What is the haircut with the line on the side called?

What is the haircut with the line on the side called?

A shape-up, also called a line-up or an edge-up, is a hairstyle that involves cutting along the natural hairline to straighten it. Shape-ups or edge-ups are the fundamental outline for haircuts today . Edge-ups are typically found among men and short-haired women.

Is a taper fade a line up?

The taper fade is a quick fade at the sideburns and neckline. Those areas blend right into the skin from your haircut of choice and will grow back looking clean and natural. The area behind the ear is left short and cleaned up with a defined line. A fade haircut changes the hairline all the way around.

What is Clipper trimmer?

A clipper is intended for bulk hair cutting on larger areas, but does not cut extremely close to the skin. On the other hand, a trimmer is designed for edging, outlining, dry shaving and light shaping on smaller areas such as the back of the neck, around the ears, around sideburns etc.

What does taper mean in haircuts?

A taper is when hair gradually changes from one length to another. A fade is a shorter taper that blends or fades into the skin—hence the name. Want your hair cut close?

What is the difference between a fade and a taper?


  • Fade is closer to a bald head.
  • Taper is not close to a bald head as you still have more hair.
  • How to do a taper fade step by step?

    Start on the top section in the center.

  • Repeat step 1 on the right and left sides of the center section.
  • Texturize the top of the haircut to create movement and the “messy” look.
  • Cut the round of the head section.
  • Start sides and back section.
  • Repeat step 5 with the 3 ½ (3/8”) blade on the detachable blade clipper.
  • Why is the taper fade so popular with men?

    Taper fade hairstyles are among the most popular haircuts for men for a number of reasons, not the least of which being that they are so extremely versatile. They can be modified in dozens (if not hundreds) of ways, allowing for easy customization and personalization of a classic style.

    How do you do a taper fade?

    Use the right tools. Before you even consider giving yourself a taper fade at home,remember this: scissors are dangerous.

  • Start high (and go slow) To get started,pick the length that you want your hair to be at the highest point on the sides of the head.
  • Go one guard lower.