Barber/stylist shorthand for "short but don't use clippers"?
July 9, 2014 1:54 PM Subscribe
How to ask a barber to cut the short parts with scissors not clippers?
posted by Boxenmacher to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total)
I showed my last barber a picture of a hairstyle with short back and sides. She asked, "Clipper short or scissors short?" I don't like the prickly look, so I went with "scissors short." I liked the cut.
The next barber I went to, I tried to describe the style. I asked for "scissors short" back and sides. He didn't get it, so I specified, "as short as you can get it using scissors." He still seemed unsure, so I said, "I want it short, but I don't want you to use clippers." It turned out well.
Is there a better way to describe that?