Cut My Hair Myself!!!
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Almost cut my hair today....so goes the old song from HAIR. Well, no almost - I DID.
Altho it was more of a trim - not worth $20 for a cut & besides, then it gets too short.
So here is how I do it:
Make sure my hair is LONG, so there is a lot of room for minor error.
Cut your hair DIRTY, because it grips better.
Use VERY SHARP scissors.
I do this in front of a bathroom mirror -
Put some newspaper in the sink to collect cut hair.
I have a very basic side-parted long - what they used to call a pageboy - long bob.
This cut won't give you layers, but just cut the ends.
I pull my hair back in an oblong barrette that holds tight.
I pull the resulting ponytail up so I can see it in the mirror behind my head..
I cut straight across the flat ponytail.
Then check cut without the clip. Usually I have to do this a few times & reclip it and snip more, then even it out
I wash the hair, & then when dry - check the cut & trim where necessary
I curl pieces of hair around my finger & then snip them to give shaping around the face. (This method also works for trimming bangs: bring bangs together at the front of the face, twist & trim.)
This method is NOT for the faint-hearted!!! Altho I have never had any real disasters. But I have to feel optimistic & brave the day I do it! The trick is to use the cut in the barrette as a guide line to which you can trim the remainder of the hair. This time, I pulled up back pieces by themselves & trimmed them, as I wanted the back to be shorter. (Cutting with the clip gives you more length in the back than the front....)
The trick, again, is to establish a GUIDELINE. For someone else with a cut with layers, you could use the layers already established to trim from. Just keep on pulling it up & checking that the cuts are the same length - & go slowly!!!!
Luckily for us, today's fashions don't DEMAND absolutely straight edges, they was they used to!!! So a very slight unevenness is OK!!!
Have you ever trimmed your own hair???
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Cutting My Own Hair!!
Cutting your crning glory yrslf - only 4 the BRAVE.
Sunday, October 16, 2011 | By Tanya39
Do you YouTube maybe you could show how it is done. I would love to see myself, so I can be happy in the fact that we so don't have to pay to have a good hair cut. May be next hair cut could be done on YouTube eh?
Yikes U -Tube
Friday, October 21, 2011 | By pamphyila
Hmmm - I am old school, so that never occurred to me! Maybe next time - I really am pleased with how it turned out!
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