Shaving your head is one of the ultimate power moves. (Just think how many movies have shown a woman buzzing her head to mark a plot twist.) It’s no wonder so many people at home are trying out the daring hairstyle. Why not, right?
But you have to cut your hair, then shave your head. A cut leaves room for error – in the worst case, you have to take a little more length than originally planned to correct a mistake. Shaving your head, on the other hand, is a bit higher stakes.
More people than ever are playing hairdresser from home as salons across the country are closed. Whether you’re shaving your partner’s head, attempting a DIY haircut on yourself because your hair has grown too long, or, in the case of Bruce Willis, giving your daughter a haircut, you want to make sure that you are well prepared without just the right tools but also expert advice and a step by step on the process.
Before you pick up the hair clipper, there are a few things you need to know about head shaving, especially if it’s your first time. Nuncio Savianosalon owner and master stylist, presents them to us.
Step 1: Gather the right tools to shave your head
To shave your head at home, you need a pair of hair clippers, preferably with several guards. “Use clippers with different length guards,” Saviano told POPSUGAR. “If you want to cut the hair closer to the scalp, no guard is needed, but if you want longer hair, choose guard number four or higher.” You will also need a pair of scissors and a towel.