If you have ever spent any time vacationing in South Florida, especially the Miami Beach area, you will recognize this haircut. It is a classic haircut with a neatly trimmed, thin beard that looks like it was drawn on the face with a marker. A neatly tapered neckline and temple area with a sharp line-up on the forehead and side burn area make this haircut really stand out. LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Identify the tools necessary to complete a short clipper cut. • Describe the steps necessary to create a smooth taper/fade. Identify the various blades and attachments needed to five a taper/fade. • Understand the concept of starting the taper/fade with the longer blades and working down to shorter. • Demonstrate a taper/fade.