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Elegant Edge: Clipper Cut Men

November 4, 2013 | 11:16 AM
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1. Section hair as shown, isolating all the hair above the rounds of the head.
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2. Begin the cut on the side at the side burn. Cut straight across using the Excel Ultra Clipper, a detachable blade clipper.
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3. Blend up to the isolated section using a clipper-over-comb technique.
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4. Direct the temple strands forward using clipper over comb.
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5. Clean up the line behind the ear to the nape and blend up to the occipital.
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6. Now take horizontal sections from above the parietal. Use a razor to blend.
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7. Project the hair straight up from the head. Using a clipper, remove the corner.
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8. Direct the fringe forward, use a razor to remove weight.
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9. Now go in with the Andis Charm trimmer and defi ne the perimeter.
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The key, adds Jessica Zeinstra, is to work with a tilted head along vertical planes. “Also playing with tension—all that works to create different lengths and weight lines.”


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