Classic Taper Haircut

Classic Taper


Looking for a versatile men’s hairstyle that’s easy to manage? The classic taper is just the thing. This timeless cut uses clippers to create a tight and clean look around the sides and neckline. It’s then blended up to create longer length at the crown area and point-cut to create more texture. Leaving it longer on top allows variation in styling, from a casual, tousled look to a slicked back pompadour.

To keep this cut looking sharp and well-maintained, it should be trimmed up or cut every four weeks. When it comes to styling, add a bit of volume by blow drying it or add some product and let it air dry for get-out-the-door ease.

All face shapes can wear this classic cut, while the style works best with hair textures that range from straight to wavy, with fine to medium density.


Dry hair with blow dryer. Apply a pea-sized amount of designline Held Up Texturizing Paste into hands. Apply to hair, starting at the ends, creating texture in a swirl pattern and finishing with the front.

To switch up the style, on damp hair, apply designline Expandability Style Volume Thickener and slick back or create a casual side part. Allow to dry naturally.  

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