How to do the Easy Cut Haircut at Home
We call it the Easy Cut because it’s a simple haircut, it looks sharp and you can do it at home using your Wahl clipper. Let’s make this even easier: Ricky Forbes will walk you through the Easy Cut haircut step-by-step. So, watch, learn, do it. You got this!
What you will need:
- Wahl clipper
- Wahl trimmer
- #5 (5/8") guide comb attachment
- #6 (3/4") guide comb attachment
How to Do an Easy Cut Haircut Step-by-Step
Before you start, you’ll want to make sure your hair is clean, dry and you’ll want to comb it forward. Using your Wahl clipper, add an attachment guard such as a #5 (5/8") or a #6 (3/4"). Remember, the higher the guard number the longer the cut!
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 to the length of your liking.
Now it’s time to move to the top of the head (section 4). Cut your hair from front to back (forehead to crown) using smooth strokes. If you notice any cut lines between sections, use the attachment guard you used on a lower section to blend the sections.
To remove more bulk from behind the ears, use the inverted clipper technique around the ear for a clean line.
Using your Wahl trimmer, touch up your sideburns and the back of your neck.
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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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Choosing the Right Guide Comb
Guide combs attach to the clipper and are designed to cut hair at a certain length. The smaller the number, the shorter the cut. The larger the number, the longer the hair will be. Remember, you can always cut off more hair, but you can’t add hair, so start off with a larger guide comb if you’re unsure.
Make Sure to Blend Your Hair
The Upward Rocking Motion helps you blend different lengths of hair in different sections of the head to achieve a finished look. To do this, carefully pull the clipper away from the scalp in fluid strokes as you cut upward to blend the hair from one length to the next. Fine hair requires more blending as it tends to show different cut lengths more easily.