How to Cut Hair With a Beveled Edge

by Contributor

How to Cut Hair With a Beveled Edge. Getting a new hairstyle can be exciting or terrifying, depending on how long you've kept your current style. A good hairdresser will guide you through the style and assure you that it will be flattering. However, if you cut your own hair or those of your family and friends, you may want to look for a little guidance. Use these tips to cut hair with a beveled edge.

Step 1

Study pictures of beveled edge haircuts, either online or in magazines.

Step 2

Bite the bullet and purchase a pair of beveled edge haircutting scissors. They have a flatter edge that is at about a 35-degree angle. One edge is serrated on these scissors. They can run anywhere from $20 to more than $1,000.

Step 3

Practice on a cheap doll or old wig that you have lying around. These types of scissors are usually reserved for more experienced hairdressers. They take a little more force to cut through the hair. Alternatively, they hold the hair in place while cutting a lot easier, and they make getting that blunt cut much easier as well.

Step 4

Plan your cutting pattern before you begin. Add conditioner if you cannot easily run a comb through it. Keep a water bottle handy so that you can keep it moist. Comb wet hair and decide where you are going to start and how long you will leave the bottom. Stop occasionally and check that each side is even.

Step 5

Dry the hair and check for any strays that you may have missed. Snip them off.