How to do the Brush Cut Haircut at Home
Looking for an easy and short haircut you can master at home? The Brush Cut might be for you. Ben Brewster shows how easy it is to do the Brush Cut using your Wahl clipper. This fuss-free style looks sharp and can be touched up whenever you want. Go on, give it a go!
What you will need:
- Wahl clipper
- Wahl trimmer
- #1 (1/8") guide comb attachment
- #2 (1/4") guide comb attachment
- #3 (3/8") guide comb attachment
- #6 (3/4") guide comb attachment
How to Do a Brush Cut Step-by-Step
Dampen your hair with a spray bottle and brush it away from your face.
Begin by cutting Section 1 (see infographic below) using a rocking motion to help blend each section together for a smooth and even haircut to the length of your liking. Be sure to cut the hair at the nape of the neck.
Gradually move up in guard length through Sections 2 and 3 (see infographic below). Remember, the higher the guard number, the longer the cut. Continue cutting around your head.
Now it’s time to move to the top of the head (Section 4, see infographic below). Use the clipper-over-finger technique to trim some length off the top. Use the hair you’ve cut as a guide to keep the length consistent. When Section 4 is done, if you notice any cut lines between sections, use the attachment guard you used on a lower section to blend the sections.
What to use
Elite Pro™ High Performance Hair Clipper Kit
Lithium Pro® Hair Clipper and Trimmer Kit
Deluxe Chrome Pro® Haircutting Kit with Trimmer
Color Pro® Hair Clipper Kit 79300-1001
Clip 'N Trim® Hair Clipper with Built-in Trimmer
Self-Cut Pro Corded Hair Clipper 79467
Need help deciding what you need?
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Tips for the Perfect Self Haircut
Touch Up Your Neckline
For detailing around the ears, sideburns and neckline, try the inverted clipper technique. Just turn the clipper upside down so the blade is facing downward.
Use the Inverted Clipper Technique
Hold the clipper in your hand as if it is a thick pencil. Touch the blade to the skin. There’s no need to press firmly.