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December 15, 2018

Men’s Disconnected Tapered Cut

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Men’s Disconnected Tapered Cut

What do the men in your chair want? Probably a tapered haircut—the classic taper is one of the most-requested barbering styles because it’s super easy to wear and gives off a clean cut vibe. So we’re breaking down the classic scissor technique, plus a modern update for achieving disconnection from Sport Clips Artistic Team Member Stacia Kelley (@scissor_ensemble)Get the cutting steps and watch the complete how-to video below!

Artist: Stacia Kelley
Manufacturer: Sport Clips

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Before

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    Start by sectioning off the hair, working with the client’s desired part.

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    Starting in the center-back of the head, take 1/2-inch vertical partings and cut using a palm to palm technique. Hold the hair straight out from the head and cut the length to 3 inches at the top and 2 inches at the bottom of the parting.

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    Repeat this technique around the head working from the center-back to the left temple area. Then, from the center-back to the right temple area. 

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    Then, taper the sideburns and neckline using a shear-over-comb technique.

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    Comb the top section forward. Take a 1/2-inch horizontal parting at the crown, stand directly behind the client and point-cut at a 90-degree angle to 4 inches in length. This will create disconnection. Continue working to the front hairline taking 1/2-inch horizontal partings and using a traveling guide.

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    Comb the top section down onto the forehead and point-cut the hair to just above the eyebrows.

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    Then, slide-cut from the back to the front of the top section. This will create texture and remove bulk.

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    Keeping the hair combed forward in its natural fall, soften the disconnection by holding the hair out with a comb and point-cutting into it.

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    Blow-dry and styled as desired.

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    Finished Look 

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