How to Trim the Neck Before Cutting Back Your Hair

As cutting your hair is an important process, if any mistakes arise it may be best to visit a hairdresser and get it trimmed again.

Start by placing the majority of your hair into a ponytail holder at the nape of your neck to maintain an even look across your head and ensure a symmetrical outline between this area and other parts.


Once your sides and back have been completed, take a good, hard look in the mirror to make sure everything appears even. Use a comb or take sections from each side that should roughly have equal length to test this theory; if they don’t match up then touchups may be required. Also be sure to blend your sideburns together so no lines appear between your top and bottom parts of hair.

Moving forward, continue trimming the front of your head using small sections at first before going over it again if necessary. Again, use a mirror as you work.


The top of your head should be lightly trimmed using scissors, especially if you wear a Mohawk or similar hairstyle that requires an even, straight line across its front. Start by parting a lock of hair near the center of your head and cutting it to match that length from earlier strand. Continue this process for each section until your desired look has been reached.

When you’re ready to cut the rest of your hair, lightly spray it with water before pulling out your clippers again and selecting a larger guard number (6 should work well for most people). Take one lock of hair between index and middle fingers; form two V shapes using them before moving them down toward where you wish to cut.


Back haircutting should follow a similar method to cutting sides. Grab a lock from either side, place it between your index and middle fingers, slide to where you want it to land and measure against an existing lock for measurement; cut until that strand matches up; and repeat this process until all your locks have similar length.


Hairy necks may seem easily overlooked, but their impact can give the impression that you look unruly and disorganized. To maintain a clean appearance it’s essential to regularly trim the neck with appropriate tools and techniques until your next visit to the barbershop.

First, comb your hair down in order to eliminate any loose strands that might be sticking out. Next, using the trimmer with teeth facing downward, draw a line along the back of your neck using its teeth pointing down so as to produce optimal results – try keeping this line as close to your natural hairline as possible for best results.

Once you have created a guideline, flip over the trimmer and use it to shave away excess hair in vertical sections. Be sure to clean up around and behind your ears too.

A classic bob is an ideal way to achieve a professional and sleek appearance, which can be styled using steaming, blow-drying, and accessories for everyday wear. Or if you prefer casual looks such as wavy or curly bobs – these styles provide more casual yet timeless everyday looks with its flattering, symmetrical shape while adding color through soft bronde balayage or blunt blonde bobs for an impactful statement look.