How to Cut your Hair to have the Edgar Haircut
The classic Edgar haircut is distinguished by its shaved sides and longer top, with straight-cut bangs over the forehead. This cut is full of character and has indigenous roots that date back to the 1500s. One of the defining characteristics of this look is the ability to style it the way you want on top—so give the Edgar a try and make it your own.
What you will need:
- Wahl clipper
- Wahl trimmer
- #1 and #2 guards
- Pomade or hair gel
- Comb and water spray bottle
How to Get an Edgar Cut Step-by-Step
Use a spray bottle to dampen your hair and then comb it down to remove tangles. You’ll need an inch and a half to two inches on top to achieve this look.
For section 2 of the head, use your Wahl clipper with the #1 guard, move the taper lever down all the way (closest position toward the back of the clipper). Make your way around the head and use an upward rocking motion at the top of the section.
Move onto section 3 of the head. Use your Wahl clipper with the #2 guard and move the taper lever up all the way. Make your way around the head and use an upward rocking motion at the top of the section.
For section 4, start with the bangs. Begin by combing them straight down in the front. If needed, re-dampen your hair with the spray bottle to ensure an even cut. Identify your desired bangs length and press the blade of your Wahl clipper without a guard against the bangs and repeat until you cut the bangs evenly across.
Once the bangs are cut, it’s time to remove some bulk from the top of your head. Start just behind your bangs and use the clipper over finger technique to achieve the desired length. Make sure to cut the same amount each time as you move your way back. For a more tapered look, go a little shorter on the sides and back of this section.
Complete the look by adding some pomade or hair gel to the top and style to your liking.
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