How to cut mens hair with clippers for the perfect short back and sides – The Sun

STUCK indoors, challenges range from how to get your locks cut to pesky exes suddenly phoning or messaging.

We are now around a month into lockdown and many are feeling the strain. But panic not about your tangled hair and love life. We have experts to help.

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Here, they talk to Sarah Arnold and Douglas Wight. Hairdressing tutor and former Apprentice finalist Charleine Wain gives step-by-step guides to DIY haircuts and dating guru Verity Geere warns to beware bored exes who re-emerge.


STEP 1: For the back of the head, put a grade-two blade on your clippers for a standard cut, or longer or shorter as desired. If unsure, and to save a row, start longer. Begin at the nape of the neck, moving the clippers up and down to a point level with their eyebrows. If new to this, you could use a ruler. Use clippers in the opposite direction to the hair growth, so no long bits are left. Ease away at the ruler line so hair blends.

STEP 2: Move to the left and repeat on the side of head. Using the ruler in line with the eyebrows, move the clipper up and down. Move to the right side and repeat.

STEP 3: For the top of the head, change the clipper to grade five for a shorter cut or grade eight for longer. Run the clippers from front to back, working across the top of the head. Work in the opposite direction to the hair’s growth.

STEP 4: Tidy up with a grade three on the clippers, blending the shorter back and sides with the longer top, moving the clippers up and outward. Take the grade off and run it on the neck to tidy stray hairs down to the hairline, then do the same with the ears. Pull the ears out . . . but be gentle!



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