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3 ways

Today I am going to show you three ways to divide the hair that will allow you to better control your haircuts. If you have already tried to do a difficult part and you had a jagged top next to which you drew a straight line with your Clippers, you will have to spend some time learning these techniques.


If you carefully separate the hair, you can arrange your guest’s hair so that your haircut is more effective and accurate. With a little more than a little effort, you can minimize your probability of error and improve your results.


I started out as a hairdresser, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t cut men’s hair. In fact, most of my first clients were men. But when I walked into a salon, I had to deal with how to handle the hair as I was taught, and my mentors at the time were very strict about how I parted the hair. If I didn’t separate the hair neatly, I had to do the parting. When I cut my hair, I like to keep the hair where I want it and I want to manage everything properly.


When I start a haircut, my main focus is on the crown, because if you want a neat haircut, the crown can make or break your day. I will comb the hair dry for a while to see how the hair falls around the crown, to see how many crowns are involved, to see if partings occur in this area and if the hair is very smooth and thick, if it lays down properly or if it tends to protrude from the head.


Tip: If you don’t know if the hair is adjusted correctly, you can always hold a single strand at the end and see where or if the hair bends. Wherever the hair bends (and when I say that, I mean where the hair bends slightly) is the place where the hair comes off when you cut it.


I will part with the recession (the area of the forehead where men are bald) directly on the back of the head. Depending on how the hair falls out, I cut the hair, including the crown, or I take the Top directly through the crown on the other side that I also cut.

I can divide the hair in three ways. These techniques work best on hair moistened with water.

Path #1

The first way, and the one I use most often, is with a cut comb or a tail comb. You insert the comb at the recession and push it along the scalp to the place where you want the section to end. From there, use a hair clip to remove the hair and proceed with your haircut.

Path #2

The second option is to use the hair clip itself to remove the hair. You open the Clip and use the bottom edge at the recession and draw a line again along the scalp where you want it to fall. Then you take the Clip and get the hair out of your way.

Path #3

The third option is to cut the hair with a comb. Position your index finger at the end of your comb, insert the comb into the hollow and pull your index finger to where you want the section to end, and at the end, hit your other index finger. From there, use the straight line, comb the upper hair and finish it with a Clip to clear it.


If you are looking for the natural part in the hair, comb all the hair back and push it forward with the palm of your hand. The hair should fall neatly into the natural parting. Whether you use it or not is up to you, but knowing where to make the hair fall out will tell you where to make the hair fall out if your client does not have it to style his hair. Using these three techniques, you can change the way you cut hair. It may seem simple, but it is something that requires practice and attention to learn how to master it.