How to Cut your Hair to have a Side Part
The classic Side Part is cut clean on the sides with a longer bang, usually styled back. Wear it neat and tight or relaxed and side swept. It’s perfect for every occasion.
How to get a Side Part
Dampen the hair and comb it to part in the direction it naturally falls.
Select an attachment guard for your Wahl clipper that will give you a nice clean look around the back and sides, such as a number 3 or 4. Note the hair on the sides and back of the head will stay shorter than the hair on top of the head.
Start cutting in front of the ear and work around the head clipping in an upward motion. Then using longer attachment guard cut the next few inches up. Using a rocking, upward motion, blend in between the bottom and middle section. Note: do not clip above the part.
Use the clipper-over-finger technique to cut the hair in section 4 to desired length. Cut the bangs last. Use your clipper with a longer attachment guard to blend sections 3 and 4.
Using the inverted clipper technique or a Wahl trimmer, clean up around the ears and the neckline.
Comb bangs at part to style back to one side.
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