The perfect haircut
This article sponsored by Conair, maker of
the Deluxe Cut™ Brushed Nickel Haircut
Kit, featuring the company’s patent-pending “smart motor” technology, which
automatically increases power when the
clipper senses more difficult areas to easily
cut all hair types. The kit comes with a
manual and a how-to DVD.
THANKS TO TODAY’S MODERN haircutting equipment and some very helpful
how-to guides, you don’t have to go to the barbershop to get a great cut. Here
are some handy tips for the perfect haircut at home—a practice that can save
you lots of money over the course of a lifetime of a head of hair!
• Inspect your clipper to make sure it is free of hair and dirt, is properly
oiled and is running smoothly. Clean tools are the first step to success in
• It’s helpful to lay an old sheet on the floor to catch the clippings if you
want to save cleanup time.
• Place a towel or cape around the neck of the person getting the haircut.
• Seat the person so that his or her head is at your eye level. This gives you
greater visibility and control.
• Comb hair until it is tangle-free. Hold the clipper in a
• For a medium to long cut, begin
cutting only a small amount of
hair until you become familiar
with the length each attachment
leaves the hair. Try the longest
attachment on the clipper first.
If you want a shorter cut, you
can then use shorter combs.
• When cutting children’s hair,
use a specially designed, child-friendly blade. These blades
safely cut children’s hair without
pulling or tearing and without
• When cutting bangs, make sure
your “client” doesn’t
grows lift his or her
bangs will end
up looking too
about half an