Bearded Man Cutting His Hair With Scissors

Start With Good Preparations

Find a reliable, clean workplace. The ideal area generally features a mirror, a sink or garbage can, adequate room, appropriate lighting, and a stand to set your equipment down while giving yourself a DIY men’s haircut. This is frequently the case with bathrooms.

Examine your clipper. Does your clipper operate? Does it have enough battery life, if it’s cordless, to finish the haircut?

Put what you need in a convenient location. You should only be able to reach your tools and essentials using your arms.

Comb, wash, and dry your hair. Select the haircut style you want.

Cutting Back and Sides With Clippers

Cut the sides and back using clippers set to a small guard. For amateurs or those looking for a simple haircut, clippers work best on the back and sides. To make cautious cuts while working, set the guard on your clippers to 1 or 2. This limits how short you can cut your hair.

Cut each side separately. Use a low hair guard around the sides and, with the edge of the blade, trim from the bottom to the top. As you try to get a consistent fade with the residue of your hair, tilt the blade of the hair clipper at an angle. Before heading to the back, repeat this procedure on the opposite side of your head, making sure to switch between lengths at the same spot on both sides.

Move to the back of the head. Cut the back of the head from bottom to top after the sides have been cut, following the same procedure as with the sides. Have a friend hold a mirror or set a mirror behind you so you can check your cutting as you go to ensure you’re cutting evenly.

Work over the bottom half with a shorter setting. To even out the differences between the cuts, go through the bottom half of your hair with the clipper set to a shorter setting. Raise your hair as you get closer to your temples and earlobes.

How to Use Clippers

It’s not as difficult as you imagine learning to use hair clippers. You shouldn’t feel like using clippers to cut and style your hair is a nightmare, and you shouldn’t be reluctant to do it yourself.

If you recently purchased your hair clippers, take your time reading the instruction manual, examining the accessories that came with them, examining how it functions generally, and feeling the comfort of the handle.

Make careful to charge a cordless one first if you recently purchased one because the battery is likely dead. The razor comes with several different-sized blades for different shaves.

For example, the sizes differ from zero to number eight; zero is bladeless and offers a complete shave or shave.

That depends on how long or short you want to shave your hair. Finally, it should be noted that cutting your hair requires precision and patience.

Choose the premium self-hair cutting tools. Before cutting hair, dry it. Before cutting, choose the attachment based on the desired length of hair. Keep your hands still. Form the nape. Get the hair clipper clean. This is the whole process, guys.

Choosing an excellent hair trimmer may be difficult for individuals just starting as their stylist. You should be aware of the features to seek because there are numerous varieties of hair clippers.

Man Trimming His Hair With Electric Clipper

There are typically two types of hair clippers: corded and cordless. Because it doesn’t depend on a battery that depletes and dies, a corded clipper, which only operates when plugged in, is often more powerful and may be used for longer.

A cordless hair clipper, on the other hand, is more adaptable and rechargeable. This kind does not hold you attached to an outlet so that it may be used anywhere.

Cutting the Top With Scissors

Use scissors to cut hair on top of your head. Using scissors to cut hair instead of a clipper will help you make more precise cuts and give your hair more texture. You can buy hair cutting scissors online or at most hair care stores.

Cut the top into sections. Use a comb to lift the hair from the top of your head. Work slowly and carefully in 6mm sections. These sections should be parallel with the front of your hairline. When trimming, pull a bit of the previously cut section into the new section as if it were an orientation guide.

Trim your bangs, if such is the case, with shears for home haircuts. Break apart your bangs if you have them. Use the comb to cut each portion to the desired length, then use the scissors to trim it.

How to Use Scissors

Knowing how to handle a pair of hair-cutting scissors is crucial when purchasing a pair. Hair scissors are distinct from conventional scissors, and how you cut with them affects how well the hairdo turns out.

Even though using scissors may initially seem challenging, it becomes simple if you have the proper grip, a steady hand, and are prepared to cut hair! You can use numerous scissors for cutting, but only one type is designed to cut hair.

Regular scissors will rip through and harm your hair ends if you use them to cut hair at home. Hair-cutting scissors must be used to cut hair to achieve an ideal result and maintain healthy hair.

When trimming hair at home, the following is the most straightforward technique to use your scissors. A person whose hair you cut or you sit upright yourself.

After brushing, mist the hair with water to moisturize it. Grab a portion of hair above the desired cutting area with your fingers. Gradually lower your fingers until you are ready to cut your hair.

Your fingers should be below the area you want to cut. Take a pair of hair scissors in your hand, and open the blades with your thumb. Use your thumb to shut the scissors off after inserting the hair between the blades.

Over Comb and Point Cutting are the two methods of using hair scissors that are most frequently taught. The Point Cutting technique is a straightforward technique where you spray the hair to get it damp, comb it straight, and then point and cut with the hair cutting scissors.

The Over Comb haircut technique is the best choice if you have longer scissors and like to cut hair with a comb over your fingers. Sit the person in a chair so that they are upright.

Spray the hair, then spritz it. To leave up hair that you plan to chop, use a comb with your non-dominant hand. Holding the comb, cut hair at a parallel angle with the hair cutting scissors.

Scissors exist in various sizes with various advantages, and once you start collecting them, they could even become an addiction. It’s critical to pick appropriate scissors because they grow into an extension of your hand and begin to reflect your personality.

Man With a Long Hair and Extended Goatee Cutting Hair With Scissors

Convex or beveled edge blades are the two main categories of hair-cutting scissors. Which you select will depend on your preferences and your financial situation.

Blades with beveled edges are constructed from a combination of metals, making them lightweight. When beginning to cut hair, micro-serrated blades are excellent because they prevent hair from sliding down the blade. They work well for slow detail work or dry hair but not for slicing work since the hair will get caught in the blade.

With a razor-like edge, convex blades are the sharpest form of a blade. They can be used for various cutting methods, but slicing is their best usage because of their exceptionally sharp edge. Convex blades are slightly heavier than beveled-edged ones because they are constructed of solid stainless steel rather than hollow steel.

Finishing Touches

Match the sides. Make sure the sides are even by checking them in a mirror. Take a horizontal portion of your hair at nearly the same spot on either side of your head after combing it. Check if these sections are the same length. If they don’t, trim any extra lengths and bumps, removing small amounts at once.

Always remember: it’s simpler to make a small cut and make up the rest afterward. Cut your sideburns to the desired length. Blend the top with the sides. The sides of your hair should be combed down from the top. Cut the corners of the sheets while holding them upright to eliminate the bulge.

Sharpens the neckline. Use the clipper or beard trimmer to cut the hair that grows at the nape of your neck.

Comb your hair immediately after cutting it. Rinse your hair in the shower after getting it cut to eliminate any leftover product. Dry it with a towel, and then part it with a comb and style it as you usually would.

Flowbee Haircutting System

The Flowbee has a relatively straightforward design: it’s a hair cutter that uses suction to gather your hair while simultaneously cutting it. The advantage is that your hair won’t be messy after you finish.

The cutter is attached to your vacuum cleaner with a straightforward hose attachment. Applying so-called “spacers,” you can adjust the cut’s length.

Different Techniques for Different Hair Types

Blunt Cutting

The hair you want to trim is pulled out from the head, and the tips are clipped off.

Scissors and a Comb With a Clip

Where the hair is too short to guide the finger, scissors and a comb with a clip technique use a comb as a cutting guide.


Using the outside line’s length as a reference, the hair is kept away from the head as the excess is removed from an outside line.


With shears or a razor, we can make the hair thinner. Usually, we think our hair adds volume at the root or softens the lines of a new hairdo.


This entails cutting the hair at various lengths to create diverse looks.


Is it hard to cut your hair?

It is not the easiest, but it can be improved and facilitated by practice.

Is it a bad idea to cut your hair?

When using scissors carelessly at home, many potential problems could arise, but if you are in urgent need of a quick fix and can’t get to the salon right away, or you want to avoid the high prices of haircuts in barbershops, it is OK to do so.

What if I mess up my haircut?

If you screw up your hair at home, you can always go to a salon for a hairdresser to try to repair the damage. If that is not an option, try to wash your hair and style it to hide the mistake, it will not be so visible in a couple of days.

How to cut someone else’s hair for the first time?

Starting with clean hair is crucial. Comb his hair to make it less tangled. Select a clipper accessory. In between your thumb and first two fingers, firmly grasp the clippers. Your hold should be firm and sturdy yet relaxed.

Begin by beginning to trim at his head’s base. Align the back of the head; after that, align the sides. Moisten the top of the man’s head and moves his hair forward.

Cut off the top. Cut the line through, comb the hair forward once more, and start at the front of the head. Blend the head’s top and crop his bangs. After the whole head has been trimmed, comb one last time. Verify that you haven’t overlooked any areas by looking around.

What are the best clippers for at-home haircuts?

A corded clipper is always a better option because it is longer lasting, has no battery and is more powerful.


Thanks to this male hair-cutting advice, you now have all you need to start your barber shop. Additionally, you benefit from convenience, cost savings, flexibility, and time and effort savings. Keep in mind that practice makes perfect; you’ll become more adept at cutting your hair the more you do it.

Vinnie - Barber

About the author: Vinnie – Barber

Vinnie is one of the members of the Beardoholic writers team. He’s also a barber and hairstylist for 15 years now and he has a kick-ass beard of his own, so he surely knows what makes a magnificent beard and hair and how to achieve them. He’s our go-to guy for all the latest beard and hairstyle trends and he always has a tip or two on how to grow and style a thick beard fast.

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