For a lot of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of home haircuts is the dreaded bowl cut inflicted by Mum’s in our school days.
Not going to happen now champ, with the right tools from us aka VSforMen and techniques from our lad styling expert Jules Tognini, you can keep your hair looking slick and stylish in-between barber visits – no bowl required!
Jules is going to give us the tips and tricks that are easy to follow! He’ll show you how to maintain your fade, your crew cut look and how to square up your hairline. To become an expert at home, follow these steps!
With all things, mastering a skill takes practice. So as mentioned before having the right tools and techniques is essential in nailing a home haircut. Sure enough, if you do end up messing up a bit that’s why you have the professionals to help you out!
First things first, follow these key rules before you get started:
Don’t be a dirty mongrel, clean and untangled hair works best
Use the right comb guide
If you’re updating your man brand by going from long to short, start with a longer comb grade first and work in sections, so you know which sections are yet to be cut
Get your grip right:
Hold the clipper against the hair
The teeth of the comb guide should be pointing upwards and flat against the head
Move the clipper upwards and outwards through the hair, a little at a time, against the direction of hair growth
For longer hair on top of your head, grab 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.
Don’t forget the finishing details: the nape and sideburns are all part of your brand. Use the clipper without a comb guide and turn it over, grooming from top to bottom.
Now, to go over some key basics that will allow you to do home touch-ups.
Fade haircuts are one of the most popular hairstyles for men and for good reason. They make you look sharp and stylish.
To stop you looking like a koala, it’s important you create separation between your hair, sideburns and neck. A fade adds structure and can place focus on your hairstyle and beard.
How to maintain your fade at home:
For a crew cut, the top of the head is cut relatively short. The longest hair forms a short pompadour at the front and the shortest is at the back of the crown. This ensures when people see you on the side on, the outline of the hair approaches the horizontal. Everything needs to be in proportion with this look!
The GI crew cut is in fashion, and with the VSforMen The Crew Cut, you can maintain this look at home.
Grab your trimmer and learn how to maintain your crew cut with these steps:
You want to finish as strong as you start, so squaring up your hairline is essential. It will also add volume to thinning hair, winning! This will ensure everything looks clean and polished. If done incorrectly, this can really make your haircut look uneven.
How to maintain your hairline at home:
It’s that simple to look sharp in between your visits to the barber. Don’t let your style slide, take control of your look!
We also have other products in our VS Men range including grooming products for the head, face and body. If you’re a man that likes to have everything in one place, our all-in-one grooming toolkits are for you. Check where you can purchase your own at your nearest stockists so you can maintain your asset in the comfort of your own home!