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Pick The Taper Fade Haircut That Is True To You

A taper fade – the terms are used interchangeably so often that people think that it is the same haircut that has two names. But in reality, these are two different cuts.

In its essence, a fade is a kind of a taper haircut. But if we compare these two, the length of a fade is much shorter. So, the main difference is in the length.

Read on to discover cool and trendy variations of tapers and fades. Why not go wild when getting a new haircut?

Taper Vs Fade

Tapered haircuts feature longer tops and shorter backs and sides with the length decreasing gradually. And fade haircuts tend to lose the length more drastically, having practically no hair on the sides and back. Sometimes stylists incorporate both elements into one haircut that is then called a taper fade.

These are kinds of tapers: short tapers, faint, long tapers, long crown.

Fades can be bald, low, mid, and high.

And taper fades are divided into temp fades, undercut fades, and side part taper fades.

Faint Taper

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Faint Taper #fadehaircut

This blonde short hair cut is called a faint taper. As you can see in this picture, the length on the sides is extremely short. That is why the word faint is used. With the light color, the hair is barely visible.

Long Crown

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Long Crown #fadehaircut #curlyhair

If you have natural thick hair, try a haircut with a long crown like the one shown here. And yes, women who have curly locks can easily rock a taper style. Just find a professional stylist.

Short Tapers

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Short Tapers #fadehaircut #pixie

This haircut is among the shorter types of fades that we absolutely love. As you can notice, this model’s sides fade very slightly to the top. The look is popular because it is not that drastic.

Long Tapers

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Long Tapers #fadehaircut #fauxhawk

A high taper fade was popular at the end of the twentieth century. And today this haircut is experiencing a huge comeback. Its top and sides are not super short, so the cut is in the category Long Tapers.


In a fade haircut, the strands become shorter from the top toward the bottom. To demonstrate what we are talking about, here are some pretty and cool variations of fade haircuts.

Faux Hawk Fade

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Faux Hawk Fade #fadehaircut #curlyhair

This taper fade Afro looks edgy and really awesome. The curls are sky-high, and the contrast between the sides and the top is so vivid. This hairstyle is also called a faux hawk.

High Top Fade

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High Top Fade #fadehaircut #pixie

This fade haircut features a high top that is styled in a messy way. The haircut is easy to maintain. All you need is some styling mousse and a blow dryer. Style it with your fingers.

Temp Fade

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Temp Fade #fadehaircut #curlyhair

Haircuts like this are often chosen by women who have natural curls and do not want to straighten them. And taking into account that you do not need to form any curls, the style is super easy to get.

Side Part Taper Fade

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Side Part Taper Fade #fadehaircut #pixie

Sometimes we wish to spice things up. If that’s the case, why don’t you alter your taper fade haircut just a bit? Create a deep side parting, and you already get a different look.

Disconnected Undercut Fade

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Disconnected Undercut Fade #fadehaircut #undercut

A disconnected fade hairstyle has been in for some time already. This gorgeous hairstyle is often referred to as a pompadour. The length changes quickly and dramatically from shorter sides to a longer top.

Spiky Tapered Cut

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Spiky Tapered Cut #fadehaircut #pixie

Taper fade straight hair can work for women who would like to show off how sassy they are. And a lengthier front section adds some versatility to this short haircut.