Two Ways to Achieve a Faux Tapered Cut

The faux tapered cut examples

Tapered cuts seem to be all the rage right now among naturalistas, women sporting the style can be seen all over the web and social media, whether via Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and other channels. Tapered cuts are fun and can give the average twist out or other hairstyle a different flair.

They are also perfect for this summer season, because there isn’t a ton of hair falling down on your back. However, right now you may be saying:

Yeah, those tapered cuts are cute and everything, but I don’t want to cut my hair right now”, or “Girl, it took me X amount of time to grow my hair out, don’t think for a second that I’m about to cut it!”

Well for the ladies that don’t want to make the extra commitment involved with a tapered cut, have no fear! There are a few ways to achieve a faux tapered cut, so that you can enjoy the look without having to pick up the scissors. Luckily, only a few tools are needed to achieve this look, and it can last for days at a time.

Twist Out & Perm Rods

 Items Needed:


►Clips (to section)

►Tangle Teaser/ Comb

►Styling Gel

Perm Rods (Small, Medium, and Large)

Bobby pins/ Hair Pins

 

Bantu Knots, Twist Out & Perm Rods

Items Needed:

►Clips (to section)

►Styling Gel

Perm Rods (Small, Medium, and Large)

Bobby pins/ Hair Pins

►Hair Pick

This faux tapered cut looks great, doesn’t take a lot of time, and you can revert back to your regular length in no time. You also don’t have to worry about the long term, and sometimes time consuming maintenance that is also involved with having such a short cut. Step away from the scissors and try picking up some perm rods!

Have you attempted the faux tapered cut? What were your results?

Originally posted 2014-05-27 20:00:09.

About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

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Comments

  1. Angela

    Thanks so much for posting this tutorial. I love this hair style and but never tried it because i didn’t want to cut my hair and now I don’t have to. Love Love LOVE IT! Thanks

    1. Victoria Post author

      No problem! I’m in the same boat to be honest. I LOVE how tapered cuts look, but do not want to go NEAR a pair of scissors. Would love to see how your hair comes out 🙂

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