Tired of shelling out tons of cash for a haircut, only to leave the hairdresser disappointed with the result? Then, you might want to consider cutting your own hair. It’s a risk, yes, and hair cutting is definitely best left in the hands of a professional, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try it out on your own, especially if you’re just in need of a quick trim or some split-end control. If you are going to tackle it yourself, check out these 13 methods for cutting your own hair, which will hopefully leave you satisfied with your tresses.
Get a New Pair of Scissors
It’s easy to run into your kitchen and grab the scissors you use everyday to open packages and make art projects, but those scissors really aren’t good for cutting hair, and they will actually do more harm than good. Instead, get yourself a pair of styling shears, like these from Tweezerman, which were made for cutting hair and work on both wet and dry hair. You’ll need these scissors for all of the tutorials below so, if your planning on doing a DIY haircut, definitely pick up a pair.
How to Get Rid of Split Ends
One of the biggest reasons why you may opt to give yourself a trim is to get rid of pesky split ends, and doing it yourself is actually super easy. Check out this video to see the one step you need to know to clean up your ‘do.
How to Cut Long Layers
Cutting layers is one of the things probably best left to the professionals, but, if you insist on doing it yourself, there is an easy, one-step way, shown here, that will give you the desired result.
How to Trim Curly Hair
Want to give yourself a trim between trips to the salon? If you have curly hair, you should do this when your hair is dry. In this tutorial, you can see how clean up your ‘do by sectioning off the layers and making careful cuts.
How to Use the Unicorn Ponytail Method
Yes, it looks ridiculous while you’re doing it, but the results of this method are nice short layers. To achieve this look, all you have to do is gather your hair into a ponytail at the top of your forehead (like a unicorn) and cut it! Check out the video for more details and instructions.
How to Cut an A-Line Bob
Again, if you want a drastic cut like a bob, you should prob head to the salon to do it professionally, but it’s not impossible to do it at home, just follow this tutorial and get yourself a hair razor.