Edge Up 101


Many people say that “edging up” a person’s hair is a very simple task, but in actual fact it is a very difficult task, and if one were to mess up, he or she would mess up the hairline of the person they are performing the “edge up” on. This how-to will teach a person the proper way to “edge up” a person’s hair.

Sit the person in a well lighted area in a chair that is lower than your chest (this will help with your perception of the person’s hair line.

Hold the sharp T-edge (preferable tool for “edging up”) in your dominant hand and work from one side of the head to the other.

When you work from one end to the other in the front of their head, you should only trim the hair that sticks out further from the rest of the hairline. This hair is usually distinguishable by its look of stubble.

Once you make the hairline even it’s now time to do behind the ear, the nape, and the back of the neck.

When you do behind the ear and the nape do the same as the front of the head by means of making it even and cutting the excess hair.

always do the sideburns ice pic style. very attractive to the ladies


  • Make sure your blade is sharp and oiled.
  • You should have steady hands, or the person is going to be very mad by the time you are done.
  • You should also have good depth perception.



  • It is imperative that you have good depth perception and steady hands.

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