35 Sleekest Taper Haircuts for Men [Top Hairstyles 2019]

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It’s a new year again and you must be thinking about making some changes to your look. Your haircut is a very important part of your look and getting the right haircut can be difficult as there are many styles out there. Taper haircuts are chic and guaranteed to give you that classy look you desire as you steal the show wherever you go.

Taper haircuts never go out of style and whether you are trying to grow a beard or you already have one, you are a busy person and desire low and easy to maintain hairstyle, or you are a person who likes to express yourself with your hairstyle, or you are concerned about the shape of your face or texture of your hair, taper haircuts have got you covered. Amazing right? You can also combine taper haircuts with other hairstyles as taper haircuts are very flexible and give you the liberty to style the top as you please while being creative. Isn’t that just fascinating?

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Now let’s get this ride started as we show you top taper hairstyles that will leave your associates in awe and admiration.

TOP 36 TAPER HAIRCUTS FOR 2019

Here are carefully selected and highly recommended taper haircuts from barbers and beauticians for the year 2019 that you can choose from. They are gonna blow your mind.

1. LOW TAPER HAIRCUT

LOW TAPER HAIRCUT - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @AZ.BLENDS

Taper haircuts are generally classified as low, mid or high. In this style, the shaved part where the hair is shorter and blends with the top is closer to the neckline and ears. It’s a less daring hairstyle which says you are classy and keeps you professional.

2. MID TAPER HAIRCUT

MID TAPER HAIRCUT - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @JAMSUCAHYONO

Mid taper haircuts blend the hair at the midpoint of the head and downwards. It’s just higher than the low taper a bit and is also less daring. It speaks of being professional and classy, and guess what! You don’t have to ache yourself over its maintenance cos it’s easy.

3. HIGH TAPER HAIRCUT

HIGH TAPER HAIRCUT - Taper Haircuts For Men

This kind of taper is the most popular around. Football stars and other celebrities like to go with this daring style that puts you in the spotlight and gives you that elegant look. For this hairstyle, the blending starts at the highest point of the sides and downwards. It says you are not afraid to go extreme with your style.

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4. TAPER FADE

TAPER FADE - Taper Haircuts For Men

Taper fade haircut is also very popular. It’s a synergetic combo of both taper and fade that gives that astonishing look. It usually begins with the taper and then the blending gets low as it ends with the skin.

5. LOW TAPER WITH BRUSHED BACK HAIR

LOW TAPER WITH BRUSHED BACK HAIR - Taper Haircuts For Men

This is a variant of the low taper hairstyle. It allows you style your hair further if it’s long enough by brushing it backwards. It is sophisticated and professional giving you a stylish appearance as well.

6. SLEEK HAIR TAPER

SLEEK HAIR TAPER - Taper Haircuts For Men

This is the combination of either a low, mid or high taper with a sleek back hair. It allows you style your hair while maintaining the fresh look the blends give you. It combines the unadventurous taper with the more daring sleek hair in a very tasteful way.

7. TAPERED SIDES AND BACK

TAPERED SIDES AND BACK - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @ARTHUR0RUIZ

This stylish haircut allows you to keep your hair in case you don’t like to have your hair tampered with. It only blends low at the sides into the beard and at the neckline giving you a different and hotter look while you safely retain your hair.

8. TAPERED SIDEBURNS

TAPERED SIDEBURNS - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @NASTYBARBERS

This hairstyle is similar to the tapered sides and back. Here the blended sides get into the sideburns and ends there, leaving the goatee in its length. It gives your face a longer impression and keeps you looking classy.

9. TAPER WITH FRENCH CROP

TAPER WITH FRENCH CROP - Taper Haircuts For Men

This is a low maintenance hairstyle that doesn’t take away that look of sophistication and elegance that you desire. The French crop on its own is easy to maintain and combining it with a taper is professional and stylish. It’s one combo that doesn’t go out of style.

10. TAPER WITH LONG COMB OVER

TAPER WITH LONG COMB OVER - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @AMBITION.FOR.MEN

A comb over gives you a very attractive look and is sure to get the girls all over you as it makes you beautiful. Having it with a taper is simply breathtaking as it shows confidence in your choice of style and gives you an originality in your styling.

11. TAPER FADE WITH HARD SIDE PART

TAPER FADE WITH HARD SIDE PART - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @NASTYBARBERS

The hard side part is a classic haircut that goes with almost every other haircut including the taper. Using it with the taper gives you that hot boy appearance. It’s easy to maintain as the hard side part can be made to pop out with just a comb after brushing the hair to the desired style.

12. LOW TAPER WITH ANGULAR FRINGE AND BEARD

LOW TAPER WITH ANGULAR FRINGE AND BEARD - Taper Haircuts For Men

Express yourself with your hair as you take up this fancy haircut. It’s a bit daring and gives you that celebrity look. Combined with your beard you will look different in a very hot way the girls will definitely notice and approve.

13. QUIFF WITH LOW TAPER

QUIFF WITH LOW TAPER - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @BARBERIA_DAMIAN

I love this combination. The two styles are like they were meant to go together. The taper really shows off the beauty of the quiff in a subtle yet eye catching manner. It’s an excellent haircut for all to try if you have a medium hair as all you have to do is brush your hair. Easy to maintain isn’t it?

14. COMB OVER TAPER WITH BEARD

COMB OVER TAPER WITH BEARD - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @PAWNCHKI

The comb over with taper is a great way of styling your medium length hair and give you that gorgeous look you desire irrespective of what you are putting on. Having the hair to look sleek is a great way to further enhance your beauty and this can be done with the use of a nice pomade.

15. HARD SIDE PART WITH TAPER FADE AND FULL BEARD

HARD SIDE PART WITH TAPER FADE AND FULL BEARD
Instagram / @PAUL_BARBERCODE

Having the hard side part with the taper is really beautiful but having it all together with a beard gives you a different look entirely. The beard accentuates your masculinity as it gives you a different beautiful look.

16. TAPER FADE WITH TEXTURED BRUSH UP

TAPER FADE WITH TEXTURED BRUSH UP - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @RYANCULLENHAIR

The brush up is a trendy style made popular by celebrities like Bieber and Malik. It’s an extended quiff in that all of the hair is lifted up and this gives you a stylish gentleman look. It requires some attention but hey! Nothing good comes easy right? It’s totally worth it.

17. TAPER FADE WITH TEXTURED SLEEK BACK

TAPER FADE WITH TEXTURED SLEEK BACK - Taper Haircuts For Men

Simply beautiful. It combines the freshness of a taper fade with the sleek hair giving you an appearance as one who knows how to get his hair business right. It’s nothing extreme but real classy and is sure to turn heads your way.

18. LOW CLASSIC TAPER WITH BRUSHED BACK HAIR

LOW CLASSIC TAPER WITH BRUSHED BACK HAIR
Instagram / @CORYOTOOLE

If you have long hair you treasure and don’t want to cut it, this is the style for you. With a low taper that hardly cuts off your hair but gives it a stylish look, you can brush your hair back and make it sleek by applying pomade or wax.

19. CLASSIC POMPADOUR WITH TAPER

CLASSIC POMPADOUR WITH TAPER
Instagram / @PPATRICKMARINHO

This breathtaking hair style is ideal only if you have long hair and lot of time on your hands for serious styling. The great hair volume and the glossy shine gives it that very attractive appearance. Using a pomade when styling will help you achieve that sleek shiny finish you desire.

20. LOW NECK TAPER FADE

LOW NECK TAPER FADE
Instagram / @SALLESBARBER

This style is classy and retains your professional look while screaming class as you walk into a room. The taper is at the sides and back and it’s a low taper so it allows you enough hair to style as you wish and combine with your taper giving you that awesomeness you want.

21. CREW CUT + TAPER

CREW CUT + TAPER

This style doesn’t require much hair. It is easy to maintain and looks great on all shapes of faces giving you that mature look while itself being very simple. It’s very common and fits all occasion so if you are a time conscious person you might want to try this as your hair giving you a great look will be the least of your worries.

22. MEDIUM TAPER WITH BRUSHED BACK HAIR

MEDIUM TAPER WITH BRUSHED BACK HAIR
Instagram / @HAIRBYMORGSR_

Having a medium taper at the back only is also a nice way to go. The styling isn’t always about the long and full hair but can also be applied to the short hair behind. Brushing it can give it a great appearance which can be improved by using a pomade and making it sleek.

23. TEXTURED SLEEK BACK WITH HIGH TAPER

TEXTURED SLEEK BACK WITH HIGH TAPER
Instagram / @PHOEBE.HJ

Combining a high taper with sleek back hair is wonderful. It gives you an aura of sophistication and style while keeping you looking professional and smart for any business or office meeting. It is the go for corporate workers with a sense of style.

24. LOW TAPER FADE WITH BEARD FADE

LOW TAPER FADE WITH BEARD FADE

Having a beard fade is really hot as it shows off your skin blended with your hair. It’s sure to turn heads when this look is in combination with a low taper as the blend on the head continues in a striking way with the beard leaving you looking good.

25. LONG COMB OVER TAPER

LONG COMB OVER TAPER
Instagram / @JORGEMANCERAGZ

Having a long hair is one nice thing because you can style it however you please. A long comb over styles your hair to the front of your head covering your hairline. It is cool if you have a scar you want to mask or your hairline is receding and you want to cover it.

26. CLASSIC COMB OVER TAPER

CLASSIC COMB OVER TAPER
Instagram / @MAX.BARBERSHOP_

If you’re balding or you just love to comb your hair to the side, this is the style for you. It’s easy to maintain and gives you a mature masculine look. You can style it however you want as a comb over doesn’t have to be combed to the side but can also be combed diagonal. This haircut brings together the side part, comb over and taper in a very hot way.

27. HARVARD CLIP WITH SHORT TAPER

HARVARD CLIP WITH SHORT TAPER
Instagram / @DANIEL_L_EGRI

When your top hair in a crew cut has grown so that you can style it with a side part, you should go for a Harvard clip. Conjoining it with a taper gives it more beauty and elegance while still retaining its ease to maintain.

28. AFRO TAPER FADE

AFRO TAPER FADE

This one looks really good on black men. Keeping full hair while blending the sides and back can give you a ravishing look. It keeps you looking neat for whatever occasion while giving you an upper hand in style and class, and yea, the ladies are sure to check you out bro.

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29. TAPER SQUARED NECKLINE

TAPER SQUARED NECKLINE

It’s not just about blending your short hair at the neckline into a taper but its shape matters too. A squared neckline gives a thin neck a thicker impression and if your neck is thin and it makes you feel uncomfortable, you should opt for this as it creates an impression that works for you while keeping you in style.

30. TAPER ROUNDED NECKLINE

TAPER ROUNDED NECKLINE

Getting a tapered neckline is far better than just letting your hair come to an abrupt end at the back. You could blend it until it reaches the skin where it subtly ends making you look stylish and classy.

31. TAPER FADE MOHAWK

TAPER FADE MOHAWK - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @NATHANJUERGENSEN

This combines the taper + fade + Mohawk giving you a unique appearance. It allows you style the top of your Mohawk while blending into a taper and then a fade at the sides giving you a fresh classy look. Having sharp hairlines would really bring out the beauty in this hairstyle and so you will need to keep those lines distinctively sharp all the time.

32. TAPER FADE WITH CURLY HAIR

TAPER FADE WITH CURLY HAIR - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @ACTHEBARBER0909

Having curly hair can be a blessing as your hair as it is already is a style. Combining your curly hair with a taper fade allows your hair texture to be really appreciated as the contrast between the steps of blended hair with the high curly top is so beautiful and is sure to keep you in the spotlight.

33. TAPER FADES AND DREADLOCKS

TAPER FADES AND DREADLOCKS - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @MOWHSEWN

This blend of styles is a combination that just can’t go wrong. The clean shaven taper fade haircut is exactly what the rugged dread locks need. It allows you show off your hair texture in different personalities while being stylish and beautiful, so instead of having all dread, you should combine with a taper fade for that classy and stylish look.

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34. ELUSIVE TAPER FADE

ELUSIVE TAPER FADE - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @BARBERIA_DAMIAN

If you desire the freshness and beauty that comes with the blend of hair at your sides and back, but you don’t want to cut your hair that much so the taper fade part isn’t too distinct from the full part of your hair, then you need to go with this style. Having a skilled barber use his scissors and little clipper work will give you the desired result. It’s not difficult to maintain and it keeps you looking classy.

35. FAUX HAWK WITH TAPER FADE

FAUX HAWK WITH TAPER FADE - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @FAUXHAWK7

If you don’t want to go all the way to the bold Mohawk, you can opt for the conservative faux haux. It requires a bit of attention and styling with wax and pomade but hey! It’s worth every time and effort as it gives you the tasteful look as you express yourself however you like with whatever style you want at the top.

36. SHORT DREADS WITH TAPER FADE

SHORT DREADS WITH TAPER FADE - Taper Haircuts For Men
Instagram / @4KCUTS

Some guys don’t like to go all out with the long thick dreads and prefer to keep it short and simple. How then would you style it to give you that awesome look that makes you so confident? The best way for dread locks is to combine them with a taper fade.

WHAT IS TAPER HAIRCUT?

A taper haircut is a kind of hairstyle that involves reducing the length of hair at the sides and back of the head gradually downwards. The reduction in length can be done using scissors and the trimming starts at the beginning of the taper where the long hair is made to blend with the short hair at the sides using a clipper. If it’s shorter down than at the top while retaining some hair and not completely shaving off everything, it’s a taper haircut.

IS TAPER THE SAME AS FADE?

taper vs fade haircutAbsolutely not. Taper and fade hairstyles both basically involve the reduction of the length of hair at the sides of the head and at the back till the neckline and a clipper is used to blend both styles with the longer hair at the top. So what then is the difference between the taper and the fade?

A taper still has hair at the sides of the head and at the back although shorter than the hair at the top while a fade has no hair as the hair at the sides and back are blended into the skin.

A taper can be achieved with a scissors to reduce the length of the hair before a clipper is used to blend, but for a fade, a clipper is used to cut the hair down to the scalp.

So when going to the salon, be sure of the right word you use so that you won’t get faded rather than tapered. LOL.

BEGIN 2019 WITH A BANG USING TAPER HAIRCUTS

There you have it. The best taper haircuts for 2019. Make your choice from the lot and feel free to change your selected style to something else every now and then as these haircuts are guaranteed to keep you at the top of your hair game.

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