Cutting your own hair is a great way to save a little money every month. It can also be really enjoyable when you start getting good at it and experiment with new styles. Many people are put off before even trying to do it! I have shoulder length wavy hair and rarely need anything more than a trim when I go to a salon so I decided to do it myself and create this "Hair Cut – How to" article for beginners.
Hair Cut – How to get started
You will need a few things to get started: a pair of sharp scissors, a strong medium-toothed comb and a large mirror. I prefer to be separated when I cut my hair but standing is an option; this would allow greater move to cut own hair but requires a bit more dexterity. It is very important that the scissors are sharp; blunt scissors can result in you pulling your hair instead of cutting.
Hair Cut – How to go about the first attempt
It is best to shampoo your hair and cut it damp and tangle free for your first attempt. Your first style should be a simple one; maybe try a same length hair cut – how to do this? Use a ruler or piece of string to measure and make sure to work in small sections at a time. Comb your hair out from the scalp to the desired length and hold it there between your index and middle fingers. Then simply cut!
Hair Cut – How to improve
Improvement comes with practice and patience – do not worry though, with the right guidance you should still get reasonable results from the word go! I found a particular guide very helpful in terms of understanding the different sections of the head and how to develop style when cutting own hair.