Cutting Own Hair Short Back and Sides
This is where you will use the point of your scissors to cut small points in the hairline (you don’t want it to look like candy-corn) :)
If your son has cowlicks at the top of their head (mine do), you can leave the hair longer here to compensate. The extra weight will help prevent it from sticking straight up. To accomplish this, you will want to angle the hair slightly toward the front.
Now you’re just about done! The only thing left is to check the cut to make sure it’s even. You should be able to run your fingers through the hair, pull up various sections, and have the lengths line up evenly (angling in places, but with no long hairs jutting out). It should be well blended. Correct any mistakes you find, and try again in another 3-4 weeks, depending on how quickly your son’s hair grows!
Click here to see how to give a clipper cut as well as how to properly use clippers to help take out some of the bulk in a standard haircut.