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Haircuts at Home: Men's Military Haircut

teacher avatar Rebekah Buck, Be Confident in your own hair

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Course Introduction


    • 2.

      Tools You Will Need


    • 3.

      What to know about clippers


    • 4.

      How to hold Scissors


    • 5.

      Starting the Cut


    • 6.

      Blending the Back


    • 7.

      Blending the Left Side


    • 8.

      Blending the Right Side


    • 9.

      Blending the Top


    • 10.

      Edging the Cut


    • 11.

      Finishing the Cut


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About This Class

Hi There,

I am here with another men's hairstyle that I think you will love!

I am teaching this class in honor of men and women in the Military, including my not so little brother that is the featured model in this course. Thank you so much for your service.

Having a brother in the Military I have been able to really practice the short military standard cuts and thought it might be great for those with Military members in their home or anyone that wants a nice Fade to learn how to create this haircut.

In this class I will teach you a few new techniques to achieve a Zero Fade.

With these techniques you will be able to do a lot of other lengths and hairstyles for men's clipper Fade cuts.

I will take you step by step through the cut and explain as simply as I can to make sure you have the best understanding of how to complete this cut confidently.

The techniques that are shown in this course will be a little more advanced.

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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

Level: Intermediate

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1. Course Introduction: Hi. Welcome the haircuts at home. My name is Becca. Her? You guys that don't know. I started haircuts at home a couple of years ago because I really wanted it to give people a chance to save money any time in the household, with having to go to the salon and get their kids haircuts. I grew up in a pretty big family, and so for my mom, it was kind of the same thing. She had five guys, and it was a lot of money, time and hassle in having to load all of them in the car, take them to the salon and get their hair cut. So I started at a very young age cutting my brother's hair at home, and that I have just kept with it. And I'm married and I have a husband whose hair I cut, and it really just got me thinking, Why can't other people do this as well? If I could do it, surely you guys can do it. So for this course, we're going to be going over a military standard haircut. I have a brother who is in the military, and whenever he comes home on leave I'm able to give him a haircut, and he always loves it. So I really wanted to share that knowledge with you for anybody that has a military men and women at their home. I just wanted to say thank you. And I really hope that this video and tutorial helps you guys in warning how to do a military standard haircut. So I'm gonna be taking you guys step by step through this haircut. So, please, if you have any questions, just let you know. And I hope you guys are able to be in the confidence that you need to do this haircut, so I'll see you guys in the course. 2. Tools You Will Need: For this haircut, you will need a set of clippers, a small edger, a pair of scissors, a home, a cape, a water bottle toe wet the hair down the number two Clippers guard and the number one clipper card. And if you really want to get a Super Kun finish on the end result of the haircut and Andy's pro foil lithium shaver, it isn't completely necessary. But I feel like it really gives a great queen finish to the haircut that we're going to be doing today. I will have a list of recommendations for you to look at and choose what will best fit your needs and your budget. I will see you in the course. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. Starting the Cut: to start this haircut. I am going to comb through the hair to get an understanding of how the head is shaped so that I know where to start and stop the fade. This will also help you know where all the Calix are so that I can avoid them or work around them to get the best and results. I feel like I have a good understanding of how I want the cut toe look. So we will trump right it. You will start with it Clippers, for this haircut. If you notice on the side, there is a lever. This lever is to adjust the blades on the clipper. So having the lever in the closed position or pointed towards the front of the clipper, you will have a zero opening it a little bit. You'll have 1/4 and opening it all the way. You will have 1/2. So opening it all the way is what the lever completely towards the back of the clever. So for this haircut, you will be starting at a full zero. So with the lever completely closed, so start at the center of the neckline and go to about the occipital bone. The occipital bone is where the skull and neck. It's just a slight curve in the head, so you'll stop right there at the acceptable bone, and then you'll continue the line all the way around to behind the right here, making sure that the line is pretty straight. And then you'll continue around the left year and then making sure that the line is straight. You can go back and you can clean up any of the line that you feel like It looks a little on, even keeping in mind to make sure that it's even around the head. So it's not slanted, right or left. It's even all the way. So then we're gonna go just about probably 1/4 of an inch above the year. And keep in mind that the Clippers don't have AH guard for this part. So be careful when you're cutting around the year not to catch any of the skin around their year and nick them some of the air around if you need to. So we'll connect the line and we'll straighten that lineup, making sure it's pretty straight, and then you'll repeat that on the left side of the head. So again, check that That is straight. So the sides are going up to the seam seems spot on either side of the head. So then you're gonna switch over to your one clipper guard and you're gonna keep it in the closed position. So this is the open position. You want to make sure that it's closed. So with that lever facing towards the front of the Clipper, so we're gonna go probably about 1/2 an inch with this length and again, you will started the center and then work your way around. So you always want to start at the center to make sure that the haircut is even if you start on either side, it's easier to slant the haircut or not have unequal an equal distance all the way around. So you don't want that because it will mess up the haircut or it'll make it just look really uneven. So always started the center and then work your way either to the right or to the left. We are going to be continuing over the year and again, even though you have ah Clipper guard on your clippers, make sure your mindful of the ears and move him out of the way. So you're not hurting the person you're cutting hair for. So again, you're gonna want to make sure that the lines are straight that you're creating with this one, and then you'll continue it, of course, on the left side of the head as well. So I'm sure you're thinking right now that this looks terrible. So we have zero harsh line that we made in the heart cut. And then we have the really hard line that we made with the one Clipper. But don't worry, we're gonna blend that out. So you're gonna train your clippers off and you're going to switch over to the number two guard and the lever is still going to remain closed. So again, we're gonna go about another half inch up into the haircut, started the center and then work your way around, and you don't want to go too far up into the haircut. We want to leave quite a bit of length on the top so that we can work with blending it and getting the shape that we want for this haircut. So, Daniel, you're gonna be going all the way to the front. So over the years and make sure that the line that you're cutting is even in straight. - So as you can see, we created some very visible lines in here. We have our zero line. We have our one, and then we have the two on the top and hair on the top. We haven't blended yet, but for this middle line here, I'm gonna show you how to blend that out. So you're gonna go back to your number one guard. You're actually gonna open the lovers this time, so you're gonna get 1.5 legs and you're just going to lightly touch that line. You don't want to go too far up into the line because then you will be cutting the to link that we just cut to a 1.5. Everyone has zero, the one and two in there, so you can see that is where we wended. And then there's where we haven't blended. So we're just gonna continue working with that until the line is completely blended. So just lately touching that line and then again for this part being mindful of the ear move it out of the way. You need to just so that you can get a better, better working area for the Clippers. No, of course you'll do it all the way around my head. So you lived on the other side as well. You can always go back and just touch it up again if you need to. So now we're gonna take the Clippers and we're going. Teoh, leave the blades in an open position. So you're gonna get 1/2. So this part is a little bit tricky in the sense that you want to just work work in between those lengths to clean up that harsh line that we created with zero likes. So we'll take that half clipper and we'll touch up the bottom line there and again, we're just lightly touching this line. You don't want to go too far up into the haircut because it will just create more harsh lines that need to be blended. So just lightly touch that line all the way around to just soften it a little bit. And then again, because we're back to a no guarded clipper, make sure that you're being mindful of the year so that takes us to the end of the clipper portion of this haircut. In the next video, you won't learn a new technique to blend the back, so I will see you there. 6. Blending the Back: for this portion of the haircut, you want to what they heard down before cutting the top. It's important to keep the her fully dry or fully wet to ensure that the haircut is even. You also need to decide what side the part will be on. The model for this haircut has a part on the left side. For this portion. As a cut, you will be using a scissor over comb technique to do this coma up through the hair and angles a comb towards yourself, and then you'll cut The longer pieces that you see says you're doing this. You want to make sure that the back of the comb is touching the head and your angle in Macomb torture self so that you're not cutting up into the haircut too short, and you'll keep doing this until the hair is fully blended. You can comb the hair down and just see how it lays. That's always a good thing to do here, in there, just to see how you're doing. I like to work in smaller sections just to make sure that I'm not getting overwhelmed. So as you can see, there is the harsh line And then there's where we've blended, and I'm just gonna have you blend just behind the right and the left ear, and then we'll do the sides together in the next video. - This is over. Comb technique does take a little bit of practice once you're able to get it. It's a really fun thing to have in your in your knowledge in your work with or being able to cut here. But as you can see, that line is pretty much fully blended, and I'm pretty happy without a drink out in the next video, we will be blending the let's side beside that as a part or the right side if your model has a part on the right side. 7. Blending the Left Side: So for this position of the haircut, you're gonna be blending little outside of the head. If there is dried it all, make sure to let it down so that the cut remains Even so for the section, you will be using the same technique as you did when you blend it the back using the scissor over comb method. So as you didn't back home here down to see how it lays and keep lending if need be way going all the way forward to the front of the face. Trouble in that line now. So again, if the model that you're cutting hair port is has a part on the right side of the head, this will be the right side of the head that you'll be working on. Not that left so again just combing through it, seeing how it lays, making sure that there is no harsh line that you can see. And if there is just blending it out the best that you can and again just work in small sections and go slow. I'm pretty happy with how that turned out. So in the next video we will be doing thesis aim technique. But on the right side of the head or the left side of the head. If the part is on the right side. So I will see you guys there. 8. Blending the Right Side: So for this portion of the haircut, we're gonna be blending the right side if you need to know what the hair down at all at this point that you need to go ahead and do that just to make sure that the haircut remains even. And then also, if the person that you're cutting here for highs their part on the right side, this will be the left side, not the right side of the head, that you'll be plenty. So I'm combing the top section out of the way a little bit because we're actually that's still gonna remain part of the top section of the haircut. And this side is a little bit different because I will be blending the top with this side of the haircut as well. Whereas the side with the part you're just blending eight toe look well with the part where this is gonna be blended with the top. So I'm combing the hair out of the way. I'm blending that harsh line that you see there and I'm again, as we did in the back and on the left side. You're going to play in that line with the scissor over comb technique, and you're gonna be coming it down just to see how it lays and to see if there's any other areas that need a little bit more work. So in the next video, we will be blending the top of the haircut and we will be blending it with this side. I will see you there. 9. Blending the Top: Okay, So for this portion of the haircut, we're gonna be blending the top again. If the hair needs to be went down, it all. Make sure you do that just so that the haircut it's staying. Even so, the length of the top is totally up to you. How long or how short you want it For my model, They would like to have two inches remaining. So I'm gonna be cutting off probably about an inch. So a little tip if you notice on your comb, there are small dots along the the back of the comb. And so in between those docks, dots measures about an inch. So there's three inches, so I'm gonna be cutting off about an inch of hair. So I'm gonna be starting the guide in the front at the bank line, and I'm going to use my fingers as a guide. And I'm gonna be careful not to cut past my knuckle My second uncle and into my hand. Just make sure I don't cut myself. So there is that guide that I created, and I will be matching that with what I'm cutting now. And then Isaac, head curbs. You want to curb with the head. So I've cut that guide in the front of the hair and that now I'm gonna comb everything forward and I'm gonna cut ah Mohawk section matching the guy that I just cut. So I'll be starting at the friends and I'll be matching that guide that I just cut. So there's my guide, and then that is what I'll be cutting off. So again, I'm gonna readjust my hands so that I'm not cutting past my second uncle or into my hand just to make sure that I'm staying safe and we'll continue that guide all the way back. So now that I have that lengths cut in the center of the hair, I can now take block sections on the top and match the rest of the haircut. With that length, something ain't gonna start in the front, so gonna match up that line and again, be careful. Unlike me not to go past your second goal or into your hand and again, as you did with the with the friend. You want to make sure that you stay with the curve of the head. So I'm gonna stop about where the head starts to curve, and we'll go back and do that part together. That's where the hair starts to blend with that right side or left side, and I'm gonna make sure that that's even so I'm taking that link throughout the rest of hair cut. All right, so for this side where we blend it, as you can see, we've kind of created a harsh line again. So we're gonna be going through, and we're going to be cutting that point that we created off. And then we'll just double check and make sure that it's blending nicely with the rest of the haircut or the top of the haircut. And then we'll come down and see how that looks as this lean there, and that looks pretty good. But if you need Teoh, you can go through and just lightly touch that line to make sure it's even more even and make sure that that Linus fully blended. So then you will double check everything, make sure that it's all even so in the next video will be edging the haircut and doing finishing touches. I'll see you there 10. Edging the Cut: So for this part of the haircut, you're going to be entering through the front hair line just to clean up. Any fine here is that the Clippers may not have been able to catch. You can use just a regular clipper for this, but the results are gonna be as fine as if you were using the edger. So you're just gonna go through and you're gonna clean up that front hairline and you want to be careful not to go too far into the hairline until you just be going through the front Temples go right and the left. And if maybe you'll be going around the year as well. If you are not going to be using the pro a foil lithium shaver which will recovering in the next video, you can continue using this edger all the way around the hairline just to clean up the neckline around the ears. But if you are going to be using the shaver, I will see you in the next video where we will learn how to use that tool 11. Finishing the Cut: where this portion of the haircut you will be using the pro foil, lithium close shaver. And this is gonna be giving the haircut just a really nice finish. You don't have to use this, but I really like the results said it gives If you do decide not to use this again, you can go through as a hairline with the edger or your clippers and just clean up the neckline and behind the ears and around the years. So to start with the close shaver, you're going to start it just at the bottom where you see the hair and you're just gonna go really slow and slowly move up head. So as you can see, it just gives a really nice, clean finish that not even the Clippers are the edger it's gonna be able to give. And it's gonna give that true zero or just not a ball finished. But it is just a true zero finish here. So again, just go really slowly. You don't want to go too quickly. You just keep moving up the back of the head and you are going to be kind of going with the shape of the head So you want to kind of round out that edge and it's up to you How far up you want to go. You can just clean up the hairline with this, or you can do what I'm doing and I'm gonna go all the way up to that first. The link that we have is. And then if hair grows down farther down there back, you can move cape and get that as well. It's so I do want to point out, if my model didn't have a beard, I would be continuing the close shave all the way through the friend as well and around their ear. But because they have that beard, I don't want to make a huge disconnection between that. I would like to have a little bit of hair so that it's not just completely bald. And then they have appeared. I personally don't think that looks super great. So then if you want to go through with the Clippers now and just touch up that line there, you can. But this is that the military standard haircut. I hope it was helpful for you, and I hope you learned a lot. I will see you in my next course