Men who keep their hair short will usually need to visit their barbers at least once a month. But with most of us stuck at home self-isolating, you might be starting to think about taking matters into your own hands and giving bae an at-home haircut.
Cutting bae’s hair at home is no simple task. One little mistake and you risk leaving bae’s hair a complete mess, so don’t be surprised if you don’t nail it on the first attempt. Only time and patience can help you do a good job and to do this, you’ll need the right tools and to follow the steps below.
Here are the tools and tricks you’ll need to do it yourself
What you need to know:
- The best way to cut his hair
- Additional tips for giving bae an at-home haircut
- Hair clipper sizes
What you need:
- A towel to wrap around him
- Hair clippers
- Comb or brush
How to cut bae’s hair at home
- Cleanse the hair completely. The Toni&Guy Deep Clean Shampoo is a great option. Comb or brush the hair the way it naturally falls
- Choose a guard with a low number, e.g. a number 2 or 3 (see below for number guide).
- Begin the at-home haircut at the nape of the neck. Use the clippers in the opposite direction of the natural hair growth.
- Move upwards, until you’ve cut the hair in line with the eyebrows.
- Once the back is cut, begin cutting the sides, one side at a time. Use the clippers in the exact same way as you cut the back.
- Moving onto the top of the head, change the guard for a higher number, e.g. number 4 or 5. This will allow the hair on the top to be slightly longer than the back and sides.
- Once the top and the sides are done, carefully blend the top with the back and sides. Do this with an in-between guard size.
Additional tips for cutting bae’s hair at home
- Place a large cloth or towel over your shoulders to avoid hair falling all over him.
- Sit in front of a large mirror to make it easier to see all angles when cutting his hair. Being able to see what you’re doing will also make him breathe easier.
- Be careful not to cut bae with the clippers.
- Remember: you don’t want to rush this. So allow yourself plenty of time while you cut bae’s hair at home.
Hair Clipper Sizes
Generally, male hair clippers have 8 combs or ‘guards’. The smallest is a number 1, which would be a very short cut, up to a number 8, where the hair is kept longer. As the comb size increases, the length of the strands increases. You may also have heard of a number 0 haircut – this is where the clippers are used without a guard on at all, giving a super short or bald shave.
- 0 = 1/16 of an inch
- 1 = 1/8 of an inch
- 2 = 1/4 of an inch
- 3 = 3/8 of an inch
- 4 = 1/2 an inch
- 5 = 5/8 of an inch
- 6 = 3/4 of an inch
- 7 = 7/8 of an inch
- 8 = 1 inch
Professional barbers and hairdressers have years of experience and know all the best techniques for cutting hair. Therefore, we’d usually recommend that if you’re giving bae an at-home haircut, to opt for the easiest, most foolproof cuts (so try to avoid going for a Fade haircut!). So follow these tips and be very careful when using clippers. Good luck!