Every time I cut a client’s hair, I always ask, “Would you like the neckline blocked, rounded, or tapered?” It amazes me how few men actually know the difference and how few even care.This part of the haircut is important. You don’t see it, but everyone standing in line behind you at the bar, on the train, or in the supermarket does. The finishing at your nape can have a big impact on how your haircut looks, grows out, and balances your neckline. You should know the difference.Of course, barbers and stylists have done a terrible job of educating clients on the differences in neckline finishes. Many barbers and stylists will simply block every haircut without asking because it’s easier than tapering a neckline. If your haircutter doesn’t ask, make sure to tell him what you want.Choosing the right neckline finish can make a huge difference in the appearance of your haircut. We’ll show you blocked, rounded, and tapered necklines and highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each. The neckline shape is the outline of the haircut at the nape. There are three basic shapes: Blocked, Rounded, or Tapered. The neckline shape can have a dramatic impact on how your style compliments your neck shape and how your style looks as it grows out.