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What do hair trimmer numbers mean

What do hair trimmer numbers mean?


You can find the number of each guard etched into the plastic. Most hair clippers come with a set of 8 guard sizes and represent the length of hair that will be left when trimmed. Generally, each haircut number represents 1/8 of an inch of length. As the numbers increase, so too does the length of the haircut.



What size hair trimmer should I use?


Trimmer is used to trimming short hair. They are made up of thin blades. If your hair is already short, then you can use a trimmer instead of a clipper. When you have to shave your beard, then as a first step, you can use a trimmer.



Are hair clippers and trimmers the same?


A clipper is intended for bulk hair cutting on larger areas, but does not cut extremely close to the skin. On the other hand, a trimmer is designed for edging, outlining, dry shaving and light shaping on smaller areas such as the back of the neck, around the ears, around sideburns etc.



How do I know what clipper guard to use?


The Basics Of Clippers and Clipper Guard Numbers:

The lower the guard number the shorter the hair will be, a lot of the lower numbers are used in fades, so if you request a fade you’ll have extra brownie points for knowing what number you’d like to fade from and into.



What size is a number 2 haircut?


For your convenience, we have prepared the clipper sizes converted into hair length chart men can refer to whenever they are choosing their haircut. #1 Clipper Length – 1/8 in. #2 Clipper Length – 1/4 in. #3 Clipper Length – 3/8 in.



How can I cut my hair at home?


A size 10 is the standard blade many clippers come with for free.



What do clipper blade sizes mean?


Blade Sizes and Cuts

Blades are numbered to indicate what length of hair they will leave. For example, a #10 blade will leave a hair length of 1/16″. The higher the blade number, the shorter the cut will be. So you should be able to tell that a #15 blade will provide a shorter cut than a #5.



Can I use trimmer to cut hair?


To be short, if you want to – Yes, you can cut hair using a beard trimmer. A beard trimmer can become an alternative tool for hair trimming if you want to save money going to a barber or if you are quarantined at home. Like a clipper, it has an adjustable blade that can cut the hair on your scalp.



Should I use a razor or trimmer?


If you need to shape and style your beard and mustache, the trimmer is your best option. If you want a close shave in a short time, go for an electric shaver.



Can I use clippers to shave my face?


Hair clippers are used to cut hair that is much longer so usually have bigger attachments that help them to adjust the length of the hair. Beard trimmers, on the other hand, don’t always have adjustments and if they do they usually come in smaller measurements, often in sizes between 1mm and 5mm.



Can you buzz your head with a beard trimmer?


Yes, you can use beard clippers. Yes, you will make a mess.



How long is a number 7 haircut?


A #7 haircut uses the #7 clipper size, which leaves the hair about 7/8″ long. Just shy of an inch long, this is a longer haircut that is still short enough for easy styling and maintenance.



Are clipper guards universal?


In most cases attachment combs are designed to work with your specific clipper’s blade design. However, we do offer universal attachment combs that will work with some other brands of clipper.



How do you use hair clippers for beginners?


These refer to the guard length used on the blades and therefore the subsequent hair length created. #1 – 3.4mm, #2 – 6.4mm, #3 – 9.5mm, #4 – 12.7mm, #7 – 22.2mm, #8 – 25.4mm. Scissors also have a number of different blade types, and are used by barbers and stylists to manually and precisely thin and trim hair.



How long is a number 8 haircut?


Number 8 Haircut

Number 8 is full inch, and it’s the rarely ordered length. Number 8 hair clippers are used to trim the longer hair and used for the top of the head. The haircuts with longer hair at the top and buzz cut at sides require a number 8 clipper. The Andis hair clipper size of this style is 5.3 mm.



How do I cut my own pixie haircut?


Blade Lengths

In grooming equipment, blade numbers go backwards from what you would expect. That is, the smaller the number, the longer the hair will be, and the bigger the number, the shorter the hair will be. So short haircuts will be a #5, #7, #9, #10 (named longest to shortest).



What is a 5F blade used for?


Blades come in various sizes, each numbered to indicate the length of cut it will give. Higher numbers give shorter cuts, with a #10 blade leaving about 1/6” of length. #10 blades are ideal for very short summer haircuts and for clipping inside the ears, around the backside and under the hind legs of any breed.



How long is a #7 clipper blade?


Blades differ in both size and material, with each blade given a number indicating the length of cut. Larger numbers trim hair shorter than lower numbers, with a #7 blade leaving about 1/8” of length.



Which trimmer is best for hair cutting at home?


Philips Hair Clippers are handy to be used yourself or by your partner to easily trim your hair.



How do you use a Wahl trimmer to cut hair?


YES !! if you use any men trimmer or any trimmer or razor or blade,it will make the hair more thicker and denser.



What are T blade clippers?


T-blade trimmers, like the Andis T-Outliner, are favored by barbers for their ability to cut crisp outlines and designs. The original Andis Outliner series features high-speed, magnetic motors that are both powerful and quiet-running. Trimmers used with attachment combs are perfect for beard maintenance.



Can I use hair clippers on my legs?


You could, but body trimmers come with attachments that make them easier to use in places other than your face. If you use your beard trimmer on your face, it’s also a good idea to use a separate trimmer on your legs and body for hygienic reasons.



Can I use Wahl clippers on beard?


Most barbers perform buzz cuts based on the golden 3-2-1 rule. That means a #3 guard on the top, a #2 guard on the sides, and a #1 guard to trim up the edges. A #3 guard is common to start with because it’s about as short as you can go before you start seeing your scalp.



How would I look with a buzzcut?


Well, If you have a lean face, strong jaw, and good cheekbones, you’re a shoo-in for the buzz cut look. Just be wary that if your forehead is already on the larger side, or your jaw is something you don’t want to be drawing attention to, tightly cropped hair will probably not be for you.



What size is a 9mm clipper guard?


The most common sizes are the 3/8-inch and 1/2 inch with 7/8 inch the most unusual size. The 3/8 inch is very popular for guys looking for a 9mm haircut, which is the closest clipper size. Check out our Andis blade chart below with all the Andis clipper guard sizes. Below is the haircut sizes chart.



Do all Wahl guards fit all Wahl clippers?


10 Pack Clipper Guards Cutting Guides for Wahl Clipper with Metal Clip/Color Coded-from 1/16 Inch to 1 Inch(1.5-25mm),Fits All Full Size Compatible with Wahl Clippers.



Do Wahl guards fit other Clippers?


If your a barber you will probably know that you can’t use the Wahl guards on Andis clippers and vice versa due to the difference in blade size.



Do Wahl guards fit Babyliss Clippers?


Fits the Wahl and Babyliss blades. This will give a new look to your setup.