How to cut the TOP of your own HAIR the easy way 2020 | The best technique you'll ever use

17years experienced barber showing a super easy way to cut the top of your own hair

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This video explains how to cut the top of your own hair in the easiest way possible using only a clipper, two gaurds and a comb. Beyond simple.

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50 Comments

  1. Jun Arenas on February 3, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    I’ve been cutting my hair for years now and it was only recently that I got a compliment when I followed your method. Thanks!



  2. Karen Pearson on February 3, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    At last a no nonsense guide you can only get that from a Scot ๐Ÿ˜‰. Off to cut hubbyโ€™s hair now ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ



  3. Naya on February 3, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    my crown’s bald and creeping ever more upward lol



  4. Dvdy Figo on February 3, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Hi, i did this with my beard trimmer with 12mm guard i was afraid of doing with beard trimmer, but finally did this, it went great so far, thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š



  5. Pappa Kilo on February 3, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Great methods! I tried your previous two video methods adapted with one length higher on my new Wahl and it worked a treat. I appreciate my Barber 100% more now though you guys are magicians



  6. เคฌเฅ‡เคฐเฅ‹เคœเค—เคพเคฐ Sunil Godara on February 3, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Your own hairs doesn’t cut perfectly



  7. P Miller on February 3, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    I graduated from honest to God barber college & cut hair for several years and never knew about this! As soon as I finished watching your video, I used my old Oster clippers and attachment and gave myself a hair cut. this IS the easiest way to cut your own hair and foolproof (unless you are a HUGE fool and had way to much to drink!) Fantastic video!!



  8. Winter G on February 3, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Did you wet the hair if even slightly before clipping? Thank you



  9. Terabyte on February 3, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    After a year’s worth of DIY haircuts based on a number of YouTube videos, for myself and my boy we ended up with some really questionable results. But I have to say your video is the best one ever. So easy to do.

    I shall be making a contribution to your page ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you from myself and my boy from Bradford, United Kingdom



  10. 67schueppi 29schueppi on February 3, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    works for the Hodรค ouso?



  11. Mike B on February 3, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Great tips! I just took a solid patch of hair off the side with a #1. I saw this video 1 day to late



  12. Austin patton on February 3, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    cool



  13. Nick Sharpe on February 3, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Excellent tutorial



  14. Mark on February 3, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    I did mine before watching this and it turned out ok but will def do this next time!



  15. mnshots on February 3, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I’ll try it out on my next cut



  16. Paul Randles on February 3, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Just tried this and was a bit nervous but whoa brilliant tip and worked perfectly. Not as good as the barbers but looks good and easy to do.



  17. G. L. on February 3, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Yikes!



  18. My Tran on February 3, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    I think you took some of you eyebrows off



  19. Aaron Canlas on February 3, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Michael, this is great – I’ve been looking for a vid like this especially now with lockdown! I have a two block hair cut where the sides and back are a 2/3 and the top is quite long (i’d say longer than the width of my palm and enough to give me a long fringe). I want to keep the length but take off a lot of the bulk like in your video, as right now I’m starting to look like a mushroom! I imagine a no.3 might cut it too short or take too much off, do you suggest maybe going with a 6? Thanks and great vid!



  20. Lizzie Tansley on February 3, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    you saved my dads hair from a buzz cut thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป



  21. Rivelino on February 3, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    What number cut did you do on the back and sides?



  22. craig dalziel on February 3, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Excellent video, thanks ๐Ÿ‘
    Let’s tame this mop.



  23. safe mush. on February 3, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    mint video..I always did it front to back and always fucked it up..top bloke



  24. Don Vape on February 3, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Doing this today but I let my hair get too long so maybe I need to use a number 6 first and cut it all down.



  25. Tom Wood on February 3, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Out of interest, will this work if my hair is pretty dam long and also super thick?



  26. Mattys Mom on February 3, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    In all seriousness.. good videos.. thanks for posting them.



  27. JAY Macky on February 3, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Or you could use a higher number guard. IMHO going against the grain ensures an even cut. Most home clippers go up to an 8 guard or 1 inch cut. You can puchase higher numbers at a hair or beauty supply shop.



  28. Barnz Barnzo on February 3, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for this vid, it come in so handy knowing how to do it easily on my teens mop! It really does help ๐Ÿ‘



  29. English Cartoons on February 3, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    I assume this is for longer hairs. So can I just go from the front to the back if I wanna keep my top hair at 22mm(which is number7)?



  30. Travel Chef on February 3, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    How do you select the appropriate guard to ensure tapering of hair so that no lumps are formed



  31. KineticHobbies on February 3, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this!



  32. Mark Collins on February 3, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Is this actually taking length off the top or just thinning it? Thanks



  33. The Brookson's Lad on February 3, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Terrific video!

    For the top of the head, would you recommend this same cutting approach for African-type hair?



  34. Bill Croke on February 3, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    I am just starting to cut my hair it was a good help



  35. G F on February 3, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    I have been cutting my hair for years. I have a question…. is it just me or are gray hairs harder to cut? Iโ€™ve noticed the grayer I get the more times I have to go over it. True, or is it just my imagination?



  36. Canuckmom1958 on February 3, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks for this. I’m giving hubby a Covid Cut this weekend, and this is a great tutorial !! Also..you could recite the Privacy Agreement for Apple, and I’d still listen…lovely Scots brogue !



  37. Chris Janion on February 3, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    As somebody who is a fully trained barber and ran my own business I have never seen a worse haircut in my life, what a load of rubbish



  38. IngotAU on February 3, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks! The top is such a struggle for me. I’ll definitely give this a shot ๐Ÿ˜€



  39. Dan Pictish on February 3, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Brilliant Mike, Sgoinneil. Greetings from Stirlingshire!c Thanks.



  40. mando parra on February 3, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Seems doable. Going to try it. Thanks. New subscriber



  41. MrNature234 on February 3, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Great video!!!



  42. michael devitt on February 3, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Is it better with wet or dry hair thanks Mike



  43. huaxzhang on February 3, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve a different brand of clipper. What’s a #3 (in length) for Wahl?



  44. Mohammed Habibur Rahman on February 3, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    This video should be on every mans youtube recommend!



  45. Wendy Nicholss on February 3, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Brilliant tips!! I have been cutting my husband’s hair and I’m fine doing the back but get a bit lost on the top and sides. I will do this next time. Thank you



  46. Randy Russell on February 3, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    If I had a mug like that I’d shave my head ๐Ÿ™‚



  47. Jason L on February 3, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    How to cut the hair at the back upper area of the head (the back hair area that usually rest on headrest/pillow)? Do you do the same thing like how you cut the top?



  48. Gnana Murthy on February 3, 2021 at 9:09 pm

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  49. Gnana Murthy on February 3, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you sir



  50. Nick hyde on February 3, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Now show us the hard way.