How do you blend a fade
For a fade look with longer hair on top, you will want to cut the hair at an angle as you move towards the back of the head to blend it.
Check the corners as you cut.
To do this, pull out a lock from the top of the hair and check the edges.
The corners of this cut should be soft..
What is a left and right taper
The right and left ear taper guards have shorter width and length of the guard on the ear side and taper to a longer length as the guard angels up towards the crown of the head. … Starting behind the right ear and at the start of the hair line, arch the clipper up and over the ear and towards the side burn.
What is left and right taper for on hair clippers
A: These guide attachments are designed for use with your clippers to help create evenly blended tapering in a short, clipper-cut haircut. Most clipper sets come with “left” and “right” taper guides in which the “short to long” teeth run in opposite directions.
What does the taper lever on hair clippers do
The taper lever adds versatility to your clipper by allowing you to gradually change the closeness of your cut without a guide comb. When the lever is in the uppermost position, the blades will give you closest cut and leave the hair very short.
What are levers on Clippers
The lever or usually a slide on top for a hairdresser style of clipper is to maximise or minimise the length of hair the clipper blades leaves behind. It has the same function as a barber clipper, with the exception of zero gapping for hairdressing clippers.
What cuts more hair open or closed
When the taper lever is closed it cuts more hair, and the blade is at it’s lowest cutting position. When the taper lever is open it cuts less hair, and the blade is at it’s longest cutting position. … When you push the taper lever up towards the front of the clipper it’s called closing the blade.
Is it better to use clippers on wet or dry hair
Dripping wet hair is pretty much impossible to cut properly with clippers, so don’t even try. A good towel dry helps prevent the clipper blades rusting and makes it much easier for you to achieve the style you want.
Should I Zero gap my clippers
For Clean Lines: “The ‘line up’ or ‘edge up’ is an important part of the haircut to make sure the lines crispy,” shares Fern. “Having your trimmers zero gapped will help you achieve those crispy clean lines.
What guard do you use for a taper
Select a number 2 guard for a fade cut with a number 4 guard, a 1 for a 3 and so forth. For a fade cut with a number 2 guard, use no guard. Attach the chosen clipper guard to the clippers. Cut the bottom 1/2 inch of hair around the bottom hairline with the shorter clipper guard.
Can you fade without taper lever
Yes you can! I’ve been a barber for 6 years. When I was in barber school we were taught how to fade without a lever because not all clippers have a lever. You just have to know what you’re doing by using different guards or blades.
When should I oil my clippers
Blades should be oiled after cleaning with Hygienic spray. Clipper should be oiled with each use. Trimmers should be oiled once a day or after several usages.
Is a 3 or 4 shorter haircut
Then a “Number 2 Haircut” is still a very short cut that corresponds to 1/4 inch length; a “Number 3 Haircut” leaves 3/8 inch of hair; “Number 4 Haircut” is a longer, medium-length cut at 1/2 inch; and “Number 5 Haircut” keeps 5/8 inch of hair on the scalp.