Since most men keep their hair short, they have to visit a salon every four to six weeks for a trim. The cost of these salon visits adds up over the course of a year. Save yourself some money by either giving yourself haircuts or asking a friend to give you a haircut. The simplest at-home haircut you could possibly get is the Caesar cut. This haircut varies in length depending on your personal preference; however, it is normally kept around 1 inch long. You need no previous hair cutting experience to accomplish a professional looking Caesar haircut.
Things You'll Need
Wrap a towel around your shoulders to protect your clothes from falling hair. If a friend is cutting your hair, get comfortable on a chair. If you are cutting your own hair, stand in front of a large, well-lit mirror.
Run a comb through your hair to flatten it and remove any snarls. Do not wet your hair since clippers cut dry hair better than wet hair.
Snap a clipper blade onto your clipper’s head. The blade you choose dictates the length of the Caesar cut. Generally, the blade will have the length stamped on it.
Turn the clippers on. Start at the top of your head and pull the clippers over your scalp in the opposite direction from the way your hair grows. Brush away the loose hair. Continue to move the clippers over the top of your head, working from your forehead to the back of your head.
Position the clippers at the nape of your neck and pull them up toward the top of your head. Continue to do this from the back of your head, from ear to ear.
Remove the clipper blade from the clipper. Cut through the random hairs on the back of your neck to create a clean neck line. Hold the clipper’s blades level with the top of your ear. Pull the clippers down to remove the side burns.
Keep your bangs slightly longer so you can style them up. Blend the bangs’ length with the rest of the hair’s length.
References and ResourcesFTM Resource Guide: Men's Short Haircuts and the Barber Shop
Hairfinder: Clipper Cutting Techniques
Barbershop 101: Understanding Haircuts