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Swaggy Taper Fade Hairstyles To Try This Year

The perfect combination cuts. 

When it comes to the clean-cut look, nothing beats the fade haircut. If you have naturally curly hair, adding in a taper, makes this look much easier to achieve. The best thing about a taper fade haircut is that you can wear the top of your hair at any length. The taper fade ‘fro also works just as well as the buzzed taper fade. This cut opens you up to a lot of options, while keeping the overall look polished.

Read on to learn five ways to style the taper fade haircut:

The Taper Fade Haircut Look: Cool and Clean Cut

taper fade afro haircut
The ‘fro is a go. Photo credit:

1. Extra Long Taper Fade ‘Fro

Going for a taper fade doesn’t mean you need to forgo the ‘fro. We like this extra long-on-top afro with sharp tapered sides. You could take this cut a little shorter and start the fade above the ears, or just fade the back of the neck. Either way you cut it, this ‘fro makes a strong yet low-key statement. Wear this look if you’re all about the afro, but are over the halo look.

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taper fade curly top
We’ll call this the taper fade alpha.

2. Curly Top Taper Fade

The curly-top taper fade is a classic. You can wear this look with a full beard or a clean-shaven face. It’s the kind of cut that works on every dude, in every situation. Keep your hair soft and shiny by using some oil like Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil especially on the top of your hair. Naturally curly hair is more susceptible to dryness, so keep moisture in mind when styling your hair.

taper fade steps
Shaved designs are sexy, no? Photo credit:

3. Taper Fade With Step

Want to shake up the look a little more? Add in shaved designs, or steps! This allows you to have a little more creativity over your look. Add in one clean line for a faux part, or add in more to change up the look.

taper fade mini dreads
Mini dreads + taper fade = perfect. Photo credit:

4. Mini Locs Taper Fade

You can always do this look with mini dreads. With little dreads like these, it’s important to keep hair hydrated so strands stay shiny and defined. Use Suave Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Oil Treatment whenever your dreads start to feel dry, or after every few days. Adding in the taper fade to your mini dreads gives your look a lot of style while keeping your hairline clean cut.

taper fade buzz
The military look gets a fashionable spin.

5. Buzzed Taper Fade

For the polar opposite, go for a buzzed taper fade. This will give you the overall look of a military haircut, with a lot of extra style! Like our model, you can also add in steps to this cut for an extra dapper look.

Need more fade haircuts to peruse? Check out these 6 ways to style a high fade haircut

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