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How To Do A Short Clipper Flat Top Haircut

With Dale Ted Watkins
Duration28 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate
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Dale Ted Watkins’ men’s haircut is the second of his two flat tops. This a short version executed with clipper-over-comb techniques. This tutorial features pointers on cutting a square shape on a round head, corner placement, blend and fade. The final result is a brutal and severe flattop evoking a formal military style with an edgy discord between cut and beard.

Watch the accompanying hair colouring video tutorial here.

Members can also download our step by step guide to this short clipper flat top haircut.

Technical skills

  • Around the ear outline
  • Clipper attachments
  • Clipper cutting
  • Clippers-over-comb
  • Fade
  • Fading
  • Freehand


Contributor: Dale Ted Watkins
Model: Chris
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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