Do You Need A Taper Lever?

What does a taper lever do?

The taper lever allows you to change the closeness of your cut between guide comb lengths.

Moving the lever up for a closer cut, and down for a longer cut.

This is particularly useful for fading and blending as you can be more precise with your cutting lengths..

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.

How do you fade no levers?

Fade by going from 000 to 0A to 1. When using the 000 try not to put in a hard line by using a flicking motion… it’ll be easier to take that line out. If you don’t have an 0A blade I’d recommend it.

Should hair be wet or dry when using clippers?

If you are cutting the hair with clippers, you want the hair to be dry. Clipper-cutting wet hair causes the clippers to become clogged as the hair pieces cut off end up sticking to the blades and the guides being used. Of course, there are styles that are best-suited to specific tools.

How much length does a taper lever add?

In its lowest position, the taper lever will leave the hair approximately the same length as the 1/8” comb. The taper lever will also extend the use of your blades since a different cutting edge is used in each setting.

What length is a 0 guard?

The number 8 (or #8) of Remington HC 8017 guide combs is 25mm or 1 inch in size….Andis Hair Clipper Guard Size Chart.Clipper Guard NumberSize in Millimeters (mm)Size in Inches (“)#01.51/16#0.52.43/32#131/8#1-1/24.53/167 more rows

What is a left and right ear taper?

The right and left ear taper guards have shorter width and length of the guard on the ear side and taper to a longer length as the guard angels up towards the crown of the head. … Starting behind the right ear and at the start of the hair line, arch the clipper up and over the ear and towards the side burn.

Can you fade without taper lever?

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.