How to Cut your Hair to have a High & Tight
The popular High & Tight haircut has the back and sides are shaved to the skin while the top is blended or faded into longer hair.
How to Achieve a High & Tight
Dampen the hair and comb it down so that it lies straight
Attach guard #1 or #2 and buzz sections 1 and 2 at this length using upward rocking motions, starting from the bottom and working your way up. A #1 guard will leave hair 1/8 inch long and a #2 will leave hair ¼ inch long
Use guard #5 or #6 to clip the hair in section 4 of the head. A #5 guard will leave hair 5/8 inch long and a #6 will leave hair ¾ inch long.
Blend into section 3 using the #2 guard
Use the inverted clipper technique to clean up the area around the ears and the back of the neck
The high & tight requires a trim every two to three weeks
What to use
Elite Pro™ High Performance Hair Clipper Kit
Lithium Ion Pro® Hair Clipper and Trimmer Kit
Comfort Grip Pro
Deluxe Chrome Pro® Haircutting Kit with Trimmer
Color Pro® Hair Clipper Kit with Colored Guide Combs
Clip 'N Trim® Hair Clipper with Built-in Trimmer
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Tips for the Perfect Cut
Guide combs, or guards, attach to the clipper and are designed to cut hair at a certain length.