A man with a brush haircut.

How to Cut your Hair to have a Brush Cut

If you’re looking for an easy and short haircut, the Brush Cut may be for you. This no-fuss style accentuates your face, while allowing for daily variations.

What you will need:

  • Wahl clipper
  • Wahl trimmer

How to Do a Brush Haircut Step-by-Step

  • 1

    Dampen your hair with the spray bottle. Comb your hair down so it is lying straight.

  • 2

    Select your Wahl clipper and appropriate attachment guard for the desired length. Start in front of the right ear and cut the hair starting at the back of the neckline, under the rim up to the rim of the head (Sections 1, 2 and 3. See infographic below.) Be sure to cut the hair at the nape of the neck.

  • 3

    Blend the hair from the rim of the head to the top of the head (section 3 to section 4) by moving the clipper straight up.

  • 4

    To cut the hair in on the top of the head, hold the hair straight up and use the technique that you are most comfortable with. We suggest the clipper-over-fingers technique to shorten the hair. Cut the top of the head from front to back.

  • 5

    To complete the look, trim the sideburns, around the ears and neckline using the inverted clipper technique or with a Wahl trimmer.

  • 6

    Use styling product to finish the cut, if desired.

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

    Are you using the right grooming tool for the job? Check out our guide to find out.

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