Men’s Haircut Numbers – From 1 to 8

Number 1

The number one haircut leaves your hair approximately an inch long for ample styling options and beard styles. Additionally, this cut makes you appear more masculine with full beard coverage. This clipper guard size is typically used for crew cuts; however, smaller clipper numbers on the sides can create a taper fade effect that pairs beautifully with side parts or slicked-back styles. Furthermore, this length works wonderfully as part of an underhawk or faux hairstyle.

Number 2

The number 2 haircut leaves approximately an inch of hair, making it ideal for men who prefer short yet not ultra-short kinds. Furthermore, this cut complements beards well when combined with a fade haircut. This clipper guard size is often utilized with 1 or 2 haircuts to achieve taper fades, as it leaves less scalp exposed than other options. Additionally, it is a good option for those with thicker locks as it doesn’t tell the scalp as much.

Number 3

The number 3 haircut is an increasingly popular choice for men who want to look sharp and fashionable. It features short length and minimal maintenance requirements andsome texture for added visual interest. This clipper size leaves hair approximately 3/8 of an inch long, providing the ideal length for fade haircuts. This length can be styled back or left loose to fall loose as needed and works with most hair colors.

Number 4

The number 4 haircut is one of the most extended clipper lengths used by barbers and stylists, leaving around 1 inch of hair that can be styled into various forms. This clipper guard size prepares your locks for experimentation in creating new looks. This clipper length is ideal for creating a skin fade or shadow fade effect while maintaining a longer top hair length. Combined with lower clipper guard sizes like 1, 2, or 3, it will allow for the desired faded effect while maintaining longer maximum hair length.

Number 5

This haircut length produces 1/2-inch of hair, known as the medium clipper length. This cut can create styles requiring more than just a buzz cut and is an effective solution for tapering off longer haircuts on their sides. This style works exceptionally well with lower clipper settings (1 or 2) to give a faded haircut. When selecting this haircutting method, ensure your professional understands this technique fully.

Number 6

This clipper size provides approximately an inch of hair. This clipper guard can be used for fade haircuts and looks fantastic when combined with the number 5 or 4 on the sides. With this length, you could also try a fohawk or faux hawk haircut – make sure that smaller clipper sizes are used on the sides and back for a taper fade style to keep it sleek and tidy! Doing this will avoid too much hair on top and keep the overall look sharp.

Number 7

A number 7 haircut measures roughly one inch long and offers plenty of styling options. Barbers commonly utilize this long clipper guard size when trimming longer locks on top of fade haircuts. This haircut pairs nicely with either a beard or mustache and works wonders with any fade style. Be sure to select a Pro on StyleSeat who knows how to trim and style hair using such length of clipper guard for best results.

Number 8

The number 8 haircut is an iconic style that suits most hair colors, from reds and blondes to brunettes and grays. This versatile cut can be styled in many different ways, from messy waves and texture to sleek back-slicking that shows off the face. This clipper guard size leaves hair approximately one inch long. This length makes it suitable for maintaining longer tops while shortening side-burns using shorter clippers sizes. This length makes a good base for faux hawk and similar styles since it is easy to manage without much maintenance required.