At the back of men’s short haircuts, there are a few options. Hair at the neck can be shaved into a tapered nape or a blocked nape, shown below.
Also known as the blocked neck edge, hair is cut into a defined line across the nape of the neck. This is a square shape as opposed to the tapered nape, which as it’s name reveals, fades between hair and skin along your hairline.
So which one is for you? A tapered nape looks cleaner cut, especially after a few days when close shaved hair begins to grow out, say from a buzz cut. The tapered neck edge is also skinny or long necks.