September 20


How to Cut Your Own Hair (For Men) – Learn a Couple of Tips and Tricks

By James

September 20, 2018

hair clippers

More individuals these days are choosing to buy their own quality barber hair clippers and cut their own hair at home, not only saving themselves a huge amount of money, but also a lot of time.

Top quality professional grade set of barber hair clippers, just like the ones that are used in shops are best, and when taking care of can give you with literally years and years of haircuts without any extra expense.

Having the right pair of hair clippers can be the difference between a job well done and a job that’s, well, better left undone.

Learn a couple of tips and tricks like the ones offered below, and start cutting your own hair rather than going to a barber and have them cut it for you every month or so.

Start Off Simply

If you are used to going to your barber and getting a very complex haircut that’s going to involve plenty of scissor work or one that requires you to layer different parts of your hair to get a stylish look, you’re probably going to be disappointed with the finished product the first time that you handle your new barber clippers.

There is a reason why professional barbers have to spend hours and hours learning how to cut hair before they ever get their license and hang out their post. On the other hand, if you are looking for a much more modest and straightforward haircut (and not just a buzz cut) you are probably going to find cutting your own hair to be a lot simpler than you ever would have thought it was.

Easy and straightforward haircuts are only going to need you to change the blade guard lengths every so often, blending one level of cut into another so that your finished product looks pretty nice, tight, and concise.

Get a Secondary Mirror

Cutting the sides and front of your hair is going to be easy with your new barber clippers when you stick to simple and straightforward cut. But getting the back of your hair and your head to look just right is going to be almost an impossible task without the aid of a quality secondary mirror that you can use.

It is important to cut the sides of your hair first so that you have a rough guideline to move with, but then you’re going to want to pick up a midsized handheld mirror and hold it behind your head while viewing into a bathroom mirror, so that you can even up the back of your hair and your head.

This is the best means to make sure that you haven’t missed any spots, that your hair is evenly blended throughout, and that your cut is just as good and as professional as if you had gone to a barber.

Understand all of Your Blade Guard Numbers

Depending upon the exact brand of barber clippers that you are using, different blade guards equates different lengths of cut, and you want to make sure that you understand exactly what you’re dealing with before you grab a clipper and just kind of dive right in.

It is also important to read the literature that came with your new professional barber clippers, and then pay attention to the finished product that you get when you use specific guards with the blade level set at different depths. Some professional-grade barber clippers use color-coded blade guards that make it really simple to tell one from another.


Remember to clean your clippers every single time you cut your hair, and make sure that you are using the blade oil that came with the clipper kit. This will not only make your clippers run a lot smoother, but it will also help them retain their sharpness longer and prevent any rust from locking them up prematurely.


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