Beginner’s Guide To Cutting Your Boy’s Hair At Home

No cosmetology degree (or leaving the house) required! Gather up the right supplies, follow this easy tutorial, and you’ll be a pro in no time. You’ve got this! 

1. Sides
Use clippers with guides because they prevent you from being able to mess up. Start with their sides (I used a 3 – they’re all in ⅛”, so a 3 is 3/8 ; usually on the top you’ll use a 5 or a 6).  Go up the sides just up to where the head starts to curve around and you want to go against the direction of the hair.

2. Top
For the top switch to a 5; start at the front and work your way back. If the hair is growing in all different directions, just go against the hair.

3. Blending
Switch to a 4, and go back in to blend between the top and the sides.

4. Neck & Ears
Now go back to the sides and the back of the hair.  Comb the hair over their ears and use a small tool to shave. Follow the curve of the ear. This helps create a nice, straight line. Use the comb to comb the hair down.

Ta-da! Add a little gel to give it a more stylish look!

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Laura is the host of What’s Up Moms Style & Beauty series and the mom to two girls (6 & 4), two step-sons, and dog mom to one BooBoo. After her dream of being a midwife fell through (she fainted in a friend's delivery room), she enrolled in makeup school and learned some pretty awesome tricks along the way.