It is easy to use clippers on a woman’s hair as well as on man’s. Using clippers creates a shorter style than some women like but for the adventurous woman, clippers can be her best friend. There are two easy clipper styles that look edgy and fun on women. These styles include the partial buzz and the textured shag.
Clip up the top half of the hair. Use a severe part to divide the hair into two equal sections, or create a slightly larger section on the bottom for a greater dramatic effect.
Place a No. 1 guard over the clippers or use no guard at all for an even more dramatic style. Buzz away the bottom half of the hair. Use the scissors to trim away any stray hairs that remain.
Let the top half of the hair down and cut it to about 5 or 6 inches long. Texture the ends by randomly making vertical cuts across the bottom of the hair to prevent the cut from looking too blunt.
Wash the hair to remove any loose hairs. Apply styling mousse to the top portion of the hair. Dry with a hair dryer and round brush to create volume near the crown. Use the styling pomade to mold the hair into one large clump that hangs in a dramatic wave over one side of the head.
Comb all of the hair from the crown of the head toward the face, covering the face with hair for now. Clip this portion of the hair up with hairstyling clips.
Attach a No. 5, 6 or 7 cutting guard to the clippers, depending on how long you want the style. The larger the number, the longer the hair will remain.
Start at the nape of the neck and work your way upward to the clipped section of hair. Clip all the hair away until it is even on all sides. Use scissors to cut any stray hairs.
Remove the hair clip. Use a No. 7 or 8 guard on the clippers and cut the top hair from the crown of the head forward. Use scissors to cut stray hairs. Pull the hair up between your fingers and add texture to the ends by creating vertical cuts with the scissors. Texture the entire head. Wash the hair to remove clumps of hair.
Dry the hair with a hairdryer and paddle brush. Brush the hair forward from the crown. Apply texturizing pomade all over the hair. Pull the hair into sharp spikes, twisting the ends slightly to create tiny points.
Brenda Priddy has more than 10 years of crafting and design experience, as well as more than six years of professional writing experience. Her work appears in online publications such as Donna Rae at Home, Five Minutes for Going Green and Daily Mayo. Priddy also writes for Archstone Business Solutions and holds an Associate of Arts in English from McLennan Community College.