The Purpose

Tapering is the technique commonly called "Scissor over Comb". The technique is used for cutting hair close to the scalp where a clean, even look is desired. Back before the days of section cutting, tapering was the predominate way to cut hair even in the longer lengths. These days, tapering is considered a barbering technique and is taught as such in the educational institutions around the country. 

Hair loss is one of the biggest contributors to stress in our culture. Two out of every three men can expect to be bald (or balding) by the time they reach 50 years of age. As many as 36 percent of all women between the ages of 40 and 49 agonize over some degree of hair thinning or loss.