Men's Hair Cutting Tips

Hair Clipper Cutting Tips

Whether you choose a VS For Men hair clipper that requires comb guide attachments or you choose the unique all-in-one i-clipTM hair clippers , this information will allow you to achieve salon perfect results at home.

For best cutting performance:

  1. Use on clean dry hair that has been combed until tangle-free.

  2. Set the cutting length as required, or attach the desired comb guide attachment.

  3. It is always best to start cutting with a longer grade first and work in sections, so you know which sections are yet to be cut.

  4. Hold the clipper against the hair. The teeth of the comb guide should be pointing upwards and flat against the head.

  5. Move the clipper upwards and outwards through the hair, a little at a time, against the direction of hair growth.

  6. The clipper will work most efficiently when cutting through the hair at its own speed. Never force through the hair.

  7. Never switch the clipper off whilst in the hair.

  8. For longer hair on top of your head, you may wish to use a barber comb to lift the hair and then clip over the comb, or hold the hair between your fingers and cut to the desired length.

 • For finishing touches around the nape and sideburns, use the clipper without a comb guide. Turn your clipper over and move it from top to bottom. 

Practice Layers on the sides

A pendulum-like swinging action is recommended for a haircut that is short on the sides and longer on the top of the head.

cut your hair using an upward vertical motion

1. Begin at the nape of your neck or the base of your ears and cut your hair using an upward vertical motion. Move the clipper away from the crown as you near the top of the head. Repeat this process several times.

The cutting guide will help thin out thicker hair on the sides

2. The cutting guide will help thin out thicker hair on the sides. Use a pendulum-like swinging action, ensuring that you move further away from the crown while going up, if you wish to keep the hair on the top of your head longer.

Setting the hair length on the top of your head:

On the crown of your head, decide on an appropriate length. Comb your hair toward the front and separate a section to be cut. Use your hand to set the length: your little and ring fingers rest on the top of your head while your middle and index fingers hold the hair at the desired length. Repeat this hand position for the whole cut.

Begin by completing a reference point with the first front section

1. Begin by completing a reference point with the first front section. It will then be easier to find when you cut the sections on the front and at the back of your head.

Cut a row of sections that will help you find the right length for the subsequent sections

2. Cut a row of sections that will help you find the right length for the subsequent sections.

Cut using the reference section as a guide

3. Work from the front to the back, in many lines. When positioning your hand and lifting the next section, you will see the previous section through your hair. Cut using the reference section as a guide.

Lining up the Tops/Sides:

In this step, you will create continuity between the length of the hair on the top of your head and the (shorter) length of the hair on the sides. Use a comb as a cutting guide.

Run the comb vertically up the side of your head beginning at the bottom to lift the remaining sections

1. Run the comb vertically up the side of your head beginning at the bottom to lift the remaining sections.

repeat the step with a comb to ‘cut’ as much hair as possible

2. Using the clipper, straighten gradually. Before each cut with the clipper, repeat the step with a comb to ‘cut’ as much hair as possible.

Making your haircut stylish:

This technique will help you create a unique hairstyle with assurance of obtaining shape.

take a section of hair holding it 1 to 2cm below where you will cut

1. Using the ideal hand position, take a section of hair holding it 1 to 2cm below where you will cut.

Using the clipper ‘plunge’ into the section at an angle to create a ragged effect on the ‘ends’

2. Using the clipper ‘plunge’ into the section at an angle to create a ragged effect on the ‘ends’.

Shaping the Nape of your Neck and contours around the Ears:

follow the contours holding the clipper at an angle of about 45˚ from the temple

1. To refine the contours of the sideburns and around the ears, you should follow the contours holding the clipper at an angle of about 45˚ from the temple.

Again, thanks to a pendulum-swinging action, run the clipper toward the top and create a layered cut

2. Again, thanks to a pendulum-swinging action, run the clipper toward the top and create a layered cut…

using the nape of your neck for support

3. using the nape of your neck for support.

How to use the Adjustable Taper Feature:

Your ability to achieve salon perfect results is aided by an adjustable taper control which helps you to:
• Make fine cut adjustments for precision trimming
• Adjust the cutting length between grade lengths creating a seamless blend.
• Gradually adjust the closeness of the cut.
• Increase and decrease cutting length at the flick of a switch

The Turbo Boost Feature:

If you have thick, coarse hair or areas of thicker hair, the turbo boost function will provide you with 15% more cutting power, allowing you to trim hard to cut hair.

Thinning and Texturising:

The special thinning and texturising function unique to the VS For Men i-clipTM Hair Clippers enables you to achieve a professional & textured finish at home. Thinning and texturising makes your hair less thick by giving it a jagged finish to the tips instead of a blunt cut.

Tramliner Blade Attachment:

The tramliner blade is used for precision detailing to create accurate edge lines, designer tramlines & special hair/facial hair effects. This blade attachment is only available on the Metro Turbo Power Precise Facial & Body Grooming System.

VS for Men products make excellent gifts for Father's Day and Xmas. 

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