The taper lever allows you to change the closeness of your cut between guide comb lengths.
Oiling the Blades
Oiling the blades reduces friction and keeps the clippers from pulling and snagging.
For longer hair lengths, you can use your fingers to lift the hair to the desired length away from the head.
Guide combs, or guards, attach to the clipper and are designed to cut hair at a certain length. The smaller the number, the shorter the cut. The higher the number, the longer the hair will be after the cut. In other words, the smaller numbers cut more hair away
Sections of the Head
Each section of the head is treated differently when cutting hair. Here are the 4 to know.
Run the clipper across the comb to cut the hair to the desired length.
Upward Rocking Motion
Using the Upward Rocking Motion is sometimes the best way to blend different lengths of hair in different sections of the head to achieve a finished look.
Inverted Clipper Technique
For detailing around the ears, sideburns and neckline, try the inverted clipper technique.