How to Cut your Hair to have a Caesar Haircut
The classic Caesar Haircut is a timeless style that features short, horizontal bangs and a tapered look on the sides and back of the hair. The look is named after Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar Augustus, so it commands respect. Wear it styled to the side in the front or combed straight down. It’s your choice.
What you will need:
- Wahl clipper
- Wahl trimmer
- #8, #7, #6, #5, #4 and #3 guards
- Comb and water spray bottle
How to Do a Caesar Haircut Step-by-Step
Start by combing your hair down to remove tangles. Use a spray bottle, if needed, to slightly dampen your hair and make it easier to cut.
Use your Wahl clipper or trimmer without a guard to cut your bangs to the desired length. Use your ears as a guide to ensure you create an even path across the forehead. To make the cut, hold the clipper or trimmer with the blade horizontal and toward the hair.
Move onto section 2 of the head, using a #5 guard on your Wahl clipper. Continue to use an upward rocking motion as you cut.
Cut section 3 of the head using a #7 guard on your Wahl clipper, continuing to use an upward rocking motion.
Cut section 4 of the head using a #8 guard on your Wahl clipper. Make sure to section off the bangs so you do not cut into them. This will give you an inch of length on top. If you prefer longer, use the clipper over finger technique to achieve the desired length instead of using the #8 guard.
Blend sections 1 and 2 of the head using a #4 guard on your Wahl clipper. To achieve this, cut the hair where sections 1 and 2 meet. Continue to use an upward rocking motion to blend the two sections.
Blend sections 2 and 3 of the head using a #6 guard on your Wahl clipper. Again, cut only the area where these two sections meet using an upward rocking motion.
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