fuck youtube tutorials
who has a better method for beginners?
Been doing it for a while now. All you need to do is invest in a decent mirror and clippers, along with guards and what not. Maybe some sheers if you plan to control volume. The rest comes with experience and technique. Just start with a high guard and work your way down to a length that your ok with. If you want to do a fade, youtube tutorials are your only hope there buddy.
Have fun with the millions of dollars you will save as a result of never going to a barber again.
if you're a beginner just make sure you're comfortable with having a buzzcut. if you fuck it up you won't have many other options.
other than a buzzcut there are really only two other options - high and tight or crewcut
i cut my own hair, its fine.
There are not many styles you can do, hitler youth is the easiest, trim the sides and back all the same length and use a razor blade hair trimmer for the top and just cut it until it looks good
It's really not that hard once you get used to looking in one or more mirrors at a time and getting your hands at the right angles.
Best advice I can give, is TAKE YOUR TIME. Rush nothing, and don't commit to a cut until you're sure it's correct.
Cutting my hair used to take me like an hour at least, now I'm down around 10 minutes.
Also, don't do it high/drunk. I've made that mistake enough times to know it's never a good idea.
My biggest issue is trying to cut my hair hitter youth style but not being able to fade the sides nicely, but I believe an easy way is to use hair thinking scissors(ones with all the big jagged teeth/) and just cut along the line and it should blend right?
Also do you cut your hair when it's dripping wet or slightly wet?
Fucking auto correct, I meant hair thinning scissors
Don't cut your hair it will look like shit. I used to cut my own hair and then I went to an expensive hairdresser and never looked back. There are just so many subtleties that you miss out on that really make the cut look good.
>Start by washing it and letting it semi-dry.
>consider the length it is and style the way you want
>use a comb to determine the length you want off
>begin with the bangs and cut at wrist length for best results
since this thread is already about cutting your own hair: how do i do pic related? can't see what's going on in back, no idea how to do the front, etc
I cut my brothers' and my hair growing up. Still never been to barber. I usually do a soft uppercut these days. 1/2 inch clipper guards below the ears. You can taper up to 3/4 or keep it 1/2 until the top. To blend, I use my other hand as a height gauge. Get some hair between your fingers and pull out till it feels like the right height, then run 1/8 inch clippers over your fingers. I've gotten compliments that this type of transition looks smooth. Same for longer hair in the front, usually 1.5 to 2 inches for me. The only part you need a mirror for is your neckline and behind ears. Also afterwards, shortening very slightly just above your ears (scissors) can make a crazy difference head-on.