How to Cut a Blow Out Taper Fade with Sam Campagna

Published 06th Mar 2024 by Josie Jackson

Sam Campagna, owner of Barbone, shares his steps to cutting a blow out taper fade...



Follow the five steps below or keep scrolling to see our exclusive video tutorial...


  1. Establish the Top Transition
    Begin by ensuring your desired top length is in place. Using a #3 guard on your clipper, create the top transition or weight line, working around the head.


  1. Define the Base Line
    With the bare clipper blade, establish the base line of the taper from the temple peak point to the ear. Repeat this process at the nape of the head, ensuring the highest point aligns with the occipital bone and employing a curved motion toward the exterior of the neck's hairline.


  1. Execute the Fade
    Employ your preferred fading technique to seamlessly blend the longest point into the shortest point, gradually fading down. Pay attention to detail and avoid any drastic changes.


  1. Enhance Details
    Using a trimmer, refine the edges to create sharp, defining lines, accentuating the taper. Flick out at the shortest point to add dimension.


  1. Finishing Touches with Foils
    Utilise foils to eliminate stray hairs around the edges and focus on areas that require further shortening to enhance contrast and overall aesthetics.



Watch How to Cut a Blow Out Taper Fade with Sam Campagna



Looking for more education from Modern Barber? You can check out how to cut a low fade here.

Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 06th Mar 2024

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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