How to do a Perfect Line-up that Works with Your Hairstyle 

For most men, trying a new haircut fashion like the baby bangs, long lengths or the trendy sci-fi bob requires a lot of consideration and imagination. Are you daring a new hairstyle for a worthy reason? Will it work well with your face shape, profession and general lifestyle? Not all hairstyles will work for you, so it is important to consult a professional barber before you get busy only to mess up with your hair.  

Another important aspect to consider is the hair edging also known as the hair line-up. Even with the best haircut, length and style, the edging can make or break your appearance. A perfect hair edging is a technique that requires professional hair cutting skills and a set of the best hair clippers and trimmers to achieve a perfect hair cutting, blending and hair line edging. Whether you are shaving a client at your barbershop or you are doing it at home on yourself or a family member, you need to be very care to ensure a uniform haircut and maintain a sharp and even line-up on both sides of the head.  

Some Important Things You Need To Know When Having a Haircut 

  1. Understand your Natural Hair – Not every cut will look great on every head or with all hair types. For instance there are styles that work on curly and wavy hair but not on straight hair or the other way round. Before choosing a given haircut fashion, it is good to consider all the specifics of your natural hair including bald spots, receding line, cowlicks and the shape of your facial hair. If you have no idea about your natural hair, you can seek advice from a professional hairstylist by describing the nature of your hair.  


  1. Choosing the Haircut Style – There is a wide variety of hairstyles for all types of hairs whether short or long, straight or curly. You only need to work with one that gives you high confidence and brings out your best facial features and personality. Some styles may be sleek and attractive but not suitable for your profession or lifestyle. Some of the popular hairstyles include: 
  • Military Cut – also known as Buzz Cut. This is a short cut with a number of variations ranging from super short buzz or the induction cut (blade #0 to #1) to a butch cut (blade #4). The best thing is to identify your preferred blade number to avoid messing up. 
  • Crew Cut – with tapered at the back and sides but a longer and uniform length on the top. 
  • The Fade Cut – With very short taper that grow fainter into the skin. You may choose a high, low or temple/ Brooklyn fade. 
  • Ivy League Cut – Closer to crew cut but a bit longer. You can use a pair of scissors to trim the top rather than clippers to get a fine and perfect finish. 
  • Caesar Cut – Consist a top that is nearly an inch longer than the sides and the back leaving a fringe on the forehead that is combed downward. No tapered sides or back. 
  • If you have long hair you may go for long side swept, long and slicked back or the top knot style. 
  • Other styles are the square / flair cut, comb-over-fade, peaked cut and the faux hawk. 
  1. Choosing the Neckline – The neckline option will greatly influence how you look on your new cut. The 3 most popular necklines are: 
  • Rounded Neckline 
  • Blocked Neckline  
  • Tapered Neckline 

Six-Step Guide to a perfect Hair Line-up Cut 

Step1: Cut the entire head in the preferred hairstyle and within the natural hairline. Use clippers, trimmers or scissors to cut, trim and blend the cut into the style of choice.  

Step2: Figure out the natural hairline before you start edging. You can use talc powder to trace the outline to ensure that it is even and suitable. 

Step 3: Use a straight edger and carefully cut along the natural hairline starting from the back. The edger should be sharp to produce a smooth and accurate cut without causing hair pumps.  

Step 4: Continue edging around the head including behind the ears and keep checking on the mirror to notice when your line is getting crooked. 

Step 5: Use the mirror to ensure an even height and ending points on both sides of the head. 

Step 6: Wipe off any remaining talc powder with a dry clean towel. Use an alcohol wipe of cotton balls to dap the line-up all round to avoid irritation or hair bumps. 

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