There are many styles you can use the taper fade in. In this case using the taper fade to ensure that you can still keep a longer length hair on the sides but still look sharp from all angles.
Start with your baseline using your detailer around the middle to top of the ear sometimes on a slight angel then flicking your number 2 grade above to remove some excess bulk, remember to keep some length around the edges to shape later.
In this case I would cut a curve from sideburn to temple shape into the number 2 so it never changes, before continuing. Then slowly coming down the grades like you would a normal fade, then moving onto the back like you would taper any neck just go slightly higher with you skin fade at the bottom. Then using your detailers sharpen the side of the neck cleaning any excess hair.
Moving onto the top for this style I used a triangle section at the front then brining each side down to get both sides to an equal desired length for the hair to sit and flow Right. Then after taking off your desired length all over by point cutting into the hair (never blunt cutting), whilst the hair is still wet, scissor over comb both the back and side until all the hair flows back properly creating a smooth graduation.
Ask your barber for a Tapered Fade with length on the top.
Tip: Ask for a low skin faded taper with length on the sides so that both sides push back and join at the back with a tapered neck. A gradual trim on top from front to back.
Apply a small amount of Native salt spray into wet hair. Then blow dried on a medium heat using a vent brush and fingers lifting the hair up from the roots whilst switching the dryer from hot to the cool setting. Also blow drying the side of the hair towards the back of the head so both. Then to finish apply a small amount of Native moulding clay rubbed into the whole hand (not just palm) and pull it through with the fingers until you're happy with the result.