41 Trendy Low Taper Fade Haircuts for Men (2022 Guide)

In today’s guide, I am talking about the kind of faded that landed one of the top spots in Google search trends in 2021. This kind of fade that elegantly tops most stylish men’s haircuts is a low taper fade haircut. 

There are four different kinds of low taper fades you can try. These include the neck fade, the low skin fade, the classics, and the very short low fade. Taper fade haircut has been growing increasingly famous and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down in the near future.

What is a Low Taper Fade?

A low taper fade hairstyle is the kind of haircut where the hair gets progressively shorter from the lower level, just above one’s ears. If you are not a fan of fading your hairstyle too close to the skin on the sides, any haircut in today’s guide would be ideal to try.

Low Taper Fade Haircuts for Men

How to Style a Low Taper Fade

As the hairstyle’s name indicates, you’ll need to start low on the head, pretty much slightly above your ears. From here, make your hair gradually shorter until it joins with the upper portion of your jawline (around the same area where your stubble and beard would start growing.)

From there, the fade will follow your hairline around to the nape of your neck to keep everything in check.

Thanks to the general lack of contrast compared to what you would get with a high or mid taper fade, the low taper fade will work wonders with long and medium-length hair since it will help accentuate the tapering effect.

41 Trendy Low Taper Fade Haircuts for Men

Let us look at the 41 trendy lower taper fades in 2022.

1.Multi-Tone Highlights

Multi-Tone Highlights

This vibrant haircut features a heavily heightened and gelled quiff coupled with a low taper side fade. To give more detail to haircut symmetry, embellish the lining of the top hair using colorful multi-tone highlights of your choice.

2.Low Taper Fade with a Brushed Up

Low Taper Fade with a Brushed Up Hairstyle

A low taper fade coupled with a brushed-up haircut provides the ultimate combo of edgy, swanky, and modish personality features. If you have medium-length hair but do not know what to do with it, feel free to opt for this haircut and look tremendous.

To take the style a step further, style the front hair into a rounder shape by twisting it in an inward direction. That should award you a short quiff.

3. Low Taper Fade and Short Mohawk

Low Taper Fade and Short Mohawk

This short Mohawk, coupled with a low taper fade, is the perfect hairstyle for those looking for a less trendy and edgy hairstyle that still retains some punk elements. As shown in the image above, it’s pretty flattering from the topside, but it starts getting pointed gradually as it reaches your neck’s nape.

4. French Crop

French Crop on a Low Taper Fade

Are you looking for a hairstyle with a stylish, polished, and understated element to boost your personality and attitude? Take advantage of this intuitive hairstyle and maintain the freshness of your French crop with a low taper fade.

5. Low Taper Fade and Tattoo

Low Taper Fade and Tattoo

Would you like to make your low taper fade a little bit more fascinating in a manner that ensures you attract everyone’s attention wherever you go? If so, level up that fade game by incorporating a striking hair tattoo on one side of your head.

6. Low Taper Fade on Gray Hair

Low Taper Fade on Gray Hair

Do you think you’re courageous enough to transform the shade of your natural hair color into a bold shade, such as the flashy gray tin showcased in the image above? Feel free to try it and top off the look with a groomed black beard. The two coupled together should create an alluring contrast.

7. Slick Back Haircut

Low Taper Fade and Slick Back

With this particular haircut, not only does the top get pushed back, but the low taper fade cut also seems to have been pushed back a little bit. It appears long from the front but gets progressively shorter as it approaches the back.

8. Fresh Drop Fade Cut

Fresh Drop Fade Cut

This drop fade cut for young men looks great with straight hair on top. The size and thickness of the hair don’t matter. The fading begins at the temple and goes around the ears, then ends above the nape of the neck.

9. Faux Hawk

Faux Hawk and Low Taper Fade

If you’d like to attain an edgy and sharp outlook for yourself, feel free to opt for a super edgy faux hawk jazzed up with a low taper cut fade. This hairstyle is ideal for individuals with thick textured hair. To achieve the spiky texture shown in the image, use your fingers and hold the hair into place using quality hair gel.

10. A Beard and Slick Back

A Beard and Slick Back

Low taper fade haircuts can be effortlessly clubbed up with any hairstyle and look even more astonishing when executed with a little extra swag.

11. Low Taper Fade for Curls

Low Taper Fade for Curls

This low taper fade haircut has been designed explicitly for afro-textured top hair. It has been perfectly trimmed so that the hairline appears like a box shape. This hairstyle is effortless to maintain, and when coupled with a thick beard, it fully reflects genuine hipster vibes.

12. Low Taper Fade for Curlier Curls

Low Taper Fade for Curlier Curls

This is simply a variation of the hairstyle we just looked at. If you have super curly hair and would like it to get noticed more, this is the hairstyle you should go for. This haircut will keep your curls in a more-controlled structure and award more emphasis to the textured curls if well-executed.

13. A Man Bun

Low Taper Fade and a Man Bun

It’s practically impossible to combine a low taper fade and a man bun like the one above and not look trendily cool. Man Buns are one of the most renowned styling options worldwide, and how you take advantage of this combination to make your personality pop out.

14. Buzz Cut

Buzz Cut and Low Taper Fade

Thanks to its flat and straightforward structure, a simple buzz cut might not be the most exciting appearance out there. That said, this doesn’t imply you cannot give the haircut an absolute refreshing update by pairing it up with a low taper fade, as shown in the image above.

15. Comb Over Haircut

Comb Over Haircut

A nicely structured comb-over hairstyle with low taper fades on the sides and back looks graceful and classy on mature and young men.

16. Classy Transformation

Classy Transformation

Why not get a haircut that can transform your rebellious look into a classy and graceful one. If you feel like using any styling products could end up damaging your hair, do not be afraid to go for the jagged textured top.

17. Textured Bangs

Textured Bangs and Low Taper Fade

Would you like to flaunt your naturally thick locks? If yes, a textured front fringe along with choppy spiky hair is all you need to get that bad boy personality. If you could incorporate a five o’clock shadow beard, that’s even better, as it’ll add an extra funkier element to the overall look.

18. Dreadlocks Hairstyle

Dreadlocks Hairstyle

If you have dreadlocks, this is your chance to get as playful and crazy as you like. The beauty of the hairstyle above lies within the low taper fade. To complete the look, keep the dreads at the top longer and trim the hair at the back shorter such that it resembles an undercut.

19. Creative Low Taper Fade

Creative Low Taper Fade

This V-shaped fade haircut for men can be easily attained by gradually fading the sides, turning them back into a V-shape through neatly trimming the neckline, and leaving the hair on top long and thick.

20. 360 Waves

360 Waves and Low Taper Fade

Designed to give black men a suave and manageable appearance, this 360 waves haircut coupled with a low taper fade is a flatter version of afro’s kinky hair curls. If you’d like to keep the hairstyle on the slightly sharper side, feel free to fade the temples, the hair at the neck’s nape, and sideburns.

21. Pompadour Hairstyle

Pompadour Hairstyle and Low Taper Fade

This stylish pompadour hairstyle has been styled using low taper faded sides and large voluminous hair on top. For an uber-cool look, fade your sideburns as well and connect the  fade with your full beard.

22. Low Taper Fade Above the Ears

Low Taper Fade Above the Ears

This low taper fade haircut is easy to attain since only the section above the gentleman’s ears is cut noticeably shorter than the hair on the sides.

23. Low Taper Fade With a Full Beard

Low Taper Fade With a Full Beard

If you’d love to make a cool statement with your hairstyle, consider going ahead and playing around with the contrast as much as you can. As a great example, leave the hair on the topside a few inches longer to create an appearance of a Mohawk. The full beard will deliver a more manly appearance.

24. Fade Highlighting

Fade Highlighting

This special low taper fade haircut does not just involve cutting your hair. It also creates contrast by highlighting. To complete the look, dye the sides a color lighter than the one on the back and the top.

25. Low Taper Fade Cuts

Low Taper Fade Cuts

The low taper fade keeps your hair short not only on the sides but also on the back of your head. Add a fashionable line that drops down with your hair to bring a different style and improve the general look.

26. Very Low Taper Fade

Very Low Taper Fade

This extremely low taper fade requires lots of work to execute but will look highly fashionable if you leave the top part long. You could also style the hair on top into a comb-over or spikes to take things a step further.  

27. Scissor Low Taper Fade

Scissor Low Taper Fade

This scissor low taper fade is magnificent, simply thanks to the way it’s made. While this hairstyle requires a little more effort to maintain and is harder to accomplish, you can rest assured it’ll create an overall exciting look and appear more stylish.

28. Low Taper Fade with Mohawk

Low Taper Fade Mohawk

Mohawk is one of the boldest hairstyles most gentlemen aren’t ready to go for. Fade the hair on the sides to make the overall look more stylish.

29. Low Taper Fade with Short Beard

Low Taper Fade with Short Beard

Low taper fade haircuts, like most other fade hairstyles, look amazing when coupled with beards. The shift from a trimmed line on the bottom and thick hair on top to facial hair create a fantastic impression.

30. The Simple the Better

The Simple the Better

This classic fade haircut is particularly favored by gentlemen with curly, unruly, or thick hair. The hair around the head is kept to the same length, and the only shaved region is a couple of inches above the ears.

31. A Side Part Haircut

Low Taper Fade with a Side Part

Would you like to look great even immediately after getting out of bed? If yes, this low taper fade coupled with a side part could be the haircut variation you’re looking for.

32.Curved Top

Curved Top

Slight curves on top of an afro look then completed with a fade will look fantastic if you have a round face. It makes you look sharper.

33. Messy Curls

Messy Curls with Low Taper Fade

Are you having trouble maintaining your long hair? This is the hairstyle variation you should go for. It’s surprising how astonishingly excellent a low tapered fade on a head full of dyed messy curls will look. It awards one an extremely artistic look.

34. Twists Hair with Low Taper Fade

Twists Hair with Low Taper Fade

Are you scouring the internet trying to find something modern and cool? I think this creative option could be an excellent fit for you. Change your general look by having small afro twists and combining them with a low taper fade.

35. Crew Cut with Faded Sides

Low Tapered Crew Cut with Faded Sides

This short tapered hair with faded sides is a must-try look for all nerds and geeks out there. It could be a great option if you love to stay low-key with your haircuts as well.

36. Medium Quiff

Medium Quiff with Low Taper Fade

This hairstyle is quite popular among teenagers, and for a good reason. The style will look perfect on both professional and casual events.

37. Caesar Cut

Low Taper Fade with Caesar Cut

The Caesar cut is one of the most fantastic trending hairstyles I’ve seen over the last couple of years. The look will better suit young artists and teenagers who intend to do something unique.

38. Low Fade with Comb Over

Low Fade with Comb Over

A low taper fade coupled with an adequately styled backcombed hairstyle will look great on anyone. One could add a design on the back or sides to make it more unique.

39. Hard Part

Low Taper Fade with Hard Part

A hard part coupled with a low taper fade would be a perfect option for those with medium-length hair.

40. Colored Shag Hairstyle

Colored Shag Hairstyle

Do you have long, silky hair and wouldn’t mind doing something slightly unorthodox to achieve a hairstyle that helps you stand out wherever you go? If yes, a colored shag hairstyle similar to the one showcased in the image above could do wonders.

41. Patterned Braids

Patterned Braids with Low Taper Fade

If you are fond of braids, then have this fabulous patterned braid with a tapered low fade for your next haircut.

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