Featured Style: Tapered Loose Throwback with a Long Beard

If the thought of shaving brings a shiver down your spine and you dream of a beard that tickles your toes, this style is for you. Combining the versatility of a modern classic with a crisp taper and a beard that’s been well kept, we’re loving this Tapered Loose Throwback with Long Beard duo.

Tapered Loose Throwback with a Long Beard

Tapered Throwbacks are a timeless style with a modern touch, bringing in a low taper while maintaining weight and body for a buttery smooth transition to the length on top. The tight taper adds emphasis to the edged-out beard.

The barber behind this cut, Jake Houlihan from Ramble On Studio, locked in the style using Foam Tonic to add volume, light hold and a natural finish. Controlling the beard relied on Uppercut Deluxe Beard Balm to bring it in line and tame the grizzlies.

“Foam Tonic has been a game changer, it’s so versatile. Especially with hair like this, it’s quite fine so it thickens it up”, said Jake.

We asked Steve Purcell, the Captain himself for a few words on this one and here’s what he had to say: “Beard Balm is a great nourishing, conditioning product but the part that I love the most is its controlling properties. It works as a styling agent for your beard and pulls the fly aways in and gives the beard shape and control. It’s also low key a great hair product for light control with a natural finish, but that’s just between us.”

If your Throwback requires a little more hold, while maintaining a natural finish and added volume, Uppercut Deluxe Easy Hold can be used to finish the style. Work a small amount of product into your palms and spread evenly throughout your hair. Comb to style as desired.

What is Beard Balm?

Designed to keep even the burliest beards in shape, Beard Balm is a lightweight product that spreads easily and adds light control to help structure and style beards. Perfect for taming medium to long beards such as this one.

Why use Beard Balm?

Beard Balm is a lightweight product that spreads easily and adds light control to help structure and style your beard. It contains a vitamin infused blend of ingredients designed to add moisture without becoming greasy. Due to its light cream base, Beard Balm has been designed to easily spread through the beard, no matter how thick or dense the hair may be.

How to use Beard Balm

To get the best result from Beard Balm we recommend applying it to a clean, dry beard.

Use one to two pumps, around a thumbnail sized amount of product and spread evenly across your palms and fingertips. Start by using your fingertips to work the product in to your beard around the jawline and cheek area. Then, using long stroked with your palms; shape and apply product to the length of your beard.

To keep your beard and skin hydrated, we recommend pairing with Uppercut Deluxe Beard Oil.

Beard Oil has been formulated to condition the bear, before styling with Beard Balm. Use it every second day to keep your beard soft and healthy. The vitamin infused oil will also help keep your skin hydrated and sooth irritability.

What is Foam Tonic?

Uppercut Deluxe Foam Tonic takes a modern approach to a traditional barber classic. Our versatile Foam Tonic can be used as a standalone styling product, enhance curls, a cutting agent, or as a pre-styling product for heat protection.

Foam Tonic creates a healthy shine and adds light hold for gentle control in all hair types. The aerating pump transforms a liquid tonic into a foam, creating a mess-free, easy application that ensures even distribution through the hair.

How to use Foam Tonic


Uppercut Deluxe Foam Tonic was intentionally designed as a pre-styling product.

Foam Tonic offers protection against brittleness and damage from the harshness of heat styling via its unique blend of Quinoa and Vitamin B5 extracts while building a foundational layer for additional styling products.

To use Foam Tonic as a pre-styler, apply 2-3 pumps of Tonic to slightly damp hair.

Using a Vent Brush or Quiff Roller, blow dry and shape the style as desired or until hair is dry.


Uppercut Deluxe Foam Tonic helps create an effortless, freshly washed look to straight and wavy hair by adding light hold and a healthy shine.

To style, apply 1-2 pumps of Foam Tonic to hands and disperse through the hair. Apply more Foam Tonic as necessary, ensuring all hair is covered. Comb to style as desired.