A man cutting the hair on the back of his head with a Wahl clipper.

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

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    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.

    Infographic showing the sections of the head for cutting your own hair.

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