Can You Do Your Own Fade Haircut?

Do you need a 0.5 Guard to fade?

A lot of people won’t want to go down to a 0 so you can still ask for any guard length fade.

The skin fade is the most defined fade however as it’s very clear to see hair going from bald to say a 0.5 into a 2 at the top of the sides..

What does a 2 haircut look like?

Then a “Number 2 Haircut” is still a very short cut that corresponds to 1/4 inch length; a “Number 3 Haircut” leaves 3/8 inch of hair; “Number 4 Haircut” is a longer, medium-length cut at 1/2 inch; and “Number 5 Haircut” keeps 5/8 inch of hair on the scalp.

What do I tell my barber for a fade?

Talk to the barber in detail about your fade before they start cutting.You can say something like “I want a temple fade with a line in the back, but I want to keep it longer on the top. … Or you can say something like, “I want my fade to look like Lupe Fiasco’s old fade, but I want the fade to start higher on the sides”

Is it really that hard to cut your own hair?

Short hair is incredibly difficult to cut by hand. If it’s short enough that you can use a razor with a guard to cut it, then it is pretty easy in concept but takes a lot of time and effort to make sure it’s even. However, if it’s too long to cut with a razor then it’s almost impossibly difficult.

Can you fade with any Clippers?

Yes you can! I’ve been a barber for 6 years. When I was in barber school we were taught how to fade without a lever because not all clippers have a lever. You just have to know what you’re doing by using different guards or blades.

Can every barber do a fade?

The other barbers can do fades ( they don’t call them fades). They just don’t want to take the time to do them properly. However I guarantee they isn’t a young barber out there that can do a flattop, duckie, or other old style haircut as fast or as good as they can. … I think most barbers can do a fade.

Is it worth learning to cut your own hair?

You definitely can do it yourself, and I recommend it if you have the patience to learn. … Do your best to only cut clean, dry hair. Keep your clippers clean, and don’t excessively lubricate. Whether using clippers or scissors, you’re gonna want a nice mirror setup to do it well.