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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

  • 1

    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!

  • 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.) 

  • 3

    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.

  • 4

    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.

  • 5

    To remove more bulk from behind the ears, use the inverted clipper technique around the ear for a clean line.

  • 6

    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.

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