How to cut your hair like a pro at home
Jul. 21, 2020
After what feels like a lifetime of social distancing, you're probably starting to miss your hair stylist about as much as you miss your best friend. We don’t know how long physical isolation could continue for so if you want to keep your hair looking fresh, you're inevitably going to have to cut it yourself. I’m guessing you’re reading this because you’re not a professional hairdresser and you’re certainly not qualified but desperate times call for desperate measures, right?
Cutting hair straight can be simple, but there are a few bad habits that can create gradations and prevent that neat, blunt, straight-across cut. If this is your first time cutting hair, be sure to invest in a good pair of hairdressing shears, and cut off less than you think you want. Remember, you can always cut more if you want it shorter, but if you cut too much you can't add hair back!
So before you reach for the scissors and start snipping read on for a step by step on how to actually cut your hair straight. We’ve sourced all the best tricks for trimming your hair at home – ones that will keep you from giving yourself a cut you'll regret. It's easy to run into your kitchen and grab the scissors you use to open those online delivery orders but those really aren't good for cutting hair. So before you start your quarantine cut, get yourself a pair of quality shears.
Invest in a pair of styling shears.
Put down the kitchen scissors! The dull edges could potentially give you even more split ends and do you really want food remnants in your mane? Instead, invest in a pair of razor-sharp styling shears designed specifically for the task. This will give you the best-looking cut and the healthiest hair possible.
Cut less than you think you need to.
You can always take more hair off, but you can't add back what you've already chopped! If you're cutting your hair while it's wet, remember it will look even shorter once it dries.
What you will need
- A hair tie
- A pair of scissors for hair
- A brush
- A handheld mirror
Make sure the hair tie is made from a soft fabric, something that grabs the hair too tight will make this more tricky than it needs to be. It's also a good idea to use a hand held mirror and large wall mirror so that you can see what you're doing in the back.
10 easy steps to follow
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