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6.24.2013

5 Tips for Cutting Your Own Hair

Cutting your hair does not have to be a hassle, and sometimes you are the only one who knows how to get it just right. Keeping a few of these tips in mind, you are well on your way to giving yourself the best haircut of your life.


 1. Have the right tools

When it comes to cutting your own hair, you want to have the right tools. In this case, you need a pair of scissors that is sharp enough to do the job. This is not a job for your ordinary kitchen scissors; you should purchase a pair specifically for cutting hair. This will prevent the hair from looking shaggy and uneven. The next tool you should consider is a new mirror. When you cut your hair, you should have at least two mirrors set up so that you can view the style from several different angles. Otherwise, you will not have a well-rounded view of how it actually looks. 

2. Wet or Dry?

Whether you begin cutting your hair when it is wet or dry depends on its texture and length. If you have long or curly hair, it is best to wash your hair with clear hair care shampoo before cutting. If you are starting with a short haircut, you should start cutting when the hair is dry. This will also prevent the hair from sticking to the scissors. You can also create layers using this technique.

3. Always Start Small

This may sound like common sense, but some new stylists get carried away. Start with small snippets at first, and move forward from there. You want to avoid cutting large chunks out of the hair, which could leave you with a perpetually uneven style. In addition, you need to stick with a simple haircut for the first few times you go for it.


 4. Give Yourself a Second Chance

Do not put those scissors away as soon as you think you might be done. Give yourself a few minutes to perform a different task and come back to it later. Feel around your hair for any potential uneven strands that you can snip off later. Double checking your work is essential.

5. Angle the Scissors

It is easy to become complacent in the way you use your scissors as you trim you hair. It becomes convenient and comfortable to hold the scissors flat, but this is not always best for your hair. You should try angling your scissors in different ways to create new effects and layers that will frame your face.

Living with the shame of a bad haircut is terrible, but there is no reason to do this when you have learned how to care for your hair like a professional.

Author Bio: Sarah has been a hairdresser for the past 3 years. She loves travelling with her job and making people feel good about themselves. She loves writing beauty blogs to help others try new things and step out of their comfort zone.

1 comment:

  1. YAY! Lovely tips! You did it yourself Teh? Well done! I have no guts! I better learn how to do it to save me $50 each time I go to the salon for a trim.

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