How to Shave the Back of Neckline (without a Mirror!)

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Introduction: How to Shave the Back of Neckline (without a Mirror!)

Im a female. Which means that by most social standards I am supposed to be a size "6" with long flowy, feminine, Jhirmack "bounce back beautiful" hair, and should enjoy things like fields of daises, puppies, and unicorns, all whilst riding my pale pink beach cruiser on the boardwalk with a basket full of cupcakes. What would a girl like me know about shaving the back of my head? Nothing. Which is why I have enlisted the help of my male counterpart! Apparently, before we met, he was able to do things for himself like cook, clean, and do laundry. And every once in a while, I give him the opportunity to prove that he doesn't "need" me. So today's lesson is how he managed to shave an even line in the nape of his neck without the use of my assistance, extra hands, or a mirror.

Who needs a barber when all you need is a baseball cap and some decent clippers.

Step 1: Line Up Baseball Cap Bill

Take a baseball cap. Its helpful if the bill is nice and curved. So if you are going to use your fancy limited edition, never been worn, tags still hanging on the top, silver hologram sticker still on the bill, black and white Lakers hat, id rethink that.

Place the bill across your neck and use it as a stencil or a straight edge.

Then start clippin baby!

Step 2: Admire, and Wait for the Women to Flock

Ta Da! Your done. Now go out into the wild and catch that lioness with your freshly shaven, cleaned up neckline. rawr.

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Good idea, BUT...you can still cut a crooked line if the baseball hat moves, or the clippers slide under the brim. Check out our new DIY solution
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Great idea! Love your humor too: D

I have been shaving my head by myself for 24 years.......thank you for this

OMG thank you for this. My fiance keeps asking me to do this and I'm afraid I will mess it all up and make it crooked. Now he can do it his dang self ;)

Works great!

Want to clean up the loose hair on your back or shirt when done? Use the compressed air can that you dust your keyboard or cell phone with. Makes quick work of it.

Just wanted to add my .02 and thanks as well. I just started cutting my own hair about a year ago and couldn't quite figure out what to use as a template for the back. Simple, straightforward, and ingenious - what more could one ask for in an Instructable? Well done.

OMG! I did 20 years in the military and no one else thought of this!?!? I've been cutting my own hair forever and I still keep my hair in a short buzz cut and am going to try this tomorrow. Many thanks and my wife will thank you too! I usually wait until she's available because I'm double mirror challenged.

How did the hat trick work? I'd imagine it takes a bit of practice still to do it with ease