Crew Cut How To
Crew cut is a short version of regular haircut once worn by university rowing teams – hence load of different names of universities. It’s a relatively hard but far from impossible haircut to do yourself. If you want a clipper cut, but don’t want it to be too obvious, crew cut is the thing for you.
1. In this haircut is even more important than with other clippercuts that you look through some reference photos and try to imagine how you will cut your hair. This haircut requires a great deal of fading, so you will need multiple guards and blades ready.
2. To give a crew cut, you will need to cut sides and back to a short uniform length (#2 or #4, depending on preferred style – click here for a size reference) and then create a transition to top of the haircut and taper the lower part by switching different guard sizes. You can find more on this in our tutorial on clipping your own hair.
3. The top is faded from front to crown, leaving longer hair in front to be styled into a pompadour, bangs, or even part. After you’re done with sides and back, create the top fade by gradually cutting horizontal segments of hair with different guard sizes.