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Blog: Pam's Pennypinching With STYLE

Cut My Hair Myself!!!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

 Almost cut my hair 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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