There are a host of celebs who’ve rocked the buzz cut to turn to for inspiration, but once you’ve decided to take the plunge, how do you actually go about it?
Lockdown is doing weird things to our beauty regimes. We’ve swapped salon manicure for , we’re embracing the minimal makeup look to still look presentable in Zoom calls (or just forgoing it entirely) and getting to grips with . Maybe you’ve even resorted dabbling in a little or teeth whitening?
But the major beauty concern on everyone’s lips is: hair. It’s growing out, it’s going grey and with no salon visits in our near future, we’re taking to cutting and colouring it ourselves. But what if there was another way? A way to liberate ourselves from the tyranny of washing, blow-drying, styling and cutting? More and more women are opting for the ultimate low-maintenance – not to mention empowering and badass – ’do, the buzz cut.
We asked Adam Jones, hair stylist atto share his top tips on nailing the ’do in your own home.
How do you give yourself a buzz cut at home?
“Shaving your hair as a woman can seem like a very daunting task,” admits Adam. “For a lot of females, wearing your hair is like your crown of femininity. However, women all over the world are starting to brave the shave and finding it to be an incredibly liberating experience and making them feel stronger and empowered.
“Let’s also face it, why wouldn’t it be good to shave and start again? You can get rid of that grown out brunette colour, come back as a bold blonde and enjoy endless different styles through the regrowth of your hair.”
Here are Adam’s top tips if you are reaching for those clippers:
- Cut off the bulk of your hair first. This will make your life a lot easier when you are shaving, your long hair won’t get in the way and you can get a glimpse of what you will look like with a bob!
- We recommend using a grade no less than a No6 first. Starting from the forehead, lift your hair up as you go back and slowly let the clippers follow your head shape. Going slower will ensure the clippers are catching every hair and you will get a cleaner-looking shave. Repeat this process over the whole top area of your hair. Starting at the top first will stop hair falling and making your process difficult.
- With the sides of your hair repeat step 2 but lifting your hair upwards and outwards. (Don’t forget to get some fun selfies along the way. Who says this can’t be a fun process right?)
- Once you have finished go back in with a smaller grade. If you don’t want it super close then make sure a minimum of grade No1. If you want that close shave look then remove all clipper guards and go bare blades.
TOP TIP: We recommend using a grade No2. This will leave some hair which you could lighten and tone a fun pastel colour for spring/summer. Now is the time for you to experiment so why not have some colour play too!
Ready to reach for the clippers? The GLAMOUR top picks are the all-rounder Phillips Hairclipper Series 9000, £74.59, Amazon; the BaByliss Men Japanese Steel Digital Hair Clipper 7785U, £85, Very.co.uk (don’t be put off by the word ’men‘ in the name, it works just as well for women); and the super-easy-to-use Wahl Colourpro Cordless Clipper 9649-017X, £34.99, Argos.