Taper vs. Fade

Main Difference

In tapper haircuts, the length of the hair decreases from the top of the pate down to the nape of the neck and to the side and in fade haircut, the hair starting at the top of the pate and ending just right at the ear.

Taper vs. Fade — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Taper and Fade

Taper vs. Fade

In tapper haircuts, the length of the hair decreases from the top of the pate down to the nape of the neck while in fade, the hair is starting at the top of the pate and ending just right at the ear.

Taper vs. Fade

Both can be provide clean and crisp look

Taper vs. Fade

Tapers haircuts types are: classic, short and long while fade haircuts types are: Bald, temp and disconnected

Taper vs. Fade

Tapper can be bit more causal while fade can be accurate and smooth

Tapernoun

A slender wax candle; a small lighted wax candle

Fadeadjective

(archaic) Weak; insipid; tasteless.

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Tapernoun

(by extension) a small light.

Fadeadjective

(archaic) Strong; bold; doughty.

Tapernoun

A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness and/or cross section in an elongated object

the taper of a spireThe legs of the table had a slight taper to them.

Fadenoun

(golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the right. See slice, hook, draw.

Tapernoun

A thin stick used for lighting candles, either a wax-coated wick or a slow-burning wooden rod.

Fadenoun

A haircut where the hair is short or shaved on the sides of the head and longer on top. See also high-top fade and low fade.

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Tapernoun

(weaving) One who operates a tape machine.

Fadenoun

(slang) A fight.

Tapernoun

Someone who works with tape or tapes.

Fadenoun

A gradual decrease in the brightness of a shot or the volume of sound or music (as a means of cutting to a new scene or starting a new song).

Taperverb

(transitive) To make thinner or narrower at one end.

Fadenoun

(slang) The act of disappearing from a place so as not to be found; covert departure.

Taperverb

(intransitive) To diminish gradually.

Fadeverb

(intransitive) To grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.

Taperadjective

Tapered; narrowing to a point.

Fadeverb

(intransitive) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.

Tapernoun

a convex shape that narrows toward a point

Fadeverb

(intransitive) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.

The milkman's whistling faded into the distance.

Tapernoun

the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

Fadeverb

(transitive) To cause to fade.

Tapernoun

a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

Fadeverb

To bet against.

Tapernoun

stick of wax with a wick in the middle

Fadenoun

a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer;

he took lessons to cure his slicing

Taperverb

diminish gradually;

Interested tapered off

Fadenoun

gradually ceasing to be visible

Taperverb

give a point to;

The candles are tapered

Fadeverb

become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly;

The scene begins to fadeThe tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk

Fadeverb

lose freshness, vigor, or vitality;

Her bloom was fading

Fadeverb

disappear gradually;

The pain eventually passed off

Fadeverb

become feeble;

The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon

Comparison Chart

TapperFade
Tapered cuts are where the hair is long at the top and then gradually gets shorter down the back and sides of the headFade haircuts can be described as no hair at the sides and back of the head and more hair move to the top of the head
Provide
clean, crisp lookClean, crisp look
Longest
Tapper begin with the longest hair at the top of the scalpFade also start with the longest hair at the top of the scalp
Shorter
Tapper hair get shorter and shorter as it leads towards the back of your head and down the sidesFade hair also more removed hair from the back side of the head
Types
Side part, faint and classicBald, temp and disconnected
Use
Tapering is used in the majority of men’s haircuts to some degree, particularly near to baseFades are also used as gradient haircuts
Allows
Tapering allows for easy management and symmetry if different hairstylesFades allows for different lengths
Low and high
Short and long tapper haircutsLow fades end very close to the hairline and high fades come to a stop quite a bit above the ears
Leaves
Taper leaves quite a fair amount of hair at the top of the headFade leaves quite a small amount of hair at the top of the head
Effect
Tapers can be a bit more casualFade are meant to be accurate and smooth

Comparison

What is T apper Haircut?

Tapered cuts are where the hair is longer at the top and then gradually gets shorter the back and sides of the head. In a normal taper haircut, the top is left about 2 to 4 inches long while the rest of the hair is cut shorter. There are two basic types of tapper haircuts: Long tapper haircuts and short tapper haircuts. Short tapper are generally 1 inch of hair and lower that tapers down toward the ear. This style is perfect for those who are not interested in leaving a substantial amount of hair at the top. Long tapper haircuts function hair that is longer at the top and shorter around the sides, but not short enough to see the scalp. This tapered style is popular among those who want to go short, but do not want to commit to cutting the sides very low. Some other different type of tappers are: classic tappers, side part tappers, faint tapers and long crown. The tapper cut is a classic style as it allows men to have long hair, while still maintaining a well-groomed and contemporary look.

What is Fade Haircut?

Fade cuts can be described as no hair at the sides and back of the head, but graduates into more hair as you move to the top of the head. A fade haircut is actually a form of tapering the hair, but the hair is cut drastically lower than a regular taper. Many barbers tend to bald the hair around the sides and back of the head beforehand and taper the cut so that it gradually gets thicker as it extends to the top of the head giving it the faded look. While most fades are cut relatively short, the top can be left long like a classic tapered cut. There are a few different types of fades, but the most popular variations include either a high fade or low fade. High fades usually fade away completely within at least 2 inches from the top of the head. Low fades feature a taper cut that gradually extends down the sides and back of the head, and fade completely at nape and right above the ears. Here are a few fade styles name: Bald fades, Temp fades, disconnected undercut fade, Faux Hawk fade, high top fade and side part tapper fade.