Taper Fade vs. Taper vs. Fade: What’s the Right Haircut for You?

“Taper,” “fade,” “taper fade….” When it comes to men’s haircuts, you’ve most likely heard people throw these terms around. But if you’re confused about the differences between each type of cut, then you’re certainly not alone! Though the terms “taper,” “fade,” and “taper fade” are sometimes used interchangeably, tapers and fades are actually separate haircuts with distinct differences and taper fade is a catch-all term for both. We’ll walk you through exactly what these haircuts look like, the differences between the two, and how to know which cut (if either) is right for you.

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