How to Cut your Hair to have a Business Haircut
Sometimes, a conservative look is needed or preferred. Wahl clippers let you have fun and be all business at the same time.
What you will need:
- Wahl clipper
- Wahl trimmer
- #5 (5/8") guide comb attachment
- #8 (1") guide comb attachment
The Business Haircut | How to Cut Your Hair at Home
Using your Wahl clipper, select an attachment guard that will shorten the hair but not leave it too short. The #5 guard (5/8") is a frequent selection. If you find that the hair should be cut shorter after the first or second pass, change to a lower numbered attachment guard.
Using an upward rocking motion, cut around the ear and then continue to the back of the head, all the way to the other ear (Section 2). Comb the hair as you go. It will give you a better idea of how the hair naturally lies.
Switch to a higher attachment guard. A #8 (1") works well for the top of the head. From the back, comb the hair to see how it naturally falls. Begin to cut, rolling the clipper from front to back to help cut down on bulk.
Now blend the sides, using the same upward motion rolling technique over the rim of the head (Section 3) where the sides meet the top.
What to use
Elite Pro™ High Performance Hair Clipper Kit
Lithium Pro® Hair Clipper and Trimmer Kit
Deluxe Chrome Pro® Haircutting Kit with Trimmer
Color Pro® Hair Clipper Kit 79300-1001
Clip 'N Trim® Hair Clipper with Built-in Trimmer
Self-Cut Pro Corded Hair Clipper 79467
Need help deciding what you need?
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Touch Up Your Neckline
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.
Use the Inverted Clipper Technique
Hold the clipper in your hand as if it is a thick pencil. Touch the blade to the skin. There’s no need to press firmly.