How to Cut your Hair to have a Textured Cut

A textured haircut is popular for men of all ages. This haircut works well for all hair types. It tones down volume and helps shape thick hair. For those with thinning or fine hair, it helps create body, which gives the appearance of a fuller head of hair.

How to Get a Textured Cut

  • 1

    Dampen the hair and comb it down so that it lies straight

  • 2

    Attach guard #3

  • 3

    Begin cutting in front of the ears using upward rocking motions

  • 4

    Work your way around the sides to the back of the head blending sections 2 and 3 as you go

  • 5

    Use the clipper-over-finger technique to cut the top section of the head. Cutting the top section at a slightly different length can provide more texture

  • 6

    Cut the bangs last

  • 7

    Use a #5 guide comb to blend the shorter sides with the longer top section

  • 8

    Use the inverted clipper technique to clean up around the ears and the back of the neck


    Infographic showing the sections of the head

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