How long is a grade 1 2 3 and 4 haircut ?

Haircut numbers refer to clipper guard sizes, and you can find the number etched into the guard itself. Most clipper sets provide 8 guards, and each hair clipper size represents the amount of hair that will be left when used. The larger the number, the longer the haircut.

Here are the haircut numbers and their respective clipper guard sizes (lengths) from

Number 1 Haircut

A “Number 1 Haircut” is about 1/8 of an inch (3.2mm), which is a little longer than a number zero. The #1 guard is still ideal for buzz cuts, or you can use it to taper or fade from different numbers. However, we do not recommend a number 1 cut if you don’t want your scalp to show.

Number 2 Haircut

The “Number 2 Haircut” is one of the most popular clipper sizes for fade haircuts. Not too short or long, the #2 gives you 1/4 of an inch (6.3mm) in length, allowing for a fuller hairstyle that doesn’t expose the scalp. A number 2 is a safe bet for guy’s with thinning hair and is likely perfect for thick hair.

Number 3 Haircut

The “Number 3 Haircut” cuts your hair down to 3/8 of an inch (9.5mm), and is generally the longest clipper size most barbers will use to maintain short faded sides. On the other hand, a #3 can also be used on the top for a longer buzz cut style (e.g. burr cut).

Number 4 Haircut

A “Number 4 Haircut” leaves hair 1/2 inch (12.7mm) long, making it the medium length of the clipper guards. With the #4 size, you can start to get a brush or crew cut, which are similar to a buzz cut but include a skin fade on the sides and longer hair on top. The number 4 works well for both thick and thin hair.

Number 5 Haircut

The “Number 5 Haircut” length is 5/8 of an inch (15.9mm), although most brands use the #5 and #6 clipper guards for taper styling.

Number 6 Haircut

The “Number 6 Haircut” is 3/4 inches long (19.1mm). As mentioned above, the #6 size is reserved for tapering your hair.

Number 7 Haircut

The “Number 7 Haircut” is a 7/8 inch long cut (22.2mm). Because of its length, the #7 may be used to style a crew cut for men with thick hair. However, just remember to use a smaller size guard (e.g. #1, 2, 3, and 4) to fade your hair on the sides.

Number 8 Haircut

Finally, the “Number 8 Haircut” is one inch in length (25.4mm) and represents the longest clipper size made in the United States. While not commonly used to give a fade haircut, the #8 is a lazy way to trim the hairs on top of your head while using a #1, 2 or 3 on the sides.

A “Number 0 Haircut” has no guard attached and therefore uses the permanent guard attached to the clipper for a short cut. A zero is often used to provide a very short buzz cut or almost skin fade, leaving the scalp exposed.

Short haircuts are generally appropriate for most men, but are especially well suited to men who lead active lifestyles, athletes, those who work outside, or those who want a style with minimal maintenance.

The perfect haircut is more than just a few snips! Before booking a salon appointment, determine your face shape so you'll know exactly what to ask for. You can do this at home by breaking out a ruler and measuring the widths of your brow, cheekbones and jawline, and the length of your face from forehead to chin.

Here's are some favorite hairstyles for every shape shared by

Round Face, Short

"If you're going to go short, go short all the way," says legendary celebrity hairstylist Garren. Unlike a jaw-hugging bob, a gamine with spiky layers sliced all around the crown add height, lengthen your face and emphasize your eyes.

Round Face, Medium-Length

Hair that hits the shoulders or collarbone has a face-slimming effect. Loose curls add angles, break up the chin area and won't curve in under your jaw.

Round Face, Long

Long, staggered layers are an easy way to make your hair, not your face, seem fuller. A scattering of light layers on the bottom keeps volume away from the sides (where you don?t need it) and focuses it near the ends (where you want it).

Heart Face, Short

A coy pixie that’s clipped evenly on the sides and nape with short layers on top cancels out a pronounced jawline, while the choppy layers break up a wide forehead.

Heart Face, Medium-Length

A collarbone-length crop with sweeping bangs and uniform layers will draw everyones eyes away from your chin area and add balance.

Heart Face, Long

Long layers with curly sections and full bangs. "Never pair a defined jaw with a heavy, motionless curtain of hair," says Garren. "The result will be severe."

Long/Oval Face, Short

An angular bob with short, chin-hugging layers will emphasize your face shape, while the side part adds lift to the choppy layers.

Long/Oval Face, Medium-Length

The cut should be a sleek blowout that hits at the shoulder. The subtle variations in length will keep your strands from lying flat against your head. It has an elongating effect.

Long/Oval Face, Long

Long strands paired with a retro texture and sweeping fringe can shorten long faces as effectively as a pert bob. You're covering the area between your hairline and brow, removing several inches from your face," says Garren.

Square Face, Short

A short layered bob cut with subtle bangs will bring the focus higher and puts the emphasis on your cheekbones, rather than your jaw.

Square Face, Medium-Length

Light shoulder-length layers all around that start a few inches above the ends with sweeping bangs will camouflage a strong chin. "The airy ends prevent the eye from noticing any sharp corners," says Garren. He recommends parting at the side for an asymmetrical effect, which also offsets squareness.

Square Face, Long

Collarbone-skimming strands with slight bangs that hit at the cheekbone gets rid of angles and soften the entire face, top to bottom.

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Wednesday, September 06 2017