When I first met P, a long, long time ago, I had no idea that he cut his own hair until Jordan needed a haircut and the barber was full and couldn’t fit him in. P immediately dug out a pair of clippers from the closet and said “look out lady”, this is How to Cut Men’s Hair.
I have to admit, I was petrified for Jordan thinking that he was gonna have a whole lot of bald patches, long hair sticking out from everywhere and a whole lot of mess to clean up when this ordeal had ended. Well wouldn’t you know it, Jordan’s hair turned out amazing, P cut his own hair right after to make sure my mind was put to ease and he has been cutting all the boys hair ever since.
Clippers are an amazing tool to have for anyone wanting to learn How to Cut Men’s Hair. The Clippers come with attachments to ensure a uniform cut all around. If we keep this in mind, the haircut will be in fact, all the same length, and is very straight forward. Remembering that this is a straight forward haircut with no bells and whistles, anyone can grab the clippers and provided the attachment is secured properly, will be able to cut hair.
P doesn’t mess around with trying to layer or actually style the boys’ hair at all but does indeed do a fantastic job of giving them a decent haircut that proves time and time again to not only do the trick but, it’s a haircut that their friends don’t even realize that it was done at home. Haircuts aren’t cheap especially when you have four boys whose hair grows in the blink of an eye.
There are definitely some tricks on How to Cut Men’s Hair though. First off, always start with the highest numbered attachment. This way, you never take off too much in the first pass. In our experience, the attachments are numbered 1-7 with 7 being the longest. Start from the back of your head going against the grain to the top of your head. Once you have the first cut done, repeat the process moving the clippers to the side after each cut around the back of your head until you get to the sides.
Once you are at the sides, fold the top of your ear down and clip upwards again to the top of your head. continue like this for the remainder of your hair cut. You will have to fix your ears and neck at the end of the cut but that is a simple process done with the same pair of clippers. The kids here all like their hair different lengths which are perfect as the attachments provided keep P away from having to use any scissors for them which I’m sure would open up a whole other can of worms no doubt.
So here’s the rundown:
- Make sure your clippers have all attachments.
- Pick the length you want.
- Cut against the grain from back to front.
- Double-check you didn’t miss any spots.
- Take off attachment and even out ears, sideburns, and neck.
Take a shower! That hair is itchy itchy itchy.