So if you’ve seen the previous post 20 Tapered Cuts of the Past and Present you know I’ve been crushing some kind of hard on this look. Before the BIG chop, why not educate myself on the various ways I can style a tapered cut. If you’re looking to cut your hair and/or already have a tapered cut, here’s 6 amazing styling suggestions for you.
In this tutorial, Lisa ala mode shows you how to perfect a twist out on a tapered cut. The key here is twisting your hair toward your face. Lisa ala mode also shows you how to style the shorter sides and back of your head for a polished finished look. This is a quick and easy go to style for twa and tapered cuts.
2. Rod Set
Yes, you can do a rod set on a tapered cut! If you’re going for a more “bouncy curls” look this rod set by Sadora Paris is for you. Sadora Paris teaches us her special technique for installing the rod set. She recommends rolling your hair on the rod in a spiral like motion. After installing the rods, Sadora Paris let her hair dry overnight. Yup, you read that right – a HEATLESS rod set. The next day she removed the rods and gently separated her curls for the fullness and shape she wanted. Gorgeous curls!
3. Braid out
In this tutorial, Abi’s Hair NL shows you how to perfect a braid out on a tapered cut. She twists and finger coil the shorter sides and back of the head first. Then, she braided the longer sections of hair towards her face. The next day she took down her braids and used a blow dryer for added length and volume. The finished look leaves you with a defined braid out.
4. Bantu Knots
In this tutorial, Lisa ala mode shows you how to do a dry bantu knot out on a tapered cut (previously blown out hair). After doing the bantu knots, she sat under the dry for half an hour. Then she began the take down process where she separated the curls with her fingers. After separating the curls she used her afro pic for the added fullness. The final result is a voluminous bantu knot out.
5. Flat Twist-out
In this tutorial, MissKenK shows you how to do a flat twist-out on freshly washed hair. MissKenK used two strand flat twist in which she twisted from the back of her head to her face. She ended up with 5 flat two strand twists. She allowed her hair to dry overnight. The next day, she defined the shorter sides of her hair first and then unraveled her twists. She used an afro pic for added volume and to hide any parts. The end result is a defined flat twist out tapered cut.
6. Finger Coils
In this tutorial, Natural Hair Rebel shows you how to do sexy finger coils on a tapered cut. Fast forward to 4:30 to see how to begin the finger coils. Natural Hair Rebel finger coils small sections of her hair at a time. After completing her entered head, she separated each coil into two for a fuller look. Natural Hair Rebel has an amazing shine on her finger coils so I recommend trying the Ecostyler gel and Carol’s Daughter Monoi oil combination.
There you have it! 6 different ways to style a tapered cut. Which style would you like to try? Comment below.