How to cut your own hair with hair clippers?

Step 1: Wash and condition your hair
Clean hair will make it easier cutting your own hair as greasy hair tends to stick together and get caught in the hair clippers. Be sure to comb your hair and that it is completely dried before cutting as wet hair doesn’t lay the same as dry hair, and can result in a different look than what you were going for.

Step 2: Cut your hair in a comfortable place
Be sure that you have access to a mirror and water prior to cutting your own hair with hair clippers. From there, section your hair to how you normally wear it or would like to wear it.

Step 3: Start cutting
After choosing the hairstyle you would like, set your hair clippers to the corresponding guard that you need to start with. From there, begin cutting the sides and back of your hair. With the blade's edge, trim from the bottom of the sides to the top. Tilt the clipper blade at an angle as you work to create an even fade with the rest of your hair. Repeat this process on the other side of your head before moving to the back, making sure each side is even as you go along.

Step 4: Trim the back of your hair
Once the sides of your hair are complete, trim the back of your head, moving from the bottom to the top as you did with the sides. It takes time to learn how to cut the back of your own hair so be sure to go slow. To make sure you're cutting evenly, hold a mirror behind you so you can check your progress as you cut. Use the same guard length on the back and sides of your hair unless your hairstyle calls for something different.

Step 5: Refine your hair
Once your cut is complete, use a mirror to check your sides and the back of your head to make sure everything is even. Comb your hair straight out and grab a horizontal section from about the same point on each side of your head to see if the sections are the same length. A good rule of thumb is to always cut a little less to start and touch up more later.

Step 6: Cut your sideburns
Using your hair clippers or a razor, cut your sideburns beginning from the bottom to the top to your desired length. Use the depression below your cheekbone to determine where the bottom should be. Place your fingers below each sideburn to make sure they are the same length.

Post time: Apr-24-2022