How I do it (Hubby's version):
- Use the 3/4" along the top of the head down to where it starts to really angle down.
- Use the 1/2" for everywhere else.
- Use the 1/4" for trimming around the ears and along the neck.
3/4" - Top, Parietal Ridge, Upper Crown
1/2" - Lower Crown, Upper Nape, Temple, Side
1/4" - Lower Nape, Hairline, Sideburns
I also cut my grandfather's hair (after the barber increased his rates to $12/cut from $10/cut grandpa decided to take his chances with me in protest, then he decided he likes my cuts well enough). With grandpa I add a step 4 where I use the razor with no attachment to shave those random neck hairs.
Now, with Max having a really nice head of hair, I've been cutting his hair too. He got his first cut with the trimmers today - prior to this it's just been scissors. I used just the 1/2" and trimmed up to the crown, leaving it long on top so he can have bangs and the rest will spill over to the sides.
We're on our third set of trimmers in almost ten years, and at $20-$25 each we've definitely saved money on Hubby's haircuts!