What guards do I use for a fade?
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.
Attach the chosen clipper guard to the clippers.
Cut the bottom 1/2 inch of hair around the bottom hairline with the shorter clipper 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.
What length is a 0 guard?
For example: 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
How do you fade yourself?
Follow these steps to cut a fade:Decide where you want the fade line to start.Decide if you want a short or long fade, and choose the appropriate guard size.Move the clippers up the sides and back to trim the hair. … Gradually fade and blend your hair by changing the guards. … Work your way up the head.More items…•Mar 13, 2021