How to Cut a Man's Hair With Scissors

Written by yuurei serai
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A lot of men have their hair cut with a razor. However, some men don't want hair that's shaved and prefer a trim or a shaggy cut. A man can achieve neatly groomed hair when a pair of scissors is taken to it.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Hair scissors
  • Bathroom towel
  • Paper towels
  • Comb or brush

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  1. 1

    Make sure that the man is sitting in a chair. Wrap a bathroom towel around his shoulders and have him hold a paper towel for any hair locks that may fall.

  2. 2

    Comb the man's hair so any knots are worked out of it. Make sure the hair is parted is his normal fashion.

  3. 3

    Start cutting his hair in sections. Starting at the nape of the neck, run your hand up, forcing his hair between your fingers. Start trimming his hair in snippets, starting with small sections, then snipping away at larger pieces if necessary. This will ensure that the hair will lie down neatly.

  4. 4

    Repeat step three over the entire head, except the fringe.

  5. 5

    Trim his fringe. Have the man close his eyes. Comb his fringe down. Trim the fringe to the centre of his eyebrows or to the length he wishes his hair to be.

  6. 6

    Comb his hair once more to shake loose any excess hair. Style as normal.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure your hair scissors are sharp. If they aren't, you may end up sawing at your hair and damaging the ends.
  • Do not wet the hair down. Wet hair expands and is longer than it is when dry. Dry hair is at its natural length, so trim hair while it is dry.
  • Do not cut hair if it has styling products in it. If hair is stuck together, you may end up with huge chunks missing.

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