How to do the Military Burr Cut Haircut
The Burr Cut involves having the hair clipped to an even hair clipper length of a #1 or #2 all around the head; the Burr Cut is a simple military haircut that you can do yourself in the comfort of your own home with a hair clipper.
Hair length category
Suitable hair type
Straight hair, wavy hair, coiled hair, kinky hair (click in our hair type guide for more)
Haircut for the Burr Cut
With a hair clipper, attach a #1 or #2 guard and simply buzz the scalp with the same guard all around by following the contour of the head; if your hair clipper doesn’t require attaching a guard and is instead re-adjustable, then simply select the hair clipper length you want. Whatever guard length you choose, the hair should be clipped evenly to the same guard length all around the head.
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Styling of the Burr Cut
Because the length is so short (i.e. near-shaved), there is no styling to be done with a Burr.
Male reference for the Burr Cut haircut
FC Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is known for sporting a Burr Cut.
Recommended hair products to use for the Burr Cut
You will only need a hair clipper for the Burr Cut, so I suggest that you invest in a high-quality hair clipper as low-quality hair clippers break easily due to the overheating that occurs from buzzing the hair. Buy any of the following hair clippers
- Excellent professional hair clipper (also buy the 10 guard set for an even better hair clipping experience)
- If you are looking for a hair clipper that is low priced but still has good quality, then get this other hair clipper
- If you prefer a cordless hair clipper, then this one is of excellent value
- Do also grab my bestselling book, The Men’s Hair Book, as I explain all about hair grooming and hair care for men there!
Burr Cut: Conclusion
As you have been able to read, the Burr Cut is easy and fast to buzz; all you need is a good hair clipper and you’re ready to go. The Burr Cut is an excellent summer short hairstyle that I recommend to you if you’d rather be cool and fresh when the temperatures are absurdly hot!
All the best
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