Originally Posted by Capital D
Any tips for doing your own edge up? I have a hard time telling if I'm cutting slanted. I think its a combination of probably tilting my head trying to "see" the straight line and getting the clippers lined up right. I usually end up cutting just enough not to look like a bum, but not clean like I just stepped out the barber's chair.
Practice Practice Practice. Thats the only way to get better. And dont be afraid to mess up. That is probably what is limiting you from cutting as you should. It is not as easy as you think to mess up while lining, as long as you stay with the natural hairline. I was the same way when I started self-cutting, trying to be too careful. but when I finally said eff it and just went in, it finally came together.
One good way to tell if youre cutting straight is just to step back from the mirror a little and look. If it looks straight, it is. You know what a straight line-up looks like so dont doubt your judgement. Also, you really dont have to tilt your head as much. The blades are always a straight line so use that to your advantage. Start in the middle, make your initial line, and work your way out to the sides from there, using the blade and your previous line as a guide. Line, move over slightly, extend the line, repeat. Easy.
Also, YouTube is your best friend. There are many videos that have tutorials and help for self cutting.
Edited by ShimmyHendrix - 12/26/12 at 5:58am