I feel like I should start this post with a bunch of disclaimers like results may vary and not all hair is the same. I am also not a professional stylist and if you ask my husband he thinks I should go to the salon and “get pampered” but in all truthfulness I prefer how I cut my hair to most of the haircuts I have had over the years in salons. I am really not trying to put anyone out of business and think there are lots of talented stylists but if you are looking to save a little money or you have trouble communicating exactly what you want to a stylist then maybe a DIY haircut is something to consider. I thought about trying it for a long time before I actually had the courage and I was so glad I did because it came out great! All my hair cutting knowledge has come from observations in a stylist’s chair (modified so I can perform all cuts myself from the front). This is the only style I have tried and I am not sure I would or could try something more complicated. I have fine hair that can be a little frizzy so this cut works great for me.
How to Cut Your Own Hair
- I start with just washed wet hair and use quality sharp scissors. Standing in front of the bathroom mirror I divide my hair as if I was going to put it in pigtails. Then I comb and gather my hair from one side flat between my thumb and the rest of my fingers.
- Then I snip small V’s in a line like I have seen stylists do. I repeat the same cut on the other side and use my collar bone as a guide for where to start. Before I move on to the next step I comb all the hair together to one side then the next to make sure they are the same length.
- Next I gather all my hair from my crown line and comb straight up (the crown line would be as if you put a bowl on your head) to create long layers. I gather it again between my thumb and fingers and make my little V cuts straight across starting at the length of the shortest hairs.
- To create long bangs, I comb forward a section with a V shaped part and cut little V’s across again right below my lips (remember hair gets shorter when it dries).
- That is really it! The last step it to blow dry with a large round brush and check for strays.
Do you cut your own hair or have you ever tried? Please share your tips!