Everything You Need To Know About The Tapered Cut – 3 Versions

Everything You Need To Know About The Tapered Cut - 3 Versions

Every time we hit Pinterest up to check out the new styles women are doing there are some super sexy tapered cuts that we cannot pass up when pinning. We have even shared a couple on facebook and these styles get some serious likes. With that said we thought it would be fun to talk a little bit about the tapered cut as a great option if you want to style your TWA or medium length hair.

So what is a tapered cut you ask? Well it is kind of a fade some more extreme than others, but its a hair cut that leaves more hair on the top than at your sides and nape area. Some cuts are done where your hair gets progressively shorter from top to bottom, others are more extreme with the hair is left very heavy at the top and the rest of the hair fully shaved, not bald but pretty low. To be honest we can also show you better than we can describe it so check out BeautyCutright as she tapers her natural hair:

Styling your tapered cut is pretty awesome too, there are a ton of styles you can try but most are centered around the heaviest portion of the style, the top. The first example we have is Jouelzy who straightened the top portion of her 4C hair giving her tapered cut some serious edge. 

Check out the video below:

We aren’t done yet, obviously a tapered cut does not mean you have to use heat all the time as you will shortly see, but it does show the versatility that you can have. However here is yet another style done on a tapered cut where MissKenK decided to keep her natural curls and do a flat twist out on her hair.

This woman will make you want to cut your hair if you watch even a few of her videos and this style was really cute, check it out below:


Well that’s it, if you are thinking about getting a tapered cut, we say go for it, the hair cut is really cute and it can really switch things up for you if you are looking for a change or some edge. Don’t forget that you can always go to the barbershop and get a few lines and designs on the sides too we have seen some that are jaw dropping gorgeous!

Would you try the tapered cut on your natural hair?

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Eboni Taylor

I did and I love it!!!!

Latanya Byars

I Would

Shadeye Smith

Yea but not after 2 years of growth!

Angie Jackson

That’s what I am rocking right now!!

Mo Cox

It looks great on you!

Karen Moore

Currently rocking that style now!

Dacia Mackinnon

No it’s unattractive!

Christa Colquitt Harris

No.

Lynda Brooks

I am some what but ready for it to grow and grow and grow!!

Merri Beth Rich

Jenny Glover you like?

Jenny Glover

Merri…..let it grow and let it be natural!!! You are beautiful!!!

Kie ProudMommy Tate

mine is the bottom left. love it, growing it out and dying it

nappy headed black girl

Heck yeah, I’d rock it. I’m in love with this cut on natural hair. My only issue is that everyone has it. It’s getting like the Havana/Marley braids explosion.

Shelley Washington

Loves my Natural big or short its all Good!

Shey Huggins

yep!!! I have my hair cut like this right now

Theresa Marie Bryant

I’m trying to grow my hair so no, but its a cute look

Chanette Staton

The brunette is HOTT!! Sharie Arthur..you can rock that look NOW! You should like this page if you haven’t already. .lots of good information and styles!

Sharie Arthur

Oh yeah i been following her on youtube Chanette Staton

John Hill Jr.

Sharing 4 you. Blessings

Tamara Springle Wellington

I tried it , then I dyed it, then I big chopped all over again. lol #TWA

Angie Jackson

My hair is cut like this now but I’m in the process of growing it out just to see how I like it & if not…… Chop Chop again.

Dee Dee Priscilla Martin

I love it but no.

Sonia Gotay-López

The more we cut our hair the more it grows.

Jordann Alease

No hair is gonna grow all the time Maybe if you are cutting off damaged ends you will retain more of that growth but hair doesn’t grow at different rates because you cut it off especially if you cut it off at the same rate or before it grows!

Makela M Hutchins

No not for me but it looks good on others

Adrienne Caldwell

This is the cut I’m looking for a salon to cut my natural hair in this same style I love the look.

Cheryl Sharpe

I will rock that rooster red,the natural.

Earl Joy Roberson

I did when I was transitioning

Dabney Ross Jones

Been there done that.

Tiela Lewis

These cuts are great!

Cheryl Hughie

Love it ………I have a tapered natural cut nd I just colored it plum. Loving it. : ) ♡

Rachelle Shelly Raw Williams

I cut my hair short now but not to happy whenever I get it cut ;/ but luv short hair now 🙂

Dee Dee Imworkingonme Staley

Yes I did..have it right now…

Tia Jenée

No, I have a very round face. It wouldn’t look right on me but I love to admire them on other women who wear them well.

Portia Motsage

No, i rather pin my hair!! Love my hair so much that i have to psyc myself even when i cut my ends 😛

Monica Thornton-Anderson

love it! every time I cut all my hair off, it grows right back. I can’t even keep a tapered long enough for it to be as effective as I would want… #FirstWorldProblems Thank God for nappy hair)

Krystal White

My sister just did it and its hot…but i cant

Linda McQueen

Luv natural hair

Steph Butler

Definitely!

Veda Brown Phillips

I like the pics but I wouldn’t try it, not enough room for versatility.

Nicole Green

I have my hair like this and I love it!

Fgjuedjiyrd Fhyyd Cjufchu

I would….