WHILE salons might be opening this weekend, there are limited appointments, so you may have to wait a while before a trip to the barbers.
But with our easy to follow guide, you can get your hair looking its best in no time.
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Here hairdressing tutor and former Apprentice finalist Charleine Wain gives a step-by-step guides to a DIY haircut.
How to cut men’s hair with clippers
STEP 1: For the back of the head, put a grade-two blade on your clippers for a standard cut, or longer or shorter as desired.
If unsure, and to save a row, start longer.
Begin at the nape of the neck, moving the clippers up and down to a point level with their eyebrows.
If new to this, you could use a ruler.
Use clippers in the opposite direction to the hair growth, so no long bits are left.
Ease away at the ruler line so hair blends.
STEP 2: Move to the left and repeat on the side of head.
Using the ruler in line with the eyebrows, move the clipper up and down.
Move to the right side and repeat.
STEP 3: For the top of the head, change the clipper to grade five for a shorter cut or grade eight for longer.
Run the clippers from front to back, working across the top of the head.
Work in the opposite direction to the hair’s growth.
STEP 4: Tidy up with a grade three on the clippers, blending the shorter back and sides with the longer top, moving the clippers up and outward.
Take the grade off and run it on the neck to tidy stray hairs down to the hairline, then do the same with the ears.
Pull the ears out . . . but be gentle!
How to fade hair with clippers?
- Decide the fade height.
- For a high one start by creating a zero line at your temple.
- Or for a low fade create a zero line just above your sideburns.
- Start from the bottom of the hairline and work up, cutting against the grain with a 0.
- Then create another line with a 0.5 just above the 0 line.
- Adjust the 0 guard by pulling the lever down so it is in between a 0 and a 0.5 so you have 0.25.
- Use this to blend the 0 out into the 0.5.
- Create another line with a 1 guard just above the 0.5. Use a 0.5 to blend into the 1.
- use either a 2 guard or a 3 guard to blend this out into the rest of your hair.
- Then adjust a 1 guard by pulling the lever down to make it a 1.5 guard — use this to blend the 1 into the 2 or 3.
AND IF YOU’RE WORKING ALONE…
You can achieve the same results if you don’t have someone to help you out.
Use a mirror and follow the steps above, with experts warning have-a-go barbers to go slowly when attempting the back of their hair.
Experts at Braun advise: “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.”
Want more styling tips? Celeb hairdresser Nicky Clarke has shared his tips for cutting your hair at home.
Meanwhile you can now cut your bloke’s hair at home in lockdown with the help of a pro barber via a £15 video appointment.
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