Using a comb as a guide for haircutting.

How to Use the Clipper-Over-Comb Technique

Using a comb as a haircutting guide is another technique you can use when cutting your own hair or someone else's. It is similar to the clipper-over-fingers technique, except you use a comb instead of your fingers to cut hair to your desired length.

Steps for Using a Comb as a Haircutting Guide

  • 1

    With the bristles of the comb up, comb the hair upward from the back or toward you from the front, and stop before the hair leaves the comb.

  • 2

    Run the clipper across the comb to cut the hair to the desired length.

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