A man getting his hair cut on the side of his head with a Wahl hair clipper.

How to Use the Inverted Clipper Technique

You can use an inverted clipper techinque for detailing and touching up your haircut. This is great for your neckline, the area around your ears and your sideburns. This technique is a way to get the results of Wahl trimmer when you only have a clipper. 

Steps for using the Inverted Clipper Technique

  • 1

    For detailing around the ears, sideburns and neckline, try the inverted clipper technique. Just turn the clipper upside down so the blade is facing downward and touch up the areas that need it. 

  • 2

    Hold the clipper in your hand as if it were a thick pencil. Then, do your touch up and detailing as you normally would with a trimmer. 

  • 3

    Touch the blade to the skin. There’s no need to press firmly. 

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