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Fade vs Taper. What's the difference?

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Emmanuel Reyes (7 months ago)
DUDE this whole time I'd be so pissed at my barber for fading too high when all along what I really wanted was a taper🤦🏽‍♂️ Thank God I watched this
WillyiamLy (2 days ago)
Braxen FS20 You can call yourself a barber once you’re licensed bud. Right now you just cut hair. Good luck to you though!
Bryan Deo Tataro (3 days ago)
Same... i like taper now (previously what i thought to be a fade) hahaha
iSerixia {KAID} (17 days ago)
Emmanuel Reyes can relate🤣
Keith Woods (1 month ago)
Fucken felt this bro I asked for a low fade he’s bitch as gaved me a fucked up high fade
Thomey Osu (1 month ago)
Same fucking same
Frank Lopez (6 hours ago)
A great style is to get a high zero fade but not too high, although sometimes even a high fade could look good, and you get a bang for your buck, this taper or the blowout fade don’t look bad but don’t last long lol like in 4 days your hair will have grown, but hey if you have the money to drop 💰 go for it.
Tomi Igo (1 day ago)
Mmmm almost no hair on the sideburns. I don't get todays haircuts.
Nick Z (1 day ago)
Fade and taper are both the same exact thing. It's all about placement. Both are forms of graduation. I just matters its position on the head.
Sunday Suspances (2 days ago)
you make it more easy thanks
RAD (2 days ago)
The only difference between a taper and a fade is your cultural upbringing. The term was popularized in the 80's as disco culture and the afro gave way to hop culture and the fade. What you showed was just a low taper followed by a high taper... the latter of which barbers have been cutting since long before the word "fade" came into use.
omar bernal (3 days ago)
Love your hair bro.
Lia Bracey (3 days ago)
Ph Patatas (3 days ago)
Most barber's in Philippines don't watch hair tutorial they only know some basic haircuts.
Skin fades are gross. No lower than 000 in my opinion.lol
Quinn Lundeen (8 days ago)
My whole life I’ve been trying to explain how I want it done and getting my hair fucked. Thank you so much
Xellos Metallium (10 days ago)
Our teacher did a fade and he said that’s taper :(
Sonny Trejo (10 days ago)
Thanks for the clarification my man! I appreciate ya.. Btw this video is perfect... You didn't over explain and that makes it easy to understand!
Vincent Baisa (11 days ago)
Thank you another another tip again for haircut the tapared and faded haircut.
nel c (11 days ago)
Start here 1:58 Cut the BS 💩 blah blah.... Thank me later.
Chris Porter (13 days ago)
not two different things, they are two different types of fades. but yeah they are still different
Sergio Santiago Jalao (13 days ago)
Vikter man (14 days ago)
Thank you so much for the explanation , now I know what to tell the barber in my area here in Vegas!
Harold Irizarry (14 days ago)
If a barber do not know the diference between both haircuts shouldnt be consider a barber this is info you should know before starting cutting hair
Johnny Villa (15 days ago)
Yeah. Fades always look better. A lot of people who tell me they want a fade, really want a taper. They usually say, “can I get a fade, but only on the side and the back”
Uri Gonzalez (16 days ago)
Really a good barber should be asking these questions and explaining the difference. This is why I always get different haircuts everywhere I go .
stronger_ irl (17 days ago)
I was today years old when I learned this
elliott nunez (17 days ago)
a FADE is a TAPER ,but A TAPER isnt always a FADE.
mrxman (17 days ago)
Thanks. Great demo.
Moma Im Emotional (18 days ago)
can u still get a fade with fully grown sideburns?
log_an 21 (17 days ago)
Moma Im Emotional I’m getting mines today aswell and I’m getting a mid fade
Moma Im Emotional (17 days ago)
@log_an 21 will c how it goes than iv not had a haircut since three months lol
log_an 21 (17 days ago)
Moma Im Emotional well I mean u could try but it would look nice and the barber would probably try encourage u to get it different
Moma Im Emotional (17 days ago)
@log_an 21 iv been dreamin of geting a haircut like that!
log_an 21 (18 days ago)
Moma Im Emotional nope
Simko Mala (18 days ago)
Thank you.
Thank you Andy, subscribed.
NoHuddleNoMercy (19 days ago)
I prefer tapers
Nourberry Roberts (20 days ago)
Hey man where r u located? I would love to pay for a haircut
Rozeta Lopez (20 days ago)
Love it strait to the point 👌
Ammar (20 days ago)
What clippers have adjustable blade what clippers do u have????
Mobile Rocky (22 days ago)
Lol worst people to demonstrate it on most people don’t have Asian hair 😂😂
Ab Smith (3 days ago)
If you are reading this know that what ever it is you are going thru, you are defined by your resilience not your faliures. obviously you are still here, fighting, so if you believe life is good; even if hope is all life is, it is good. You are beautiful have a great day.
Dalton C (18 days ago)
Ab Smith I’ve seen so many of these comments. I always pass them. But for some reason while watching a guy cut hair I stopped and read yours. My life feels like it has been falling to pieces. Thank you for the reassurance.
Turquoise Jewelry (23 days ago)
please tell me what is the difference between fade and drop fade ? I'm counting on you my friend
Turquoise Jewelry (20 days ago)
@Andy Tran thank you
Andy Tran (22 days ago)
You curve the guideline in the back to drop it
Leiper Hatch (23 days ago)
Nice bro im new to this and im thinking about going to school
westfield90 (25 days ago)
Taper all the way
hellsburn oner (26 days ago)
Shut up fag
rats arsed (26 days ago)
Im all cases the hair looked much better before he butchered it.
Somaly chhu (26 days ago)
deen everyday (27 days ago)
Clearly explained. Thx. Tureng ๆ ๆ
ZdloraH Kurosaki (28 days ago)
Holy shit that cut is clean as hell!
Angel Nunez (28 days ago)
Thanks this really helps understand how to tell my barber exactly what I want!
Twiggy the lizard (28 days ago)
Damn...that was dope.
Back space ! (29 days ago)
Taper looks nice for 35 old and up
ピンクオメガ Tee (30 days ago)
YOOOO THIS IS SO HELPFUL I have been wanting a taper since my first cut and have been asking for a fade and been not liking my cut like every time since then
J (30 days ago)
starts at 1:27
ali akram sialkot (30 days ago)
Hi dear i am from spain i need learn hair cut
GYNOR6 (1 month ago)
High taper vs low taper
yuh yeet (1 month ago)
Is it better to get a different type of taper in the back of kneck for example on the sideburns get a medium taper and on the back of the kneck a low taper?
Jonathan Gabriola (1 month ago)
So is a low taper fade a thing?
imahamo1 (1 month ago)
Thanks heaps Andy!!! I cut my own hair and this helps a lot!!!! 👌👌👌
Tori Napoli (1 month ago)
Awesome, Andy. You’re a good teacher little brother. Thank you!!
Ammar Azian (1 month ago)
Thank mate
Beowolf (1 month ago)
After watching the video and reading the comments, I'm even more confused. Does anyone have a more simple explanation?
BCrafty121 (1 month ago)
I always dread going to the barber and having a 50/50 chance that when I ask for a low fade, they either make my hair start at near zero at the bottom and incrementally get longer on the way up (which is what I want and always assumed a fade meant) or make my hair start at zero and stay at zero halfway up my head before abruptly changing the length. From now on I'll ask for a low taper.
Madhav Bhatt (1 month ago)
That’s me bro😂😂 I got unlucky yesterday
The Nunez (1 month ago)
Taper and fade is the same thing the only difference is the initial guideline thanks
Oscar Martinez (1 month ago)
The Nunez The only difference? The only difference is what makes them NOT the same thing... Might as well say Pepsi and Coke is the same thing except for the taste
ALRAYz (1 month ago)
ik the difference watching for fun
okami19941 (1 month ago)
Would you be able to do a video showing how to do a 2 block haircut ?
okami19941 (1 month ago)
My dude, heck of a nice vid. Thanks so much and yes, I did learn a lot, I’m not Asian but I have chino hair and finding a barber that knows how to cut here in Miami Florida for Asian hair is very difficult so now I know what to ask for!
Phyo Zay Yar (1 month ago)
Thz q so much mr
Rach Samuraii Rach (1 month ago)
I got an all around bald taper. Half the time I'll just show a picture to get a real idea of what I want.
A M (1 month ago)
Rob Stone (1 month ago)
Thank you bro ! Make my day !
Bebe Wang. (1 month ago)
Wowww... You have the most apprehensive instructions tutorial! Thank you so much! 👍🏻👌🏻
Miguel Torres (1 month ago)
Hey Andy in our school I Taught to run my Guide line straight versus curved and around the Occipital bone is that still ok.??? Or maybe I miss understood the instructor.
Senthil Kumar (1 month ago)
Standalone062790 (1 month ago)
Dope. I was always confused why the barber kept cutting my beautiful hair too high. I say like fade just the sides and back up.. Get up from the chair looking turkey neck bald.. Wtf.😂 so I appreciate it.
Triggered T e e n (1 month ago)
0:07 when you want to be a doctor but tragedy occurred.. Pardon my weak Grammar
Omkar ashmid (1 month ago)
My name is Andy 😱
Monstermushmush (1 month ago)
Why is this vid 7 minutes long tho...
TEK LIFE (1 month ago)
Andy Tran (1 month ago)
Zizi Poilu (1 month ago)
I wish my barber was as good as you
Arul Kakap (1 month ago)
I like this tutorial
Andy Tran (1 month ago)
Bey Zee (1 month ago)
2:00 he started closing his eyes and probably praying his soul for the outcome of this experiment lol
Chie Ef (1 month ago)
Where is your shop ?
Andy Tran (1 month ago)
Fountain valet Ca
Jaime 1700 (1 month ago)
Interesting. Thanks
Andy Tran (1 month ago)
You’re welcome
dee boy (2 months ago)
I prefer a low bald fade, not too high and just looks right
Rahat Faisal (2 months ago)
what a great hair cut 👌 I wish a could get a haircut from you
Dream (2 months ago)
No part of this video is confusing. Every man should know the difference. Only people who wouldn’t know are the ones that dont care or females.
A Lomax (2 months ago)
Thank gawd for this f*ing video. I have natural hair and have been confused on how to get the barber to do the right trim.
Dude Perfect8 (2 months ago)
I can’t explain to my barber how to cut my hair like Tom Brady had it this past season. It’s like Mohawk but nothing gets cut from back it’s just from the lower side up to the top. I’m so annoyed I have to vent. I show them the picture and they do a Mohawk..
Mildred Martinez (2 months ago)
Whats the best cutting equipment: mark? Im a Barber graduated 5 months ago A on all.
Andrew Andrew (2 months ago)
Taper looks better and is easier to do
Andrew Andrew (2 months ago)
lol that was a pretty cool intro
Andy Tran (2 months ago)
Lol. Thanks!
Ted Hart (2 months ago)
Just stumbled upon this video. 1st time I've heard anyone explain and show the difference. Thanks!
marco avila (2 months ago)
Fade is better taper looks stupid
VERSATILE (2 months ago)
I love cute Asian women, I have a crush on one.... trying to make her my girlfriend 😁
musicka013 (2 months ago)
Andy Tran (2 months ago)
You’re welcome
Greg Campbell (2 months ago)
Taper is much better! Especially for fairer hair colours. If you've got dark hair, fades look great.
onceuponthecross1 (2 months ago)
noooo his sideburn!!
Barber JT (2 months ago)
Clipper over comb on a taper with flat cell, no guards no blades?? I always find a cleaner tighter taper when you're using guards r blades. not Clipper over comb. Unless you need to detail certain parts on the taper more round cell hair with African American. But Clipper over comb on flat cell hair unnecessary.. but yes you're right not everybody knows how to talk to their Barber. It's the barbers job to inform the client whether it's a bald taper a light taper a high taper low taper with or without a lineup it's so necessary great job...
Heather Jones (2 months ago)
Very few of my clients actually know the difference. Ive had to explain it the difference several times.. sometimes i dont say anything and just do the taper and show them at the end. 99% of the time the younger generation really goes for it and they love it. Most of my older clientele dont go for it if they want it they ask for it.. i love what i do just wanna step up the game
Sheng Koivu (2 months ago)
I love your vids, very educational because a mom of boys, I need the terminology and education on different cuts and what I should look for. I hate going to places and not have the terminology to explain what I want. Keep it up, I appreciate your help. Thanks!
Andy Tran (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching! I’m glad my video helped you. Please ask me anything
Andrew Xie (2 months ago)
Yo you need to make a tutorial on how to cut Asian male hair!
Andy Tran (2 months ago)
I have one. check out my playlist
Hector350125 (2 months ago)
Glad this video was made. I used to have long hair as a teen, so I never learned the terminology. However, when asking the barbers the difference, they either didn't know how to explain, or would get upset that I didn't already know.
Warking MF (2 months ago)
Came here to erase a dumpster fire fade i just watched. Thank you i don't feel as tense anymore
Andy Tran (2 months ago)
Idk what that video is but thanks for watching this one!
Brian Ramos (2 months ago)
I use to get tapers now I get fades I feel fades last longer... debating between low , medium or high taper drop fade I believe medium drop fade is best? What you think?
whau (2 months ago)
Bisqui t (2 months ago)
What kind of haircut do you have?
Andy Tran (2 months ago)
Medium skin fade
Ger Santiago (2 months ago)
That looks like medium taper

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