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Haircuts at Home: Gentleman's Haircut

teacher avatar Rebekah Buck, Be Confident in your own hair

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (35m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Before you Begin

    • 3. Join the Support Group!

    • 4. Tools

    • 5. What to know about clippers

    • 6. How to hold Scissors

    • 7. Gentlemens cut

    • 8. 04 Edging

    • 9. Side Blending

    • 10. Top Blending

    • 11. Finishing Up

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About This Class

Welcome to Haircuts at Home: Gentleman's Cut

I designed this course for those with no experience who want to save time, money and hassle. 

Most parents with children know it's a struggle taking your kids to go and get their haircut, especially boys. They might be rowdy and super distracted, won't hold still and the hair cut doesn't turn out right. On top of that, cutting hair can get really expensive if you are having to do it every month. 

At the end of this course you will be able to :

  • Give handsome hair cuts
  • Be confident in your newly developed skill
  • Have pride in your first haircut
  • Save time & money

I have ten plus years experience in hair cutting and want to share that with you. This first haircut we will learn is easy and great for beginners. We will follow the step by step instructions together. 

In this course you will learn how to do a Gentleman's Hair cut. 

You will need

  • Shears
  • Clippers
  • Cape/ towel
  • Comb
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Readiness to learn! 

Now get ready, you are going to be an awesome at home hairstylist! 

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Rebekah Buck

Be Confident in your own hair


Hi my name is Bekah,

I have been cutting hair for 10+ years and I just found out that I love to teach people my greatest passion, cutting and styling hair! I can't wait to share everything I know with you!

I want to help families all over the world save money, time, and (sometimes) stress of having to go and get a hair cut. I grew up in a large family and know it can be really stressful for those with large and small families to pile up in the car and head to the nearest location to get their haircut - not to mention it can cost a lot!

As an at home Hair Stylist, it is my goal to help you save money, time, and learn a valuable skill cutting hair right from your own home. For some it can seem really intimidating but it really isn't, I know from personal experience. I... See full profile

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1. Introduction: everybody will figure could set home. My name's Becca. I'm making this course because I come from a really big family. I have two sisters, mom, and then I have five brothers and a dad. So that's a lot of people in one family needing to go and get their hair cut to look good. So especially for guys, you have a lot of guys. It can cost a lot of money, everyone to get their hair cut because their hair grows really fast. So five guys in my family, plus my dad that six guys. So take the prices that now for haircuts that are $15 for men's cuts. And maybe I think it's $12 for kids cuts under 11 and plus tips. That's a lot of money that you're spending every single month to get your kids hair looking good for school or whatever it is that you need to look good for. So I'm making this court's with really to reach out to bombs that have that problem. I really like you to be able to feel confident and comfortable in cutting your kids here, and I want your kids to fuel like they look really good for their school or whatever. So some things that you're gonna need to take this course is you're going to need it. Clippers your Sievers, you're going guards. You're gonna need it Calm. You're gonna need a cape to put around your kids. And you're also gonna be a good share to put them in a good share, meaning you don't have to bend down to reach them. And you don't have to reach up really high just because you want to take care of yourself. Feel comfortable when you're cutting their hair. A couple things that you can dio. I have a chair that spins around you want, make sure that you move around the chair. If it's station you want, make sure you have enough room to move around them, that you're not gonna trip and fall, and you're not gonna knock them out of the chair or something like that. So if you do have a shorter chair, you can put a cushion. You can put phone books in it or something, Um, or you school just living from the house that you're gonna be able to use and feel comfortable using. Another thing that you're going to need is you're gonna really good, like, you want to see what you're doing and how their hair is turning. Now, as you're cutting it, something else that's really important. If you're gonna be using clippers, especially clippers that have courts, you want to make sure that you have an extension cord or court. That's long enough so that you can move around and did not feel like you're tied toe one outlets. So those are a couple things that you're gonna need A In this course, we're gonna be covering a couple of haircuts. Uh, we're gonna be doing a clipper cut, and we're also using a cut that we're just gonna be using scissors and cold sports. So I hope that gives you a little bit of my idea of who I am and what we're gonna be covering. So let's get started 2. Before you Begin: 3. Join the Support Group!: everybody. Welcome to haircuts at home. I just wanted to start off by saying thank you so much for downloading the course and taking that first big step towards becoming a mommy. Hairstylist, I know a lot of you probably have doubts wondering whether or not you're gonna be good at cutting hair. I just want to let you know, I think you're gonna be awesome. And I am here to support and encourage you anyway that I can eso regarding that. I did start. Uh, I just started. Ah, haircuts at home. Facebook group. I'd really like this to just be a place for you guys to go and ask your questions. Share your results in chat with other people that might be in your shoes as well. I did also want to tell you guys I do have a neem ale that you guys can get in touch with me. If for any reason you don't feel comfortable asking some of your questions on public Facebook group, you can respond directly to the email that should be sent to you after you don't move the course and I will get back to your questions. So there's Ah, a couple of things I wanted you to keep in mind just to know that I'm here, I'm going to support you, and I'm gonna help you any way that I can. So I look forward to seeing you guys in hearing your questions. 4. Tools: Okay. Welcome today. What you guys were gonna eat for this particular haircut? Your wall, seniors. Your well meaning the guards say you need are a one guard, a two guard. You're gonna need your blending shears, your shears. And they also need a bottle for water for wedding here, down in the cold. So let's get started. 5. What to know about clippers: Hello and welcome. I would like to go over something really important when it comes to being a beginner and learning how to cut here. And that is clippers. How to understand them and use them to get the best results on your head cuts. I will just be covering the Wall Clippers. These are the Clippers that I have the most experience in using and I believed to be the easiest to use for a beginner, so we'll jump right in. So to start off, here are all of the Clipper sizes that I ordered with my wall seniors. Something to keep in mind when ordering clippers like these is that the Clipper guards are sold separately from the Clippers. But these are by far my favorite that I have used. They're simple to understand and get results that I am happy with. So we have Clipper guards from 1 to 8. The smaller the number, the shorter the results will be when using. So if you're going to use a number one Clipper guard, you will be getting a 1/8 of an inch as an end result. With this Clipper guard, you are going to be able to see the scalp. They didn't go all the way up to the longest, which is the number eight and that is going to leave an inch of hair. That is a good thing to point out as well. The length that is in the left corner is the length that will be left, not the length that will be that you will be cutting. So if you use a number one clipper guard, the length that's left will be 1/8 of an inch. So just to reiterate, you will not be cutting off 1/8 of an inch. You will be left with 1/8 of an inch. The same goes for all of the other Clipper guards. The number that you see in the left hand corner is going to be the length that is left after you've used it. So those air the Clipper guards. The next important thing to talk about is just the body of the Clippers. So on the Clippers you are going to see on one of the sites is the taper lever. This lever is going to adjust the blade. There are three positions that you can put it in closed halfway and open closed us. When the Clippers lever is all the way at the front of the Clipper, this is going to give you the true length of the Clipper guard that you were using. So if you were using the number one guard, it had the Taper lever. In the closed position. You will have a true one length, so 1/8 of an inch halfway is when the lever is at the halfway point. This will be helpful to use when you are cutting in between legs. If you are going to do a fade, so in the halfway position with the number one Clipper guard you can easily blend between 1 to 1.5. Open is when the Clippers lever is all the way towards the back. This will add link to the guard that you were using. So if you were going to use a number one guard and put the Taper lever in the open position , you will be getting ah, 1.5 length. The actual length added will vary between Clipper Brands and Clipper guards. Just keep this in mind that when the Taper lever is in the halfway or open position. Length will be added. Those were the things to keep in mind when you were using clippers and getting ready to purchase them. I hope this video is helpful to you as you begin your journey to cutting here. Thanks for watching. 6. How to hold Scissors: Hello and welcome back. Today I want to talk with you a little bit about scissors and show you the proper way to hold'em toe. Hold them. You will insert your ring finger into the top finger insert, then place your pinky finger on this finger rest. Most users will have this. If you are getting your scissors from your local beauty supply store. Next, you're gonna insert your thumb into the bottom finger. Insert something to keep in mind is how far you are. Inserting your fingers with the inserts you don't want to go all the way in. Thought will get them caught on when we get more difficult to handle your sisters. So keep from just at the edge of the inserts. Your other two fingers will rest slightly on top of the scissors. Something else to keep in mind is the movement with your hand. You just want to move your thumb When you're using sisters. You can practice that by placing the scissors on your hand. If the blade isn't pushing your hand down, you're getting the hang of just using your thumb to move that bottom blade. You don't want to chop at the hair. This will make it difficult to get a clean line as you chop, the pressure from the blades will push the hair out, making the scissors seen dull. So as you're cutting, keep in mind that you're just moving your thumb. These are my tips for holding scissors properly in order to keep you and the person you're cutting here for safe. I hope this helps you understand scissors and hold a. Hold them a little better to get the best results with your cuts, happy cutting and I'll see you in the next video. 7. Gentlemens cut: So you get started. We're gonna take our Paulson years. We're gonna play one guard on there, and then we're going to take our little talk all here, and we're gonna put it to a 1.5. So with that, we're still be able to see skin on the scalp, But it's not really super super short. So what? We're gonna shoes. We're gonna turn that I look down for me. Well, just come through the hair a couple times to make sure everything is down so that the clippers contraction. We'll go so you can see That's one. We're just gonna keep going ahead. I started like I did go all the way around too, Just right here. Okay, That go around and do it to the left side during the year. All right, so, you know, right now that looks kind of weird looking like I put a warm said and cut it. So next Whitman, switch over to our to guard, didn't turn it off. Flip that the problem with to guard, but for this one, I don't want it to be at 2.5 minutes. We have a solid too, so I did that pushed, talk, opinionated solitude for me. And then we're gonna do seem we're gonna come to you start in the middle. You were going away around up to about the talks of last year over pushes here. Now, go a little bit. Maybe about inch above. Here. Do this. So I didn't see from what I cut. They're still pretty partial lying right there. I'm gonna do the other side, and then we'll go back motion graphics for the right side. We're gonna come through about an inch of a year. Just go through. Great. We're gonna take that you are. Go back to my one guard and that back on and go back to a 1.5. What? There again? Turn it on. And then this going, Teoh, gently touch that to get rid of that, that partial as you can see, harsh line is going. But you still seeing spots that I haven't touched yet. So you're just barely touching it, Barely going into that two lengths. See here. Here's where then. There's harsh morning. Really touched. All right, so that's the clippers part of it. The next part ever gonna do is the edgy 8. 04 Edging: Okay, So this part, we're going to be doing the edgy you can see here, Samuel has who has a lot of hair that grows passed on normal hair line. So what you want to do is be part of this one. Comb through it. You can kind of see where the hair is receiving a little bit. So that's right where you want to cut you. Right? So you can see I cut off all of the smaller hairs, the scene, and I have a nice one right around the year. Do you play on its side Would be clippers. You don't have a guard, I notice. So you want to be very careful when you come around here in years old? I don't want it. They're here. Be very gentle, really are. Just move your around so that and when you're going on years, you don't wanna go super up into the air line called a white wall. So you don't want to become like way up here in the air? Has no people like that some people doing that? Fine. But I know she doesn't, so I'm just gonna keep it pretty close to the year. A full year down here, I But you see, there's a nice warm there as well for the sideburns here. You can see it's just I'm here, Here. So there is the right side of the year just behind it and around it. So when you come down here, there's a couple ways that you go. You can do around where you could do a square. CME is naturally around. So I could see was cut right here, cut street down. So instead of come at an angle right here, I'm gonna call it straight across to get that square look. And we're just gonna do that all the way around. At this point, I wouldn't have him look down. I would have him look straight ahead just so that you could see how your money if they look down cause you're extra bowl a little bit. And then when you look back up, you're gonna have a just have a look straight ahead. Still, there's a nice there here, See, also is here for your same thing on the side. It's gonna come straight up. Yeah, and then do the same thing. Where you just years and years. Yeah. You may have noticed here that that's fine. I'm still I live right here. If you want Warren and then all of the folds. So we're just gonna leave that along fine. Going around here, hold your way that you choose that you're not cutting him your child or whether you're here for so on a side room. If there isn't a receiving line that you could tell a goodwill of that you're gonna come to about halfway in here. So if you stick your finger in a year like this, I could put much of that spot. So halfway through the years, we're a pretty big where you got a good break here. This line a little. They have a good night sigh Poland's neck warring and years so 18. The next thing that we're going to view, we're gonna blend this a little bit better, and then we're going top 9. Side Blending: All right. So at this point, I've wet Samuels here down this point, You want all of this to be wet so that you could get a good, solid and equal length throughout the haircut. You can see here you can see the just the wind through here, distinguishing it from this longer part two where I've already clippard hair short. So at this point, you're gonna need your scissors or your shears and calm. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna be coming pie section served here. Pull it up with the comb, hold it with my fingers. This would be like a finger length and you can see So I'm holding his hair with my fingers , touching his head and cutting about 1/2 an inch off. So we asked for safety for you. Don't cut, pastor. Second uncle, as you can see here, my fingers right here. A kind of bulge is a little bit. And so you don't want to be kind of yourself there. You don't want your not going. You want to cover? It hurts. So try to keep that in mind, and then I'm gonna continue doing that all the way through taking high sections, I would be resting my finger on his head. I'm gonna cut about half inch off and then move again so that I not cut past minor Cool. I'm just gonna go all the way around his head like that. So we were constantly doing as you're cutting the hair is just calling it down just so that you can see what you are so commonly down, making sure that you don't see a huge, long, long hairs through there. So just keep calling it just so that you can kind of see how it please and they continue through. So you kind of gauge at about half an inch. They're me spots that grow a little bit faster on some parts of the and that's OK. Just know that if you rest your finger, you know they will be around the same amount off everywhere. Hi sections. And then I just right here about this year. Once we get to the sides, it's a little bit of the story, so I'm just gonna end about their come back around. I don't keep going through this section here. It's also really important that the person that you're cutting hair for stay still, especially to you. If they lose their head or Joel away, it's easier for you to cut yourself. This isn't a guarded piece of equipment. Seemed to everything that you can to protect your hands and protect the person that you're coming. Are you gonna end again? Just kind of write about behind or above his ear there. All right, So this is where it's going to get a little bit tricky. We're gonna be blending this warm. So I cut the length now so that it will match a little less true here. So it's not so hugely long. There's not a huge amount of difference. So this is where it's gonna get a little bit more tricky. What, you're gonna do it? You're gonna take your home and you're gonna call up these pieces here. I'm not sure you can see that, but there are longer pieces when you come through just through this section right here. So what you're gonna do is you're going to put your comb at an angle. You'll rest this bottom half right here, and then you're going to cut. I'm not sure you can see that, but that harsh wind just right there were cut is pretty much gone. You're gonna continue doing that through this section so that we could get rid of that Hartline. Just kind of curry in a little bit at an angle. Just so at this point, the comb is kind of acting as my guard. So you wouldn't want Teoh just comb everything up and they just cut like that. You could cut cold spots into the air. So the cone is acting as a guide for me at this point. And when you have more practice, you can kind of tell when you're coming up. Just kind of what to cut. It's kind of you're gonna have just all hair is going to lay very nicely is gonna be the same length. And then you just have a couple of pairs that are sticking out. I want late on. Those are the ones that you want cut off. All right, I'm not there. Come back around this, make sure that I got it. Get Teoh a couple of it more right here. But I concede it's kind of magically disappeared that partially All right, you use that backside there. That first line his gun. I do this side next. You're coming with the same thing you did back here. You're just gonna take it and you're gonna cut it. I guess something else that I should mention is that you're cutting like this. You need to become straight office like this. You don't want to come back like this. You want to come forward like this because that's gonna change. So if I did one section like where I was pulling, just like with that and then all the other sections that I took being straight off head, it's gonna and we end up with your spots and you're different links throughout the haircut . So they were coming again like I did before is gonna kind of slightly touched that hard line with using colonizing guys there. That's so it's you right here is a little bit longer, too. So I'm just gonna come right up a little bit that to so you can see while right here together. So that's all blended right there. So on this side, I'm actually going to do when I cut the talk that we are next section just because what the Germans cut you like to have a little bit longer a top, and then this is gonna be a little bit disconnected. That's true. Here's gonna be shorter. And that's gonna be a little bit longer, because that's a gentleman cut. So we will do that in our next session. Stay tuned. 10. Top Blending: all right. So again, I have went down this topper kind of drive from when we did this back. Part of what? This down again. Just so that I could get a good even, like, cut through a few. So what we're gonna be doing now is we're gonna be kind of cutting drink here. It kind off this like, little Corner. It's almost come to a point. It's almost coming to like, training go off the side of his head. So we're gonna be cut that off. It's about 1/2 inch again as well, through taking high sections, cut off. But like I said before, it is still be a little disconnected on this part because it is a gentleman's cut that then what we're gonna do since we took it straight off the side of this head and cut that triangle off. Now what we're gonna do is we're going to shift up a little bit, so we're gonna take it again, and we're gonna come up a little bit different off the side off the I guess corner part of his head here. So we come off and bring it up like that, and you know that little triangle again Being aware when you're kind of not to cut pastor. Cool. What were you doing there also here with the same high sections? Just bring me a little bit. All right, Now we're gonna be shooting again, going even a little bit higher. I think disease comes straight off his head. We're gonna be coming through here. Sh high sections. As you get to this point, you're gonna be able to see seeing where you have cut and where you want to go. With this, we're gonna shaped again. Just that you guys see what I'm looking up. You can actually see what? So this is where I cut, and this is what I'm gonna be coming off. You see, this is where it could be. I get to the front section of the hair. It's OK to bring the hair a little bit back towards you so that the banks can be a little bit longer. I don't That calcium likes it and maybe different. And it is your personal preference here to be cut. So you just bring in a little bit back and then with that, you're not gonna cut as much hair off your kind of over direct. If I over directed it forward and cut it, it would be short, making it a lot shorter than if I just put it straight back. So bringing it back a little bit bringing it towards yourself is gonna keep you from cutting off as much. So I'm gonna kind of come through the sprint section and do that again just cause I don't want it to be sumers. So at this point, you guys can still see that there is. It's not quite as blended as I would like it to be. So many grab isn't grab morning texturizing shoes or my blending ish years. So difference between my other shears that there are little notches in it. So when I'm hunting is not taking off as my chair. So where those noxious are? I'm not gonna be touching that. So again, we're gonna take the comb and we're gonna kind of use it as a guide. Even though these have notches and it's not gonna cut off as much hair as their shares. You still don't want just Tom and cut off its head. You still want something that's gonna guide it it keep you from coming fall slots here. So that come through here, we're gonna take the call, and again, we're gonna for any kind of it's gonna actually be more flat towards the head you don't want. Bernie has drastically towards yourself. Used When did it when we were living back here. You're just gonna bring it up streets ahead. And you're just gonna go like that through the here and move upwards. So you heard the hairs fall slowly out of the call and you're just gonna do that only around, so it's gonna blend it a little bit, but it's not. Do you still? So now you're gonna be what you're gonna kind of comes through a little bit and all that hair is gonna come out and eat on the scissors here, and that's okay. So I'm gonna do it a little bit more. I love learning. Cheers. When it comes to cover people with a lot of hair like Sam, my brothers, just because they have one here, it's fine. So you can see every single little ledge. All right, so that's that. I'm pretty happy with that. There it's a little section. What we're gonna do is we're just gonna go through and do some last minute checks 11. Finishing Up: already. So this last part here that we want to make sure that we get is just this park here. You don't want to leave that. So I have this really nice line and everything, and I have a bunch of hair down here. Nobody's gonna want that to be. So take our peanut again. We're just gonna make sure that we have all that hair on this again. Don't me a lot of pressure. Yeah, So you can see that he has a lot, Carol, But that is that climb. And I'm pretty much all that I was gonna do in this section. Just make sure that everything looks good clean. The corn is good behind. Years were good. And the sideburns match, which they do. So that is that I didn't see him around. You guys can see the fine. You see what that looks like? So this is a gentleman's cut. Things were watching Vice