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When we think about the electric clipper what comes to mind? man’s hair cut tidy up the neck line ?
We have to think beyond that another tool in our box ! another skill in our skills box!
When we think Electric clippers most of us think head shave to some degree and numbered guards. Who make the best clippers.well many different brands but Wahl and Oyster make the best without a doubt. I have to say i do like the clippers that are air cooled.
The shot below with the huge Blonde main was cut on stage just using clippers. In-fact the Oyster ones above. Having taken the model on stage with one length hair that was added as extensions prior to going on stage so anything is possible just open your mind.
We don’t have to think head shaving although that can have artistic merit’s one can use clipper’s to do freestyle hair cutting anything from a blunt Bob to scissor over comb work. Yes if you. Understand weight distribution, form and shape anything is possible. You just need to be creative and challenge your self. Put those scissors down and experiment.
Once we understand angles and weight distribution and so creating shape then the tool we use to do this open up so many possibilities. I truly think that more stylist should use clippers razor’s become professional and skilled using all tools available to us. Part of this is understanding weight as stated . I hope the above diagrams will help.
when we think about cutting with a razor they take over from the scissors or traditional razor is the effect the finished result that different to look at no but the challenge is and was achieving that with out traditional tools so a new skill another fear faced very worth it for both your and your client!maybe not for very curly hair but your in charge!
Explore using electric Clipper’s have some fun start off with willing models but push and challenge your self. Become an comfortable and skilled with all your tool’s.
Again invest in a good set of clippers and if you need them guards. I don’t get paid in any way to provide this material hence providing both links! Mike B2MR