The Faded Flattop Short Hairstyle

Posted by HairLady on Wed, May 24th, 2006

Hair tools you will need:

  1. Comb
  2. Professional clipper
  3. Thinning shear
  4. Thin taper comb
  1. Back: Start with #3 attachment at bottom back neckline.
    Note: Keep hair damp for easier cutting and control.
  2. Keep #3 attachment close to head all the way up to crown.
    Note: Finish with attachments straight up (toward ceiling).
  3. Keep #2 attachment close to head one inch below #3 attachment.
    Note: Cut form long down to short hair.
  4. Keep #1 attachment close to head one inch below #2 attachment, use regular clipper blade one inch below #1 attachment.
  1. Finish back: 3-2-1 faded neckline.
    Note: Line across bottom is optional.
  2. Sides: use #3 attachment up to parietal ridge. Finish toward ceiling.
  3. Use #2 attachment close to head one inch blow #3 attachment.
  4. Use #1 attachment one inch below #2 attachment.
  1. Use regular clipper blade one inch below #1 attachment.
    Note: in clipper has side lever, you may use blades open, then closed on bottom.
  2. Use clipper-over-comb technique to cut straight wall up each side.
  3. Use clipper-over-comb technique to cut crown short.
    Note: Some guys prefer a squared-up crown.
  4. Top: brush hair up and back. Cut guide across front with comb flat on base.
    Note: The front 9one to two inches) is longest part of flattop.
  1. Cut front to back, each cut is width of comb.
    Note: Stay at same level with each cut.
  2. Cut flat strop down middle of head. Then use wax product to brush sides straight up.
  3. Use clipper-over-comb technique to flatten corners.
  4. Smoothly run clippers across top to cut any extra hairs.
    Note: Brace clippers to hold them steady.
  1. To polish whole haircut: remove any clipper lines or dark spots with thinning shears and thin taper comb.
  2. With finishing clippers trim sideburns, around ears and back neckline.
    Finishing note: the difficulty of the flattop cut is putting a square on an oval. So, think box.

This style can be found in Technical Volume 37!

 

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Jean
Wed, Mar 13th, 2013, by Jean
The first time my hair was cut was five years ago. I had black hair hanging well below my shoulder blades. A somewhat casual boyfriend cut it off after a rather wild party.
I never had it grow back. I found that it gave me a certain freedom.
Lately I have been thinking of doing something wild, like getting a real flat tp[ crew cut. Short and flat, like a man. I believe it would look good with loads of make-up.
I am too in the process of having all my pubic hair permanently removed. When that is done I will consider some piercings in that area.
Wild, huh?
Kiss, kiss. (little) Jean.
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Jane
Tue, Mar 12th, 2013, by Jane
I was very impressed by Carole's (June 2012) comment.
She is right that following a trend is stupid. She certainly proved to be an individual.
I have had long black hair forever. It always took a lot of effort and time to fix it.
I showed this blog to my husband and to my surprises he said, I'll take you to the barber shop right now!!                                                        There were men waiting so it took some time before it was my turn. I could see the surprised looks on the men's faces when I got up and sat in the chair.
It was a weird experience. The barber roughly cut off my long hait. I was afraid he had misunderstood and would shave me bald.
The clippers cut the sides and back to about a quarter inch. He put something in my hair on the top and brushed ot backwards till it all tood straight up. Again with clippers he cut it level over my head... and after some time he very carefully cut it perfectly level.
The front is no more than 3/4 inch and the rest shorter. I didn't recognize myself in the mirror.
Why in hell did I have that done? All my hair was gone!
The men applauded me when I got up from the chair. I didn't know how or where to look. But it was done, i've got a perfectly short flattop haircut now!
My husband says that he will not allow me to ever grow it out!
(G.I.?) Jane.
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Carole
Sat, Jun 16th, 2012, by Carole
Men have for a long time already been wearing long hair, so that is not the domain of women anymore. Bless them. but why do women not get nice neat short hair?
I went to a barber shop and had all my long hair cut off and clippered into a short flat top cut.
I love the attention i get from many men ! They find it attractive and sexy ! I think it sexy too and enjoy it when i go back to the barbeshop. Just sitting on that chair and feeling the clippers going over my head turns me on, like nothing else !
So girls, don't be shy, get yourself a flatop and turn them on !
Carole
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Erica
Sat, May 14th, 2011, by Erica
I am a woman of over thirty. I never liked to follow any fashion. That is crazy. Everybody all of a sudden the same look.
I am an induvidual and like to state that.
So with the new punk styles I see shaved women, halfshaved women,etc
They dare to shw theit independence !
I went to renowned barbr shp last Decenber and had e man cut my hair into a great flattop. Also called brushcut or boxcut. All are a little different but all are derived from the old crewcut.
Just a little goo to keep my hair staight up and I get all the stares!
I think I look sharp and non trendy.
I have it touched up every two or three weeks.
Erica
Any comments, let me have it.
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Carole
Sat, Jun 16th, 2012, by Carole
Erica, you are right, many women are just copy-cats and don't dare to follow their own ideas of beauty, femeninity, sexiness, etc.
After I saw your comment I wanted to get a crewcut. The hairdresser refused and actually tried to talk me out of it !
I ended up in aan old fashioned man's barbershop to get my hair cut.
I now sport a really square short haircut ! My husband had a fit, but got used to it. I find it a turn-on and i know it turns him on. So long live the women with flat top hair !!
stevo
Thu, May 12th, 2011, by stevo
Its easy.Just buy a FLAT TOP COMB.It even has a spirit level so you get the hair flat!
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Karl
Sun, Jul 14th, 2013, by Karl
You don't even need a pair if scissors. Just the faltcomb and good sharp clippers. To do a good job they have to be super sharp.
I cut my wife's flattop in about 15 minutes now.
Holger M
Sun, Dec 20th, 2009, by Holger M
super short haircut
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Anthony
Mon, Mar 30th, 2009, by Anthony
They could have texturized the sides and blended it a lot better! Its too 90's sorry people this cut should only be in for people that are in the army or that live in bfe aka rednecks! lol But yes it is a great cut if you go to great clips or some lesser wack shack aka $10 hair cut! Now if you went to toni and guy or aveda or some nicer higher end salon they would make this cut look like it should!
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KATE
Sun, Feb 8th, 2009, by KATE
THIS HAIRCUT IS NOT FROM THE 70'S. A CLASSIC CHOICE, IT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. BUT NEITHER IS AN AFRO, OR A BOB, OR ANY OTHER HAIRCUT. IT LOOKS GOOD ON CERTAIN FACE TYPES. I HAVE PICTURES FROM AROUND 1955-1965 FROM RELATIVES THAT HAD IT. I JUST GAVE MY SON ONE, IT IS HARD TO PERFECT. BUT I PLAN ON TAKING HIS PICTURE WITH A WHITE T-SHIRT AND JEANS, IN BLACK AND WHITE TO SHARE WITH THEM. I AM SURE IT WILL MAKE THEM SMILE. MY RELATIVES READ BOOKS AND ARE NOT RACIST. THEY HAVE DIFFERENT TASTES THAN EVERYONE ELSE, JUST LIKE YOU.
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London Calling
Thu, May 22nd, 2008, by London Calling
The haircut SUCKS. Especially with the goatee-thingy... that pubic on his chin.
Anyway, this page gave us the best laugh ever! xD Hillarious comments.
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Christopher James
Thu, May 15th, 2008, by Christopher James
First off, the name of the cut is wrong, its actually called the Box Cut.    All edges are saved during the cut.
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