Introduction: How to Cut Hair

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Step 1: Tools Needed

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Clippers: any brand will work it's not the clipper that makes the barber or the haircut. If you know what your doing then any tool will work.

Shears: ( scissors ) again any brand used for hair only will work.

Combs: regular comb a flatt top comb is good also but not necessary.

Cape/ towel: something to drape over the person getting hair cut.
These things here will get us started.

Step 2: Getting Started

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Determine the type of cut. In the pictures included it's a fade with the top left long and blended to do the classic gentleman look. The last 2 are a straight fade done with clipper guards.

Sit client down n drape them. If your going for a straight up fade. Start : Top then work Down.
Example #7 guard then sides and back use a 6 then 5.
Follow the pictures included and you will be ok.
been barbering for over 1 1/2 yrs now.

Step 3: REMEMBER!!!!!

It's always safer to play on the longer side than shorter. Meaning if your not sure how it'll look stay with a little length rather than jumping into goin short short. You can always take more off you can't put it back on. I will make an instructional video and add it up here or get a link to it so you can read it. See it. Then do it.
If your un sure about your cut always keep your local barber in mind before you go so short you need to get buzzed all over w/ no guard :/

Shout out to Travis for stopping in for a cut and my 2 sons Aidan and Matthew who didn't look happy but lived their hair cuts. If it wasn't for you guys I wouldn't be where I'm at in life today.


jesssmart877 (author)2017-05-27

What a cool instruction! I have cut my hubby's hair for over 7 years. I have special scissors. I just coppy what the stylist did or choose a haircut from this website

By the way, tt's much easier cutting someone else's hair than your own.

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Bio: 29 yo barber from FL loving what I do.
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