Tips Before Styling a Tapered TWA

Tapered Twa Shaved Sides

There are many styling options when it comes to a TWA, but the most popular by far is the tapered fro. It’s a fun, cute, stylish cut that freshens up your look. However, this cut has both pros and cons to it. On one hand you get to rock a fly new style but on the other this fly new style comes with regular maintenance beyond your usual regimen.

Here are a few tips to consider that will hopefully help you in your decision process:

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Get inspired
There are so many places to go to find pictures of fabulous naturals rocking tapered cuts. Google, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram are some of the best places to get inspired, and doing this will allow you to get a better idea of how you want your cut to look. Long on top, fades, cut super short on the sides and side parts, the possibilities are endless. Here is our pinterest board to get you started:

How short do you want it?

Tapered Twa Hair
Tapered cuts come in many looks and lengths. Some have long coils on top while others are cropped close. It’s a good idea to know what style of tapered cut you’re looking for because it determines what you can do with it. Leaving it long on top will allow you to do twist outs and coil outs to achieve definition while cropping it shorted would mean you would have to use other styling methods like sponge coils or wash and go’s .

See a professional
A good way to make sure you get a great cut the first time is to seek out a professional stylist or barber, especially one that knows how to cut natural hair. If you prefer to cut your own hair go for it and if you mess up you can always go to a professional to fix it.
Maintenance
If you want to keep your tapered cut looking fresh you have to keep up with maintenance. Your hair might grow a lot faster than you think, so you can trim it yourself or go for regular shape up’s at a salon or barber shop. If you’ve been thinking about it, this would also be a good time to consider a different shape for your tapered cut.
Spice it up

Red Tapered Twa
Now that you have committed it’s time to add some fun, and the best way to do this is with some color. It can add that extra pop to your style and really make you stand out. Red, blue, blonde, or pink, there are so many options; it’s really up to you.

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