How to Cut Your Kid's Hair to have a Long Sports Cut
You don’t have to wear a helmet, swing a bat or bounce a ball for a living to appreciate this athletic hairstyle. While longer than most styles, it’s still short enough to be manageable and easy to maintain.
What you will need:
- Wahl clipper
- Wahl trimmer
- #3 (3/8") guide comb attachment
- #4 (1/2") guide comb attachment
- #8 (1") guide comb attachment
How to Do a Kid's Long Sports Haircut Step-by-Step
You will need the #3 (3/8"), #4 (1/2") and #8 (1") attachment guards of your Lithium Ion Clipper. Start with the #3 guard for the lower sections of hair—mainly on the back and sides of the head. Refer to our Sections of the Head page to learn more.
Use the #4 (1/2") guard to cut and blend hair higher on the head.
To cut the top of the head, use the #8 (1") guard, which will leave one inch of length on the top of the head.
Comb the bangs into their natural fall and use the inverted-clipper technique to trim to desired length.
Add styling product to add a personal touch, if desired. Here's the difference between hair pomade and hair gel, if you're curious.
What to use
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Use Your Fingers as a Guide
For longer hair lengths, you can use your fingers to lift the hair to the desired length away from the head. Use the clipper to cut the hair along the fingers. As you continue, be sure to include a small amount of the previously cut hair as a guide to help you maintain the same length.