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Haircuts at Home: Men's Low Fade Haircut

Rebekah Buck, Be Confident in your own hair

Haircuts at Home: Men's Low Fade Haircut

Rebekah Buck, Be Confident in your own hair

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15 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Promo Video

    • 2. Before you Begin

    • 3. Introduction

    • 4. Tools Needed

    • 5. What to Know about Clippers

    • 6. How to Hold Scissors

    • 7. Things to Know

    • 8. Starting the Cut

    • 9. Scissor Over Comb Technique

    • 10. Blending the Back

    • 11. Blending the Back and Left Side

    • 12. Cutting the Top

    • 13. Blending the Top w the Right Side

    • 14. Edging the Cut

    • 15. End Results!

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About This Class

Welcome to Haircuts at Home: Men's Low Fade

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

Most parents with children know it can be a struggle taking their children to 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
  • Save time & money

I have ten plus years experience in hair cutting and want to share that with you. The haircut we will learn is bit more intermediate. Don't worry, we will follow the step by step instructions together.

In this course you will learn how to do a Men's Low Fade. 

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. Promo Video: welcome to haircuts at home. My name is Becca. I started haircuts at home to help anyone that wants to save their family time and money. I come from a big family, so saving money was a daily challenge for us. When I was 12 I started learning how to cut hair for my five younger brothers. I was later able to cut my mom and two sisters hair. It wasn't until my dad had asked me to cut his hair that I truly felt confident that I could cut hair. Over the years, I have been teaching families that want to save time and money through online step by step courses. My main goal in every course is not only the teach the techniques needed to do the specific haircut, but to show you that you can do this. Cut confidently. By the end of this course, you will be able to confidently cut amends. Low fade haircut in the comfort of your own home. Thank you for being here. I'm excited to have you. I will see you in the course 2. Before you Begin: 3. Introduction: Hi, guys. For those of you that don't know me nine, my name is Becca. Welcome to hear Cuts at home. So I wanted to let you guys know a little bit about me and why I started haircuts at home. So I've been cutting here for probably about 10 plus years, and I am more or less self taught. If you guys have a lot of guys in your family, you know how expensive be to get your hair cut? That kind of brought into thinking, Why can't other people save money with cutting their fits their home or their husbands or boyfriends here? So I really wanted Teoh. Just make a one stop shop for you guys in getting the knowledge of how to cut hair at home . So I am learning to for sure. It's definitely a challenge in making sure that I'm covering everything that you need to know to be successful with the certain hairstyles or haircuts that you guys are wanting to do. It's it's definitely a challenge in trying to make sure that I'm getting all of that information to you, but I'm always available. So if you guys have any questions, please ask them and I will help you to the best of my abilities. But I think that is probably the biggest thing that I want to give you guys is just confidence in knowing how in knowing that you guys have the knowledge that you needed to cut your kid's hair at home and the scene that it's not as scary as it seems to be able to achieve some pretty decent looking cuts. So, yeah, I'm really excited about this. And I'm really excited to be sharing with you guys. So we are definitely gonna be working together. And I definitely love feedback from you guys. So please let me know if you have any questions or if there's anything that's not clear. But I am really grateful for you guys are giving you the chance to teach you and hopefully keep this going for different hairstyles. So, yeah, thank you guys so much. And I will see you in the course 4. Tools Needed: where there's here cutting course. You will need a pair of clippers, an edger to eggs, the hairline. A pair of scissors are number one and two. Guard a comb, a water bottle to what? The hair down and it Kate. To cover the person you're cutting hair for. I will add a leak with a list of recommended products that will fit your needs and your budget. I will see you in the next video. 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. Things to Know: we're gonna be doing, Uh, we're going to start with a one clip guard and we're gonna blend it up. Teoh, I believe a three is what I have plans and that we're going to keep that low fade. So we're going to start this lesson with the Clipper portion Low fade. If you're not sure what that ISS is, the fade starts just like it sounds lower on the head. So you're going to be going about an inch and 1/2 from the hairline and you're going to be leaving the bulk through here and then blending in with the top for ah, high, fade it. You're going to be going into about the temple, right when the head starts to curve up to the top and then you're blending that up to the top. So the reason that I like to do a loaf Aid versus ah, high fade on clients with Calix is that we're leaving a lot of the bulk through here. So we're able Teoh blended when you cut a cowlick short, which is what you would have to do if you were going to come in here with the high feed it kind of makes all of this just stand up funny and it gives a cowlick on the back of the head. But if you're leaving the length and you're leaving that weight, it ones really nicely and it just falls nicely on the back of the head. 8. Starting the Cut: Welcome already, guys. So it for the first start of this haircut, we are going to start with our clippers and that the number one that Clipper guard. So we're gonna put that on our Clipper while the Clippers are off. And I wanted to point out really quick on the side of your Clippers. You're going to notice a lever, so this lever is going to adjust the blades on length. So with a lez Bert facing the back of the Clippers, you're going to get on 1.5 lengths so the Clippers are open. If you push the lever towards the front of the Clipper, you're gonna be getting a full one lakes. So the clippers are in the closed position, and that's all be referring to it throughout this haircut, I'll be referring to the lever being open or closed. So we're going to start at the center of the head and you always want have a comb. He envies that, even brush the hair just to make sure that it's all free following and ready for you to do the first cut. So we're gonna start that first cut at the center of the hairline. You always want to start at the center because it ensures that the hair cut is gonna be even throughout. And then you're going to take that line and we're gonna continue it to just behind the left ear, and you can go back through when you can clean up that line, just make sure that it's even straight and then we'll continue to the right side of the head. So then, will this be? Continue that line from the center and we'll be going all the way around the right side to the right side of the year. We can go back through and we can clean up that line. All right, so then we're gonna go around, and we're gonna continue that line above the left year. So when you're cutting hair, you always want to be aware of the person's ear. Even though there is a guard on the Clipper, You want to be making sure that you're not cutting the person that you're cutting hair for , So we're continuing that line. It looks about maybe happen inch above that left ear, and we're gonna make sure that it's straight and even all the way to the back, and then we'll repeat that on the right side of the head again, being aware of where the person's ear is. We going happen inch above the right year as well, and then just making sure that that morning is straight as well. All right, so there will be taking our two Clipper guard and we'll be putting that on. And the two Clipper guard is gonna be in the closed position and again, we're going to start at the center of the back of the head and we'll start just above the number one link that we just cut will be going about an inch into that hair and we'll be taking it just around to the left side of the year. And then we'll go back around and will continue that to the right side of the head. We're going to continue that line just above the left ear, ensure that the line above the left ear is pretty straight, and even with the rest of the line that we've cut well, Pete that on the right side of the head, all right. So as you can ski, we've created a pretty noticeable harsher line in between those two lengths the number two links and the number one leg. But don't worry, we're gonna be blending that out. We're going to go back to our number one Clipper guard. But this time we're gonna have our clippers in an open position. This will give us a 1.5 length, so we're gonna lightly touch that line. We don't want to go too far up into the number two length because that'll just create more lines that need to be blended. So you're just lightly touching that line and you're gonna take that all the way. Two behind the left ear. But as you can see, there is the line that we haven't blended. And then there's where we have blended. You can go as slow as you want. You don't need to rush through this to get that line fully blended, and we'll continue that two behind right year, and then we can go back and will blend just above the left ear began just lightly touching that line, going too far up into the two length and then we'll repeat that on the right side as well. So that is wrapping up the Clipper portion off this haircut. In the next video, we will be going over blending at the back with a new technique. A scissor over comb technique. So get your scissors ready and I will see you in the next video. 9. Scissor Over Comb Technique: welcome back already. So for this portion of the haircut, as you can see, I have what? The hair down previously. So if you want to go ahead and do that, you can let the hair down. So for this portion, we're gonna be using a new technique. It's called a scissor over comb technique. We're gonna be using that to blend out this line that you can see here. It's going to be taking the comb, and we're gonna be basically putting it flat against the head. And we're gonna be curving in towards ourselves so that the spine of the comb is just touching the back of the head. And we're gonna take our six scissors and we're gonna work in small sections and we're going to cut the longer pieces that we see coming out of that comb. And we'll just keep doing that until that harsh line is fully blended or mostly blended. As you can see from a lot of the titles in this course, blending is gonna be a huge part of this haircut. So it's OK to take your time replay these videos. If you don't fully understand, just make sure that you get the technique. So as you can see, that harsh line is slowly starting to blend out. It's okay to go back through and a comb it down just so that you can see where you're at with blending what? I'm pretty happy with that. It is starting to blend out pretty nicely. So what is going to continue blending those hairs? And again, he was working in small sections is gonna be a game changer. So we're gonna continue blending the back. It's OK to go back. Its SARU, if you see her, is that you feel like, Oh, that could be a little bit more blended. It's OK to go back through and wended out more as you see fit. - And then I think for this we are I do want you to stop just buying the right year. That side of the head is a little bit different, so we'll go through blending that side in a future video. So for now, stop just behind the right year. I see a couple more things that need to be blended more and you kind of just get an eye for it as you go. So we're gonna be Wendy, my left side again using that same technique. And then in the next video, we it will be a going over another technique to blend the back. So stick around. I will see you guys in the next video. 10. Blending the Back: All right, welcome back. So for this video, we're gonna be blending the back even more. We are gonna be taking small pie sections or small sections and will be cutting the remaining bulk off of the hair and will also be creating the guided for the top of the haircut as well. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna take a small section at the back of the head. We're gonna angle our fingers forward a little bit. And as you can see, we have a longer piece of the top in a shorter peace at the bottom. So this bottom section here is so guide, and the top section is what we're gonna be cutting off, and then we'll be taking that will be cutting that section that we just created in half and will be moving around the left side of the head again, following that guy that we just created. And then we'll be cutting that in half and moving forward with that guide to continue cutting around the left side of the head. But it will also be bringing it forward it to wrap around the left side of the head as well . Just to get rid of some of that ball Guinness, and then we can go back and we can double check just to make sure that we haven't created any more harsh lines where we have been cutting, which it looks pretty good right now for the next portion or for the next video, we'll be going over blending the left side and the back even more, and then we'll be getting to the top. Oh, see you guys in the next video. 11. Blending the Back and Left Side: Hi. Welcome back. Okay, so we left off with blending the back and the left side in the rice video for this video. We're going to continue taking that guide that we created, and we're going to continue its through the back. So we're just taking small sections. We're holding it up between our metal and point your finger, and we're just cutting off the point. Just make sure that it's fully blended and there are any really bulky sections. So something to keep in mind as well, which I haven't really talked about in this course is just safety when you're using the scissors away. To do that to keep from cutting your hand is to not cut past your second knuckle, which I know from example I haven't really shown that, But just be aware of where your fingers are so that you're not cutting the crease where your finger ends on your hand. I've done it a couple of times, and it does hurt pretty bad, so just be aware of that. All right, so I see a little bit more of a bulky spot there, so I'm gonna continue cutting, But right now it's looking pretty good. I like how it's blending. I like how it's Lee and we are gonna be doing some other finishing touches, so we're not quite finished yet. We're going to go back to the left side, and we're gonna continue blending that side. We didn't fully finish it in the last video, Sort of a fully blamed. As you can see, there still a pretty harsh line. So then we're just gonna be taking small sections and we're gonna pull them up between our middle and point your finger, and we're going to cut off that point that we see making sure to follow that guide that we started and we're gonna continue all the way towards the front of the face. And as you can see, there still a pretty harsh line. And if you do see that you're gonna go back in with that scissor over comb technique and just lightly touch that line toe, blend it out even more, that's looking pretty good. So in the next video, we are going to be cutting the top and blending it with the guide that we created in the back. I'll see you in the next video 12. Cutting the Top: Hi. Welcome back. Okay, so for this video, we are going to be blending the top with the back. So to start out, we are going to be taking about a one inch section just in the back that you see, and we're gonna be blending this section with the Calik and with the guide that we have created in the back. So as you can see the bottom section of the hair, that's our guide. And that's what we're gonna be cutting. All right, So now what we're gonna do is we're gonna be taking that guide that we just created or continued from the back, and we're going to comb all of the top hair forward, and then we're gonna be taking about a one inch section, and we're gonna be taking that guide all the way to the front of the haircut. So, as you can see, we have our guide there, and we're going to be moving forward with that guide. So what is going to continue that guide through the Mohawk section? And then it's something that I like to do is I like Teoh? As I move forward, it leave a little bit of links. You can do this by dangling that your hand to your dominant hand that you're holding the hair with. You angle your knuckles upwards so that you're kind of going towards a sweeping motion upward so that you're leaving a little bit of links. And I like to do this because for the gentleman's haircut, when you're styling it at the end to get that really nice pompadour look, or to get that really nice like fluff in the front. Having that links at the front of the fees is able to help you achieve that look. So now that we have taken that guide through the center, what we're gonna do is we're just gonna part it in half or as best as we can. And we are going to continue taking that guide through the rest of the haircut, and we're gonna continue by taking little subsections on either side of that part. So there's that guide that we're cutting all the way to the fright. Hurry and then we're gonna continue on the other side of the head, just taking small sections in continuing that guide forward. Okay, so next we're gonna be Do you mean is we're gonna be double checking the haircut, so we just want to make sure that it's even all the way on the top. So we're gonna be taking small one in sections like we did before when we started the guide and we're just gonna comb through the hair. And as you can see, there's a little bit of hair there that isn't the right lengths. So we're just gonna continue towards the front of the haircut to make sure that the guide is the scene or the length of the same all the way around. So you're just gonna be matching that Links that you see. It's a good thing I did, because it's a little off of that left side already. So that's blending or cutting the top. In the next video, we are going to be blending the top with the right side of the haircut. I will see you in the next video 13. Blending the Top w the Right Side: Hi. Welcome back. Okay, so in the last video, what we blended the top. And in this video, what? We are going to be plenty the the top with the right side of the haircut. So I've left this to the egg because on the right side of the haircut for a gentleman's haircut, it lays a little bit more disconnected. Meaning you have a little bit more bulk on this side, but we're still gonna blend it, and we're still going to get it to look, eyes blended as we can. But it's still giving it that queen Gentlemen's haircut Look already. So like we did in the back and on the left side, we're just gonna be taking small sections, and we're gonna be cutting off the point that you see eat. And we're going to just take that through the whole right section of the haircut. It is gonna be we're taking it straight off the right side of the head, so that's already looking a lot more implanted. But we still have that very disconnected look. So what I'm doing is I'm coming that link that we have out of the way. We don't want to touch that like anymore. For right now I'm going it up out of the way a little bit. If they here's what, um, a witness will hopefully be able to just keep it out of the way so you won't get any clips or anything like that. And then we're gonna go through that harsh line that you see there and we're going to be using our scissor over comb technique that I showed you in the back and on the left side. So we're just gonna be pointing that comb towards ourselves. Huger The spine of the comb is hitting the head, and we're just gonna cut those long pieces off working in small sections until we feel like the line is fully blended. And again, don't go too far up into that links, because then it'll just cause and more lines that need to be blended. So we're just lightly touching that line that's already looking pretty good. You're in a coma town just to see how it lays to see if there's any spots that need a little bit more work. All right, now we can pull all of that hair from the top, and we could come it down just to see how it all blends together. And I'm really happy with how that looks. That looks pretty great. So for the next video, what we're gonna be doing some finishing touches were gonna be edging the haircut and just giving any last minute tweaks to the haircut to make it look even better. I will see you guys in the next video. 14. Edging the Cut: Hey, welcome back. Okay, so we're almost finished with this haircut in this video, we are going to be edging the hair, so we're gonna be taking our wall, peanut or your clipper, and you can have it without a guard on. I do highly recommend getting the clipper or ah, peanut, though, because it's gonna get Just find your cut for edging the hairline. They're gonna be taking European air on your clippers, and you're just gonna be cutting those with wiry hairs at the bottom of the neckline just to completely give it a good, nice, rounded it off neckline. So you're just gonna be going through we cutting that net, going street, and then you'll be going up around beside kind of curbing around to create that rounded that going. So there actually are two kinds of necklines. However, I'm gonna point out, you can have ah, rounded neckline which naturally bed here does have around it often. That client, some people do have a natural square, that client for their hair. So when you go in to do a square neckline, you're gonna do a cut and then a cut along the side instead of rounding out as you cut to create that square. So it's pretty good. I'm gonna continue up behind the right side of the year, and we're gonna get any loose hairs that we see on the right side along the left side as well, when they were gonna continue that line up and around the years. So you do want to be careful when you're cutting around the ears. One, you don't want to cut the person. So make sure you're being aware of where their year is, especially right at that crook where I am right now. It could be easy that pits the skin there and you slowly go around that hairline. You don't want to go too far up into the hairline, just really get the very edge of it to give it a smooth, clean look. And then I like to comb the hair forward around the fees and clean up that as well, just to give it an even more clean finish again. You don't want to go too far into the hairline around the ears or around the face. All right, so we're gonna go to the right side now and again, you're gonna be careful not to hurt the person cut. Their heirs will be aware of where there here is, and it's slowly go around that line again. Don't go too far into the hairline. Just keep it right on that hairline and just clean up the longer hairs that you see. And then again, on this side, we're gonna clean up around the the front hairline as well, just combing it forward and lightly touching it again. You don't want to go too far into the hairline for around the ears or around the face. Another thing that you could dio is if they have it hair underneath the cape, you can undo the cape and make sure that all the way down there neck looks really good in Queen. So that's it for this haircut. I'll see you guys in the next video to take a look at the end results 15. End Results!: So these are the end results for the men's general wins haircut. I want to thank you guys so much for watching this video for taking this course for me. I really hope you were able to learn a lot from this course and a couple of new techniques that you can hopefully apply to other haircuts. You might be wanting to do so as always. Thank you so much for taking this course, and I really hope to see you in future courses. I'll see you around by.