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How do you give yourself a crew cut?

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To give yourself a crew cut, you need a clipper with various guards. Start at the bottom of the head, and use various clipper guard sizes to create a gradual fade along the sides and back of the head. Create a similar fade that begins at the front and thins as you cut toward the crown.

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How do you give yourself a crew cut?
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Full Answer

  1. Pick a style

    Browse through examples of various crew cuts on hairstyling sites and search engines. Select a style that best suits your tastes and features the amount of hair that you would like to leave on your head.

  2. Cut the sides and back

    Attach a guard to your hair clipper that is 1/8 inch in size or lower, and cut the hair that is located on the bottom of the sides and back of your head. Stop at the halfway-point, and switch to either a 1/4-inch guard or a 1/2-inch guard. Cut the remaining hair on the sides and back of your head to finish the fade.

  3. Cut the top

    Start at the front of the head, and cut toward the crown in horizontal sections. If you want a shorter cut, use the number six guard in your kit for the front of the head, and use the number two guard for the crown. If you want a longer cut, use the number 12 guard in your kit for the front of the head, and use the number four guard for the crown.

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