Purchasing hair clippers for men is a significant investment. It is important to understand how to cut men’s hair with clippers to ensure you achieve the most professional result everytime. This short video by a professional hairdresser shows you how to ensure you use hair clippers for men in the right way to get the perfect result. Thanks to ExpertVillage for this very informative and useful instructional video.
What you will discover in this video is the correct way to cut men’s hair with clippers. Having a great hair clipper tool is only part of the secret to success in achieving a great hair cut in the comfort of your own home. You need to know the correct way to use the tool when learning how to cut men’s hair with clippers.
Some people think that you can achieve a complete haircut solely using hair clippers. This is not the case. Certainly the more proficient you become at using hair clippers for men, the greater role they will play in helping you to achieve an excellent result. You will still need to use scissors to taper and manage the finer detail, however learning how to properly use hair clippers when creating a men’s haircut will add greatly to the speed of the exercise, and style that can be achieved.
One of the key things you will learn in this video is that it is critical to start at the bottom of the head and work your way up to ensure a correct and even consistency in the cut. This will help to remove the ‘thick‘ allowing you to then work to refine the style of the haircut to the person’s liking. How you hold the clippers is also very important as you will learn in the video.
This video forms part of a series of videos from ExpertVillage we are providing to ensure you get the best out of your hair clippers.In other videos you will learn the most important tip when cutting hair with clippers, among other useful insights from professional hairdressers! Please check out the various instructional videos in our ‘How To Create A Professional Men’s Hair Cut’ series!
The Most Important Tip When Cutting Hair With Clippers
If there is one important rule when cutting hair with clippers, it is to use hair clippers on dry hair! This short video by a professional hairdresser shows using clippers on wet hair can result in damaging your quality clippers and will result in a poor haircut! Thanks to ExpertVillage again for a great instructional video.
Cutting damp hair is not unlike mowing wet grass! This may seem like an odd comparison, however if you have ever tried to mow damp grass you will know what I mean! The grass pulls and tears, and does not ‘sit right’ when cut. It is only when it dries that you get an accurate idea of how successful the cut ended up being. Strange as it may sound, cutting hair with clippers is not that much different! When using hair clippers for men, always ensure you use them on dry hair for a perfect result.
It is also important when cutting hair with clippers to ensure you are doing so on clean hair. Hair that is free of oil and dirt will be easier to cut, and the result will be far better than if the hair is not clean. This does not mean necessarily you need to shampoo and condition the hair immediately prior to the haircut. You may wash your hair in the morning, and it will still be in good condition for a cut that evening, or during the day, once your hair is dry.
You will often see hairdressers wash client’s hair prior to giving a hair cut with scissors, and the hair is easier to control. It is important however that if a hairdresser is to use the hair clippers on the client they do so on dry hair to ensure the hair is not pulled, and the result of the clipped style can be easily monitored as the clipping is done.
For more instructional videos on how to achieve the best haircut when cutting hair with clippers, please check out our ‘How To Create A Professional Men’s Hair Cut’ series!
Cutting Hair At An Angle Using Hair Clippers For Men
When you are cutting hair with clippers, it is very important to learn the correct techniques to assist you in getting the perfect result every time. The best way to learn is often to copy someone who is doing it successfully. In this case, who better to show you the technique for cutting hair at an angle using hair clippers for men than a professional hairdresser!
We again extend our thanks to ExpertVillage for this short instructional video. In it you will learn the best way to trim your hair after you have used hair clippers for men to achieve a great looking blend in your desired style. Often people think when using scissors, they should just cut directly from the side of the head above where the hair clippers have been used, however this will not give you the correct result.
The only way to properly achieve the perfect blend for the top of the side of the head, through to the crown of the head, is to take hair between your fingers and extend it 90 degrees out from the scalp, and cut hair at an angle in this manner, ensuring it is combed back over the clipped section each time.
If you watch professional hairdressers or barbers at work, you will notice they use this technique constantly. Whilst it may look like they are doing repetitive motions to cut small sections of hair at a time, it is actually a critical part of the process to achieve a great looking result.
It is also important that you use a pair of sharp hair clipping scissors for this exercise, to ensure the hair is not pulled and is cut evenly. Using your hair clippers for men, you will find that you can achieve the majority of your style with the clippers themselves, however cutting hair at an angle requires a little practice to ensure you have the correct blending of two cutting techniques to achieve your desired result.
In a future video in our How To Create A Professional Men’s Hair Cut’ series’, ExpertVillage will demonstrate how easy it is to achieve a comb-over cut when using hair clippers for men.
Hair Cutting Techniques – Point Cutting With Scissors
In this video thanks to ExpertVillage, you can learn one of the most important hair cutting techniques – how to point cut men’s hair to give the perfect blend when cutting men’s hair with clippers. This is a really important technique to master, and if you can, you will produce a fantastic result when cutting hair with clippers. It really is not difficult to achieve. Like all techniques, half the battle is being shown by someone who knows what they are doing, so that you can practice and learn it for yourself to make yourself an expert when using hair clippers for men!
Many people when cutting hair with scissors tend to select a section of hair and cut it horizontally from the head. The problem when doing this is that the hair, when laid down, will not sit correctly across the clipped section. This results in the scissor cuts looking odd and out of place, as they do not create a uniform look in line with the neatly trimmed section. In learning how to cut men’s hair with scissors, this is one of the most important professional techniques you can learn!
As Casey demonstrates in this video, the key is to do what is called point cutting, or notch cutting. In summary you hold the hair away from the head and ‘notch’ the hair on an angle, and continue to do so until the hair is at the desired length. Whilst it may seem like this would create an inconsistent result, in actual fact the opposite is true. When the hair is combed down, you will see you have a beautifully consistent blend with the section you have styled with your hair clippers for men.
In the next video in our ‘How To Create A Professional Men’s Hair Cut’ video series, you will learn how to cut the top section of the hair when cutting men’s hair with clippers. To watch the next video in the series, click here….
Hair Cutting Techniques – Cutting The Top Section of Men’s Hair
In this video you will discover how to cut the top of men’s hair, being one of the key hair cutting techniques used by professional hairdressers and barbers. Thanks again to ExpertVillage for this 2 1/2 minute video showing this technique in detail.
Following on from our last video, you will now know how to point cut men’s hair to get a perfectly blended result when using hair clippers for men. Now that you know how to achieve this result with scissors, it is time to put it into practice for the top section of the head to complete the hair cut!
When cutting the top section of hair, it is important to create an imaginary section that extends from the back to the front of the head. This is known as the mid section, or sometimes is called the ‘mohawk’ section of the top of the head.
The trick is to utilize your point cutting hair cutting technique, starting at the back and slowly working your way to the front of the head, combing over the clipped section at each stage to ensure a perfect and consistent blend.
When you reach the front of the hair, it is critical not to cut straight across the fringe section. Depending upon what effect you want in relation to the length of your front section, you must continue to point or notch cut the front section of hair, grasping it tightly at each stage to ensure an even effect when cutting. Once you have been able to do this successfully, you have mastered one of the main professional hair cutting techniques!
Please do check out the other videos in our series ‘How To Create A Professional Men’s Hair Cut’. You will learn so many hair cutting techniques that can take professionals years to master, however by watching and learning from this video series you can quickly master the hair cutting techniques to ensure you get the best result from your hair clippers for men!
Hair Cutting Techniques – Cutting The Top Corner of Men’s Hair
In this latest video thanks to Casey from Elements University & ExpertVillage, we show you how to cut the top ‘corner’ of men’s hair, which is one of our essential hair cutting techniques that you need to master to get the best results when using hair clippers for men!
When we talk about the ‘corner’ of a man’s head, we are not referring to a corner per se, given the head is round! In the absence of any other better description we are talking about the side section of the head, below the middle ‘mohawk’ section which we learned to trim in the last video ‘Hair Cutting Techniques – Cutting The Top Of Men’s Hair‘, and above the clipped side section we learned about in the first video ‘How To Cut Men’s Hair With Clippers’ where we showed you how to use hair clippers for men to achieve a professional result every time!
It is important to recognize the dynamics and shape of the human head when cutting this side or ‘corner’ section. Given we have been point cutting the hair to ensure a perfect blend with the section trimmed with the hair clippers for men, we will continue this process to ensure an even overall result. As Casey demonstrates in this short video, the trick is to take a section of hair, and recognize that there is a ‘short’ and a ‘long’ side. The short side of the hair section is that which is blended into the top section that we have previously trimmed.
The long side therefore is the ‘side’ or ‘corner’ section still maintaining length. By point cutting from the long side towards the short side of the section, you will find you create a lovely blend between the sections, so that it looks natural with no lines visible.
You continue to do this to the side section starting at the back and working your way, point cutting each section, until you reach the front of the head. Overcomb at each step to ensure you are achieving the desired result and the cut looks even. Once you have finished with this side or ‘corner’, move to the other side and repeat the process.
That’s all there is to it! In the next video ,we will share a tip on how to put the final touches to blending the result with your clipped section and the top trimmed section. Click here to watch it now!
How To Use Hair Clippers For Black Men – An Overview
In this video, which is taken from the excellent DVD series ‘Clipper Cutting Techniques – Hair Clippers For Black Men‘, a professional black barber shares the basic technique for using hair clippers for black men. In this 3 minute video you will learn that this technique is largely based on keeping an even, spherical curve to your hair clipper path when applying the hair clippers to the various sections of the head.
The technique is also largely based on the use of the blade guard as a guideline to control this path. By using the guard as a guide it ensures that when clipping or shaving different sections of the head, the pattern is identical. This ensures that regardless of the angle being followed, the path is neat and even.
Don’t be fooled though by how simple it looks, it does take a little practice 🙂 Once you have mastered this technique however, you will be very well skilled in using hair clippers for black men, as you will have the knowledge and skills to manage the unique hair type of a African American man.
You will note also in the video that the professional black barber does use different blades for clipping different parts of the head, in this case to trim the sideburns he uses a number 1 comb. This is important, as the lengths of different sections of the hair require different treatments to ensure that it all blends together, and to provide a uniform consistency.
Many black men like to trim their hair or shave their head regularly. By learning how to best control the hair growth pattern using hair clippers for men, you will be well positioned to ensure you always maintain your grooming to your liking, regardless of the hair style you wish to maintain.
Hair Cutting Techniques – Blending Below The Line When Using Hair Clippers For Men
If there is one word that can describe this hair cutting technique shared by our friends at ExpertVillage, it is ‘below’. What does this mean? You will have to watch this short video to find out one of the key secrets in hair cutting techniques, which will ensure you get the perfect result every time you are using hair clippers for men!
One of the main achievements in using professional hair cutting techniques is a result that is consistent, even, and has a uniform style. I would like to draw an analogy to what is taught in this video. If you are painting a wall, and have already painted a section, what is the best way to paint the next section that adjoins, to ensure you get a perfect blend? Would you start in the middle from the end of the previously painted section, and then just paint upwards? No! Anyone who knows anything about painting knows you need to ‘feather’ the join, meaning you need to blend the previously painted section to the newly painted section.
So, I hear you ask, what on earth does this have to do with getting the perfect result when using hair clippers for men? Everything! Please bear with me and I will explain 🙂 Most people when they need to blend a men’s hair clipper cut with the top section of hair, start in the middle of the side of the head and cut the length straight across. The result? An uneven cut where you can easily see the cut lines! Not a good look!
So what is the best means in hair cutting techniques to achieve a consistent blend? To start ‘below’ the scissor trimmed side section, an inch or so below the top of the clipped section. By making your way upwards using this technique, trimming evenly as you go, you can blend the clipper and scissor cuts perfectly, to get a neatly styled cut. Sound difficult? It isn’t, just watch this 1 1/2 minute video and you are on your way to becoming an expert in using hair clippers for men!
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