How I Cut My Hair at Home

I am far from a hair dresser and have never been to beauty school. I am however creative and a penny pincher (circumstances sometimes demands that from us). I have been cutting my own hair ever since I moved away from my favorite hairdresser. (and a few times before that, but those didn’t turn out so well). As of late I have found a pretty fail-proof method for the style I like to keep as I’m growing out my locks. A friend from work told me about this and it honestly works.

What you will need:

  • A pair of hair shears or a really good pair of scissors. (I use my Fiskars. They are very sharp)
  • A comb
  • Hair tie
  • Clips or head band
  • Blow dryer
  • Mirror
  • Faith in yourself and the fact that if it does NOT turn out the way you had hoped, hair always grows back

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After washing your hair, while it is still soaking wet, comb and gather it all to the top of your head and hold in place with a hair tie. Make sure it is all even, tight, and tied together at the forehead.

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Cut straight across where ever you want the length to be. I usually and just trimming dead ends, so I cut about 1/2 in.

Careful not to cut too short the first time. If you are trying to trim a lot of length be very careful and remember that hair hangs differently when short.

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Now you are done with the length. Cutting it like this should produce slight layers.

To cut my bangs I used this video as a reference:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W66eyeM3H0Y   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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After my bangs are trimmed I use a similar method – with much less and longer pieces of hair – to trim the hair on the opposite side of my bangs. This prevents it from looking so square and it angles against my face better.

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That’s it!

In 15 min I trimmed my own hair and it looks great!

I encourage you to try it once. Remember, hair will always grow back.

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3 thoughts on “How I Cut My Hair at Home

  1. I trim my own hair too! In a very similar way. Love the money I save and I feel so damn independent and free because of it. Go you! Great pics and tutorial. I also love your fringe cut. Super cute!

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