesn’t mean civilians can’t wear it either.
24. The Lumberjack Taper Hairstyle
Who would have thought that the lumberjack look that promotes facial hair and long hairstyles would also include the taper cut? It’s possible to go for the lumberjack look and sport a shorter hairstyle that is highlighted by a subtle taper haircut.
25. Skin Fade Taper Cut
This can easily be your go-to hairstyle for prom. It’s a very cool and trendy look but one that has a classic and subtle finish to it as well. Think Clark Gable meets Ryan Gosling and you’ll understand why your prom date will fall for this one.
26. The Odell Beckham Jr.
International athlete Odell Beckham Jr.’s haircut is incredibly famous by now. He is a huge champion of taper cut styles and wears a curly fauxhawk which he sometimes dyes blonde and sometimes copper.
27. Mid Taper Fade
The mid taper fade is best highlighted by an undercut so you can combine different hairstyles without any problem since the results are simply stunning. Make sure your beard is properly trimmed as well.
28. The Smooth High Taper Hairdo
Who said that retro and modern haircuts don’t go well together? Just take a look at this mix of a 20s inspired retro hairstyle and the taper cut that is a modern hairstyle per se. Use hair wax on those segments that you want to look smooth and retro. It’s nothing complicated when it comes to styling, but this hairdo certainly looks spectacular with little to no effort.
29. Comb Over Taper Hairstyle
The comb over has been a popular men’s hairstyle for centuries now so why not adapt it to more modern times by adding the taper hairdo to the mix? In fact, we will make quite a bold statement here saying you cannot go wrong with a comb over.
30. Dreads with Blonde Tips
If you want to achieve a younger look, go for this stylish taper hairdo combined with dreads that have blonde tips. Make sure to stylize a part of your hair and add a hard part that goes all the around so that it can section and highlight the dreads on top.
31. Taper Fade with Spiky Hair
If you have thin hair or a receding hairline you can keep a simple spiky hairstyle as long as you choose a taper fade, too. It will help your hair regenerate faster.
32. Cool Low Taper Hairstyle
You can tease the ends at the top to add some volume to your hair and add a taper hairstyle on the sides. It’s a cool low taper hairstyle look that never goes out of style. Not to mention that the ladies like this look, too. You know what they say – the curls that get the girls.
33. Elegant Taper Cut Styles
This is elegance at its finest with this short and stacked pompadour combined with a layered taper cut. The five o’clock shadow that stands in lieu of an actual beard makes the whole look seem more casual.
34. Taper Hairstyle for Receding Hairline
If you want to stop your receding hairline from being too obvious, one awesome solution is to go for the taper hairdo. In this way, it will seem like your receding hairline or even your widow’s peak was intentional. Here is an entire article on the widow’s peak.
35. Flat Top Fade Taper Hairstyle
Thick hair can easily be manipulated into a flat top and a taper hairstyle for that smooth, sleek look most men prefer. Taper cut styles are perfect for this kid of creative flair because they allow one to take as much liberties as they want.
36. Fine Hair and Taper Cut Styes
If you have no idea what to do with your fine hair, go for a comb over and a taper hairstyle. These two combined will make your hair sleek and shiny and its thinning won’t eve be noticed.
37. Wavy Hairstyle and Taper Hairdo
Wavy locks can be easily highlighted by a taper hairdo so don’t be afraid to mix these two different hairstyles together. This traditional African- American received an update when it thrown in the mix with taper cut hairstyle and you can benefit from the result.
38. Contemporary Taper Cut Styles
There’s something irresistible about a very well executed hairstyle. Granted, this one might take you a bit of extra time in the morning, but think of all the compliments you will get and all the cool selfies you will be able to post on Instagram.
39. The High Taper Fade
It seems that the high taper fade haircut is back in town and it certainly flatters all face shapes, too. It’s called thus because the razor part starts much higher concerning your hairline than with all the other versions of this haircut.
40. Drop Fade Taper Cut Styles
The drop fade taper haircut is a bit more obvious than the other types, but it certainly looks great on many guys. Try to pair it with a modern pompadour for maximum styling points.
41. Hipster Taper Cut Styles
If any hairstyles capture the attention of the hipster subculture, you just know they will do something creative with it. Just take a look at this magnificent asymmetrical cut with long, layered beach waves on one side and a hair tattoo on the other.
42. Platinum Taper Cut Styles
This season is all about extremes colors, especially blondes. If fair is the one you want, then you should know that everyone is going crazy for arctic, iceberg, platinum, and silver blonde. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
43. Medium Taper Cut Styles
Here is how you perfectly combine two very different hair lengths. One the one hand you have a taper fade and on the other you have a jaw-length bob. We are also crazy about this honey blonde color.
44. The G-Eazy
Did you know that G-Eazy’s signature hairstyle pays homage to the greaser era of the 50s? evidently, he put a post-modernist spin on it adding our beloved taper cut. It suits his handsome and angular features very well.
45. Slick Back Taper Cut Styles
A slick back can be perfect, or it can be a messy affair with a more casual and debonair look to it, such as this one. Pair it with a handlebar mustache and you will end up looking like you should be in a movie with Johnny Depp.
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August 2019: We updated the styles in this article.