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May 9, 2018

Men’s Clipper Cut + Softly-Faded Crown Layers


Men’s Clipper Cut + Softly-Faded Crown Layers

Clipper-cut sides with soft scissor-cut layers in the crown make for a classic men’s cut and style. The trick is keeping the sides and back tapered and tight before adding detail on top with shears and vertical, pivoting sections. Watch the video below for the entire step by step from Supercuts!

Manufacturer: Supercuts, @supercuts



  • 1

    Clipper-cut the hair working with a large blade from the center back to each ear. 

  • 2

    On the top of the head, comb the hair through and dampen with a sculpting foam. Then, find the highest point of the head and separate the hair from the center front to the crown.

  • 3

    Create a front guide at the hairline and connect to the clipper guide at the temples. Then, take a vertical section from the crown to the front hairline, cutting short to long and leaving length in the front.

  • 4

    Working from top to bottom, take pivoting sections from the center guideline following the round of the head and cut the hair straight out (this helps round any corners). Check the highest point for balance.

  • 5

    Next, blend the clipper area into the top layers, then center out to each side using a 1½-inch clipper blade.

  • 6

    Start with the blade one measure shorter than the last, and decrease blade length as you move lower on the head. Stop when the desired length and a seamless, soft look is achieved.

  • 7

    Soften the edges by tapering from a 1½ to a 1-inch blade. Then, clean and shape around the neckline. 

  • 8

    Blow-dry loose hair off neck and face, then apply a hot towel refresher before styling. 

  • 9

    Finished shot. 

  • 10

    Finished shot. 

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