How to Cut your Hair to have a Peaked Cut
Whether you call it a Peaked Cut or a Faux Hawk, this style is perfect for anyone looking for a trendy, young look with a bit of an attitude.
How to Get a Peaked Cut
Select attachment guard number 2 or number 3 for your Wahl clipper. Begin in front of the ear, blending sections 1 and 2 as you move around the head. When working over the ears, bend them down and out of the way so you can easily cut the hair.
Continue cutting the hair at the nape of the neck. Cut up to section 3 but do not cut the Faux Hawk section on top of the head.
Cut the left and right sides of section 4 to desired length, leaving the center long for now.
Blend section 3 into section 4 using an upward rocking motion.
Trim the hair in the center of section 4 using your clipper and attachment guards 2 or 3. Then push the hair up and away from the head.
Use a preferred styling product to make hair on top of the head stand up.
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
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. 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.
With fine hair, you will need to do more blending because it tends to show different cut lengths more easily.