How to Cut your Hair to have an Easy Cut
The Easy Cut can be any simple haircut that looks best on you. The fun part is learning how to do it yourself with a Wahl Clipper.
What you will need:
- Wahl clipper
- Wahl trimmer
- One short guide comb, such as: #4 (1/2"), #2 (1/4"), #1 (1/8") or #1/2 (1/6")
- #7 (7/8") guide comb attachment
- #8 (1") guide comb attachment
How to Do an Easy Haircut Step-by-Step
Cut upward from the back of your neck through under the rim of your head to the rim of your head. (Section 1 through sections 2 and 3. See infographic below.) Continue cutting around your head using a rocking motion that helps blend the sections of hair for a smooth and even haircut.
Once you feel comfortable using a long attachment guard, you are ready to start cutting your hair shorter with a lower-numbered comb. This could be a #4 (1/2"), #2 (1/4"), #1 (1/8") or #1/2 (1/6"). It all depends on how short you want your hair.
Selecting the appropriate attachment guard for your style, begin cutting the top of your head, cutting from the front to the back.
Cut the hair on the top of your head (section 4) from the forehead to the crown. If you notice any cut lines between sections, use the attachment guard you used on a lower section to blend the sections.
To remove more bulk from behind the ears, use the left ear tapered attachment guard. Start behind the ear and arch the clippers around the ear for a clean line. Repeat these steps on the right side, using the right ear tapered attachment guard.
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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Choosing the Right Guide Comb
Guide combs attach to the clipper and are designed to cut hair at a certain length. The smaller the number, the shorter the cut. The larger the number, the longer the hair will be. Remember, you can always cut off more hair, but you can’t add hair, so start off with a larger guide comb if you’re unsure.
Make Sure to Blend Your Hair
The Upward Rocking Motion helps you blend different lengths of hair in different sections of the head to achieve a finished look. To do this, carefully pull the clipper away from the scalp in fluid strokes as you cut upward to blend the hair from one length to the next. Fine hair requires more blending as it tends to show different cut lengths more easily.