- How do you blend in a fade?
- What is a taper vs fade?
- What is the right taper for on hair clippers?
- What guards do you need for a taper?
- Do you need a 0.5 Guard to fade?
- Should hair be wet or dry when using clippers?
- Can you fade without a lever?
- What does the taper do on Clippers?
- When should I oil my clippers?
How do you blend in a fade?
Take into account the angle at which you are cutting.
For a fade look with longer hair on top, you will want to cut the hair at an angle as you move towards the back of the head to blend it.
Check the corners as you cut.
To do this, pull out a lock from the top of the hair and check the edges..
What is a taper vs fade?
A taper is when hair gradually changes from one length to another. A fade is a shorter taper that blends or fades into the skin—hence the name. Want your hair cut close?
What is the right taper for on hair clippers?
These guards make navigating around the ear with an even taper easier for non-professional hair stylists. 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.
What guards do you need for a taper?
Choose a clipper guide two sizes shorter than the guard you used to cut the sides and back of the fade. The smaller the number, the closer the cut. Select a number 2 guard for a fade cut with a number 4 guard, a 1 for a 3 and so forth. For a fade cut with a number 2 guard, use no guard.
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.
Should hair be wet or dry when using clippers?
Dripping wet hair is pretty much impossible to cut properly with clippers, so don’t even try. A good towel dry helps prevent the clipper blades rusting and makes it much easier for you to achieve the style you want.
Can you fade without a 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.
What does the taper do on Clippers?
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.
When should I oil my clippers?
Blades should be oiled after cleaning with Hygienic spray. Clipper should be oiled with each use. Trimmers should be oiled once a day or after several usages.