How to do the High & Tight Haircut at Home
Looking to sharpen your look? Follow along with Casey Gilbert’s step-by-step tutorial on how to do the High & Tight haircut using your Wahl clippers at home. The High & Tight haircut features a shaved back and sides, while the top is blended or faded into longer hair. It was a popular military hairstyle for men. Even more popular today – go on, make it happen. You got this!
What you will need:
- Wahl clipper
- Wahl trimmer
- #1 (1/8") guide comb attachment
- #2 (1/4") guide comb attachment
- #5 (5/8") guide comb attachment
- #6 (3/4") guide comb attachment
How to Do a High & Tight Step-by-Step
Dampen your hair with the spray bottle. Comb your hair down so it is lying straight.
Attach guard #1 (1/8") or #2 (1/4") and buzz the back of the neck and under the rim of the head. (Sections 1 and 2. See infographic below.) At this length, using upward rocking motions, start from the bottom and work your way up.
Use guard #5 (5/8") or #6 (3/4") to clip the hair on the top of the head (section 4).
Blend into the rim of the head (section 3) using the #2 guard (1/4").
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?
Having the right tool for the job can make all the difference when it comes to at-home haircutting.Product Selectors
Tips for the Perfect Self Haircut
Choosing the Right Guide Comb
Guide combs, or guards, attach to the clipper and are designed to cut hair at a certain length.