Sections of the Head for Haircuts
When it comes to cutting your own hair, it's easiest to divide the process into sections. Our haircutting tutorials reference four sections of the head. Familiarize yourself with the different sections to help you get the job done well.
The Four Sections of the Head for Haircutting
Our haircut videos and how-to articles reference different sections of the head for haircutting. The video above and the head diagram infographic below identify the four key sections. They are:
Section 1: Back of the neck. (Sometimes referred to as the nape.)
Section 2: Under the rim of the head. (Sometimes referred to as under the crown.)
Section 3: Rim of the head. (Sometimes referred to as the crown.)
Section 4: Top of the head.
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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.