18 years old supplying the freshest and sharpest cuts in London

TaperRen is an 18 year old professional barber based at D&L’s Barber Shop in North London. He began his professional career at just 15 years old, after 2 years of being a runner at D&L’s and receiving encouragement from his dad.

“My dad would take me to the barber shop when I was younger and tell me how much of a good career barbering was, and he was right. It’s amazing how much a fresh haircut can boost someones confidence. Being able to completely change how a client feels through a haircut is what motivates me.” – TaperRen

Training under the mentorship and guidance of SliderCuts, DamonNo1Barber and Barber Darron, some of London’s highly respected barbers, TaperRen quickly became the one to watch as he worked to hone his skill and expertise. From fades to shape ups to patterns, TaperRen is well versed in it all, though his speciality lies in giving taper fades – as his name suggests.

“I really enjoy the precision that comes with creating the perfect taper fade. It’s such a smooth, polished style. It’s simple, yet complex at the same time. Teamed with a sharp shape up, it’s definitely one of my favourite styles to do – and clients never leave disappointed.” – TaperRen

Drawing inspiration from his mentors and peers, as well as D&L’s Riaze Blade and US barber Wizzy The Barber, TaperRen is just getting started. Only 3 years into his professional career, and having already cut the likes of UK rapper Dizzee Rascal and actor Adam Deacon, as well as models for Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2019 show during London Fashion Week, he is the epitome of hard work and dedication.

“TaperRen has a great understanding of hair, and picks up things very quickly. He has amazing potential, and the possibilities as to what he can achieve are endless. His career is one that I’ve enjoyed watching flourish; I look forward to seeing how far he’ll go.” – Mark Maciver, SliderCuts

For more information or to make a booking, please contact bookings@taperren.com.