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How to Cut a Basic Pattern in Hair

With MK
Duration13 minutes
Skill levelFoundation


MK’s barbering tutorial demonstrates a basic pattern featuring pointers on blade control and stability, clippers handling and blade direction, bone structure, outlines and detailing. 

The final result is a repeated basic pattern with curved and straight lines as an enhancement to the chinstrap beard and jaw contour to add a spritz of interest through the haircut.

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Technical skills

  • 3D pictorial
  • African type hair
  • Body position
  • Clipper attachments
  • Clipper cutting
  • Creating patterns
  • Partial head designs


Contributor: MK
Model: Cairo
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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