A man with a quick and easy haircut.

How to Cut your Hair to have an Easy Cut

The Easy Cut can be any simple haircut that looks best on you. The fun part is learning how to do it yourself with a Wahl Clipper.

What you will need:

  • Wahl clipper
  • Wahl trimmer
  • One short guide comb, such as: #4 (1/2"), #2 (1/4"), #1 (1/8") or #1/2 (1/6")
  • #7 (7/8") guide comb attachment
  • #8 (1") guide comb attachment

How to Do an Easy Haircut Step-by-Step

  • 1

    Using your Wahl clipper, start with a long attachment guard, such as a #7 (7/8") or #8 (1"). These guide combs allow you to cut the lower section of your head without removing too much hair.

  • 2

    Cut upward from the back of your neck through under the rim of your head to the rim of your head. (Section 1 through sections 2 and 3. See infographic below.) Continue cutting around your head using a rocking motion that helps blend the sections of hair for a smooth and even haircut.

  • 3

    Once you feel comfortable using a long attachment guard, you are ready to start cutting your hair shorter with a lower-numbered comb. This could be a #4 (1/2"), #2 (1/4"), #1 (1/8") or #1/2 (1/6"). It all depends on how short you want your hair.

  • 4

    Selecting the appropriate attachment guard for your style, begin cutting the top of your head, cutting from the front to the back.

  • 5

    Cut the hair on the top of your head (section 4) from the forehead to the crown. If you notice any cut lines between sections, use the attachment guard you used on a lower section to blend the sections.

  • 6

    To remove more bulk from behind the ears, use the left ear tapered attachment guard. Start behind the ear and arch the clippers around the ear for a clean line. Repeat these steps on the right side, using the right ear tapered attachment guard.

  • 7

    Using your Wahl trimmer, touch up your sideburns and the back of your neck.

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

    First time cutting your own hair? Here's what you need to know before attempting your first DIY haircut.

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