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DCENT asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 1 decade ago

How hard is it to give yourself a haircut?

Im getting bored of just having to pay 15 dollars for a simple buzz cut I can probly do at home.

How hard would it be just to give yourself a buzzcut at home with a haircutting kit?

I usally cut it with a number one.

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  • Steve
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    The difficult part that makes the cut look professional is designing the edge and tapering it to the skin at the nape, which is not going to happen with a self cut home haircut. Most guys suit a short pomp style-crew cut, ivy league(long crew cut), flat top crew cut- more than a butch so if one goes to a barber and he charges the same regardless of style, it's a good idea to experiment with other short buzzed styles. A #1 butch can be difficult with home clippers because the scalp can gather between the widely set teeth of a clipper guard. This will leave the hair randomly longer or shorter and the haircut will look splotchy and uneven. A barber does not use clipper guards for a haircut this short but a #1A rotary blade. Blades have very closely set teeth and the scalp does not gather between the teeth. For a home butch cut it is safer not to go shorter than #4 on top and #2 on the back/sides. Here is the general technique. With a butch cut, the upper sides and top are cut the same length.

    1)Start at the right sideburn with the #4 guard on the clipper. Guide the clipper up the side of the head till it runs off as the skull curves to the top. Continue to the mid back and then do the same starting at the left sideburn.

    2) Place the #3 clipper guard on the clipper and again start at the right sideburn and work to the middle back. Guide the clipper up the side and back of the head to a point about and inch below where the side curves to the top. Arc the clipper out of the hair to achieve a taper between the two lengths. Do the same starting at the left sideburn and working around to the middle of the back.

    3) Place the #2 clipper guard on the clipper and again start at the right sideburn and work to the middle back. Guide the clipper up the side and back of the head to a point a little above the top of the ear and start to arc it out of the hair to create a taper between the #3 cut hair and the #2 cut hair. Arc the clipper out of the hair to achieve a taper between the two lengths. Do the same starting at the left sideburn and working around to the middle of the back.

    4)Put the #4 guard back on the clipper and working from the front hairline cut, to the back of the crown. Repeat till the entire top is cut.

    5) Trim the sideburns off at the point where the ear cartilage attaches to the skull. Sideburns should be at this length:

    http://a.imagehost.org/0334/butchclassiclargewt6jq...

    6) Wash and dry hair.

    7) Barely dip fingertips in a jar of krew comb or a traditional butch wax like lucky tiger cru butch, or any of the wide variety of control waxes presently available.

    8) Transfer wax to palms.

    9) Smooth wax over the top of the hair.

    http://a.imagehost.org/0203/fmaxfactorcrm6070625ya...

    10)Use a boar's bristle military brush or a butch comb to brush hair back off the forehead.

    http://a.imagehost.org/0615/Haircut_Chart_2.jpg

    http://h.imagehost.org/0211/Barb4.jpg

    http://i.imagehost.org/0186/ClipperComb.jpg

    ivy league(long crew cut):

    http://h.imagehost.org/0168/Kid_with_a_Coke_Zero_L...

    short ivy league:

    http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/3b4b3c091195b545_...

    Some barbers describe an ivy league as a crew cut just long enough to be parted and combed to the side, if so desired. An ivy league can also be worn with the hair brushed up off the forehead to form the short pomp front, or with the short bangs brushed down on the forehead like a forward brush cut.

    Basic short cuts:

    http://i.imagehost.org/0254/fpssb1321332m803fef7jc...

    http://i.imagehost.org/0809/fpssb1341352m1aef5e4mt...

    http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/02_04

    I would not recommend going shorter than #4 on top with a #3, #2 taper on the back/sides at first. In a few haircuts, as skill develops, go shorter if one wishes.

    Good Luck!

  • Nita
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I dont know what to say but, long curly hair is cute but you keep moving your hair up so you can easily see, short hair is cool and also you dont have to flick your own hair up at all

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    u will go youbtube there are many ways u can cut ur hair yourself

  • 1 decade ago

    well, having given myself haircuts occasionally, i can say first hand doing it decently is very difficult. The front might be a little easy, cause you can look in a mirror, and use both hands, etc. the back, you have to either go by feel (which is usually disaterous) or you need to stand in front of a mirror, holding another mirror, to get a reflection of your relection to see what you're doing.

    using a clipper, which it sounds like you're going to do, is easier, BUT again, for the back you can go by feel, or mirror reflection of mirror reflection. Is it doable? yes, is it doable WELL, er, maybe. if you're really going to do your own, have somebody that can look it over and "clean it up"

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  • 1 decade ago

    I wouldn't do it.

    if you know a beauty salon graduate personally,

    ask them to do it for you. They know what their doing.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's really easy if like u'r brother or friend does it for u! but if u do it... u'll prob mess it up!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    dont do it. it'll suck

    Source(s): my mind
  • 1 decade ago

    dont do it. you will cut it so it messes up and u wont like it.

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