How to Cut your Hair to have a Side Part

The classic Side Part is cut clean on the sides with a longer bang, usually styled back. Wear it neat and tight or relaxed and side swept. It’s perfect for every occasion.

How to get a Side Part

  • 1

    Dampen the hair and comb it to part in the direction it naturally falls.

  • 2

    Select an attachment guard for your Wahl clipper that will give you a nice clean look around the back and sides, such as a number 3 or 4. Note the hair on the sides and back of the head will stay shorter than the hair on top of the head.

  • 3

    Start cutting in front of the ear and work around the head clipping in an upward motion. Then using longer attachment guard cut the next few inches up. Using a rocking, upward motion, blend in between the bottom and middle section. Note: do not clip above the part.

  • 4

    Use the clipper-over-finger technique to cut the hair in section 4 to desired length. Cut the bangs last. Use your clipper with a longer attachment guard to blend sections 3 and 4.

  • 5

    Using the inverted clipper technique or a Wahl trimmer, clean up around the ears and the neckline.

  • 6

    Comb bangs at part to style back to one side.


    Infographic showing the sections of the head

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