Get The Look: Bald Low Taper Fade

Written by Beth BialkoNov 7, 2022

Read time 5 min




  1. Create your first line bald to the top of the ear.
  2. Open your clipper going against the grain.
  3. Close your clipper halfway to remove the first guide line.
  4. Repeat for the taper on the other side and nape of the neck.
  5. Use a 1 ½-guard all over for desired length.
  6. Then line around the neck, ears, and front hairline with trimmer.
  7. Take a dime-sized amount of Baxter of California Cream Pomade, and rub into palm of hand. Apply with the grain of the hair.

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Pro Tip:

Shampoo your client. Working on a clean canvas is key and this ensures the client will have longevity with the cut.

About Expert
Beth Bialko is the Director of Global Curriculum for the corporate office of The International Dermal Institute (IDI), the skin care industry’s “gold standard” for post-graduate education, and Dermalogica. Bialko is responsible for researching, leading and developing the brand’s award-winning education curriculum for US and international markets, and integrating new research into the brand’s menu. In addition, Beth serves as one of the brand’s voices and is a frequent contributor to consumer and trade magazines. She contributes to both Dermalogica’s and IDI’s websites, blogs, and webisodes, and is a highly-requested guest speaker at training centers across the country. With over 18 years of experience in the skin care industry, Beth has worked as a professional skin therapist for top salons and spas across the United States and successfully owned and operated her own skin care business. Her industry expertise has led her to be featured in industry magazines such as Dermascope, American Spa and Skin, Inc. Prior to relocating to Dermalogica’s headquarters, Beth represented the brand as a Master Instructor at Dermalogica’s Training Center in Chicago. With a true passion for the skin care industry, Beth’s expertise, professionalism and engaging presentation style has inspired countless skin therapists nationwide.  Bialko holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ohio University. She currently resides in Long Beach, CA with her husband and works at the Dermalogica and IDI headquarters located in Los Angeles.
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