Nothing gets me as pumped up as getting a brand new hair style. In fact, I just got a new one last week called the tapered fade. Basically it is shaved on the sides and in the back, but longer on top. It can be drastic or mild depending on how adventurous you are.

It also depends on your age. If you’re twenty-something, you can get away with an extravagant change, but if you are forty-plus, you will want something a bit less radical and more sophisticated. The new ‘do isn’t as new as one might think. Both Vanilla Ice and Brian Bozworth were sporting the tapered fade back in the late ’80s and early ’90, but Do Not try an emulate these two clowns or you will appear dated and out of step.

Today’s tapered fade is much cleaner, sharper and slicker. Granted, to keep your faded hairdo looking flawless does require more trips to the stylist, but that’s the price of being trendy.

Below are seven examples of the tapered fade.

1. Taper Fade Pompadour

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Go all out with the Taper Fade Pompadour. With this cut, you truly get the best of both worlds. While it would look groovy on a twenty-ish or thirty-ish guy, don’t attempt this style if you’re forty-plus as you will appear as if you are desperately hanging onto your youth. Wear it clean shaven or with a well manicured beard.

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